It’s Too Cold in Green Bay, but for who?

Posted on 2008.01.21 (Monday). Filed under: Football (American), Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

gal_bp_01_21_2008All week long I’ve been reading the papers and watching previews and post-game gal_fp_01_21_2008reports and pre-game reports and this.. and that.. and the other thing too. — Everyone’s said it. It’s wayyyy too cold for the New York Giants to be able to compete in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. The Giants, with 9 straight on-the-road wins, would never be able to pull it off! Not in a million years!

The Giants are playing with a banged-up secondary. The Giants got lucky against the Dallas Cowboys because it was a divisional rivalry — the two teams already knew each other well. Jeremy Shockey is out. Plaxico Burress is questionable! Sam Madison might not play. Eli Manning has only been lucky — he’s bound to screw up sooner or later! “The “Frozen Tundra” of Lambeau Field will play host for the NFC Championship Game giving the Packers a clear advantage playing at home.” Blah-blah-blah.

Green Bay was listed as a 8 point favorite. Tampa Bay gave the Giants 3 points. Dallas gave the Giants 7 points. Green Bay whooped Seattle 42-20 last week. Hell, they even whooped the Giants 35-13 in week two of the season on September 16th.

WHAT HAPPENED?

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FINAL: GIANTS 23, PACKERS 20

Quite simply… everyone was against the Giants, and they could not have been more wrong! It’s too cold in Green Bay.. for the PACKERS!

I love it when the rest of the country is against us. It does nothing but help the Giants. A team that has something to prove, a team that has the opportunity to play against all the odds and win… is a dangerous team.

So just how dangerous were we? I dunno… Green Bay in all its greatness rushed for a total of gal_frontpage_0118what…28 yards. WOW. Favre had 2 interceptions; the latter interception killed any chances of getting into Super Bowl XLII.

Did we do our best? There were 2 or 3 other chances that I can recall where we should have won the game. We didn’t. It took a lot more than it should have. Of course I have my complaints about the our offense, and our penalties… but hey.. end of the day, we’re GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL.

Some facts:

  • they became the first team in history to win 10 games as visitors in one season.
  • became the third team in history to advance to the Super Bowl by winning three road games, joining the 1985 Patriots and 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • This was the 3rd coldest game ever, in NFL history.

Some headlines:

As Wellington Mara said after we kicked the Minnesota Vikings’ ass in the 2000 NFC mug1288Championship Game:

“This team was referred to as the worst team ever to win the home-field advantage in the National Football League. And today, on our field of painted mud, we proved we’re the worst team ever to win the NFC championship. In two weeks, we’re going to try to become the worst team ever to win the Super Bowl.”

    • So… once again, in two weeks… we’re going to try to become the worst team ever to win the Super Bowl!NY Daily News Back/Front Covers, Beginning January 4th:

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2 Responses to “It’s Too Cold in Green Bay, but for who?”

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i love all the covers, that is a sick page…

Why Pats will win it all.
The Patriots and Giants have met eight times in the regular season, with New England holding a 5-3 advantage. And, the Patriots have won the past four, all of them tight games.

History 101
1970 Giants 18, Patriots 0
1974 Patriots 24, Giants 20
1987 Giants 17, Patriots 10
1990 Giants 13, Patriots 10
1996 Patriots 23, Giants 22
1999 Patriots 16, Giants 14
2003 Patriots 17, Giants 6
2007 Patriots 38, Giants 35
Sources: boston.about.com, pro-football-reference.com, gonyc.about.com

History 102 …

Both the Patriots and Giants have a history filled with great moments, but who is the face of the franchise? While it would probably get a lot of arguments, we’re saying that for the Giants, it’s Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor. Although he had off-field problems, on the field he redefined the position. As for the Patriots, Tom Brady has become Mr. Patriot. New England obviously doesn’t have as great a history as the Giants, but Brady has taken the franchise to a new level, and the team might never look back.

… and 103

Curious about those histories? The Patriots have put together a 366-349-9 record in the regular season and are 21-12 in the postseason with three Super Bowl titles. Their all-time passing leader is (deep breath) Drew Bledsoe with almost 30,000 yards, leading rusher is Sam Cunningham (5,453 yards) and their leading receiver was Stanley Morgan (10,352 yards). The Giants are 606-506-33 in the regular season and are 19-23 record in the postseason, including two Super Bowl titles. Phil Simms is their all-time passing leader (33,462 yards), Tiki Barber their leading rusher (10,449 yards) and Amani Toomer, who is still catching passes, their leading receiver with 8,917 yards
New England Patriots will win by 17.

Mike.
Pats Fan since 1985

History 101-I think the only game that really matters is the regular seaosn finale from 2007. The results from 2003 and beyond are simply useless in this debate. In that last game, the NYG learned that they can play with the Pats and are good enough to beat them.

History 102-The Patriots will not and can not ride the Tom Brady legacy any further than the length of his career. This isn’t college ball where a few great seasons can boost recruiting for a decade. The Steelers were a dynasty. The Cowboys were a dynasty. The Niners were a dynasty. And where are they now? Mostly, rotating QB’s and coaches.

History 103-Not one single comment has any bearing on this game.

Read here to see why the NYG will win:

http://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/sg-community-articles/187965-why-giants-will-win-super-bowl.html#post2361213


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