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    Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    Just curious did he get it as bad as Steve Smith or did no one seem to care as much. While I was a fan back then, there were not of outlets such as facebook, internet, etc. to connect with the city.

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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    Not that I remember, as you state, there was no facebook & internet back then, I don't remember any negatives in the press ie NY Post & Daily News. Bavaro was pretty much broken down when he left the Giants & not much left in the tank. It was a raised eyebrow "to the eagles"?, but "hey, thank for the memories & laying it out there, Good Luck!". Always a Giant! in my book!

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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    [quote user="wildlifernyc"]Just curious did he get it as bad as Steve Smith or did no one seem to care as much. While I was a fan back then, there were not of outlets such as facebook, internet, etc. to connect with the city.[/quote]

    No, he didn't and the reason was Wellington Mara. Bavaro's knees were S H O T. When asked about releasing Bavaro, Wellington said he did not want Mark's health on his conscience if he were to end up with crippling injuries due to continued play.
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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    Bavaro was released.
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    My 5 year old son right before the kickoff of Super Bowl 46: Do you promise?

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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    ####ing astroturf

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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    My memory of it is like when Parcells joined the Cowboys -- we understand you've got "the itch" to play/coach, but why of all places would you pick THEM?
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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    he didnt because he was released and his hatred for the Eagles was widely known


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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    which is ironic, because the Giants showed the same "Disloyalty" to Bavaro as Smith showed to the Giants.

    But nobody gives the organization **** for it...

    nor should they, on either account
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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    Bavaro was well past prime, and I think that's the main difference. I don't think anyone thought that Bavaro was going to single-handedly beat us in games.

    Also, like someone else said, he was actually released, where it was widely believed that the Giants still wanted Smith.

    We need our coaches to assign playing time based on something other than player salary.

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    Re: Did Bavaro get crucified when he joined the Eagles?

    Mark didn't get treated like Steve from what I recall.

    Mark knew we weren't going to let him play here so he ending up leaving.

    Totally different circumstance than with Steve.
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