Without Fanfare, New York Giants Lead Division
by Eddie Mayrose

Somewhere around the time that Rex Ryan and his New York Jets started their miraculous run through last year’s playoffs, the Giants became a forgotten team. As Gang Green began to dominate the back pages of the local tabloids; for reasons both good and bad, Big Blue quietly went about the business of repairing a defense that disappeared during last December’s collapse. There were no sexy trades, no television shows and, certainly, no Super Bowl predictions. There was simply a change at defensive coordinator and a commitment to the work necessary to regain the top spot in the NFC East.  Funny how effective that formula’s been.

Since Big Rexy showed up in town and started shooting his mouth off, the Giants have almost become the forgotten team in New York and that’s just the way they like it. Free to go about their business with a minimum of distractions and media scrutiny, they’ve seen their defense return to a dominating level while Eli Manning continues to shine.  The Giants seem very content to leave the bluster to the boys in green.  Just as well, as they can better use the time to polish those Lombardi trophies Rex keeps promising. Continue reading »

by Mike Lopiparo

Yes, I’m qualified to write a column.  My full name is Mike
Lopiparo and I produced sports for 17-years at 1010 WINS Radio.  You
know,  “All News All the Time” and “You give us 22-minutes, etc, etc,
etc.  I also did work during the Olympics at the ABC Radio Network.

Let’s start with the San Francisco Giants!!!!  Why????   I’m a
Giants fan since 1961.   I don’t have that much to show for it.  No
World Series titles; just three National League pennants;  divisional
playoff appearances on five occasions; assorted “chokes” and some
awful trades.   But I’m a happy man this year.  I’ve always wanted the
Giants to have great pitching.  I was always jealous of the Dodgers in
the 1960′s (Koufax will do that to you) and admired the Orioles in all
those years they won a pennant and had top-flight starting pitching.
Well…the Giants now have that and I consider this year a success even
though their chances of beating the Phillies is slim since San
Francisco hits like a team in the era when the baseball was similiar to
a rolled-up sock.  Of course I miss Barry Bonds.   Was he taking
steroids??? Probably.  Was he NOT a nice guy??  Probably.   But did he
hold up the Giants for more than a decade??  Definitely!!!!!. Continue reading »

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