Each year, the Giants are proud to participate in the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” program by visiting numerous schools in the greater Metropolitan area. Continuing the tradition this offseason, players like Kevin Boothe and Stevie Brown put down their playbooks for a day and traded them in for Dr. Seuss stories to read to students at local schools.
Boothe, who was a three-time All-Ivy League offensive lineman at Cornell and knows the value of school at a young age, read to students at Huber Street Elementary School in Secaucus, N.J.
“Reading is very important,” Boothe said. “And in order to achieve your goals in life, it all begins here in school and with reading. To see their energy and their passion, it’s great. I enjoy coming to schools every year, and it’s been a blast.”
“When you see someone like Kevin Boothe come out and say that he would love to be here to read, these kids, their eyes open up and say, ‘Wow, this is a New York Giant that loves to read,’” said Linda Wilhelm, principal of Huber Street. “So to have him come out here to foster the love of reading is really important to all of us.”
Meanwhile, Brown, a product of the University of Michigan, pulled up a seat in front of hundreds of third and fourth graders gathered in the Lyndhurst High School gymnasium.
“It’s always good to give back to the community because they come to support us,” Brown said. “So it’s the least we can do – come back to and give back to them. I still read now for fun, so it’s good if they start young…You get to see the excitement they have and how much joy they have just seeing us come.”
Tags: Kevin Boothe, Stevie Brown
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14:16 — TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Roethlisberger to Wallace for a 51-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 20, PITTSBURGH 17 (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards in 2:27)
13:18 — Eli Manning is sacked for just the seventh time this season.
12:56 — Punter Steve Weatherford saves a touchdown by tackling Emmanuel Sanders at New York’s 12 after a 63-yard return.
10:44 — Pittsburgh runs a fake field goal, but Michael Coe is there to tackle Suisham for a loss of one yard. Giants take over on downs on their own four-yard line.
4:08 — TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Redman carries for a one-yard touchdown. XP is GOOD. PITTSBURGH 24, NEW YORK 20 (Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards in 4:53)
3:55 — After a holding call on the ensuing kickoff, the Giants begin at their own 12.
3:45 — Manning is sacked for a loss of nine yards and fumbles the ball. Kevin Boothe recovers and the Giants are forced to punt.
0:00 — STEELERS 24, GIANTS 20
Tags: Eli Manning, Kevin Boothe, Michael Coe, Steve Weatherford
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DT Markus Kuhn:
On the Giants never giving up…
“I actually told Kiwi yesterday, it’s really great to be part of a team like this where you’re down 14 points, it’s not like anybody seems to worry. You’re like “okay, we know what we have to do, we just keep calm and play the way we’re playing”, I bet there are a lot of teams out there down 14-0 and they pretty much fold, and just pack it up…”
OG Kevin Boothe
On Eli’s toughness during 2011-12 NFC Championship Game
“We never doubted it, I guess in an ideal world you guys still would be questioning his toughness because he would never have got hit. It’s one of those things, it’s football. He’s a tough guy, we know he’s a tough guy but we’d like for him to hide his toughness. Hopefully, he doesn’t get hit like that ever again.”
Tags: Chase Blackbburn, Kevin Boothe, Markus Kuhn
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0:00 — GIANTS 10, PANTHERS 0 (key stat: Giants offense has gained 158 yards to Panthers’ 56)
3:50 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 47-yarder. NEW YORK 10, CAROLINA 0 (drive: 9 plays, 51 yards in 4:44)
*Tynes is a perfect 6/6 on the season.
4:36 — Manning showing his precision and begins 9 for 10 passing, including rookie Rueben Randle’s first catch of his career (a 4-yard gain).
8:30 — FB Henry Hynoski clears the way for Brown, who powers for another 16 yards on the ground.
9:13 — Jason Pierre-Paul takes down Cam Newton on third down as the quarterback was trying to get to the left edge, forcing the Panthers to punt.
