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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NGT--Cruz to the Bears
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:53:08 PM »
You were a class act all the way. Sorry to see you on another team, but I wish you the best.  :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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So does this pertain to catching a ball for a 1stdown , recording a sack, making a good tackle????? Are we now going to see the recreation of the 'sack dance'??

Personally, since I am a 'NFOG' (no fun old guy), I would love to see guys concentrate the game and not their celebrations.
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If OBJ is the Giants best player since LT, what does that say about HOF Mike Strahan and future HOF Eli Manning. What has OBJ played so far, 3 years and you already have him in the HOF along  side these guys.  /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/

Agreed OBJ may be our best weapon RIGHT NOW, and workouts are voluntary, but it still is a TEAM game and not a 'ME' type of thing, in like, "I don't feel like being there as it really isn't my thing". People keep saying that the light bulb will eventually go off and he will grow up---WHY, there are so many other primma donnas all over the league that still have never grown up, why think OBJ will? What you see is what you get, enormous talent in a child's mind. Either we accept that or we get rid of him. AND, I agree fully, if he was with any other team he is very easy to hate.
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My parents moved to Florida, and within 6 months my Dadd passed away. My Mom was developing Alzheimer's and after about 6 more months, couldn't stay by herself. We brought her back to NY and she tried to stay with us, buy I worked and my wife had 3 kids to take care of. When my Mom went out and got lost 2 separate times and she almost started a fire with our young kids in the house, we had no choice but to put her in a home. She had no real savings so it had to be a state sponsored nursing home. By this time she really didn't know what was going on and it was hard on everyone, especially when we visited. The home was OK and they treated her well, but it is such a sad disease and we visited as often as we could, but she didn't even know who we were whey she passed.

You have to do what you have to do to still enjoy some of your life. Overall, it is for the best.
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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies PART 2
« on: May 21, 2017, 11:10:52 AM »
Jim

We were watching some movie on TCM and Ben Mancowitz (SP) came on afterwards and said something I really thought was great. He said that in Hollywood's 'Golden Age' movies had to  have a great story,great writing and great acting as they didn't have anything to blow up.

So really true.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Who is the strongest player you've ever seen?
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:30:40 PM »
I'm coming in here a bit late, but I also cast my vote for LT. I don't care he if could only bench press 50 pounds, on the football field, he was a monster. Very rarely did we ever see a 300 OL stop him single handed. He tossed 230 pound running backs around with one hand and he could bring down a QB also with one hand. He was literally, freakishly strong in all the places you needed strength.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: blount signs with eagles....
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:54:28 PM »
This made my day. No way he would do well on the Giants, with our OL. basically, we need to fort the urgent need to run the ball. With out WR's now, running he ball seems like an afterthought.. Why waste good money, when we have  couple of backs who can do what is needed.
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The Front Porch / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:11:47 AM »
"Better Call Saul"
(It's all good -- man)

So there it is folks, Saul Goodman has made his first appearance and it is wonderful. We now know the how and the why Saul Goodman is here and how he got that name. (And I thought he had a Jewish father   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:)

Just another great show. Jimmy/Saul is really perfect. His new Saul persona is just he way we saw him in Breaking Bad, always looking for the angle to beat the system. So right now, all is well in New Mexico. Chuck seems happy enough nd is coming out of his 'shell', Hector is getting pissed and Gus seems to be planning something big, and Mike, well Mike is back to domestic bliss (for the time being that is).

I wish this show would go on every week , all season long, it is just so enjoyable.
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The Front Porch / Why is something like this buried?
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:24:07 PM »
I picked up my morning paper today and on page 38 (out of 55) I found this story

Wilburn Ross, Medal of Honor Winner passed away May 9. I googled it and here is the story (please read)
 http://oppositelock.kinja.com/wilburn-k-ross-recipient-of-congressional-medal-of-ho-1795165283

Maybe it's because I have a military background, but after reading the story of Pvt Ross, I feel thins should have been a much bigger story. Sure it is only one soldier and these guys are dying every day, but when I pick up my paper and read headlines about gangs, drugs, politicians who are corrupt, car crashes, drunk celebrities, I guess all of this is top news, yet the death of a true American hero is buried on some ack pages and reported a week after his passing.

OK, so I'm an old fogie and pretty sentimental, but stories like this are what people should be reading, kids should be learning about. But stories like this aren't ratings grabbers and restricted to the back obituaries, instead of being honored by everyone.


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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NFT==Boy how time flies
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »
I have seen a lot of those movies and generally like them, but for the life of me I could never understand what makes "Cool Hand Luke" a good movie.  I watched it a couple of times and always think to myself "this guy is an idiot".  Just my two cents.

Cool Hand Luke had Paul Newman at his best. What made it such a great movie, maybe was more the time and place than anything else. Newman was superb in his role, a well as George Kennedy and Strother Martin.  I get the movie itself as a big time anti-establishment type of movie, with Newman, the 'cool guy', 'regular joe' so to speak, and Martin and the chain gang-the establishment. Remember when the movie came out 1967, Viet Nam, era. Be it in music, arts and movies, anyone who was anti-establishment, became the hero and Newman, As Luke, was just great in his role. They tried everything but they couldn't break him. He was easy to root for, as he was the common guy, trying to beat the establishment who was always trying to beat him.

