Washington Redskins 23 New York Giants 10
After a week off it is time to start up the “Giants Suck. Fire Coughlin.” campaign. I hope I have your support. There was absolutely nothing new about this game or the Giants team that failed to show up this past Sunday. We saw it when Seattle came to town, when Vince Young led the Eagles into the Meadowlands and now again in the rematch with Rex Grossman and the Washington Redskins as Big Blue now has a 3-4 record at home.
All Giants fans saw this let down coming and even Troy Aikman made mention of it in his opening dialouge with the illustrious Joe Buck. While listening to the Bobby V show on ESPN Radio I heard a caller, who was a Giants fan, say they looked great in Dallas so naturally this week they will go out and lay an egg against Washington. I picked the Skins against the gaping 6.5 spread for the very same reason. (https://seeyouinoctober.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/is-anybody-any-good-at-picking-games/) While I thought it would be a tough match up, I didn’t expect the team to miss the bus.
The G-Men never play with any sense of urgency and with their playoff lives in their own hands, they look like a last place team. Now we can win out in back to back difficult games against the Jets and Cowboys respectively, but is that what’s best for the team? During the baseball season Yankee fans were put in a situation where there team losing would mean knocking the Red Sox out of playoff contention. We asked our readers if they would be among those fans rooting against the Yanks to see their rival fall and to some it was worth it while for others, such as myself, couldn’t do it.
Now Giants fans are in a similar position. Making the playoffs means that the Coughlin era will continue whereas missing them would surely end Tommy’s days on the sideline for Big Blue. If these last two games weren’t against the Jets and Cowboys, perhaps it would be easier to root against the Giants, especially after this performance. I love baseball and I love my Yankees, but my dislike for the Red Sox doesn’t measure up to my disdain for the Dallas Cowgirls and Philadelphia Eagles. When it comes to the Jets, we have to show them why it’s called GIANTS Stadium. There is a lot of pride on the line in both games.
While I have been driving the “Giants Suck. Fire Coughlin.” bandwagon, I can’t root against my team. I believe they can win both games and that would mean making the playoffs and Coughlin’s fate is tied directly to the playoffs. Can fans survive another season without the playoffs as Rex Ryan continues to boast and brag claiming the Jets to be the top team in New York?
The game yesterday was so bad there really isn’t much more to be said. It just poses a question: when is it ok to root against your team? Is the time now for Giants fans?