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  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT Access Blue

    “Giants Access Blue,” hosted by Bob Papa is a backstage, behind the scenes all access pass to the lifestyle of the Giants players, coaches and organization. Fans get in-depth, up-close and offbeat interviews away from the field and the locker room with the Giants. The program gives Giants fans insight into their favorite players’ interests in pop culture, music, and entertainment.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST Giants Chronicles

    Host Bob Papa talks to the biggest stars and legends in Giants history and looks back at the franchise’s greatest moments and rivalries. Episodes feature current players and legends in an up close and candid storytelling setting. Players and legends like Eli Manning, Mark Bavaro and Lawrence Taylor discuss their Big Blue careers, greatest moments and Super Bowl titles.

  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST Live Giants Rewind

    The Giants most recent game broken down and condensed into 30 minutes with Bob Papa and Carl Banks premieres every Tuesday night. Exclusive camera angles and player interviews tell the “inside story” of the game. Bob and Carl break down the key plays that changed the game and decided the outcome.

  • Wed., Nov. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Nov. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Nov. 06, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Nov. 06, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Nov. 07, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Nov. 07, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Sat., Nov. 08, 2014 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EST Access Blue

    “Giants Access Blue,” hosted by Bob Papa is a backstage, behind the scenes all access pass to the lifestyle of the Giants players, coaches and organization. Fans get in-depth, up-close and offbeat interviews away from the field and the locker room with the Giants. The program gives Giants fans insight into their favorite players’ interests in pop culture, music, and entertainment.

NFL rated most popular sport again

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 17, 2013 – 9:00 am

According to The Harris Poll, the NFL has been once again rated the most popular sport by fans in America. Professional football (34 percent) edged out the next three professional sports combined — baseball (16), auto racing (8), and men’s pro basketball (7).

Meanwhile, the NFL’s popularity has risen seven percent over the past decade, which is the largest increase of any sport in that time span.

Sport

Percent of Fans Citing as Favorite

Pro Football

34%

Baseball

16%

College Football

11%

Auto Racing

8%

Men’s Pro Basketball

7%


Source: The Harris Poll, January 2013 (poll taken Dec. 2012) – “If you had to choose, which ONE of these sports would you say is your favorite?” (Base: All adults who follow one or more sport)

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Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife Stadium

Posted by Giants.com on January 16, 2013 – 5:00 pm

Taylor Swift has added a 13th stadium show to her 2013 North American tour, in support of her blockbuster new album, RED.  MetLife Stadium will welcome country superstar Taylor Swift on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Tickets will be available starting Friday, January 25th at 10 am ET through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster Outlets.  Tickets are priced from $46.50 to $99.50.

Taylor made the initial tour announcement in partnership with ABC’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” Watch the announcement here: bit.ly/U4I2Gv. RED was released in October to widespread worldwide critical acclaim. Read more »


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Gettleman introduced as Panthers GM

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 16, 2013 – 9:00 am

gettlemanFormer Giants Senior Pro Personnel Analyst and newly-hired General Manager of the Carolina Panthers Dave Gettleman held his introductory press conference Tuesday in Charlotte.

The 15-year member of the Giants’ staff first introduced his wife and three children before talking about the similar philosophies between the organization he left and the one he recently joined — “doing business with integrity, honesty, as well as having a similar structure and a family atmosphere.”

Gettleman then opened it up to local reporters, who asked about building a championship-caliber team. Part of six Super Bowls himself – three winners – Gettleman knows something about that, most recently helping the Giants win two titles.

“I think that, really, in terms of building a team, you need a quarterback, you need touchdown scorers, you need pass rushers,” said Gettleman, who spent time with the Bills and Broncos prior to New York.  “And I’ll give Tom Coughlin credit on this one — he taught me big men allow you to compete.  So that, to me, is a winning structure.”

Gettleman will get a chance to see his former team in 2013 as the Giants and Panthers are slated to play each other.

It will be the seventh meeting in eight years between the Giants and Panthers, including Carolina’s shutout victory in the wild-card round following the 2005 regular season. Gettleman compared Coughlin’s early years in New York with the current situation of Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who fell short of the postseason in each of his first two years.

