This Sunday at 4:30pm, New York sports fans everywhere will be tuning in to see the New York Giants take on the Baltimore Ravens as fans hope Big Blue can come through as their backs are against a wall once again.
New York Post – Back Page – January 6, 2012
QUESTION IS….WHICH G-MEN WILL SHOW UP THIS SUNDAY?
This game is the G-men’s most pivotal of the 2012 season, as the defending champs must win to stay in playoff contention. To lose could squash Big Blue’s dream to get the chance of repeating as Super Bowl Champions.
The problem is no one knows which Giants team will show up down in Baltimore.
The Giants forfeited their lead in the NFC East by playing Jekyll and Hyde football over the last few weeks and it has caused a frightening pattern.
See the G-men go from looking unbeatable one week to a team comparable to the New York Jets the next.
These ups and downs are nothing new to Giants fans but after witnessing last weekend’s shutout by the Falcons, they have taken the low to an all-new level. The Giants 0-34 thrashing was the worst defeat of any reigning Super Bowl Champion during the regular season in NFL history.
So what was the problem for the Giants to choke like that against Atlanta?
The deal’s only hold-up was that Dickey wanted a well-deserved contract extension, and the Washington Post has stated that Toronto stepped up to a tune of 2-years for $25 million bucks. So off to Canada goes Dickey.
HOW DICKEY TRADE HURTS THE YANKEES?
This trade is just more bad news for the New York Yankees because as of today they are not a playoff caliber team.
Dickey is a knuckleball pitcher who throws hard, which makes him very tough to face.
So it came as no surprise when listening to Boomer and Carman on CBS last week that the Yankees new regime, lead by Hal Steinbrenner wouldn’t budge over $80 million and somewhere between 4-5 years to acquire Hamilton’s services. Who knows if that is even true but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Back when Hal’s dad was still running the ship the above NEVER would have happened.
Texas Rangers – ALCS Game 3 – October 19, 2010
And boy are Yankee fans missing the Boss more than ever right now.
Following such an embarrassing 2012 ALCS, George Steinbrenner would have handed GM Brian Cashman a boatload of cash before he went to the Winter Meetings; and tell him to fix this so the it doesn’t happen again in 2013.
Look I do not hate the idea of Youkilis in a Yankee uniform in 2013; I just hate this off-season, as it has been one thing after another.
And you can’t blame the guy, as only a fool would walk away from that kind-of green. Youkilis recognizes he is worth about half that money, but he is being fairly compensated for the Yankees lack of years.
The New York Yankeesoff-season remains at a standstill, which isn’t so surprising when you have an ownership that refuses to offer anything more than a one-year contract.
English: Kevin Youkilis pointing skyward. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- See good players, like solid bench guys can usually get two-year deals.
- The young and most talented will easily get multi-year offers from many ball clubs.
- So that leaves the Yankees with veterans, the household name guys who were once the young and talented so they don’t need the money as much but isn’t quite ready to hang up their gloves yet. Also living closer to their family’s factors in more, and the fact that their bodies are worn down from playing for 15+ seasons.
So now the Yankees are just continue to wait to see if their latest one-year proposition to 33-year old, Kevin Youkilis gets accepted. FYI… Youkilis will turn 34 prior to the start of 2013 season.