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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Say Goodbye to Pistol Packin’ Plax

Giants Rumors & News

So the gun slips down Plaxico Burress’ waistband, he fumbles for it while trying not to spill his drink and shoots himself in the leg. Who is he, Barney Fife? Thank god he didn’t actually have to use his weapon to protect himself or everybody involved would probably be dead. He’s as smooth with a gun as Fredo Corleone was when trying to protect the Godfather. That wasn’t just his gun but Burress’ Giants’ career slipping down his leg. He’s been suspended for the season, and will most likely never play for Big Blue again. Good riddance. But did he have to drag Antonio Pierce into this? The Giants actually need their middle linebacker.

Can the Giants win without the gun-toting wide receiver? Well, they’re 3-0 with him on the sidelines (or sitting at home) so far this season. And they’ve won by an average of 20.7 points per game in those contests. Sure, he draws double teams and opens things up for other receivers, but is that …

Hot Stove New York Sports Pop Culture Quiz Answers

Giants Rumors & NewsMets Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Roger McDowell was the second spitter in an episode of Seinfeld.
2. Doug Heffernan once asked his father-in-law, Arthur, to make him a candle shaped like Rusty Staub on the King of Queens.
3. Many members of the 1969 Mets once appeared in an episode of  Everybody Loves Raymond.
4. On an episode of the Simpsons, Whitey Ford was pelted with pretzels at a Springfield Isotopes game. Homer then suggests renaming the pretzels Whitey Whackers.
5. Fictitious Met Chico Escuela (played by Garrett Morris) regularly appeared on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update.
6. Former Giant Fred Dryer starred in the TV show Hunter in the 1980s….

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