“I came from a place that when Ernie [Accorsi] retired, Jerry Reese came in for the G.M. job and we kept Tom. Now if you remember, Tom was under incredible heat,” Gettleman said. “We had gone to the playoffs and you folks [Carolina] had come up there in ’05 and just kicked our fanny – but we won’t go there. Then in ’06 we go 8-8 and we struggled to get into the playoffs. Tom was under a tremendous amount of heat and it’s the same situation. Listen, my responsibility is to make everybody better.”

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» WATCH Papa’s Perspective: Offseason preparations

» Giants Insider: WR Rueben Randle chats with Giants.com in this exclusive Insider interview

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Scouting the East-West Shrine Game

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 15, 2013 – 8:34 am

The NFL Draft may be months away, but pro scouts are currently putting in the legwork and flocking to St. Petersburg, Fla., this week for the East-West Shrine Game.

Monday was a date personnel executives from around the league had circled on their calendars as practices began for the annual college football all-star game, which is set to be played at Tropicana Field on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised by NFL Network. More than 90 participants from last year’s game made NFL training camps, while 37 were drafted by 23 different teams.

Here is a look at the 2013 rosters. Let us know which players you have your eyes on leading up to draft weekend, which will be held April 25-27 in New York.

EAST TEAM

Coach: Jerry Glanville

Offense:
Terron Armstead, OL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
WR Emory Blake, WR, Auburn
QB Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech
Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Jordan Devey, OL, Memphis
R.J. Dill, OL, Rutgers
Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
Montel Harris, RB, Temple
Garth Heikkinen, OL, Minnesota-Duluth
Erik Highsmith, WR, North Carolina
Mark Jackson, OL, Glenville State
D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers
T.J. Johnson, OL, South Carolina
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Eric Kush, OL, California (Pa.)
Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College
Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Matt Sewell, OL, McMaster (Ontario, Canada)
Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State
Nick Speller, OL, Massachusetts
Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Matt Stankiewitch, OL, Penn State
Nathan Stanley, QB, Southeastern La.
Trent Steelman, WR, Army
Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Brandon Turner, WR, Navy
Early Watford, OL, James Madison

Defense:
Sam Barrington, LB, South Florida
David Bass, DL, Missouri Western State
Brendan Bishop, S, North Carolina State
Dylan Breeding, P, Arkansas
Xavier Brewer, CB, Clemson
Mike Catapano, DL, Princeton
Izaan Cross, DL, Georgia Tech
Matt Evans, LB, New Hampshire
Josh Evans, S, Florida
A.J. Francis, DL, Maryland
Rashard Hall, S, Clemson
Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
Robert McCabe, LB, Georgetown
Anthony McCloud, DL, Florida State
Brandon McGee, CB, Miami (Fla.)
Nick Moody, LB, Florida State
Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
Kejuan Riley, S, Alabama State
Branden Smith, CB, Georgia
Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
Devin Taylor, DL, South Carolina
Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
Scott Vallone, DL, Rutgers
Joe Vellano, DL, Maryland
Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Trey Wilson, CB, Vanderbilt
Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State

WEST TEAM

Coach: Leeman Bennett

Offense:
Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee State
Jeff Baca, OL, UCLA
Sam Brenner, OL, Utah
Braden Brown, OL, Brigham Young
Zach Brown, K, Portland State
Dan Buckner, WR, Arizona
Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State
Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan
Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech
Kirby Fabien, OL, Calgary
Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
James Ferentz, OL, Iowa
Manase Foketi, OL, West Texas A&M
Blaize Foltz, OL, TCU
Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky
Tanner Hawkinson, OL, Kansas
Josh Hill, TE, Idaho State
Zach Line, RB, SMU
Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
Dann O’Neill, OL, Western Michigan
Andrew Robiskie, OL, Western Illinois
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
Ryan Turnley, OL, Pittsburgh
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Defense:
Jahleel Addae, S, Central Michigan
Josh Boyd, DL, Mississippi State
William Campbell, DL, Michigan
Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
Steve Greer, LB, Virginia
Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
Aaron Hester, CB, UCLA
DeVonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina
Wes Horton, DL, USC
Josh Hubner, P, Arizona State
Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma
Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
Keelan Johnson, S, Arizona State
Travis Johnson, DL, San Jose State
A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State
Rob Lohr, DL, Vanderbilt
Nigel Malone, CB, Kansas State
Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas
Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
Will Pericak, DL, Colorado
Keith Pough, LB, Howard
Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA
Albert Rosette, LB, Nevada
Caleb Schreibeis, DL, Montana State
Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
Brandon Thurmond, DL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nathan Williams, LB, Ohio State
Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Khalid Wooten, CB, Nevada


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Wilson makes All-Pro second team at KR

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 14, 2013 – 9:00 am

wilsonAfter leading the NFL in kickoff return yards in 2012, rookie David Wilson has been named to The Associated Press All-Pro second team as a kick returner.

