Giants Look To Bounce Back Against The Cowboys

  No two ways about it; the Giants got their pants pulled down against the Eagles last Sunday night. Just when the Blue had won 3 straight games all by double digits, looked to be gaining some momentum, and sneaking into a lot of expert’s playoff projections, the Eagles and Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense established [...]

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No two ways about it; the Giants got their pants pulled down against the Eagles last Sunday night. Just when the Blue had won 3 straight games all by double digits, looked to be gaining some momentum, and sneaking into a lot of expert’s playoff projections, the Eagles and Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense established dominance in the Linc. The Cowboys, on the other hand, are resembling something like a locomotive for the past 5 weeks; 5-0 since dropping the opener to San Fran including 3 wins where in years past we would expect Tony Romo to Romo away the game in the most Romo fashion possible. Instead of hilariously fulfilling his own “Tony is a loser” narrative, as of course is tradition, Tony has been making a strong case for a Pro Bowl bid, DeMarcus Murray has been playing like a bona-fide superstar, and Dez Bryant has been doing typically amazing Dez Bryant things.

 

But the news isn’t all bad for Giants fans. First, we all know that the GMen during the Tom Coughlin era play best when their back is against the wall; for a team that can’t afford to dip below .500, Coughlin should have no issues motivating his troops to get off the couch against a hated divisional opponent. Also, Eli has a winning career record in Dallas, including two 400-yard games. Eli Manning’s career winning percentage in Dallas (60%) is actually almost as good as Tony Romo’s (61%). Furthermore, FootballOutsiders actually ranks the Giants defense as being better than the Cowboys, and the Giants have been forcing interceptions at a league-leading clip. I say the secondary finds a way to get Romo to toss a few of them today.

 

Ultimately, this game is going to come down to better controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. On defense, the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth priority is stopping the Dallas league-leading run attack. If DeMarco Murray is able to gash the run defense the way the Eagles did the first quarter of last game, everyone might as well be watching Bar Rescue by halftime.

 

On offense is where the real story of the game lies, and the real story Giant’s season for that matter: the offensive line. It’s been pretty simple for the Giants this year. When the offensive line plays well, the Giants tend to win. When they don’t, the Giants lose. First two games of the season, they looked like a turnstile and the offense was similarly anemic. When they gave Eli actual time to make quality throws, run support, and let the McAdoo offense get into rhythm, it looked like the high-efficency machine that we were promised before preseason. Last game, Eli was hurried, knocked down, or sacked on about HALF of his total dropbacks. This is completely unacceptable.

 

The Cowboys are good this year, that we cannot deny. They are one of two teams in the past 2.5 years to have beaten the Seahawks in Seattle and have a balanced offensive attack. But this game is NOT unwinnable for the Giants. The Boys are favored by 6.5 points from Vegas, and much like the Spartans at the end of 300, that is good odds for any Giants fan. We are a team and a fanbase that loves playing when everyone else is counting us out. We are all sick and tired of hearing how great the Eagles and Cowboys battle for the division is going to be this season. Take the points and take the outright win, and put ourselves right back in the conversation. LET’S GO GIANTS!!!!

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I thought KFC was back tomorrow! Had no idea that he was back today. The KFC Mush has arrived. A million percent chance that the Giants win today. Bet your mortgage on the Giants to win straight-up! I’m mortal-locking this bitch!

By charliewisco posted October 19th, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Apparently Percy Harvin Beat Up His Seahawks Teammates And Refused To Re-enter The Cowboys Game

Seattle Times- One source confirmed a report that Harvin had gotten into an altercation with former Seahawk Golden Tate before the Super Bowl that resulted in Tate getting a black eye. A source also said Harvin had an altercation with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin in the week leading up to the final exhibition game this August [...]

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Seattle Times- One source confirmed a report that Harvin had gotten into an altercation with former Seahawk Golden Tate before the Super Bowl that resulted in Tate getting a black eye.

A source also said Harvin had an altercation with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin in the week leading up to the final exhibition game this August at Oakland that resulted in Baldwin getting a cut on his chin and each player being excused from practices that week. Harvin, who did not practice for two days before that game, did not make the trip to Oakland for what the team said at the time was “a personal matter.”

One final straw, a league source said, came in Sunday’s 30-23 loss to Dallas when Harvin apparently balked at going back into the game in the fourth quarter. Harvin played 26 of 48 official snaps but did not play 11 of the final 17. He finished with six touches for minus-1 yard.

So Percy Harvin sounds like kiiiiiiind of a dick, huh?  I guess that explains how a player with MVP-caliber talent can get traded twice in less than 24 months.  Roughing up your teammates and refusing to enter games with playoff atmospheres are kind of a big deal to NFL coaches and execs.  The minute your ability no longer outweighs the headaches you create (literally) and the money you cost, you are shipped to the Island of Misfit Toys North, South, East or West (Bengals, Cowboys, Jets, or Raiders).

