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End of the Line: Osi on Osi

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Osi Umenyiora talks about his plight. “I love this team,” Umenyiora said after the Giants (8-7) practiced on Wednesday for their season finale in Minnesota against the Vikings (11-4). “I have spent the last seven years of my life here. I have a bunch of great friends here, but this situation cannot continue the way […] [Read More]
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End of the Line: All Apologies

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The day after that hideous 41-9 thrashing at the hands of the Carolina Panthers,  Coach Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning manned up and attempted to apologize for the team’s putrid performance. “To a man, we would like to apologize,” Coughlin said. “For whatever reason, a team that had an awful lot to play for, that […] [Read More]
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Obituary: 2009 New York Giants Season

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The 2009 New York Giants season died Sunday night at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. The cause of death, pending a final autopsy, was a lack of victories resulting from a chronic shortage of defensive intensity. The season was 8-7, expiring before it could finish its final game of the year. The 2009 […] [Read More]
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A Quiet Farewell for Giants Stadium?

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At the end of what has been a streaky, weirdly-paced season for the Giants comes perhaps the strangest bit of timing yet. Today’s game against the Panthers will most likely be the last one for the Giants in the original Giants Stadium, the greatest football stadium in the world. Coming as it does, in the […] [Read More]
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Morning Line: Thursday

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Giants ready to give “greatest football stadium in the world” a proper sendoff. (New York Daily News) Giants beat up after beating up Redskins. (Newark Star-Ledger) After beating up the Vikings, so are the Carolina Panthers running backs. (Charlotte Observer) TE Darcy Johnson placed on injured reserve. (Connecticut Post) [Read More]
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Morning Line: Wednesday

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Giants allegedly sign TE Scott Chandler from the hated Cowboys practice squad. That would be five TEs now roaming the practice facility, for those of you keeping count. (Newark Star-Ledger) Brandon Jacobs visits the dentist, plus other news. (New York Daily News) Next opponent Carolina Panthers have been playing pretty well of late. (Charlotte Observer) [Read More]
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Monday Night Notes

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Week 15 is a bit late in the season for the first game for your Giants Talk blogger not at the game, at home, or at someone else’s home. So it was that we found ourselves at the very cozy Stella Blues in New Haven, where the first set by Kung-Fu coincided very nicely with […] [Read More]
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Giants 45, Redskins 12: Post-Game Report

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It was about time, but about time may have been too late. The New York Giants, backs to the wall after sitting through wins by the hated Cowboys and dirty Eagles during the previous 48 hours, responded with their most complete effort of the season in throttling the Washington Redskins 45-12. Just roll that score […] [Read More]
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Monday Night Snowdown Showdown

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If nothing else, you have to like the setting: Monday Night Football, RF… – whoops – FedEx Field, the New York Giants coming to town clinging to playoff dreams against a Washington Redskins team that is out of contention and in turmoil but showing signs of life, on a clear, calm, cold post-blizzard Christmas season […] [Read More]
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Morning Line: Friday

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T Kareem McKenzie, CB Corey Webster do not practice with knee issues; WR Mario Manningham sits as well. McKenzie looks to be in worst shape; would be spelled by UConn product William Beatty. (Connecticut Post) Offense says: No defense, no problem. (New York Daily News) Meadowlands to bid for Super Bowl XLVIII. No chance without […] [Read More]
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