Wilson garnered three votes of the national panel of 50 media members, while Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones earned first-team honors at the position with 37.5.

Wilson, who was the only Giant to pick up All-Pro accolades this season, finished with 1,533 return yards, including 227 against the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 when he also broke a 97-yard return touchdown. In that game, Wilson became the only player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff return yards and 100 rushing yards in a single contest.

Two other Giants received All-Pro votes. Guard Chris Snee picked up two while safety Stevie Brown had six votes.

AP ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM

QB:  Peyton Manning, Broncos.
RB:  Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks.
FB:  Vonta Leach, Ravens.
TE:  Tony Gonzalez, Falcons.
WR:  Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears.
OT:  Duane Brown, Texans; Ryan Clady, Broncos.
G:  Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers.
C:  Max Unger, Seahawks.
DE:  J.J. Watt, Texans; Cameron Wake, Dolphins.
DT:  Geno Atkins, Bengals; Vince Wilfork, Patriots.
OLB:  Von Miller, Broncos; Aldon Smith, 49ers.
ILB:  Patrick Willis, 49ers; NaVorro Bowman, 49ers.
CB:  Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Charles Tillman, Bears.
S:  Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Dashon Goldson, 49ers.
P:  Andy Lee, 49ers.
K:  Blair Walsh, Vikings.
KR:  Jacoby Jones, Ravens.

AP ALL-PRO SECOND TEAM

QB:  Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
RB:  Alfred Morris, Redskins; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs.
FB:  Jerome Felton, Vikings.
TE:  Jason Witten, Cowboys.
WR:  A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans.
OT:  Joe Thomas, Browns; Joe Staley, 49ers.
G:  Marshal Yanda, Ravens; Logan Mankins, Patriots.
C:  Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.
DE:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Julius Peppers, Bears.
DT:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Haloti Ngata, Ravens.
OLB:  Chad Greenway, Vikings; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Clay Matthews, Packers; DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys.
ILB:  Daryl Washington, Cardinals; London Fletcher, Redskins.
CB:  Champ Bailey, Broncos; Tim Jennings, Bears.
S:  Eric Weddle, Chargers; Jairus Byrd, Bills.
P:  Thomas Morstead, Saints.
K:  Phil Dawson, Browns.
KR:  David Wilson, Giants.

PUNT, PASS & KICK

Competing in the Punt, Pass & Kick National Finals in Atlanta this past weekend, Giants’ representatives Joshua O’Neill of Nutley, N.J., finished second (10-11 boys) and Rebecca Golderman of Albany, N.Y., took third (14-15 girls). For a list of the final results, CLICK HERE. Congratulations to Joshua and Rebecca.

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Eight Giants on PFF’s All-NFC East Team

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 11, 2013 – 10:01 am

Looking back at the regular season, Pro Football Focus has released its All-NFC East Team, and eight Giants made the list, which was most in the division.

Dallas finished with seven, Washington with six, and Philadelphia brought in five players on the team of 26. The format, according to PFF, was simple: “Find 11 guys to start on offense and defense with four more on special teams to field as strong a starting unit as possible for a division.”

rgiiiHere are the Giants who made it:

Wide receiver: Victor Cruz
Offensive tackle: William Beatty
Guard: Chris Snee
Edge defender: Jason Pierre-Paul
Safety: Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown
Punter: Steve Weatherford
Returner: David Wilson

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Eli-to-Cruz nominated for top play

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 10, 2013 – 9:00 am

cruzvideoIn a season that fell short of the playoffs, the Giants still provided some memorable moments from 2012, including Eli Manning’s 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz in Week 7.

Keeping the magic of the Super Bowl run the previous year alive, the late strike to beat the Washington Redskins in MetLife Stadium is nominated for the 2012 Bridgestone Play of the Year.

From a pool of 20 moments, fans can rank the top 10 performances before the winner will be revealed during the “2nd Annual NFL Honors” awards special on Saturday, Feb. 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVII.

