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Friday, August 29th, 2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Giants Preseason

Giants Rumors & News

The Good
Eli Manning (16 for 30, 281 yards, 2 TD, 0 interceptions in three games) did not get hurt. He didn’t get the flu. He didn’t retire. He didn’t change his name to Dave Brown. Sure, he won the Super Bowl last year but he still needs to be more consistent on a game to game basis. But after last season, his confidence level and leadership abilities have to be much higher. I doubt anybody’s laughing at him anymore – right, Tiki?
The Giants look like they may have struck gold with first-round pick Kenny Phillips. The rookie safety likes to hit, and hit hard. Just ask the offense after a practice. He definitely softens the blow of the Gibril Wilson defection.
The three-headed running attack of Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw and Derrick Ward is healthy (and Danny Ware had …

With the 2008 redeem team recently recapturing the gold in Beijing, many have begun to wonder who would win if the two stoic teams met. 
To me the answer is simple, the 1992 team would win.  Not only would they win, but they would win  possibly by double digits.  The 1992 team is probably 8 to 12 points better than the 2008 team for a variety of reasons.  First, the 1992 team was bigger on the front line with Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, David Robinson and Patrick Ewing.  The 2008 team features a great deal of athleticism and versatility on the perimeter, but outside of Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh, the 1992 team would simply dominate down low.  Secondly, the 1992 team was a little more experienced in age (29 to 26) and NBA experience (8 to 6).   Lastly, the 1992 team was …

Mets-Marlins Series Preview

Mets Rumors & News

The first-place Mets go down to Del Boca Vista to take on the Marlins for a three-game weekend series. The Mets are 7-5 against the Florida this season. After staying in the thick of things with the Phils and Mets, the Marlins have been fading in August and are now six games out. Their closer, Kevin Gregg, hasn’t helped their cause with a few monumental blown saves. Is he auditioning for the Mets? Luis Castillo is Florida’s all-time leader in games played, at-bats, hits, runs scored, triples, walks, stolen bases and sacrifices. He has his whole career backwards, though. He spent his youth in Florida and has retired in New York.
Tonight’s game will be the first for the Mets using the new instant replay rule. Hopefully things will go smoother than when they tested it out in the minors earlier in the year. One of the umps didn’t get the rules …

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