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Name That Catch

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS is sponsoring a contest to come up with an appropriate name for the Manning to Tyree play:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2008/02/08/2008-02-08_fantastic_keep_flinging_names_for_david_.html

Can't say I'm in love with any of the suggestions so far, most of which strike me as too labored, but there's still time left, maybe something will emerge.

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aulus_poliutos
Feb. 9th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Lol, I read that as Giant Snitch - when Football gues Quidditch. :)
justyuekitylor
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I like "The Hat Trick" and "Patriot Missile".
secret_tgirl
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
"The Perfect Finish"
ericreiss
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
the problem is getting both elements
The "hat trick" is not bad...

But it seems to me that you want to reference both elements - Eli's Houdini-like escape AND the helmet assisted catch.

I'm weak and slow, nothing is really hitting me. Will chew on it a bit...
swiftvoyager
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
I favor something about head or ahead, like headhunting, or the go-ahead, or pulling ahead, etc...
swiftvoyager
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
After looking back at my own post, I really like "The Go-Ahead Catch" as it covers both great parts of the play in one hyphenated word.
dilbert719
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
I still like the suggestion "The Backbreaker," both for what it did to the Pats and the way Tyree landed. Can't do too much that also incorporates the escape as well.
marc_allan
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Name
I like the "Slip and Grip" play....gets both sides....
israfel070
Feb. 8th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Name
I really like that one!
life_unexamined
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
I've been calling it "Holy $*** did you SEE that?!"
swiftvoyager
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Never mind my previous suggestion. I like yours better.
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nycfalcon
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Oh NO!
"The Miracle at the Meadowlands", that's what the Eagles nation call "The Fumble". No, not the Earnest Byner fumble; the fumbled handoff from Joe Pisarcik to Larry Csonka.
lovefromgirl
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I was calling it the Hail Loki, myself. (God of Chaos and all that...)
magic_8ball
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Given the decline of the English language, I would favor something along the lines of OMGWTF-No-Don't-Yes!-Beer Me. And you can either say it slowly, to drag out the suspense of the statement, just like the play seemed to take a couple of minutes to play out, or you can say it really quickly to mimic that frightful experience of having the entire game flash before your eyes, for just a second each time, like it did when Manning almost fell, when he threw the ball, when Tyree looked like he caught it, and in that moment when you realized he actually did catch it.
phbalanced7
Feb. 8th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hilarious!
stegoking
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
George....please.... mercy.


Let a guy heal a bit.
nycfalcon
Feb. 8th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
LOL,

How's that comedic question go?

What, too soon?
kalbear
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'm still a fan of "The Great Escape". It even has its own theme song going for it.
hippoiathanatoi
Feb. 8th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Seconded. The first tag I came up with for it when I saw it was the Great Escape, so I'm partial to it (especially as others came up with it, too).

I know, I know, it's mostly about Manning, but it also speaks more broadly of the Giants escaping defeat.
nycfalcon
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
People are overly consumed with the "name" being fully descriptive. "The Catch" doesn't fully describe Montana to Clark. "The Play" doesn't fully describe Stanford/Cal. "The Immaculate(without stain or blemish) Reception" doesn't fully describe a poorly thrown pass bouncing off a (defender's?) helmet to a running back who was out of position.

For me it doesn't need a name. Most of the "names" were coined immediately or within a few hours. Any name made up now would be a contrivance.

However, if you must have a name "The Great Escape" works. Had Eli been sacked, they would had to have called their last time out. It would have been 4th and 5 on the Giants 43 with only about 60-65 seconds left. Had Tyree dropped the ball, it would have have left 66-67 seconds left and the clock would have started as soon as the referee started placed the ball and started the play.
nycfalcon
Feb. 9th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Correction.

Had Manning been sacked it would have been 4th and long on the 37 with no timeouts and 60-65 secs left.
a_r_williams
Feb. 8th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
0-No!

a_r_williams
Feb. 8th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Some explanation.

The above comment is 0 (zero) No! But you would say Oh! No!

As in:

( Giant's Fan )Oh! No! Eli is going to get sacked!
( Pat's Fan )Oh! No! He escaped!

( Giant's Fan )Oh! No! He's going to drop it!
( Pat's Fan ) Oh! No! He caught it!

( Pat's Fan ) Oh! No! We lost our O...
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