Hosted again by Alec Baldwin, the full list of awards presented from the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans will be:

AP Most Valuable Player presented by Papa John’s
AP Coach of the Year
AP Offensive Player of the Year
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max
Pepsi Max Rookie of the Year
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year presented by SAP
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
AP Comeback Player of the Year presented by Lenovo
AP Defensive Player of the Year
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max
FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
Bridgestone Play of the Year
“Greatness on the Road” Award presented by Courtyard Marriott
Salute To Service Award Presented by USAA

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» In a reversal of last year, Eli Manning will be watching his older brother make a run at his second title.


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Unlike a year ago, Eli watches Peyton’s run

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 9, 2013 – 9:00 am

manningsIf there had to be just one, unfortunately for Giants fans, the wrong Manning made it to the postseason.

In his first season in Denver, Peyton Manning has his Broncos coming off a first-round bye entering Saturday’s divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens. It will mark the 11th consecutive season at least one Manning brother has made it to the playoffs.

Meanwhile, in a reversal of last year, Eli will be watching his older brother make a run at his second title. Peyton, who missed the entire 2011 season due to neck surgery, was asked Wednesday if being a spectator, instead of a participant, changed his perspective on the playoffs, while Eli went on to capture Super Bowl XLVI.

“You’d rather be playing in them, certainly, so I don’t think it necessarily changed anything,” Peyton told Broncos reporters. “It was fun, obviously, watching Eli and pulling for him. I’ve done that for going on 10 years, going back to [when] he was in college, I guess 14 years now. Certainly, we are grateful for the opportunity to be in the tournament…and it’s a great opportunity. It doesn’t guarantee anything—playing at home, a bye week, whatever it is, it just guarantees you an opportunity.”

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» Giants Wrap-Up Report: Special Teams


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Cruz’s late TD vs. Redskins up for annual award

Posted by Giants.com on January 8, 2013 – 11:18 am

The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR.  The “GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year” is the best moment or play of the year that represents determination and perseverance.

FINALISTS:

Wk 3: Torrey Smith Leads Ravens To Emotional Win
Wk 5: Drew Brees Tops Record In Saints’ First Win
Wk 6: Peyton Manning Directs Broncos To Comeback Win
Wk 7: Victor Cruz’s Late TD Lifts Giants Past Redskins
Wk 14: Kirk Cousins Completes Redskins’ Comeback

Fans can vote for one of these five moments on www.nfl.com/gmc through 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 24 to determine the 2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR.

The winner will be presented the 2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR award in New Orleans, the site of Super Bowl XLVII, at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on February 2, 9-11 p.m. EST on CBS. Read more »


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Coughlin helped Bills’ new head coach

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 8, 2013 – 9:00 am

coughlinFrom one Syracuse alumnus to another, Tom Coughlin has given his stamp of approval to the newest member of the NFL head-coaching ranks.

Doug Marrone, succeeding Chan Gailey, became the 16th head coach of the Buffalo Bills earlier this week after spending four years leading his alma mater’s football program, which most recently won the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in late December.

Coughlin, who began his coaching career in 1969 as a graduate assistant at Syracuse, follows the program and was more than willing to assist the 48-year-old Marrone during his time at SU.

“I texted Doug right after Syracuse won in the bowl game against West Virginia,” Coughlin said, according to BuffaloBills.com. “His team was very well-prepared, his team was very physical, and they continuously pounded the football.

“He’s proven that he can coach in the modern era in terms of the ability for his team to change tempo. They can speed the game up and then very obviously at the end of the game, they were able to take the air out of the ball and slow the game down.”

Marrone, like Coughlin, now heads a franchise in his home state of New York. Coughlin hails from Waterloo — where the local high school football stadium now bears his name – while Marrone is a Bronx native.

“Doug is a man who is very serious about his work,” Coughlin continued. “He has called me on the phone, he has stopped in here to talk football. There are a lot of issues that a young head coach is trying to get his arms around. He did an outstanding job of that. He is focused and he is disciplined and he certainly conveys a message of toughness. Doug has worked in the pro game, he’s worked in the college game and he’s been a head coach at the college level.

“Doug shares the work ethic that the people of Western New York have long been known for. When he came to visit me – which was the year before last – he had specific questions he wanted to ask. He was very direct. He was recruiting in the area and he took the time out to visit with us despite the fact he was obviously on a mission.”

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» LISTEN: Big Blue Kickoff (Archived) – Fans call in following the Wild Card Playoff games


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