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(ESPN)   Bad news: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey broke his leg. Worse news: His mouth still works   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 48
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2007-12-17 09:48:24 AM  
Goodnight, funny man.
 
2007-12-17 09:48:54 AM  
I missed the part of the article where he said anything.
 
2007-12-17 09:52:15 AM  
I'd be feeling sick today if I were a Giants fan. You stride into your home feild needing to win only one of th last three to be a lock for the playoffs. 3 hours later, your Star go-to TE is done for the season and possibly his career, your D gets exposed by a QB who last had a pro-start in the Clinton administration, and the rest of your recieving corps has developed severe case of the Drops (is it something in Manning's throwing mechanics?) and you next two games are At Bills and then the Patriots.

oh AND the Skin's now own the tie breaker if they win their next two (which admittedly is Vikes and then Dallas)
 
2007-12-17 10:01:00 AM  
lunchinlewis: I missed the part of the article where he said anything.

Me too, but I think subby was speaking in general terms. Though I did have my hopes up reading the headline that he'd blamed the loss on the coaches or his teammates. That way Giants collapse could be more stunning as it was complete.
 
2007-12-17 10:02:01 AM  
Shockey.

I'd like him if he wasn't such a douche. (And injured all of the time)
 
2007-12-17 10:03:06 AM  
NY is trying to corner the market on late-season collapses
 
2007-12-17 10:06:55 AM  
NY is trying to corner the market on late-season collapses

Good luck with that. They've got some stiff competition from Baltimore.
 
2007-12-17 10:15:11 AM  
FTA-"All year, I've just been one snap away from happening to step in and contribute,'' said Boss

Who would have thought that "snap" would have been someone's leg.
 
2007-12-17 10:20:48 AM  
Dear subby,

First big laugh of the day. You win.

Love,

~Di
 
2007-12-17 10:32:22 AM  
Magorn: I'd be feeling sick today if I were a Giants fan.

If you were a Giants fan, you would have seen this coming. NOTHING is ever easy, NO season is over until the last game - for that matter, no win in the last 4 games is assured until the clock hits 00:00.

/go big blue
 
2007-12-17 10:32:26 AM  
loser_death_spiral: NY is trying to corner the market on late-season collapses

Good luck with that. They've got some stiff competition from Baltimore.


I think Baltimore might have to win a few this year to qualify as a "collapse". Now, previous years, sure.

They just can't get past their horrific redzone offense.
 
2007-12-17 10:32:28 AM  
Hey, let's not forget...

Eli earned the right to be named in the same sentence as Joe Namath last night.

"Hey, did you know that Eli Manning threw the most incomplete passes in a single game since Joe Namath last night?"

18 for 52, keep up the good work, Eli.
 
2007-12-17 10:33:12 AM  
ThatGuyGreg: Magorn: I'd be feeling sick today if I were a Giants fan.

If you were a Giants fan, you would have seen this coming. NOTHING is ever easy, NO season is over until the last game - for that matter, no win in the last 4 games is assured until the clock hits 00:00.

/go big blue


Heh, as a Giants fan you had to expect Shockey to go down. He's injury prone, like McNabb. You know he'll be out at some point in the season.
 
2007-12-17 10:37:43 AM  
The Homer Tax: 18 for 52, keep up the good work, Eli.

that's more an indictment of the coaching staff than anything else. who else but tom coughlin and kevin gilbride would see a windswept giants stadium and say, "hmm, this will not change our gameplan in the slightest. we're going to throw the fark out of the ball."

ThatGuyGreg: If you were a Giants fan, you would have seen this coming.

this. if you think giants fans are "stunned," you don't know giants fans.
 
2007-12-17 10:45:01 AM  
that's more an indictment of the coaching staff than anything else. who else but tom coughlin and kevin gilbride would see a windswept giants stadium and say, "hmm, this will not change our gameplan in the slightest. we're going to throw the fark out of the ball."

