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    COUGHLIN RELIEVED HE DIDN'T BOUNCE PITCH

    COUGHLIN RELIEVED HE DIDN'T BOUNCE PITCH

    "Tom Coughlin may not have thrown a strike to Russell
    Martin
    , but the two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the New York
    Giants was relieved he didn't bounce the first pitch prior to Saturday's
    Yankees-White Sox game at the Stadium.

    "It wasn't in the dirt," said
    Coughlin, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by his alma mater as part
    of Syracuse University day. "It was probably high and inside, but it was close
    enough. I might have gotten the call."

    Any butterflies?

    "Nah,"
    Coughlin said. "You figure, here come the New York Yankees and they're waiting
    for this old guy to get out of the way with the first pitch, I think you always
    say, 'God, I hope I don’t bounce it up there.'"

    This is the second time
    Coughlin has thrown out the first pitch. He threw a strike to Jorge
    Posada
    -- "a split-finger down the middle," he said -- after the Giants
    won the title in 2007.

    "When I did this before, (Derek)
    Jeter
    said to me, 'You're getting up on the mound right?'" Coughlin
    said. "I said, 'Yeah, I'm getting up on the mound.' And then one of the guys
    said, 'Don't bounce it.'

    "I said that to John Wooden
    one time. I told him about what I was gonna do, and people saying you can't
    bounce it. He said, 'I did that one time. I did it with the Angels one time.' I
    said, 'How'd you do?' He said, 'I bounced it.'

    "And then I said, 'They
    wouldn't have booed you.' And he said, 'Yeah, they booed me.'"

    Coughlin
    played a lot of baseball growing up. He played in high school and then a summer
    of American Legion ball following his freshman year at Syracuse.

    "We
    played a lot of catch, and I got hit with a lot of line drives when he was
    growing up. Believe me," said Coughlin, whose son Tim was
    captain of the baseball team at Virginia.

    The Giants withstood several
    injuries to key players en route to capturing the Super Bowl this past season.


    So how does Coughlin think the Yankees will fair without CC
    Sabathia
    , Andy Pettitte and Mariano
    Rivera
    ?

    "I think they'll come through this very strong,"
    Coughlin said.

    An attempt was made to ask Coughlin about his
    quarterback, Eli Manning, being ranked 31st on the NFL
    Network's list of the top 100 NFL players.

    "I don't know anything about
    it," Coughlin said.

    And with that, he left reporters to go take in the
    game."
    “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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    Re: COUGHLIN RELIEVED HE DIDN'T BOUNCE PITCH

    Pics? I need to wipe the image of Eli in a Mutts jersey out of my mind


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    Re: COUGHLIN RELIEVED HE DIDN'T BOUNCE PITCH

    I think Coughlin earned enough respect in NY that he would get a pass if he accidentally grounded a ceremonial first pitch.

    and it still wouldn't been as bad as Michael Strahan dancing on the Kelly Ripa show recently. You may be blinded if you see that.

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    Ba Ba Booey

    And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National Institute of Pancakes: It reads, and I quote, “**** waffles.”......G Carlin

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    Looks like a true champ out there






    Rex Ryan would have licked and eaten the ball

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    Re: COUGHLIN RELIEVED HE DIDN'T BOUNCE PITCH

    Is Coughlin a Yankee fan? I know Tuck and few of the other guys are, but I'm not sure about TC.

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