Posted on: February 4, 2008 1:10 pm

"The pass"....."The catch"....

There has been much talk about the play made by Manning to Tyree. Rightfully so I might add. To me it summed up Eli Manning in a nut shell. The entire Giants team really. First of all, when Eli rolled out of the pocket with a defender on his shirt tail, as close to being sacked as you can get, you could see the determination in that kid. You could almost see the hunger oozing out of him. He was not going to lose. I feel like even if the pass would have fallen incomplete it still would have been a great play. When Tyree went up for this ball you almost knew it was just meant to be caught. He showed the same determination in holding on to it, that Manning showed in getting the pass off to begin with. He was not letting go of that ball, the Giants were not letting go of that game. Of course the defense played remarkable. Brady, Im sure has never been so beat up before in his life. I was touched by the shots of Peyton cheering on his brother. I can imagine he was as happy as when he had won last year. Im neither a fan of the Giants nor the Patriots, but I have to say I am a fan of my "home boys". Eli, you did us proud my man. Congratulations to you, your team and all the fans.
Category: NFL
Posted on: January 31, 2008 7:53 am

Should there be more serious consiquences?

I know raising a child right starts in the home. The Father or Mother should be the first "role model" in their childs life. But when that child becomes interested in sports he or she starts to look up to the biggest sport figures. How do you explain to them that their "idol" was arrested for drugs or using performance enhancing drugs or beating his wife? I know these players put alot of blood sweat and tears to get where they are but I still think it is a priviledge to be playing for the NFL or MLB or NBA, and there should be stronger and stricter penalties and punishment. If not, when will it end? These organizations need to realize what an impact these players and coaches have on the youth watching them. A child that sees his favorite player get banned or put in jail for using drugs is alot less likely to be interested in trying them when given the opportunity than one who sees their favorite athlete be slapped on the wrist and fined a few dollars. I know there are some real role models out there and my hat is off to them. It is just really disappointing when someone you or your child has looked up to for so long has been involved in something like that. What do you think? Should profesional atheletes be accountable for the way they may influence our youth? Again, I know as a parent it starts at home. But does anyone really think that this has little or no affect on the kids?
Category: General
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