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Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:33 pm
 
The Giants players are sick of the pep rally storyline too. (Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- At the Patriots pep rally in New England, Tom Brady said that "hopefully" the Pats will be able to have a bigger party in two weeks. Brady meant that he hopes the Pats win the Super Bowl. But the New York media, bless them all, took that line and absolutely ran with it, calling it "Tom's Taunt."

"It was a pep rally," Brady deadpanned Sunday night when asked about the comment.

But that didn't stop a swarm of media members from spending a good deal of time asking Giants players if Brady's comments made them angry. As it turns out, the Giants are more annoyed by people making a story out of Brady's comments than they are by Brady's actual comments.

"Man, it was a pep rally," Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said Tuesday. "What was he supposed to say? I don’t think it’s Tom doing anything but getting fans riled up."

Tuck was also asked several times about the pep rally and clearly didn't want to discuss it. Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka literally laughed at the idea of Brady trying to run his mouth.

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"I read his exact words and the way he phrased it" Kiwanuka said. "You get to this level, you get to this game because you're confident in yourself and I wouldn't expect anything else. Now if someone wants to come out and throw some legitimate trash talk we can talk about that. But you guys just need something to do for the week I guess."

Even Antrel Rolle, who loudly proclaimed just how loudly he likes to proclaim things, wouldn't take the bait and felt like Brady's comments were being blown out of proportion.

"It doesn’t matter at all," Rolle said of Brady's comments. "The game [still] has to be played on Sunday. And the only thing that is going to determine the outcome of the game are the players in the game, who’s going to take the field and who’s going to be on either side. No talk, no media, no speculation, no parties, none of that stuff is really relevant at this point."

The only thing -- at this point -- that makes Brady's comments fascinating is the New York media's refusal to let them go. But having been on the ground in Indy for just over 24 hours, it's highly likely that'll stop being amusing pretty quickly.

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Comments

Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

"If that is what the Giants need to put some hate on Brady, then keep on fishing. Because really, what is he supposed to say to the crowd? Hope we don't party in 2 weeks? I'm sorry, but if your not even half confident in getting the job done then why even play?"

XFactor09 - did u even read the story??? The Giants arent hating on Brady at all....in fact, just the opposite...Tuck says exactly what u are saying. He said "what is Brady supposed to say, it was a pep rally". There is no one on the Giants taking offense to any of this...this is just ANOTHER example of the shitty media trying to be relevant with a bullsh*t story! All 108 players on both of these rosters expects to win this game...PERIOD!




Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:27 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

If that is what the Giants need to put some hate on Brady, then keep on fishing. Because really, what is he supposed to say to the crowd? Hope we don't party in 2 weeks? I'm sorry, but if your not even half confident in getting the job done then why even play?



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:00 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

The last time I actually paid attention to SB hype was when the Packers made the SB with Brett Favre. Since then I've ignored it all, never watch pre-game shows and only care about what happens from kickoff to the final whistle. The hype and pre-game stuff is great for beginners and casual fans because it gets them excited and informs them, but if you've been watching the games all season and are a consistent viewer of NFL football it's worthless to you.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:42 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

What no Brett Favre headlines to throw out there this week guys? This is a non-story if I've ever read one.



Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:15 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

And, CBS Sports wrote about this, why?  Idiotic.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:52 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

It's great to see that these athletes are finally figuring out that the media will put their spin on any statement or action in order to provoke a confrontation between teams.  The media seems to be reaching for controversial issue to report on and they're looking foolish in the process. Terrell Suggs said it best to Skip Bayless when Skip was trying to goad him: 'Don't Be a D-Bag'.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:26 am
 

Hey, Will

You media losers are just desperate for a story.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:31 am
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Giants think Brady's parade 'story' is ridiculous

I graduated. But just barely. And it seems obvious to me too but people are asking. --Brinson



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:16 pm
 

The byline

explains everything.


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