Yeah, and in general, Jacobs was running the ball pretty well, too...It was kind of mind-boggling. But hey, I wasn't complaining :)

/hail
 
2007-12-17 10:47:32 AM  
haplo53: The Homer Tax: 18 for 52, keep up the good work, Eli.

that's more an indictment of the coaching staff than anything else. who else but tom coughlin and kevin gilbride would see a windswept giants stadium and say, "hmm, this will not change our gameplan in the slightest. we're going to throw the fark out of the ball."


Mike Martz?
 
2007-12-17 10:50:35 AM  
Man some of those drops were hilarious I mean he hit number 88 right between the 8's. I bet eli's completion percentage would double if he covered the ball in fuzz and gave his receivers velcro gloves.
 
2007-12-17 10:53:18 AM  
Manute Bol: NY is trying to corner the market on late-season collapses

they're definitely taking pages out of the mets' playbook.

- can't win at home.
- looking bored/entitled on the field.
- blaming the fans.

being a sports fan sucks right now.

at least when the giants collapse I'm relatively certain the front office will actually do something about it, as opposed to the mets who resign luis castillo's corpse for four freaking years, trade their best prospect for magic beans, and top it off by raising ticket prices 20%.

/mets fan
//giants fan
///I hate sports
 
2007-12-17 10:54:57 AM  
udeng01: Mike Martz?

hell, judging by that cowboys game a couple weeks ago, even he's gotten "better" lately.
 
2007-12-17 10:55:18 AM  
Woo! Go Redskins!

I was actually able to watch the whole game last night and wow...quite a few dropped passes by the Giants. Stinks about the news for Shockey though.

I will say the Giants were running the ball relatively well too but glad the 'Skins won :)

/On to the Vikings!
 
2007-12-17 11:01:57 AM  
FTFA: "It's part of the business, part of the risk you take when you go out there, that you can get injured,'' defensive end Michael Strahan said.

Wow, get this man a doctorate with honors.
In a Glaringly Obvious major.

//well, duh, Strahan...
 
2007-12-17 11:06:44 AM  
I can't believe that Eli is going to find another TE to throw behind and at the feet of.

This season has had "losing by 30 in the second round of the playoffs" written all over it since about week 10.
 
2007-12-17 11:07:25 AM  
"going to have to" rather.
 
2007-12-17 11:09:25 AM  
Mike Martz?

he's actually been emphasizing the run recently...

you'd think it makes sense in terms of balance, but the real reason is probably that kitna is a PICK MACHINE.
 
2007-12-17 11:11:17 AM  
OneBrightMonkey: This season has had "losing by 30 in the second round of the playoffs" written all over it since about week 10.

wow, you think they're not only making the playoffs but winning a game?
 
2007-12-17 11:14:35 AM  
haplo53: that's more an indictment of the coaching staff than anything else. who else but tom coughlin and kevin gilbride would see a windswept giants stadium and say, "hmm, this will not change our gameplan in the slightest. we're going to throw the fark out of the ball."

Yeah, the way Jacobs was running, to throw the ball that many times is just short of criminal.
 
2007-12-17 11:18:09 AM  
haplo53: Manute Bol: NY is trying to corner the market on late-season collapses

they're definitely taking pages out of the mets' playbook.

- can't win at home.
- looking bored/entitled on the field.
- blaming the fans.

being a sports fan sucks right now.

at least when the giants collapse I'm relatively certain the front office will actually do something about it, as opposed to the mets who resign luis castillo's corpse for four freaking years, trade their best prospect for magic beans, and top it off by raising ticket prices 20%.

/mets fan
//giants fan
///I hate sports


Yankees- destroyed by Indians, big names in the Mitchell Report
Giants-maddening
Jets-Terrible
Mets- Collpase of historic proportions.
Knicks- A train wreck of absolutely monumental proportions, on the court and off.
I dont watch Hockey. This has been a brutal stretch for NY sports.
 
2007-12-17 11:22:55 AM  
haplo53: OneBrightMonkey: This season has had "losing by 30 in the second round of the playoffs" written all over it since about week 10.

wow, you think they're not only making the playoffs but winning a game?


The NFC is clearly horrendous, and with 9 wins already alot would have to go wrong (including losing the next two) for them to miss the playoffs entirely.

