Giants Rumors & News
This entry was posted on Friday, December 28th, 2007 at 11:30 am and is filed under Football, Giants Rumors & News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Highly respected sports blogger Dan Shanoff is taking the position that the New York Giants should forget about the playoffs and sell out everything to try and defeat the New England Patriots Saturday.

The 10-5 Giants, as you know, host the 15-0 Patriots Saturday night with the Patriots trying to complete a historic undefeated regular season.

Here is Shanoff’s reasoning.

Pats at Giants in the regular-season finale is bigger than any Giants playoff game, and the Giants should compete in it like it’s their Super Bowl: I appreciate that the Giants have to prepare for the playoffs, but does any fan really think that the Giants have a chance to win the NFC, let alone the Super Bowl? And even if they do win the NFC title, who cares? Like they wouldn’t get mowed down in the Super Bowl?

Wouldn’t it be even bigger for the Giants to deny the Patriots their 16-0 season than to win this year’s meaningless NFC Championship?

History would certainly remember these Giants for that in a way that they wouldn’t remember them for a playoff flame-out. (Want proof? The 1985 Dolphins.)

That’s why the Giants should play in this game like it IS their Super Bowl; it IS their biggest game of the year. It IS bigger than any playoff game could possibly be.

Do you agree or disagree?

(– Ed Valentine is an award-winning columnist and former sports editor of two daily newspapers. His work can be found at Valentine’s Views and Big Blue View.)

Comments are closed.

  • Press Harbor