11:42 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. TE Martellus Bennett catches a 14-yard pass in the end zone from Manning. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, CAROLINA 0 (drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:22)
13:21 — RB Brown, starting in place of Ahmad Bradshaw breaks an arm tackle and breaks down the sideline for 31 yards. First-time starters on offense are making the most of it so far.
14:26 — With the receiving corps banged up, WR Ramses Barden hauls in an early catch for an eight-yard gain.
15:00 — Game Day Captains: CB Corey Webster and G Kevin Boothe in addition to season captains QB Eli Manning, DE Justin Tuck and LS Zak DeOssie. Giants win coin toss, elect to receive. Panthers elect to defend the west goal.
This week’s game will be the seventh regular season meeting between the two teams, with the series tied, 3-3. In the last meeting, the Giants defeated the Panthers, 31-18, in Week 1 of the 2010 season in the first regular season game in MetLife Stadium.
Kickoff: 8:20 P.M. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
TV: NFL Network/WPIX 11
Weather: Scattered clouds. Warm. 77 °F, Wind: 3.45 mph/N
Tags: Andre Brown, Corey Webster, Henry Hynoski, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jayron Hosley, Kevin Boothe, Lawrence Tynes, Martellus Bennett, Ramses Barden, Rueben Randle
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Tuesday was a players’ day off, but it was also a time to remember the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Eli Manning took the day to help out with the BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald annual Charity Day in New York, which raised approximately $12 million this year to help families of 9/11 as well as provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies.
“That’s why today is such a special day,” Manning said on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Morning Show, the broadcast of which originated from yesterday’s event. “So many different charities are affected and helped out. Obviously on the anniversary of 9/11, a terrible event, and how they’ve turned something positive with this day is really special.
“I was in college [when it happened]. I woke up to a radio and they were talking about it and I turned on the TV. The one plane had already crashed and I saw as the second one came in. You can’t imagine it ever happening. You kind of felt like you were watching a movie, like it wasn’t real. You’re like no way is this really happening. I still remember the day. Obviously I wasn’t in New York at the time, I was still in college, but it affected everybody and obviously it was an attack on our country. It was a terrible day, but how they’ve turned this into a charity, taking some positive out of it, is special. A lot of the people affected on that day are being helped today, so that’s a great cause.”
BACK TO FOOTBALL
Meanwhile, Giants players made 14 appearances around the tri-state community — including West Point, Riverside Firehouse, and the New Rochelle Fire Department – to celebrate “Back to Football” and thank community leaders for their service.
Tags: Andre Brown, David Douglas, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Henry Hynoski, Jim Cordle, Kevin Boothe, Prince Amukamara
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0:00 — Giants 3, Jets 0 (key stat: Giants hold Jets to 27 total yards)
5:10 – DE Jason Pierre-Paul sacks QB Mark Sanchez for a six-yard loss, forcing a Jets punt. It was JPP’s first sack of the preseason.
6:34 — FIELD GOAL. Lawrence Tynes hits a 35-yarder to take a 3-0 lead (drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, 5:32).
10:08 — A roughing the kicker penalty keeps the Giants’ drive alive. Cruz takes a huge hit on a 21-yard reception, but pops up immediately and signals first down.
12:06 — Forcing a Jets punt (Jayron Hosley let the ball go for a touchback), the Giants offense takes over for its first series of the night. First play: Eli Manning goes deep for Victor Cruz down the right sideline, but the ball is caught out of bounds.
15:00 — Game Day Captains: G Kevin Boothe, S Kenny Phillips, LB Chase Blackburn. Giants call heads. Jets win coin toss and elect to receive. Giants defend west goal.
The New York Giants (0-1) take on the New York Jets (0-1) in the second annual “MetLife Bowl” on Saturday, August 18, in Week 2 of the 2012 preseason.
Kickoff: 7:07 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, N.J.
TV: NFL NETWORK
Weather: Scattered clouds. 80 °F, Wind: 6.89 mph/N
Tags: Chase Blackburn, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jayron Hosley, Kenny Phillips, Kevin Boothe, Lawrence Tynes, Victor Cruz
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