The interesting thing about the story is not that Harvin got into a fight with teammates, but who he fought with.  A lot of players get into scrums with guys on the other side of the ball, as constantly hitting each other in practice can lead to a lot of aggression.  But Harvin fought teammates that play the same position as him.  Usually those are the guys you are closest with, even if they are gunning for your job.

So now Hard Hittin’ Harvin brings his ridiculous wheels, injury red flags, and whatever color flags you get after you beat up your teammates.  If everything works out, Geno Smith will have a legit weapon at his disposal that could help him evolve as a quarterback.  But if it doesn’t, everyone will say this is another example of the Jets bringing the circus to town.  Please Jets, never change.

P.S.  If Percy ever decides to pound on Eric Decker’s beautiful face, the fans of Eric & Jessie: Game On will be out for blood (and Harvin will probably get his ass kicked).

By theclemreport posted October 18th, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Jets Trade Conditional Pick For Percy Harvin

            As Jay Glazer just reported, the Jets have traded for Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional pick. Harvin is currently dealing with a thigh injury and was listed questionable for this Sunday, so with the extra week rest he theoretically should be able to debut for [...]

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As Jay Glazer just reported, the Jets have traded for Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional pick. Harvin is currently dealing with a thigh injury and was listed questionable for this Sunday, so with the extra week rest he theoretically should be able to debut for the Jets on the 26th.

 

Now it’s hard to tell exactly how good of a trade this is or isn’t because the terms of the pick haven’t been fully disclosed yet, but assuming this is a conditional mid-round, this would appear to be a good, low-risk trade for the Jets.

To me, this trade feels a little bit like putting lipstick on a pig. Harvin is obviously not the swiss-army knife weapon he was for the Vikings anymore, but was a solid contributor this year with 133 yards and 22 catches through 5 games. But he’s not the kind of player anymore, even when he’s on the field which is rare, to make an instant, game-changing impact on your offense week in and week out. This trade doesn’t change the fact that Geno Smith is still the Quarterback, the offensive line is prone to inconsistency, and the defense has steadily declined from where it was in the beginning of the Rex Ryan offense. It just sort of smells like a trade made to placate a fanbase that is angry coming off a 1-5 loss and an emotionally wrenching division lost. So while I wouldn’t dislike the trade or anything, it’s a solid, relatively low-risk play, if I was a Jets fan, it doesn’t really do much to improve their overall situation.

 

PS-Every non-Jets fan in the world is rooting for the Jets to draft Jameis Winston right? God that would be amazing.

By charliewisco posted October 17th, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Eminem Threatening To Beat Up Moby At The 2002 MTV Awards Taking Us Into The Weekend

Happy Birthday, Marshall.

 

Eminem turns 42 today.  Let that sink in.  Happy Birthday, Marshall. Have a great weekend everybody!

By trent posted October 17th, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Weatherman Tries To Do A Report With A Dog And All The Dog Wants To Do Is Play

Ripple wants to play.

 

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I gotta say, I don’t love the actions of Mike the weather man there.  Yeah, the video was cute and all with him trying to do the broadcast while Ripple jumped around and looked cute as shit.  But here’s the thing, when Ripple wants to play, you play with Ripple.  I don’t care if you have to stop in the middle of your TV job.  You stop and you play with Ripple.  Done and done.  You don’t get to choose when you stop and play with Ripple.  Ripple chooses.  Even though you’re the one with the leash, Ripple decides when it’s play time.  You can re-shoot the segment later.  Right now, it’s play time.    You think anybody cares about your stupid weather forecast?  Of curse not.  Now with smart phones and weather apps that can tell us the weather in a matter of seconds (and more accurately) you guys are borderline obsolete.  So he needed to soak this up.  The only reason people are watching is because of Ripple.  He’s the headliner.  He’s the main attraction.  So fuck the green screen and fuck the cameras.  Ripple wants to play.

By trent posted October 17th, 2014 at 4:53 PM

A Couple Off The Italian Coast Hospitalized After They Got Stuck Together While Having Sex In The Sea

When was the last time anybody talked to KFC?

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NYDN- An Italian couple having sex in the sea were hospitalized after they ended up getting “stuck” together due to suction. The duo was reportedly taking an amorous dip near Porto San Giorgio, in the eastern Marche region of Italy, when the man found himself unable to disengage, The Local reports. Red-faced, the entangled pair remained in the Adriatic Sea’s water for several minutes before catching the attention of a woman walking along the shore. She gave them a towel and the connected twosome struggled to walk back to the land. A medic was called and they were soon rushed to hospital, where doctors helped to dilate the woman’s uterus so the man could safely detach.

