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  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT 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., Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT 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., Oct. 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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., Oct. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 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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  • 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.

Wednesday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on November 27, 2013 – 10:07 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Giants place center Jim Cordle on IR

» 10 things you need to know for Sunday

» Inside the numbers: ‘Miscellaneous’ TDs

» Power Rankings: Week 12 wrap-up

» NYG vs. WAS: Making the connection

Read more…

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“At the same time we’ve got to keep our heads held high, we’re still professionals and we still have a job to go out there and do. Nothing’s going to change around here, we’re still going to keep the same intensity, the same fire, the same drive, the same motivation and go out there and try to win five games.” -S Antrel Rolle

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Romo: I always root for the undrafted kids

EAGLES: Wednesday morning headlines

REDSKINS: Pierre Garcon sets single-season high


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Daily Blitz (10/3): Throwback Thursday: ‘The Replacements’

Posted by Giants.com on October 3, 2013 – 1:28 pm

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Victor Cruz putting up big numbers for Giants

» Corey Webster aims to return vs. Eagles

» Damontre Moore ready for increased role

» Safety Will Hill set to return to team

» Roster moves may open up room for RB Cox

Read more…

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘THE REPLACEMENTS’

football strike; stadium;  team;demonstration ; placards; pickets; picketingIn the third week of the 1987 season, the NFL players went on strike with hopes of gaining the right to a fair free agency process. Instead of cancelling some of the season’s games, like the NFL had during the players’ strike in 1982, it opted to take a different route — replacement players.

“The owners, determined not to be bullied by the players’ union (as they arguably had been in 1982, when another players’ strike forced the cancellation of five weeks’ worth of NFL games), resolved that this time, the games would go on as scheduled—with or without the players,” Shmoop.com wrote. “What followed was one of the strangest months in pro football history, as NFL teams fielded lineups of amateur athletes unconvincingly masquerading as NFL players while the real players—many of them millionaires—walked picket lines, unconvincingly masquerading as blue-collar working stiffs.”

And it couldn’t have happened at a worse time for New York.

The team had just won its first-ever Super Bowl, defeating the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena, California at the end of the 1986 season. It boasted the league’s MVP in linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who is one of two defensive players to ever win a league MVP award, and had quarterback Phil Simms, the Super Bowl MVP. And it had a Hall of Fame coach in Bill Parcells.

But, with its starters, the team dropped its first two games. On Sept. 22, the players strike became official and the NFL cancelled the third week of the season for the replacement players to become acclimated with their teams.

On Oct. 5, when Bill Walsh and the San Francisco 49ers came to town, it was Jim Crocicchia, a two-time Ivy League champion at the University of Pennsylvania, lining up under center.

“The situation seems to call for a tough quarterback, and Crocicchia has credentials,” Frank Litsky wrote. “He said his nose and his right little finger had been broken while boxing. Amateur boxing? ‘No,’ he said. College boxing? ‘No,’ he said, ‘bar boxing. I took a couple of hits, but I can take care of myself. But don’t make me out to be a fighter. My mother will kill me.'”

Crocicchia completed six of his 15 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown but the Giants lost, 41-21. The replacement players went 0-3 in their three weeks. For the Giants, that meant an 0-5 start.

And for Crocicchia, that meant the end of his NFL career. He was replaced in Week 5 by his backup, Mike Busch, who was then replaced by Simms’ backup, Jeff Rutledge, after he crossed the picket line in Week 5.

He played one season for the New York Knights of the Arena Football League in 1988 before retiring.

On Oct. 15, after 24 days of being on strike, Taylor, Simms and the rest of the Giants’ starters returned to the field. The team finished with a 6-9 record.

After losing to Kansas City this past weekend, New York holds a 0-4 record for the first time since the 1987 strike season.

 

QUOTABLES

“I’m hoping that our fans are as boisterous and supportive as they’ve ever been, maybe even more. I just hope everyone rallies around our team right now. The players need it, we all need it, we all need to feel that great support and the 12th man, playing at home in the division, there’s certainly every reason in the world to be excited about that. A 1 o’clock game, I’m hoping that they help us, that the fans help us win.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: No Miles Austin at Wednesday’s practice

EAGLES: Press conference: LeSean McCoy

REDSKINS: Are there any trades in Redskins’ future?

