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    Fans Can't Save Giants' Floundering Season

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/02/coughli...around-giants/

    Excerpt: "It gets deafening inside CenturyLinc Field when the Seahawks play, and it was loud Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium when the Chiefs silenced the Giants. And now, with his team Giants on death row, Tom Coughlin is making a plea for help.

    “I’m hoping that our fans are as boisterous and supportive as they’ve ever been — maybe even more,” Coughlin said Wednesday. “I just hope everyone rallies around our team right now. The players need it, we all need it. We all need to feel that great support and the 12th man. Playing at home in your division there’s certainly every reason in the world to be excited about that. …

    “I’m hoping that they help us, the fans help us win.”

    Here’s the problem, and it goes beyond the chicken-or-the-egg obvious that it is on the Giants to give their fans something to cheer about Sunday against the hated Eagles:

    Giants fans did not expect their team to come home 0-4.

    Giants fans, like ownership, hold this team to a higher standard.

    Giants fans dreamed of their team making history by becoming the first team to play in a Super Bowl in its home stadium, just as the players did.

    Giants fans weren’t expecting an overmatched, injury-ravaged offensive line that can’t keep Eli Manning upright or clear the path for a running game.

    Giants fans weren’t expecting Manning to throw 11 interceptions.

    Giants fans weren’t expecting Jason Pierre-Paul to have only one more sack than Michael Strahan or Kelly Ripa.

    Giants fans weren’t expecting David Wilson to fumble his golden opportunity.

    Giants fans weren’t expecting Hakeem Nicks to virtually disappear.

    In other words, Coughlin can expect Giants fans to be “All in.”

    But guess what: It’s up to his Giants to keep them “All in.”

    It’s up to the Giants to help the Giants win, no matter where the game is played." Read more...
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    I hope the fans are loud....anything that might help them out.

    Win this game, and if the Broncos win, all of a sudden they are 1 game out with a 1-1 Division record.

    If the hometown fans want to help salvage the season, being loud isn't asking too much.
    “Losers assemble in little groups and complain about the coaches and the players in other little groups, but winners assemble as a team,”

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    Not gonna happen.
    Giant fans at the stadium have been known to be pathetically quiet.
    Full of rich old geezers who would rather sit down and yell at all those who are disrupting their naps.
    Actually, maybe..just maybe they will give up their tickets to their college kids about now...so maybe their is hope afterall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomsoad View Post
    Not gonna happen.
    Giant fans at the stadium have been known to be pathetically quiet.
    Full of rich old geezers who would rather sit down and yell at all those who are disrupting their naps.
    Actually, maybe..just maybe they will give up their tickets to their college kids about now...so maybe their is hope afterall.
    Just curious when the last game you went to was? It was pretty loud at the Broncos game and I've been at every game in the new digs since it opened.....maybe it's just because I'm in a raucous section but the Falcons playoff game and the last regular season game that same year against the Cowboys was off the charts loud.

    There was a ton of turnover when PSL's hit.....I feel bad for those lifers that got hosed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomsoad View Post
    Not gonna happen.
    Giant fans at the stadium have been known to be pathetically quiet.
    Full of rich old geezers who would rather sit down and yell at all those who are disrupting their naps.
    Actually, maybe..just maybe they will give up their tickets to their college kids about now...so maybe their is hope afterall.
    When I went to my one and only Giant game during the 1990 Champion season my friend and I were told to sit down and stop cheering the team on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueDrive45 View Post
    When I went to my one and only Giant game during the 1990 Champion season my friend and I were told to sit down and stop cheering the team on.
    That's what happens when we are on offense. The team wants it quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueDrive45 View Post
    When I went to my one and only Giant game during the 1990 Champion season my friend and I were told to sit down and stop cheering the team on.
    That may be true but the crowds back then were super loud. I was at the Redskins game in 1990 and it still stands as the loudest that stadium has ever been. The place shook. My family were season ticket holders for the Giants since before Giants stadium opened but due to circumstances beyond our control we were unable to get it together in time to get the PSL for the new stadium but I still try to get to at least 3 or 4 games a year not including playoffs if there are any. There are always old foagie's who tell you to sit down but it is always pretty darn loud. I ignore the grumps and go nuts every time I go lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomsoad View Post
    Not gonna happen.
    Giant fans at the stadium have been known to be pathetically quiet.
    Full of rich old geezers who would rather sit down and yell at all those who are disrupting their naps.
    Actually, maybe..just maybe they will give up their tickets to their college kids about now...so maybe their is hope afterall.

    Dude, I wouldn't go around bashing Giants fans.

    I'll never forget your post back in 2007, when you opined that you wanted us to lose in the NFC Championship game so we didn't go down being remembered as the loser in the Super Bowl to the Patriots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roosevelt View Post
    Dude, I wouldn't go around bashing Giants fans.

    I'll never forget your post back in 2007, when you opined that you wanted us to lose in the NFC Championship game so we didn't go down being remembered as the loser in the Super Bowl to the Patriots.
    The truth is bashing? Our fans have a tendency to get very quiet at times! We are in no way a factor as the fans in places like KC and Seattle. The product on the field shouldn't have anything to do with it. KC fans are loud all the time...even when they were garbage!! IMO If you want to watch the game you can stay home but if you go you should participate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
    I hope the fans are loud....anything that might help them out.

    Win this game, and if the Broncos win, all of a sudden they are 1 game out with a 1-1 Division record.

    If the hometown fans want to help salvage the season, being loud isn't asking too much.
    Big deal, we'd be on top in a very weak division this year. Net result is that we'd be crushed early in the playoffs. At this stage of a 0-4 season it's foolish to be thinking of playoffs...playoffs?

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