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Tom Brady is Hurt

Posted by Ryan on September 7, 2008

I’m sure all of you with Tom Brady on your fantasy teams were hoping for more than one quarter out of the two-time Super Bowl MVP and the man who holds the single-season touchdown record for quarterbacks at 50, but football is a contact sport and people get hurt.  But why did it have to be the Golden Boy, Tom Brady! 

After completing a pass to Randy Moss, Brady’s leg was hit, apparently tearing his ACL.  If this turns out to be true (Belichick can be quiet about these things), then it’s a season-ending injury.  However, it could be smoke-in-mirrors; a slight sprain or bruise that could take a week or two to shake off.  Or maybe not.  We won’t know until later this week.

Regardless, now it’s time for Matt Cassel to step up.  The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10 with Cassel in most of the game, but the Chiefs aren’t that good.  The New York Jets are better, and so are the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East.  With thoughts of Super Bowl revenge melting away, I hope Matt Cassel can be a more than adequate substitute and keep the Pats competitive this year should the worst be true of Brady’s injury.

UPDATE: It’s true — a season-ending injury.  Alas!  I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the New York Jets early on their first win of the AFC East since the 2002 season (grumble grumble).

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Michael Strahan Goes Out On Top

Posted by Ryan on June 9, 2008

Famous New York Giants Defensive End Michael Strahan decided to retire after fifteen straight seasons, seven of which were Pro Bowl seasons.  After winning his first Super Bowl title after being an important part of the Giant’s victory over the New England Patriots.

I liked Michael Strahan.  He was a great player and had a sense of humor that translated well to advertising and public relations.  He was one of the few high-profile members of NY Giants who I actually liked.  Plus, like John Elway, he’s decided to retire while on top, not after a series of failed seasons.  Ultimately, if you can do it, this way is the better way to go.

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Cheaters Never Win: New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLII

Posted by Mike on February 3, 2008

This New York Jets fan is proud to congratulate the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII 17-14 over the New England Patriots Cheaters and removing the stain that tarnished this season and threatened to remain on the record books forever.

By stopping the Patriots, the Giants showed that although cheating can seemingly give one an upper hand, bring short-term success, and even make the guilty seem unstoppable, at the end of the day, cheaters never win. Thanks to the Giants, we can now say that the best team in football actually earned it, the 1972 Miami Dolphins do not have to share their place in history with a pack of cheaters, and those who play by the rules accomplish far more than those whose cheat ever could, even if they do get away with it on occasion.

Congratulations to the G-Men and their fans. Tonight, the Giants won on behalf of all those who came before them who wouldn’t even think of doing what the Patriots had the nerve to do. That kind of victory is even more impressive than winning a football game, even the biggest game of the year on the grandest stage of them all. Well done!

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