New York Report: Ahmad Bradshaw
February, 8, 2012
By Greg Newman | ESPNNewYork.com
A quick riff on the hottest topic on ESPNNewYork.com: The New York Football Giants winning the Super Bowl.
From Champion Giants Return Home:
"Giant fans, you all should be on your knees thanking Ahmad Bradshaw. If he had not gone into the end zone at the end, and had, instead, sat down at the 1, the dumbest play in sports history would have occurred. In the NFL a player must be touched by a defender to be considered 'down.' If he had just sat down, a Patriot defender could have simply knocked the ball out of his hands, and fumble, you lose. I am still stunned by how stupid everyone was at the end of that game, even Belichick. I mean, he LET the other team score the go ahead points in the game, with LESS THAN ONE MINUTE REMAINING. Seriously, you cannot be more stupid than that. Or actually, you could have, if Bradshaw had not gone into the end zone."
Ed.'s note -- I’m pretty sure that Bradshaw can give himself up in the same way a QB would slide. He could have just fallen on the ball and it’s pretty unlikely the Patriots would have been able to cause a fumble. Statistically, Lawrence Tynes is 56 for 57 on FGs between 20 and 29 yards and he would have been able to pick exactly where he would kick from.
"Coughlin won't win a game this Sunday. Media will call for his head."
Ed.'s note -- Not true! Normally the media waits until November.
From Gisele Bundchen blasts Pats WRs:
"Man Brady lets us down again bigtime. never beat winning teams.
3. wild out of control passes
4. now second SB he's blown against giants
shoot i can't wait til brady leaves or retire. tired of all the losing"
Ed.'s note -- Wow, all the losing? He’s 124-35 in the regular season and 14-6 in the postseason. What's the deal with all the Patriots fans commenting on our stories, anyway?
"Hey Gisele... Was it the receivers fault that Tom threw the ball 25 yards over everybody while in the endzone, thus causing a 2 pt. safety call?.. Was it the receivers fault that Tom threw a God -awful pass that got picked?..I suppose it was the receivers fault for the 3 batted balls, and 3 deflected passes Tom threw too huh?..Just like the 2 sacks ( one that husrt his shoulder again ), were their fault as well. I forget Gisele. Where did you play receiver at again?.. I don't remember seeing you on any high school, college, NFL, (or even the Lingerie Womens football league) team."
Ed.'s note -- Honestly, Gisele in the Lingerie Football League sounds amazing. I think it would be great if Brady and other NFL players were coaches. The Hard Knocks show would be incredible as well.
"Just saw this on the wire under NFL transactions: NEW ENGLAND -- Hired Gisele Bundchen as receivers coach."
Ed.'s note -- Hmm. This puts my women’s football league plans on hold, I had already started planning OTAs!
From Coughlin wants to keep going:
''To better their chances of a repeat, Giants owner John Mara announces Tom Coughlin is on the hot seat again.''
Ed.'s note -- Makes sense.
From our Facebook page:
"Imagine.. Eli wasn't even picked as one of the top 100 players at the beginning of the season.. That's ok.. I'm sure he prefers the rings.."
- Robert Leal
Ed.'s note -- It’s really incredible how underrated Eli was. He had to make the argument that he was elite and people laughed. Well, Eli is laughing in his Corvette while admiring those two pretty rings on his fingers. What a season!
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