New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi trophy (L) as head coach Tom Coughlin looks on after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 5, 2012. [REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson]
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The tweet is new but I believe that GIF is from when Eli won the Super Bowl.
Big Blues on Flickr.
My favorite photo during a terrible New York Giants game. I turned the camera on the crowd during a tense fourth-quarter moment in another home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Throwback Thursday - Christy Mathewson - June 16, 2011
Christy Mathewson was a right-handed pitcher in the dead ball era, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its first five inaugural members in 1936. Mathewson played with the New York Giants for most of his career as he compiled a .665 winning percentage, a career ERA of 2.13, and 79 career shutouts.
In 1905, Mathewson pitched 3 complete games in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, and he only allowed one run. The Giants won the World Series over the Athletics as Mathewson collected the first of two triple crowns for pitchers. ESPN selected his pitching performance in the 1905 World Series as the greatest playoff performance of all time.
Other achievements include: 2 no-hitters, won 20 games or more 13 times, won 30 games or more 4 times, five-time ERA champion, five-time strikeout champion, and was named to MLB’s All-Century Team. While a member of the New York Giants, he played pro-football for the Pittsburgh Stars in the first National Football League in 1902.
Christy Mathewson also served in the Army during the end of World War I in the Chemical Service with Ty Cobb. During a training exercise, Mathewson developed tuberculosis, which made his return to the game a difficult task because he was constantly fighting the illness. He died in 1925 in New York.
On his Hall of Fame plaque it reads, “Matty was master of the them all.”
With the 19th pick, the New York Football Giants went royal with CB Prince Amukamara. The league has seen a rise in importance in the secondary these last few years, and no one needed this more than the Giants. Of course the G-Men could use a bit more, this is a spot they definitely needed to fill.
A shocking pick by my beloved Giants, who went “best available talent” instead of addressing needs at offensive line and linebacker. Amukamara was the ranked by Mel Kiper, Jr. as the 9th-best prospect in the draft, although both he and Todd McShay had him going 20th to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their mock drafts.
The pick greatly surprised Amukamara. New York Daily News writer Ebenezer Samuel posted on Twitter this quote from the former Nebraska cornerback: “I actually never really talked to the Giants. I didn’t visit there and they didn’t work me out.”
Here’s a clip of Giants DE Justin Tuck talking about Tom Coughlin’s change of emotion and a particular display of euphoric camaraderie during last weekend’s big win.
(video on YouTube reads “still processing.” I’ll leave it up for a bit, hopefully it will work soon.)
For the first time, reporters had the chance to ask Parcells about his future.
“Well that is a good question,” Parcells replied. “I am not a sit-around-the-fire-place guy. I don’t know. I am not certain about it. We will see what happens when the time comes.
“I know I want to do something even if it is not day-to-day or something like that, I know I want to do something. I don’t like sitting around. I like to get up and go do something. We will figure it out when the time comes.”
“I don’t feel that the game plan was right, but I also don’t feel that it’s wrong,” Rolle said. “In my eyes it doesn’t matter what call you put up there it should be executed and it should be executed to the fullest. Whether it’s the best call for that particular play or not, that goes unsaid.
“I don’t think the game plan was perfect. It probably coulda been called in a little bit different format, but at the same time there were calls made for us to prevent what they were doing at certain times in the game, and it just wasn’t done.”
(via the genius that is Kogod)