I don't think it's totally out of the realm of possibility for them to beat Tampa or Seattle (although I think they have a much better shot at Tampa despite Jeff Garcias great postseason resume against the Giants).

The one thing you can count on if they make it to Green Bay or Dallas is a double digit loss and about 37 appearances of the Manning-face.
 
2007-12-17 11:26:43 AM  
Tampa or Seattle

both of whom have defenses at least as good as washington's.

depends on where the game is i guess. i can't see the giants being heavily favored over either of these two teams.....
 
2007-12-17 11:31:07 AM  
ThatGuyGreg: If you were a Giants fan, you would have seen this coming. NOTHING is ever easy, NO season is over until the last game - for that matter, no win in the last 4 games is assured until the clock hits 00:00.

Yep. Real Giants fans know better than to start thinking about anything more than one game ahead. This is as typical a Giants loss as you can get. Playing at home on national TV with a chance to clinch a playoff spot, and not only do they lay an egg but suffer a serious injury.

With Shockey, I think it might be time to say goodbye. He's had one injury after another and has always talked a better game than he's played.

If they like Kevin Boss as much as they say they do, it might be time to cut the cord with Shockey.
 
2007-12-17 11:33:14 AM  
i came for the missed-kick-gif

i'm sorely disappointed..
 
2007-12-17 12:06:47 PM  
It was the wind.
 
2007-12-17 12:24:17 PM  
ThatGuyGreg: If you were a Giants fan, you would have seen this coming. NOTHING is ever easy, NO season is over until the last game - for that matter, no win in the last 4 games is assured until the clock hits 00:00.

Pretty much this, word for word.
 
2007-12-17 01:24:40 PM  
Treygreen13: Heh, as a Giants fan you had to expect Shockey to go down. He's injury prone, like McNabb. You know he'll be out at some point in the season.

I love that you think be rolled over from behind and breaking your leg results from being prone to injury.
 
2007-12-17 01:25:19 PM  
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
 
2007-12-17 02:10:29 PM  
What a bad way for Shockey to end an otherwise awesome season.

/kidding
 
2007-12-17 02:22:46 PM  

oh AND the Skin's now own the tie breaker if they win their next two (which admittedly is Vikes and then Dallas)



Wait... how do the Skins own the tiebreaker?

Giants and Skins split their series. Giants are 7-5 in conference and Skins would only be 7-5 if they win out. They would also both have 3-3 conference records if the Skins win out.

Is their Stegnth of Schedule better or something?
 
2007-12-17 02:26:05 PM  


haplo53 Quote 2007-12-17 11:11:17 AM
OneBrightMonkey: This season has had "losing by 30 in the second round of the playoffs" written all over it since about week 10.

wow, you think they're not only making the playoffs but winning a game?


You seem to forgot what conference the Giants play in. They are playing shiatty as hell, but who is going to be their first round opponent if they get in? The Seahawks? Winners of the worst, by far, division in the NFL (maybe all sports???)

Seattle is only 4-4 outside of its division.
 
2007-12-17 02:42:59 PM  
Bill Frist: You seem to forgot what conference the Giants play in. They are playing shiatty as hell, but who is going to be their first round opponent if they get in? The Seahawks? Winners of the worst, by far, division in the NFL (maybe all sports???)

Seattle is only 4-4 outside of its division.


The Giants are dogshiat against everyone. If they go to Seattle, they will lose by a minimum of 2 TD's.

Why are we even thinking about this? The Giants likely have to either win a game in Buffalo or against an undefeated team to make the playoffs. Even if they do, the ultimate goal of this season was to get Coughlin fired. How exactly does making the playoffs allow us to reach that goal?
 
2007-12-17 02:50:50 PM  
The Giants likely have to either win a game in Buffalo or against an undefeated team to make the playoffs.

While it is a distinct possibility that the giants might miss the playoffs if they don't beat the Bills (or, gulp, pats) I think mostly likely they'd still get it without that.

