First of all, let me start by saying this – during a potential tornado situation you do not want to be on the top floor of an 11-story office building, which also happens to be the tallest building in a 5 block radius. Trust me.
Nevertheless, the Sports As Life World Headquarters is still standing and we’re here to bring you the second team in our 32 Teams in 30-Some Days feature.
THE NEW YORK GIANTS
You think people will still use napkins in the year 2000?
Or is this whole mouth-vacuum thing for real?
- Cosmo Kramer
You know that bad feeling I said I had about the Dallas Cowboys? Well, I have the exact opposite feeling about the New York Giants.
That’s ‘Defending Super Bowl Champion’ New York Giants to you. Still hard to believe. It seems like only yesterday the Giants stopped the most destructive force the world has seen since the Natural Disasters – and after the game I ended up doing a dance that looked something like this:
Even though the Giants shocked the world in February, they are still getting almost no respect. And I think that is going to help them avoid the Super Bowl Hangover.
There are questions about whether Eli Manning is actually a Super Bowl MVP quarterback or whether he just got hot at the right time last season. Actually, that pretty much sums up the questions about the whole Giants team.
As near as I can figure, all this adds up to the Giants having a pretty big chip on their shoulder. While most people expect the Cowboys to be great - almost no one expects the Giants to be where they were last season.
However, the Giants did lose Michael Strahan and a couple other starters on defence. But the good news is that they should still have the talent to be the force they were in last season's playoffs. And as near as I can tell, the offence remains mostly intact.
Maybe it's just my lingering joy over the Giants beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl - but I believe in this team. And I honestly think they can again be the dominant team they were in the Super Bowl. That said, I don't think they'll repeat but they do have as good a chance as anyone to represent the NFC in the big game. They will win the NFC East though.