Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl XLVI’

In Boston, kids this age can barely count to 10 and my little buddy knows the entire Giants roster from Eli Manning to Jerrel Jernigan. Heck, Rob Gronkowski can barely count to 10. Throw this on top of the long list of reasons why New York fans are better than their counterparts in Beantown. At the Super Bowl, Pats fans are going to be so busy figuring out how many yards they need for a first down, they won’t even realize Tommy Brady got sacked again.

And I’m sure this kid’s dad didn’t force Junior to memorize everything against his will or anything like that…

Kate Mara is the princess of the Mara football dynasty. Her big moment came in 2005 when she sang the national anthem at the game after her grandfather, Wellington, died. She nailed it and the Giants went on to win 36-0. By all accounts, she a legit fan. I would be too if my great-grandfather founded the team. Kate’s a pretty good actress as well. She was solid on Entourage and great on American Horror Story playing a jilted mistress in both real life and the afterlife. People may fawn over little sister, Rooney, but I’d want Kate as the tight end of my team. Is there any way she can do the anthem on Sunday? Dayyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuum!

Sister Groupie

Posted: February 2, 2012 by Keith Stone in football, NFL
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Everyone knows that one of the perks of being a football player is the ladies. Well, Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich met a special one indeed. Over the years, Herzlich has developed an unlikely bond with a 70-year-old nun in Indiana after she read about his battle with cancer while at Boston College. It’s an incredible story featured in the Daily News and definitely worth a read.

Dedicated to all you Pats fans out there. See you Sunday.

Party Like It’s 2007?

Posted: January 27, 2012 by Keith Stone in NFL
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Katie Baker of Grantland does a great job writing about the pulse of the New York sports fan. She hit the nail on the head again in comparing the 2011 Giants with the 2007 version that won Super Bowl XLII. As awesome as this whole season has been, it does feel like the stakes are higher. The four years before Super Bowls feel like a lot longer, even greater than the gap between the unfortunate XXXV and XLII.  With the rise of the Saints and Packers, getting to the Super Bowl feels like even a bigger feat than 2007 with way more to lose. Fortunately, this year’s team is way more skilled at offense but with one bad bounce or one bad call, none of that might matter. Come next Sunday, we’ll see if the wait was worth it and if this playoff run, as incredible as it seems, is greater than the one that saw the demise of the only 18-0 team in history.