 

Well that’s peculiar.  When was the last time anybody talked to KFC?  He’s been pretty quiet these last couple of weeks, no?  I know he’s on his honeymoon so he’s obviously busy, but he’s a blogger. Being a blogger means you’re grossly obsessed with your phone and the internet.  Could his radio silence be due to…….getting stuck?  That might make some sense.  What does this mean if it’s him? Do I get to write for Barstool New York for another week while he recovers in the hospital?  Do I get to go back to New York?  That’d be kinda dope.  Lots of unanswered questions.  If I do get to go back to New York hopefully I get to meet Mo this time.

h/t mark

By trent posted October 17th, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Erin Andrews Can’t Stand Sharing The Limelight With Buster Posey’s Adorable Son Because Of Course

Hey Erin, let the kid be a kid, nobody’s going to remember your snappy line telling a toddler to stay composed. Completely unnecessary, just say “Congratulations, your dad did it!” and move on. But of course no way she couldn’t stick her little comment in there. It’s not like it was spur of the moment, [...]

Hey Erin, let the kid be a kid, nobody’s going to remember your snappy line telling a toddler to stay composed. Completely unnecessary, just say “Congratulations, your dad did it!” and move on. But of course no way she couldn’t stick her little comment in there. It’s not like it was spur of the moment, ya saw the kid crying and planned on saying something that you could go back to your girlfriends and say, “OMG, did hear what I said to that blobbering mess? SO funny.” Grow up.

P.S. Buster Posey, even being married with a kid, is probably the closest thing to Jeter the MLB is going to have for the next few decades.

By saint brendan posted October 17th, 2014 at 3:10 PM

World Health Organization Admits They’ve Done Basically Everything Wrong When It Comes To Ebola

I'm almost rooting for Ebola at this point.

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LONDON (AP) — In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In the document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional infectious disease containment methods wouldn’t work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. ”Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” WHO said in the document. “A perfect storm was brewing, ready to burst open in full force.” The U.N. health agency acknowledged that, at times, even its own bureaucracy was a problem. It noted that the heads of WHO country offices in Africa are “politically motivated appointments” made by the WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, who does not answer to the agency’s chief in Geneva, Dr. Margaret Chan. WHO is the U.N.’s specialized health agency, responsible for setting global health standards and coordinating the global response to disease outbreaks. The document — a timeline on the Ebola outbreak — was not issued publicly but the AP was told the health agency would be releasing it earlier this week. However, WHO officials said in an email Friday that the timeline would now probably not be released publicly. No official at the agency would comment Friday on the draft report.

 

I don’t know how you interpret that release from the World Health Organization but the way it looks to me is they were pretty much like, “This virus isn’t going to be that serious.  Sure, we’ll let people get on flights without getting checked in Africa.  Not a huge deal.  Sure, we’ll have no understanding as to how to handle this virus but it’ll go away. It’ll go away because all major diseases go away in time.  Remember SARS?  Exactly.  Nobody does because it wasn’t a big deal.” then it turned out it is a big deal.  That line of thinking is fine for your everyday Twitter user with 216 followers.  The person who keeps saying “You guys are freaking out about nothing.  Relax.”  They’re entitled to their opinion even though it’s usually wrong.  But the WHO, the people whose sole job is to prevent viruses like Ebola from spreading, isn’t allowed to think like that.  It’s crazy how most of the news we’re now hearing about Ebola isn’t so much about the virus itself but about the failure from of simple protocols by humans to contain it.  That nurse in Dallas got Ebola because they didn’t follow protocols.  The WHO couldn’t contain it in West Africa because they didn’t follow protocols.  I honestly think we’re fucked.  I’ve thought that all along but now I think it more than ever.  At first I thought that way because I figured the virus was just gonna keep morphing and killing us in different ways.  Now I think the biggest reason it’s going to kill all of us is because humans are too stupid to figure out the right way to contain it.  Maybe the world will be better off without us (it will be).

 

PS- I tweeted this the other day but it still stands true: I’m still super scared of Ebola and think it has the chance to ruin the world.  But I’ll be damned if I don’t love watching people change their tune from “You guys are worried about nothing” to “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE”  I’m the type of person who would rather be right about a virus that could end human civilization than be wrong.  Yeah, lots of people are gonna die but at least I’d be right.  I’m almost rooting for Ebola at this point.

 

Double PS- What part of the zombie/epidemic movie are we currently in?  We’re definitely past the introduction and opening credits where everything is fine and there’s rumblings about a disease that could wipe out humans.  I think we’re at the part where it’s looking a bit more serious in public circles but behind closed doors of the rich and powerful scientists and government officials are telling their families to prepare for all hell to break loose and to get to the bunker.

By trent posted October 17th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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