Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from Minneapolis.
From Yahoo News:
Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the
first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack
into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially
accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from
While the NFL has yet to announce its schedule for the 2008 season,
it’s apparently not going to shy away from having its season opener on
the scheduled day, with the game likely featuring the Super Bowl
champion New York Giants.
So, the NFL and NBC have agreed in principle to have the kickoff at
7 p.m. ET instead of the traditional 8:30 p.m. That would mean, except
in the event of an overtime, that the game would end before NBC’s
expected one hour of convention coverage for the night.
contract that will pay the Super Bowl-winning coach roughly $21 million
Giants and Coughlin Sign a Four-Year Deal: “The negotiations are complete, and the Giants and Coach Tom Coughlin have agreed on a four-year contract that will pay the Super Bowl-winning coach roughly $21 million.”
(Via New York Times.)
What will the Giants pay Superbowl winning defensive coach, Steve Spagnuolo? Or did I miss that?
The Giants beat them because, the Giants were the better team… and they wanted it more.
It may have been noticed, that I have not written anything about the Giants this year. Well there were a number of reasons. One, they started off terribly. Two losses in a row. Then, they had a tremendous defensive stand in the third game and looked like they might be turning around. I dared not write anything (no matter how I was feeling), out of fear of jinxing them.
Then, by time they played the Patriots in the last game of the season, they were on a roll on the road. Their defense, which had made such a great show in that third game, became a dominant force and Eli stopped throwing interceptions and fumbling the ball.
Just as the Giants seemed to be peaking, the Patriots were
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The Seattle Seahawks know that they were outplayed and dodged the proverbial bullet when they limped away with a win against the Giants last week.
I would think the Giants are more than ready to meet (and beat) the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow. The Giants are probably pretty angry about the Seahawk game, and they have proven to themselves that they are a high caliber team. The last time they played the Cowboys, Dallas won by a field goal in overtime. I suspect this upcoming game may not be as close as people think it will be.