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  • #16
    Originally posted by SweetZombieJesus View Post
    Sigh I guess I have to break out the sports almanac.

    Lombardi's Packers (technically 3x they won the last NFL championship)
    Shula's Dolphins
    Knoll's Steelers (twice)
    Walsh's 49ers
    Johnson's Cowboys
    Shanahan's Broncos
    Belichick's Patriots

    So 8x there have been repeat champs. Not common but not as rare as we think.
    What about the Eagles? OH WAIT.....
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SweetZombieJesus View Post
      Sigh I guess I have to break out the sports almanac.Lombardi's Packers (technically 3x they won the last NFL championship)Shula's Dolphins Knoll's Steelers (twice)Walsh's 49ersJohnson's CowboysShanahan's BroncosBelichick's PatriotsSo 8x there have been repeat champs. Not common but not as rare as we think.
      Forgot about the Broncos.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
        I really wish they would stop making this an age thing. I know plenty of people around my age that are die-hard fans of their teams and then friends of my folks who will stop watching their respective teams once they reach .350 or some win/loss ratio around there. This could very well be the last Superbowl that the Giants win in my lifetime and I'll appreciate every championship I've been able to witness. The season isn't over but I can understand the pessimism that we are already 0-2 in the divisional games.

        Anyway, injuries seem to be the biggest thing hurting this team right now and it's not letting players get comfortable with one another when there are constant changes in the lineup.
        True, but injuries are always going to be a factor, as they were last year. That's where your depth determines the outcome.
        “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
          I really wish they would stop making this an age thing. I know plenty of people around my age that are die-hard fans of their teams and then friends of my folks who will stop watching their respective teams once they reach .350 or some win/loss ratio around there. This could very well be the last Superbowl that the Giants win in my lifetime and I'll appreciate every championship I've been able to witness. The season isn't over but I can understand the pessimism that we are already 0-2 in the divisional games.

          Anyway, injuries seem to be the biggest thing hurting this team right now and it's not letting players get comfortable with one another when there are constant changes in the lineup.
          Same here. the Age thign is actually quite funny for me, since I was born in 1988... I don't have any memory of watching Simms or Taylor play for us and my first memory of the Giants was Dave Brown throwing it up for grabs. So while I didn't endure 30 years of terrible teams, I did have to deal with my team being bad while watching Aikman get his 3 super bowls... there were more Cowboys fans in my NJ elementary school than Giants fans at that time. Now we have a squad that has the potential to be the best in the NFL in the long-term, and they're squandering it. Yeah I'm a little annoyed...

          I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by SweetZombieJesus View Post
            I guess I have to break out the sports almanac.

            Lombardi's Packers (technically 3x they won the last NFL championship)
            Shula's Dolphins
            Knoll's Steelers (twice)
            Walsh's 49ers
            Johnson's Cowboys
            Shanahan's Broncos
            Belichick's Patriots

            So 8x there have been repeat champs. Not common but not as rare as we think.

            It's worse in that going back all the way, the Giants have played in somewhere around 20 championship games and have never gone back-to-back... Even the Eagles repeated in 1948-1949.
            HEY, we're talking SUper Bowls, take the Eagles off your post lol
            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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            • #21
              It certainly doesn't apply to me as I would watch the likes of Danny Kannell and Dave Brown play fully knowing that the team is not going anywhere.

              As for this team and my expectations, I didn't really automatically expect them to repeat, because of their regular season was hardly a dominant one. What I did expect was to have a winning record and make the playoffs.

              How they came out in the season opener vs. Dallas sure was deflating, and seeing how bad Dallas really is, it feels worse now.
              But I think it's too early to judge this team and where they really belong even if they lose to Browns. I would say everything will be clear by the week 11 bye week. Giants would be either making a final push for a playoff spot, or looking ahead to the 2013 draft.

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              • #22
                Tapping out is for wussies.

                However, the most frustrating thing is seeing teams we SHOULD beat roll all over us, and then they go back to sucking the next week.
                Why do we always make bad teams look good? So frustrating.
                Mood: WOOF!

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                • #23
                  Pretty dumb article
                  No one remembers who came in second.

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                  • #24
                    Sure Sunday evenings loss was very frustrating especially for me when I consider we already had a 44 yd FG lines up so I expected to see a run to get hopeully another 4-5 yards. I was very surprised to see us go long down the sidelines. Enough of that...

                    Last year taught me a valuable lesson about the G Men. Never give up on them within reason and after 4 games any Giant fan giving up or being too critical of the Giants just hasn't acuquired any wisdom about the NY Giants. We will be fine, sure we have lost 7 or 8 of 9 against Philly but as one Eagle fan wrote in the NY Daily I would trade that record for 2 SB's in 5 years any day of the week.

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                    • #25
                      i like the article, but i dislike how the author attributes the negative qualities to newer fans, as if the old school fans get a pass. well i've found that any sort of fan, old or young, can let their emotions get the better of them. while I admit the older fans generally have a higher threshold of tough times, lets not pretend like we haven't seen old school fans here act...a bit, well, overdramatic? melodramatic? cant find the right word...

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                        Come into the game day thread once and don't step in front of the path to the cliff at the first miscue.
                        LOL......on gameday, I'm a bundle of nerves when I watch the team. And when they lose, I need some time to just mellow out. So I usually don't post here until at least a day later after a loss.
                        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SuperNYGiants View Post
                          It certainly doesn't apply to me as I would watch the likes of Danny Kannell and Dave Brown play fully knowing that the team is not going anywhere.

                          As for this team and my expectations, I didn't really automatically expect them to repeat, because of their regular season was hardly a dominant one. What I did expect was to have a winning record and make the playoffs.

                          How they came out in the season opener vs. Dallas sure was deflating, and seeing how bad Dallas really is, it feels worse now.
                          But I think it's too early to judge this team and where they really belong even if they lose to Browns. I would say everything will be clear by the week 11 bye week. Giants would be either making a final push for a playoff spot, or looking ahead to the 2013 draft.
                          Great point.....any Giants fan who survived the Dave Brown Era (or "Error") can never be accused of tapping out.
                          "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                          "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                            i like the article, but i dislike how the author attributes the negative qualities to newer fans, as if the old school fans get a pass. well i've found that any sort of fan, old or young, can let their emotions get the better of them. while I admit the older fans generally have a higher threshold of tough times, lets not pretend like we haven't seen old school fans here act...a bit, well, overdramatic? melodramatic? cant find the right word...
                            Exactly. I was waiting for Jen to move on to how those dang kids never get off her front lawn or how she doesn't understand music these days.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                              i like the article, but i dislike how the author attributes the negative qualities to newer fans, as if the old school fans get a pass. well i've found that any sort of fan, old or young, can let their emotions get the better of them. while I admit the older fans generally have a higher threshold of tough times, lets not pretend like we haven't seen old school fans here act...a bit, well, overdramatic? melodramatic? cant find the right word...
                              Well, you nailed it. I think it's a dumb article because it starts with artificial an premise which isn't close to the truth. There are old school pessimists and new school pessimists. And there are people who panic all the time. I think, as a group, we are reacting about as expected given our 2-2 record and a couple of disappointing division losses. Go Blue!
                              No one remembers who came in second.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                                LOL......on gameday, I'm a bundle of nerves when I watch the team. And when they lose, I need some time to just mellow out. So I usually don't post here until at least a day later after a loss.
                                That is normal, we all do that. It has nothing to do with one's chronological age.
                                “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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