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- It warrants mentioning what new Giant linebacker Keith Bulluck said to the New York Times before last night's contest that clearly decided who was New York's most important football team: “If you’re from New York, you know who New York’s football team is: the New York Giants,” Bulluck said. “I’m a Mets fan, but I know who New York’s baseball team is: the New York Yankees. The Jets haven’t won nothing since Broadway Joe. ” Who's excite for this "rivalry" to be as annoying as Red Sox - Yankees within the next six months? /raises hand
- Giants won the game, obviously, but Eli Manning got a little beat up -- if not for a certain backup wideout (more on him in a second), Eli's bloody head would have been the top story. Fortunately, Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News' "The Blue Screen" reports that Eli is "fine" and "normal."
- Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger discusses Shonn Greene, who certainly seems like he's fine with what LaDainian Tomlinson brings to the team and the role he's being given. Just like the rest of the Jets, he just wants to move onto the Super Bowl parade.
- Like video highlights of football without feeling dirty for viewing them illegally? My man Brian Bassett at The Jets Blog has your one-stop spot for everything Jets and Giants related from last night.
- The guys over at Big Blue View handed the most kudos of the evening out to wideout Victor Cruz, who went b-a-n-a-n-a-s against the Jets with three TDs. Good quotes from Jim Sorgi as well, although I'm not sure compliments Sorgi is what you're looking for if you're trying to be a starter .
- Joe Namath apparently never recognized the name "Giants Stadium" and always referred to the old stadium as the Meadowlands. Which obviously means that he's approximately as insane as the state of Texas.
- Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network believes that Falcons' DT Kroy Biermann is set to become the next "great pass rusher" in the NFL . Baldy makes a great point about later-round picks becoming elite rushers (Jared Allen, Trent Cole, Elvis Dumervil) before putting on his Jay Bilas Cap and declaring that Biermann will have success because of his "motor." An aggressive double-digit sack prediction then follows.
- Al Harris (he of the Chicago Bears in the 1980's) missed the Bears' 1985 Super Bowl run because he sat out the season with a contract dispute. Sound familiar yet? Because Gary Myers of the New York Daily News believes Darrelle Revis could also suffer the same fate. Unfortunately, the Jets ALREADY WON THE 2010 SUPER BOWL. IT'S TOO LATE, DARRELLE! MUAHAHAHA ... Er, sorry. I watched "Hard Knocks" again this morning.
- The guys at "New Meadlowlands Stadium" (I'm waiting for their price to drop to seven figures before I cut the check and get it named "Brinsonland World Stadium") want to play the role of Switzerland , remaining neutral in the Jets-Giants semi-war. But, duh, that's just good bizness.