Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday Beastlines: Giants collector's edition
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
I try to throw Beastlines on your "doorstep" every morning, but the Giants and Redskins' editions are running late today. Fortunately, that's given us a chance to scour the Internet for the latest updates on these particular teams. Oh, and let me know whether you guys are planning to take Memorial Day off. I'm here if you need me.
- Sam Garnes and Jim Fassel have been reunited. Don't sleep on Tom Rock of Newsday.
- If you're in the Manhattan area this evening at about 10 p.m., check out David Diehl's comedy act. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post has the full story on why Diehl's agreed to take part in a series of comedy sketches in a show called "12 Angry Mascots."
- As the Bleacher Report demonstrates, it's never too early to talk about training camp battles.
- If the Jets came to you guys for advice on whether to sign Plaxico Burress, what would you tell them?
- I'm not quite sure this link belongs, so I'll put it here for now: KC Joyner provides an excellent report from the benefit for Paul (Dr. Z) Zimmerman. How is this applicable to the Giants -- or the NFC East as a whole? Well, Dr. Z has spent a great deal of time covering each of the teams in the division. And he's going through a really tough time right now. Kudos to Peter King for doing so much to help Dr. Z. I've had the pleasure of becoming friends with Peter over the last few years and his devotion to his craft (as well as young writers) is pretty remarkable.
- You know your career is hanging in the balance when Jerry Angelo's afraid to sign you. The Bears' GM stayed with troubled players such as Tank Johnson and Cedric Benson long after he should've replace them -- in my opinion of course. Now he's saying the Bears aren't one of the two teams reportedly hot and heavy for Plaxico Burress.
- In case you missed it Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano had an informative piece on rookie tight end Travis Beckum. (And it's all I can do not to call him "David").
- Ralph has joined the Twitter revolution. He's also considering Facebook.
- Since when did Mike Garafolo start taking vacations? If anyone sees him, please send him back to the Star-Ledger offices.