Your favorite New Yorker, the one and only Nicole Prechtl, is back to rant about a subject that’s going to hit close to home for many in this city. You know the drill, and if you don’t then check out her entire series “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me,” but you may want to take an Advil before doing so. We’ll let her take it from here:
“Football season is finally upon us, fantasy teams are in full force, and Monday attitudes are no longer based on your weekend festivities, but solely dependent upon how well your team did on Sunday night. In my case, we’re talking about the New York Giants.
If you watched the opening Sunday night game of the NY Giants in Dallas, and are a die-hard fan like myself, you may have not even bothered getting out of bed to go to work yesterday morning. All I can say is, ouch.
Here’s a recap of the reason why Giants fans will be unapproachable for the rest of the week : the game is on the line, you need the clock to run out, the other team has no timeouts left, and you are left with a 3rd and 1 on the first yard line. So, what’s the play call? Run the ball down Dallas’s throats, hoping to get it in the end zone. On the off chance you don’t get the ball in, at least you took 40 seconds off the clock, right? Not so fast. If you are Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, or Ben McAdoo, you decide to make the worst play call since Pete Carroll in the Seattle Super Bowl. You throw the ball incomplete. This allows the clock to stop—stupid. Then, you kick a 3 point field goal, which in no way seals the game—stupid, yet again. Since Dallas still wins with a touchdown, why not go for it on 4th and TAKE MORE TIME OFF THE CLOCK?! Due to terrible time management, Dallas now gets the ball on the 28 instead of their own 1 yard line. Now, how about stick with the same defense that you have played for the last 58 minutes, because it has actually been working. Nope, not the NY Giants, we like to change things up; let’s go into a prevent zone defense! SO stupid, especially when we prevented NOTHING other than winning the game.
So there you have it. This is why your coworkers who are Giants fans, including myself, cannot be spoken to, looked at, or bothered in any way shape or form for the rest of the week.
To Giants fans everywhere, we cannot panic. We will probably encounter at least 5 more ‘strokes’ like the one we had last night. On the plus side, Dez Bryant is out for 4-6 weeks. And always remember: things could be worse…we could be a Jets fan.”