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Big Blue Returns

My beloved New York Giants cut their annual November swoon a bit short this year, aided and abetted by their bye. After [only] a two-game losing street, Eli and Big Blue emerged from the doldrums last night in the Meadowlands, thoroughly dominating the formidable Green Bay Packers and sacking Aaron Rodgers five times on the way to a convincing 38-10 win.

The most reassuring sight for Giants fans was Eli Manning, playing once again as he did at the start of the season. Eli had been badly off for at last three games, maybe four. It was great to see him looking sharp again. Hakeem Nicks also played very well, though he's still a long way from one hundred per cent. Victor Cruz had his moments too, though he also had a couple of bad drops, which does concern me. Cruz is capable of making huge plays after the catch, but he seems to have developed an unfortunate tendency to look downfield before he actually secures the ball, which results in these drops.

The Giants defense also looked great. Five sacks, and they created plenty of havoc, with a couple of INTs and a fumble. Early in the game, coverage broke down on one play, resulting in the only Packer TD of the night, but after that Big Blue shut down the Green Bay passing game completely.

It was sad to see Kenny Phillips go down again. Last night was his first game back after injury, you don't like to see the guy get hurt again.

Aside from that, however, a strong performance, a good night.

Life is magical and filled with joy.

(Kickass episode of BOARDWALK EMPIRE last night as well. Next week's finale should be something).



Nov. 27th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
George, is your favorite TV show (with the exception of GOT) currently Boardwalk Empire? Do you watch any showtime shows like Dexter or Homeland?
Nov. 28th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
I watch a number of TV shows... though not always when they are being shown (which is why I prefer not to discuss them here, for fear of spoilers). Yes, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is my favorite drama of all those running right now, but I am also watching THE GOOD WIFE, THE WALKING DEAD, DEXTER, CASTLE, and GRIMM, while TIVOing HOMELAND and TREME to watch later.

The only sitcom we watch regularly is THE BIG BANG THEORY. Not into reality shows at all, nor the various cheesy dancing/ singing competition shows.

We also watch a lot of news and commentary. And of course THE DAILY SHOW. Jon Steward has become our most trusted name in news... which is a sad commentary on our times, I suppose.
Nov. 28th, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
What about Mad Men and Breaking Bad? I'm assuming you're listing the current show's airing at this time.

Edited at 2012-11-28 06:30 am (UTC)
Nov. 28th, 2012 06:42 am (UTC)
Yes, I was talking about current shows.

MAD MEN and BREAKING BAD are both great, but neither one is on right now.
Nov. 29th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Hah! I watch almost the same set of TV shows, with the exception of The Walking Dead (which lost me after first season) and Treme (which I haven't heard about).

Are you going to watch Shameless (I know third season starts in January)? This is probably my favourite show these days.


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