Plus, it had one of the great movie lines of all time==Strother Martin to the Chain gang about Luke, "What we have here is a Failure to Communicate", said with his really hard southern accent.
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Big Blue Huddle / NFT==Boy how time flies
« on: May 13, 2017, 01:19:41 PM »


I know this is a slow time on this board o I thought I's like to get way from the same topics and try something different. I would normally put this on the Front Porch but I thought I's like to remind people of how time really flies.

Most people recognize 1939 as maybe the greatest year for movies ever, but 1967 comes close. Do you all realize that it has been 50 years since these great movies were released and some of us spent many happy hours in theaters watching them.

Bonnie and Clyde
The Graduate
Cool Hand Luke
The Dirty Dozen
In the Heat of the Night (Best Picture)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
El Dorado
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Point Blank
To Sir With Love
Camelot
For a few dollar More
You Only Live Twice

These are just the highlites of a terrific year in movie making. WOW 50 years have gone by since we saw Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway in Bonny and Clyde, and watch a relatively unknown Clint Eastwood make several spaghetti westerns and become a huge super star.\, watch a very young Dustin Hoffman become a star. Time sure flies when wee are having fun.

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I gave Macadoo a C.

 As has been stated already, what brought us from a 6-10 team to an 11-5 team certainly wasn't the offense. I can count on my hand the number of times Macadoo was complimented here for having a good offense least year. In fact we all bemoaned how he was running our offense, no creativity, just running the same bland vanilla offense, when we have maybe the games most exciting WR, continuing our same stagnant running game and I could just go on.

I seem to remember another coach who went 11-5 his first year, Fassell, and we know how that all ended up.

I agree Macadoo is the HC and even if our turn around was not his doing, it happened on his watch so he gets credit, but whatever points he earned from me were lost when he threw his 2 time SB MVP under the bus and NEVER took any responsibility or blame for our failed offense last year.

I think C is generous when I think about that. Rookie coach or not, he has been around football all his life and you just don't do things like that, especially in NY. All I wanted from his was to say "I need to do a better job", not Eli needs to play better. 
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The Front Porch / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »
Just another great episode.

So for no, Jimmy is 'on top', but I would assume this battle is far from being over.

I thought they were going to drag this out for another week, but it wrapped things up nice and neat. Sort of like replaying the trial of Captain Queeg in the Caine Mutiny. So how did Jimmy really know that Chuck's illness wasn't all it was meant to be. I guess he always suspected Chuck wasn't 'all there' and set out to prove it.

and good to see Huell  back working for Saul/Jimmy. (another breaking Bad cast member adding to the fun)
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Eli Manning won two Super Bowl MVPs and the team finished Top-10 in scoring 5 of the 6 years before they replaced the real pros with an inexperienced and untested- who he- McAdoo.

Did the Draft make them a better team? It may have covered the loss of Hankins effectively, but it did nothing to improve the weak link which has been at OT.

If they prove to be a better team, it will be the result of having added Marshall, Ellison and, perhaps, Fluker in FA.

Cheers!


Painter said exactly what I was saying and was just going to reiterate. Overall we may be a better team than we were last year, but certainly not from the draft. The draft was suppose to add those 'missing' pieces to a hood team and hopefully put them over the top. This daft did nothing of the kind.

To those that mentioned that we must wait those 3 years to see if the draft was truly good or bad. That is true, but all I asked was did the draft make us a better team, and I still say no. The addition of Marshall alone made us a much better offensive football team, to then draft a big time receiver is not helping. Is our TS position better, YES, but we could have made it better with a 3rd round pick not a #1.

Why is it EVERYONE, from the fans, to the media, to the analysis, to the talking heads, to the real people who do know the game, all say we need major help on the OL, yet people feel drafting a receiver at #1 is better? I know there are many who just go along with whatever the Giants do and think it' great, but overall, EVERY draft survey I have read says the Giants did not 'ace' this draft and all the other teams in our division did better.

Again, overall we are a better team, but not because of this draft.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: My Giants grade for this draft
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:10:06 PM »
Are we are looking at this draft to help the Giants win in 2017 or just to keep picking the BPA regardless of any needs?

Rd 1-- B. Great talent, just not what a #1 pick is for when we have glaring needs
Rd 2-B+--a good pick for Hankins II. Just not what I was hearing here about wanting a 3 Tech DT. Won't improve the team over last year.
Rd3- C-  Just not the time to get a replacement for Eli when the pickings were weak. We had too many needs to waste a #3 on a clipboard holder for 3 years.
Rd 4- B--We needed a RB, but will he fair any better behind a weak run orientated OL. (Andre Williams II)
Rd 5- B---You never know, but don';t we already have several of these projects on the roster already?
Rd 6--C-  Is this the best we can do to build an OL?


I'm not very good at math but that doesn't equal a very good draft, especially when every team in our division got better.

DID WE????????????????????
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