The Tom Coughlin/Eli Manning New York Giants have finally gotten themselves a playoff victory.
Manning was brilliant in leading the Giants to a playoff victory over Tampa Bay Sunday, completing 20-of-27 for 185 yards and two touchdowns. More impressively, there were no Giants turnovers.
The victory earns the Giants a third shot at the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday in Dallas. The Cowboys have won the two previous meetings this season.
I’ll be back Monday with the traditional ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ style game review.
Let the speculation begin about whether or not General Manager Brian Cashman will stay with the New York Yankees beyond this season, the final one of his contract.
Cashman admitted yesterday that the new Yankee Boss, or Bosses, have taken away the authority Cashman got from the old Boss when he signed his current three-year deal. At that time Cashman fought for, and got, the right to run the organization with the autonomy most general managers have.
That’s gone, and he knows it. From Peter Abraham of the Journal News.
“The dynamics are changing with us. When I signed up with this current three-year deal, and this is the last year of it, it was with full authority to run the entire program. George had given me that. But things have changed in this third year now with the emergence of Hal and Hank Steinbrenner and that started this winter,” he said, “I’m learning as I go along, too. But it is different. But one thing is …