Giants Rumors & NewsJets Rumors & News
This entry was posted on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 10:00 am and is filed under Baseball, Football, Giants Rumors & News, Jets Rumors & News, Mets Rumors & News, Yankees Rumors & News, |. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Jets Sanchez Debut FootballWhen we last saw the Jets, the comedy team of Eric Mangini and Brett Favre were sabotaging the season. Favre confessed that he had a torn biceps tendon, but he’s just covering up for his arm – it wasn’t torn, it was drunk. The team was even fined for the subterfuge. New and improved coach Rex Ryan gave a pregame speech to remember; it basically boiled down to this: Win on for Richard Todd. And win they did. The rookie coach even shed a tear after the game – it wasn’t because his team won, though, but instead the reason behind the crying was that he just found out that NBC cancelled My Name Is Earl to make room for Parks and Recreation. And when Ryan was about to present owner Woody Johnson with the game ball, Kanye West appeared out of nowhere, grabbed the ball and yelled out, “Weeb Ewbank is the greatest Jets coach in the world! In the world!”

Meanwhile, the Giants are in the midst of an era of consistency. They have the same coach, same QB, same O line, same D line, with only a few new faces on the team. They won their season opener, but the score shouldn’t have been that close. They do have a little problem with taking the foot off the pedal, and making games closer than they should be. But a win’s a win. The Giants have started a new tradition after victories, which combines the Gatorade dunk the team invented in the ’80s with the whipped cream pie in the face that this year’s Yankees have adopted. After every win some of the players will dump a giant bucket of pie fixin’s over Tom Coughlin‘s head.

As for baseball, with their win on Saturday, the Mets were assured they would not lose 100 games for the season, but they’re still not a lock to be in the majors next year. And the Yankees brawled their way through the week, winning three, losing three and winning one on a TKO.

Player of the Week

Mark Sanchez: The rookie QB had an impressive debut (18 for 31, 272 yards, one TD), looking poised and veteran-like. Jet fans everywhere are ready to anoint him the new Joe Namath. He’s already picked up the nickname The Sanchise. And in honor of Braodway Joe, Sanchez is dating Ann-Margret.

Runners Up

Osi Umenyiora: The Giants’ All-Pro defensive end returned to the field after missing all of last season, and he did it in a big way, with a sack and fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Kris Jenkins/Bart Scott: These two led the dominating Jets D, stopping Houston from running the ball, passing the ball and doing anything else with the ball.

Eli Manning: Forced to throw the ball because the ground game was going nowhere, Manning stepped with a quietly efficient game, spreading the ball around to his inexprienced receivers. He finished the afternoon by going 20 for 29, with 256 yards passing, one TD and one INT.

Thomas Jones: The Jets running back had a productive day, rushing for 107 yards and scoring two TD’s.

Steve Smith/Mario Manningham: The two standouts in the Giants receiving corps in week one. Smith led the way with six catches for 80 yards, and Manningham made some nifty moves (with a little help from some bad tackling) on his way to his first career touchdown.

Derek Jeter: Oh yeah, the Captain passed Lou Gehrig for the all-time Yankees hit record on Friday night.

Hideki Matsui/Francisco Cervelli: They came up with the big hits for the Bombers this week. Matsui belted a  homer and drove in five runs in Sunday’s win and blasted a two-run dinger in the eighth to tie up Wednesday’s game. And Cervelli finished things off in that contest, with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. That gives the team 14 walk-off wins this season, which is three shy of the franchise record, set in 1943.

David Wright: The Mets third baseman exploded on Saturday, with two homers and six RBI’s, to single-handedly beat the Phillies. Yes, it was the only Mets win of the week.

Jeff Francoeur: The Mets right fielder batted .407 this week, and is doing it all with torn ligaments in his thumb.

Schmucks of the Week

We have three candidates this week:

1. Johnny Damon: Damon cost the Yanks a run when he seemed to be auditioning for the Mets and forgot how many outs there were on Sunday.

2. Daniel Murphy: He made a big base-running blunder in Sunday night’s game and then his fielding miscues led to Wednesday’s loss.

3. Jorge Posada: The usually classy catcher started Wednesday’s brouhaha with what most thought was a cheap shot behind home plate. Joe Girardi wasn’t very happy about it, and even umpire Jim Joyce didn’t like it: “”It was very unsportsmanlike. It was a cheap shot.”

Vote now! Send a letter to:

Hot Stove New York

New York, NY

We’ll post the results in four to six weeks.

(Or you could just comment below.)

Comments are closed.

  • Press Harbor