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Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Giants advance to NFC Championship Game!

Giants Rumors & News

How sweet was that, New York Giants’ fans?

A 21-17 victory, in Dallas, over the Cowboys to get to the NFC Championship Game. Short of winning the Super Bowl, this is as good as it can get for Giants’ fans.

I have to admit, I’m a little stunned right now. A few weeks ago, I wasn’t even sure the Giants would make the playoffs.

Then, Sunday, trailing, with a secondary down to using a guy who just joined the practice squad a couple of weeks ago, and getting no pressure on Tony Romo I didn’t see this coming.

Around the time I was ready to give up hope, out of nowhere came a 25-yard punt return by R.W. McQuarters, followed by a touchdown drive to give the Giants a lead.

Then, after not getting near Romo all day the Giants suddenly had guys chasing him and hitting him from everywhere, covering for their depleted secondary.

In the end, it was McQuarters with his second game-sealing interception in as many weeks assuring the Giants of a berth in …

Does Dolan have the stomach for rebuilding?

Knicks Rumors & News

Fire Isiah!

I’ve been calling for that move for at least two seasons, and it looks like Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan has finally seen the light.

What the hell took you so long, James?

I wonder what it was that finally woke Dolan up? The 9-26 record? The constant losses at home to bad teams? The players, like Zach Randolph, sniping at the coach during games? The stupified, helpless, look on Thomas’ face during games? The booing by the Garden crowd?

No matter. Thomas’ exit, as both coach and team president, is necessary if the Knicks are to stop being the moribund embarrassment they have become.

But, it’s only a start.

Does Dolan have the brains, and the pull, to lure a first-class general manager? Then, does he have the brains, and the guts, to get out of the way, let that general manager tear the team down and start over?

I have my doubts. And I know I’m not the only one. Here’s a quote from a column by Mitch Lawrence of the …

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