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The Twelve Days of 2010 Training Camp

Posted on: December 27, 2009 6:40 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2009 6:44 pm
 

Those looking for the last great performance at Giants stadium this afternoon missed it by seven months...



Springsteen brought the house down in May of this year. Tom Coughlin's Giants finished the job today by imploding the spirits of every fan - whether in the stadium or not - and we watched those spirits collapse into the stadium's footprint. In May, Bruce was the Boss. Today, Jonathan Stewart was the Boss - and every yard he gained on the helpless Giants defense was another carefully placed powder charge that fired, crippling the fragile infrastructure of the Giants 2009 season.

A cloud of dust and smoke. A loud, thunderous rumble. The Giants season is over, put in in the books.

I know I've been AWOL on the blogs this year, and I apologize for that. To get into the reasons behind that would be a book.
There isn't much to say about this season, but for the sake of closure I offer these obvious observations.

1. We know that there's something very special about rookie Hakeem Nicks, and that Steve Smith has more than opened some eyes with his performance this season.

2. We know that this once formidable offensive line - that's played together more than any other in the league - may be fastly growing old together right before our very eyes.

3. We know that injuries absolutely decimated the Giants secondary. And regardless of that fact, Bill Sheridan showed no growth as a defensive coordinator as the season moved along.

4. We know that Eli Manning is beginning to hit his peak as a quarterback, and that the next two or three years will be optimum for his chances at winniung another championship.


And now, my wish list for the 2010 season - festive in song of the season.


THE TWELVE DAYS OF TRAINING CAMP

On the first day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
A new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the second day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
Stick-Um wax for Mario,
and a new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the third day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
Three and out on defense,
Stick-Um wax for Mario,
and a new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the fourth day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
Four solid quarters,
Three and out on defense,
Stick-Um wax for Mario,
and a new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the fifth day of training camp, my Giants gave to me...
FOOT... GELS for... Manning!
Four solid quarters,
Three and out on defense,
Magnigrips for Mario,
and a "Bye-bye Kareem McKenzie".

On the sixth day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
Six years for Blackburn...
FOOT... GELS for... Manning!
Four solid quarters,
Three and out on defense,
Krazy Glue for Mario,
and a "chat" with Marcus McNeill.

On the seventh day of training camp, my Giants gave to me
Seven in the red zone,
Six years for Blackburn...
FOOT... GELS for... Manning!
Four exciting quarters,
Three would even do!
Stick-Um wax for Mario,
and a new friend for right guard Chris Snee.

On the Eighth day of training camp my Giants gave to me
Eight free parking passes!
Seven in the red zone,
Six years for Blackburn...
HAIL... DOCTOR... SCHOLLS!
Four-quarter effort,
Three would be a treat,
Mario on the bench,
and a new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the ninth day of training camp my Giants gave to me
Nine ladies dancing (What? Sure, I'm a die-hard Giants fan - but I'm still a red-blooded American male!)
Eight free parking passes,
Seven in the red zone,
Six years for Blackburn...
Foot... gels for... Manning!
Four quarters please,
Three would be a treat,
Mario on the bench,
and a new tackle next to Chris Snee.

On the tenth day of training camp my Giants gave to me
Ten bucks a beer!? (new stadium, folks)
Nine ladies dancing
Eight free parking passes,
Seven in the red zone,
Six years for Blackburn...
Foot... gels for... Manning!
Four quarters, fellas!
How about a half?
Mario's fetching drinks,
and a draft trade-up for Bruce Campbell!

On the eleventh day of training camp my Giants gave to me
Meet Leslie Frazier!
Cup o' suds a sawbuck
Nine dames a dancin'
Valet parking passes,
Seven in the red zone,
Six years for Blackburn...
Foot... gels for... Manning!
Four solid quarters,
Three and out on defense,
Man, oh, Manningham,
and a Maryland Terrapin freak!

On the twelfth day of training camp my Giants gave to me
Bye-bye Billy Sheridan!
Meet Leslie Frazier!
Drunk and broke - but happy
Washing off the perfume
Valet scratched my Buick,
Red zone's still a desert,
Chase is the man!
ELI... MANNING'S... 'HEAL'ED!
Four solid quarters,
Three and out on defense,
Super glue for Mario -

AND A NEW TACKLE NEXT TO CHRIS SNEE!

Comments

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2009 1:54 pm
 

The Twelve Days of 2010 Training Camp

Good stuff BigBlueMasochist.  1986 seems so long ago for us Giants/Mets fans.

The way the defense played all year (especially the D-line), can we clean house on that side of the ball completely?  Get the injured guys back (namely Ross and Phillips) and start over.



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2009 7:08 am
 

The Twelve Days of 2010 Training Camp

Just be glad you're a Giants fan.  If I had done this for my Chiefs, it would have been the 53 days of Christmas.  We'd be done with the Super Bowl and into baseball spring training before finishing.  

Nice piece.  Fun to read.


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