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Hankins’ time?

The New York Daily News reports: Win over Eagles is all Giants need to get back in race


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What you need to know about free agency

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

The NFL released a set of frequently asked questions in regards to free agency, which is set to begin shortly:

SALARY CAP SET AT $123,000,000

Q.  When does the 2013 free agency signing period begin?

A.  At 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12.   

Q.  What is permitted during the new three-day negotiating period prior to the start of free agency?

A.  Beginning at 12:00 midnight ET on Saturday, March 9 (i.e., after 11:59:59 p.m. ET, on Friday, March 8) and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2012 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 12.  However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m. ET on March 12.

During this negotiation period, a prospective Unrestricted Free Agent cannot visit a club (other than the player’s current club) at its permanent facility or at any other location, and no direct contact is permitted between the player and any employee or representative of a club (other than the player’s current club).  If a player is self-represented, clubs are prohibited from discussions with the player during the negotiating period.

Clubs (other than the player’s current club) may not discuss or make any travel arrangements with prospective Unrestricted Free Agent players, their certified agents, or anyone else associated with the player until the expiration of those players’ 2012 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 12.

The three-day negotiating period applies only to potential Unrestricted Free Agents; it does not apply to players who are potential Exclusive Rights Players or Restricted Free Agents, or to players who have been designated as Franchise Players or Transition Players.

Q.  What are the categories of free agency?

A.  Players are either “Restricted Free Agents” or “Unrestricted Free Agents.”  A Restricted Free Agent may be subject to a qualifying offer.  A Restricted or Unrestricted Free Agent may be designated by his prior club as its Franchise Player or Transition Player. Read more »


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2013 NFL Important Dates

Posted by Dan Salomone on February 6, 2013 – 9:00 am

Super Bowl FootballFebruary 9-10 — Regional Combine, Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium, Los Angeles, California
February 16 — Regional Combine, Methodist Training Center (Texans), Houston, Texas
February 17 — Regional Combine, Cleveland Browns Training Facility, Cleveland, Ohio
February 20-26 — Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 2-3 – Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility, New York/New Jersey
March 9
— Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
March 10 — Regional Combine, Halas Hall (Bears), Chicago, Illinois
March 9-11 — Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year.
March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts.
March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit.
March 12 — All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the Salary Cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — The 2013 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — Trading period begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for 2013 after expiration of all 2012
contracts.
March 16-17 — Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Atlanta, Georgia
March 17-20 — Annual League Meeting, The Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.
March 23-24 — Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center (Seahawks), Seattle, Washington
March 23-24 — Regional Combine, Baltimore Ravens Training Facility, Baltimore, Maryland

April 7-8 — Super Regional Combine, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas
April 25-27 — NFL Draft, New York City, New York

May 20-22 — NFL Spring League Meeting, Hyatt-Harborside, Boston, Massachusetts.

September 5, 8-9 — NFL Kickoff 2013

*Dates subject to change

QUICK HITS

» Giants release LB Michael Boley

» Top-Five Unsung Heroes of 2012

» George Martin to present Parcells at HOF

» Papa’s Perspective: Building the roster


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Facebook maps out NFL allegiances

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 31, 2013 – 9:00 am

One of the few things as prevalent as Facebook in America is football.

So it was only natural for the social media network to tap into its NFL fans and see where they cluster geographically. According to Facebook, about 35 million account holders in the United States “like” a page for one of the 32 clubs in the league – roughly 10 percent of Americans. From those, a map was constructed by its Data Science group of the top team in each county based on where the fan currently lives.

Here is what Facebook found:

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Another section of the research included which teams common friends root for. Giants fans, according to the findings, are most commonly friends with Jets, Cowboys, Steelers, Patriots and Eagles fans, in that order.

QUICK HITS

» Phil Simms understands Smith’s emotions

» Jeff Hostetler relates to SF’s Kaepernick

» WATCH: Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences 

» Giants Insider: CB Prince Amukamara chats with Giants.com in this exclusive Insider interview


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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)

QUICK HITS

» Chris Snee will not opt out of Pro Bowl

» LB Paysinger familiar with Eagles’ Kelly

» Safety Antrel Rolle reflects on 2012

» WATCH: Giants Insider with WR Hakeem Nicks


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