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nygnyy274 : 4/20/2017 11:22 am
Thanksgiving Day in Washington.
Christmas Eve in Arizona and 3 out of the last 4 games are at home.
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RE: Big money  
njm : 4/20/2017 11:44 am : link
In comment 13435395 HoustonGiant said:
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That's 2 huge markets, in prime time. It's a business first.


Fair point. But the markets are just as big if the game is played at Met Life.
Would love to go down and ruin their start to the season again.  
732NYG : 4/20/2017 11:45 am : link
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If true, it's crazy,  
Walt in MD : 4/20/2017 11:45 am : link
but I'm ok with it. It's a win-win for us. If we lose, it's a road game that we were supposed to lose. If we win, it's gravy.
Thursday night  
nygnyy274 : 4/20/2017 11:46 am : link
November 30th home against the Lions
RE: If true, it's crazy,  
giants#1 : 4/20/2017 11:48 am : link
In comment 13435443 Walt in MD said:
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but I'm ok with it. It's a win-win for us. If we lose, it's a road game that we were supposed to lose. If we win, it's gravy.


^This. It also worked out well last year with it being the first starts for Prescott/Elliot.

And this year the Cowboys have a ton of turnover on the defensive side of the ball and figure to have at least one rookie DB starting. So getting them early is a plus (IMV).
At  
AcidTest : 4/20/2017 11:48 am : link
this point, it's stupid and unfair. We do we have to keep opening in Dallas every year? We should at least open with them at home, but it would be better to begin the season with a different opponent.
Giants/Dallas is a huge game for the NFL  
AnnapolisMike : 4/20/2017 11:56 am : link
I'd much rather open with that game on the road than at home. Niether team is at a disadvantage. The Giants will be salivating to take out Dallas.
Lions 35 Giants 14  
The Turk : 4/20/2017 11:57 am : link
was the score of the only game where we didn't open the season with Dallas - not many pleasant memories of that one
Again?  
jeff57 : 4/20/2017 12:01 pm : link
WTF
RE: Lions 35 Giants 14  
arcarsenal : 4/20/2017 12:04 pm : link
In comment 13435468 The Turk said:
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was the score of the only game where we didn't open the season with Dallas - not many pleasant memories of that one


We also opened in WSH in 2011 and lost that game. Really the only highlight for us that day that I remember was Hakeem Nicks catching a bomb down the right sideline for like 70 yards or something like that.

Cruz also dropped a pass coming across the middle and nearly never got another chance after that.
IF the Giants can get their Oline bolstered  
Tom in NY : 4/20/2017 12:05 pm : link
they could be catching a good break here.

Dallas lost 3/4 of their starting secondary in free agency...it's not going to be an easy start to the season for them.

Beat them at their home to start the season, and it could be a big first step towards winning the division.
Why the complaints?  
Go Terps : 4/20/2017 12:06 pm : link
A road divisional game is absolutely the best way to start the schedule. If you lose you have 15 games to make up for it. If you win you've given a division opponent the worst possible start to their season.

I hope we start in Dallas every season.
The sky is  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/20/2017 12:08 pm : link
Blue? Yawn.
The schedule maker  
River : 4/20/2017 12:16 pm : link
Lives in Jerry Jones wallet. Dallas has too much time to prepare for us. So if they get a quick win or loss they just have to worry about playing us once when the games really matter.
This is just ridiculous  
NYG07 : 4/20/2017 12:18 pm : link
While I believe the Giants are improved and Dallas has taken a step back, to open the season in Dallas 4 out of 5 years is absurd. They couldn't at least have the game in New York?
RE: Why the complaints?  
jeff57 : 4/20/2017 12:19 pm : link
In comment 13435500 Go Terps said:
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A road divisional game is absolutely the best way to start the schedule. If you lose you have 15 games to make up for it. If you win you've given a division opponent the worst possible start to their season.

I hope we start in Dallas every season.


Because variety is the spice of life.
you think Dallas is happy  
B in ALB : 4/20/2017 12:23 pm : link
that they have to open at home (again) against a rival and divisional team that can beat them at home (again)?