IIRC, they would only need two out of the following three things to happen:

Skins to lose to either the Vikings or Cowboys (quite likely)
Saints to lose to either the Eagles or Bears (good chance)
Vikings to lose 2/3 to the Bears, Skins, Broncos
 
2007-12-17 02:56:57 PM  
Magorn: I'd be feeling sick today if I were a Giants fan. You stride into your home feild needing to win only one of th last three to be a lock for the playoffs. 3 hours later, your Star go-to TE is done for the season and possibly his career, your D gets exposed by a QB who last had a pro-start in the Clinton administration, and the rest of your recieving corps has developed severe case of the Drops (is it something in Manning's throwing mechanics?) and you next two games are At Bills and then the Patriots.

I'm psyched. Miss the playoffs, bye-bye Coughlin, and it won't be too late to salvage the talent on the team.
 
2007-12-17 02:58:09 PM  
haplo53: that's more an indictment of the coaching staff than anything else. who else but tom coughlin and kevin gilbride would see a windswept giants stadium and say, "hmm, this will not change our gameplan in the slightest. we're going to throw the fark out of the ball."

in addition to 10 dropped passes. He was on target with 28-52, in that wind - it was actually a good game for him.
 
2007-12-17 03:02:38 PM  
Bill Frist: While it is a distinct possibility that the giants might miss the playoffs if they don't beat the Bills (or, gulp, pats) I think mostly likely they'd still get it without that.

IIRC, they would only need two out of the following three things to happen:

Skins to lose to either the Vikings or Cowboys (quite likely)
Saints to lose to either the Eagles or Bears (good chance)
Vikings to lose 2/3 to the Bears, Skins, Broncos


That's an awfully complicated way to back into the playoffs riding a three-game losing streak. Can you feel the excitement?

DeanMoriarty: I'm psyched. Miss the playoffs, bye-bye Coughlin, and it won't be too late to salvage the talent on the team.

I'm on your team. Unless they're going to make a run in the playoffs - they aren't - there's absolutely no point in getting all fired up to qualify in the first place just to get blasted in the first round.
 
2007-12-17 03:16:33 PM  
Bill Frist: oh AND the Skin's now own the tie breaker if they win their next two (which admittedly is Vikes and then Dallas)


Wait... how do the Skins own the tiebreaker?

Giants and Skins split their series. Giants are 7-5 in conference and Skins would only be 7-5 if they win out. They would also both have 3-3 conference records if the Skins win out.

Is their Stegnth of Schedule better or something?


Here 'tis from NFL.com

1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
5. Strength of victory.
6. Strength of schedule.
7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
9. Best net points in common games.
10. Best net points in all games.
11. Best net touchdowns in all games.

It appears to me the Skins-Giants tie plays out til #5, where the season series score has the Skins up 39-34. Unless I'm misinterpreting "strength of victory". But I coulda sworn I heard the announcers say the Skins had the tie-breaker if they won tonight regardless of the score. *shrug* A lot has to happen before this plays out.
 
2007-12-17 03:33:10 PM  

It appears to me the Skins-Giants tie plays out til #5, where the season series score has the Skins up 39-34. Unless I'm misinterpreting "strength of victory".


I'm pretty sure stregnth of victory plays out for the entire season, not just the two games between the Giants and Skins.

Also, it isn't the number of points or percent of points. It is the combined winning percentage of the teams that the Skins and Giants have beaten.

Maybe the Skins have the giants at #3 (common games) though if they beat the Vikings.
 
2007-12-17 03:36:47 PM  
What you are thinking of is:
9. Best net points in common games.
 
2007-12-17 06:17:48 PM  
www.gatorcountry.org

Giants, the most frustrating football team in the NFL. The potential IS there....
 
2007-12-17 06:30:53 PM  
They should just do to him what they do with injured thoroughbreds: take 'em out back and shoot 'em. Hell, I'd be happy to do it, and I'm not even an anti-Giants fan. Just anti-Eli and anti-Shockey. Strahan can be a douche, too. But I pull for Brandon Jacobs, mostly b/c I remember seeing him run all over my alma mater while in college.
 
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