Some of you guys just like to complain about utter nonsense. This is a great opportunity to knock off the Giants biggest competition in the NFCE on the road, game 1 of the season. And they've been there and done that already. They're 5-3 at AT&T.
RE: Lions 35 Giants 14  
NoPeanutz : 4/20/2017 12:27 pm : link
In comment 13435468 The Turk said:
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was the score of the only game where we didn't open the season with Dallas - not many pleasant memories of that one


It was also Monday Night, traditionally a night of horrors for Giants fans.
Water down the game  
JonC : 4/20/2017 12:29 pm : link
water down the scheduling.
RE: Water down the game  
Danny Kanell : 4/20/2017 12:31 pm : link
In comment 13435554 JonC said:
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water down the scheduling.


+1
The Giants still open in Dallas  
Ira : 4/20/2017 12:32 pm : link
and the sun still rises in the east.
Is it safe to assume this is a Sunday night game?  
Bchurch : 4/20/2017 12:36 pm : link
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RE: The schedule maker  
AnnapolisMike : 4/20/2017 12:43 pm : link
In comment 13435519 River said:
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Lives in Jerry Jones wallet. Dallas has too much time to prepare for us. So if they get a quick win or loss they just have to worry about playing us once when the games really matter.


Two things....

1. EVERY GAME MATTERS and the don't matter any more than a divisional game.

2. We have just as much time to prepare as Dallas does. Would you rather play Dallas coming off their bye week?

I have to admit...opening every year in Dallas gives me a chuckle. But I'd much rather play our divisional rival at their place rested and ready to go.
Giants at Dallas is good  
mrvax : 4/20/2017 12:45 pm : link
Cows missing 2/3 of their backfield and their Dline isn't that good. Oline missing 2 starters and it does take some time to gel.

Because this game could be critical for the division title, Coughlin McAdoo will have the team fired up and giving 100%.

After this game, only 2 more road-division games left for the year.
Francesa  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/20/2017 12:46 pm : link
just announced the entire Giants schedule on the air.
all  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/20/2017 12:48 pm : link
I picked up was the Dallas away to start season, monday night home against Detroit, away at Philly week 3, then I believe he said at Tampa week 4. Went through the full run down but couldn't keep up with it.
RE: Francesa  
figgy2989 : 4/20/2017 12:49 pm : link
In comment 13435579 Steve in Greenwich said:
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just announced the entire Giants schedule on the air.


How is that possible? His show isn't even on yet
RE: RE: Francesa  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/20/2017 12:49 pm : link
In comment 13435586 figgy2989 said:
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In comment 13435579 Steve in Greenwich said:


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just announced the entire Giants schedule on the air.



How is that possible? His show isn't even on yet

he cut into Evan & Joe to break the news on the full schedule. He had the full schedule.
Thanks Steve  
figgy2989 : 4/20/2017 12:50 pm : link
Figures, I hate Joe and Evan and only tune in at 1!
amazing that  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/20/2017 12:52 pm : link
he ran through the full schedule twice and no other media has posted it yet. Not on twitter or anything that I can tell. I think its cause all the beat writers are jumping all over this Eli presser.
Let me guess...  
Giant John : 4/20/2017 12:52 pm : link
We once again play in MN?
From Francesa  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 4/20/2017 12:54 pm : link
at Dallas
Detroit (MNF)
at Philly
at Tampa
LA Chargers
at Denver (SNF)
Seattle
BYE
LA Rams
at San Fran
Kansas City
at Washington (thanksgiving)
at Oakland
Dallas
Philly
at Arizona
Washington

I think I heard correctly?
Tough start to the year  
Go Terps : 4/20/2017 12:57 pm : link
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I believe  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/20/2017 12:59 pm : link
thats correct. He also had which games were sunday night but I missed it. Said 5 primetime games I believe?
Opening in Dallas kind of works in our favor.....  
Simms11 : 4/20/2017 1:04 pm : link
we usually come out of the gates healthy and on fire. Hopefully, we can grab another road victory against our toughest divisional rival and get off to a good start. We then get them in our house later on.
Looks like a balanced schedule if true  
AnnapolisMike : 4/20/2017 1:06 pm : link
Too bad there are no back to back West Coast games. Finish the season with your divisional rivals at home.
RE: Opening in Dallas kind of works in our favor.....  
chopperhatch : 4/20/2017 1:13 pm : link
In comment 13435630 Simms11 said:
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we usually come out of the gates healthy and on fire. Hopefully, we can grab another road victory against our toughest divisional rival and get off to a good start. We then get them in our house later on.


Jinxy cat, jinxy cat where arrrre you?

And other than LAST year, when before that have we opened the year healthy?

FWIW, I dont mind opening in Dallas. I tend to agree, lets get that one out of the way. But its the lack of thought that goes into making the schedule that is frustrating.
3 straight years in Dallas  
ghost718 : 4/20/2017 1:47 pm : link
Gotta give it to the other Jerry

He takes his beatings and asks for more
Happy holidays?  
trueblueinpw : 4/20/2017 2:05 pm : link
I don't think it's right to risk ruining Christmas and Thanksgiving. Poor show by the scheduling team to have one team play on the two biggest national holidays that occur during the football season. Poor show.
RE: Happy holidays?  
njm : 4/20/2017 2:13 pm : link
In comment 13435792 trueblueinpw said:
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I don't think it's right to risk ruining Christmas and Thanksgiving. Poor show by the scheduling team to have one team play on the two biggest national holidays that occur during the football season. Poor show.


And both away games.
RE: RE: Why the complaints?  
Go Terps : 4/20/2017 2:22 pm : link
In comment 13435524 jeff57 said:
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In comment 13435500 Go Terps said:


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A road divisional game is absolutely the best way to start the schedule. If you lose you have 15 games to make up for it. If you win you've given a division opponent the worst possible start to their season.

I hope we start in Dallas every season.



Because variety is the spice of life.


Variety is overrated. For pure viewing quality the divisional games are worth three or four non-divisional games. I'm not getting psyched for a game in Oakland, or hosting KC.
Oakland is one of the best  
giants#1 : 4/20/2017 2:26 pm : link
young teams in football. Giants-Raiders isn't the same as Giants-division foe, but on paper at least, it should be one hell of a game. Especially if they complete the deal for Lynch.

They're actually built pretty similar to Dallas with a massive OL and a ball control offense. But they have a much better QB and Mack on defense.
RE: RE: Happy holidays?  
trueblueinpw : 4/20/2017 2:41 pm : link
In comment 13435804 njm said:
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In comment 13435792 trueblueinpw said:


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I don't think it's right to risk ruining Christmas and Thanksgiving. Poor show by the scheduling team to have one team play on the two biggest national holidays that occur during the football season. Poor show.



And both away games.


I guess the Giants are playing New Year's Eve too. At least the players get paid but this is pretty brutal for the fans and their families.
RE: Happy holidays?  
Mad Mike : 4/20/2017 2:42 pm : link
In comment 13435792 trueblueinpw said:
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I don't think it's right to risk ruining Christmas and Thanksgiving. Poor show by the scheduling team to have one team play on the two biggest national holidays that occur during the football season. Poor show.

Isn't the whole league playing on christmas eve or christmas? (Except that week's thursday game). I'd rather not have the Giants play on thanksgiving too, but the league isn't exactly doubling up on us with the christmas eve game.
Dallas is the closest stadium to me so I go every year  
Dhoe20 : 4/20/2017 2:43 pm : link
And this is another year I'll be missing out on opening day. Damn it.
RE: RE: RE: Happy holidays?  
speedywheels : 4/20/2017 3:13 pm : link
In comment 13435865 trueblueinpw said:
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In comment 13435804 njm said:


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In comment 13435792 trueblueinpw said:


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I don't think it's right to risk ruining Christmas and Thanksgiving. Poor show by the scheduling team to have one team play on the two biggest national holidays that occur during the football season. Poor show.



And both away games.



I guess the Giants are playing New Year's Eve too. At least the players get paid but this is pretty brutal for the fans and their families.


The entire league except for Thursday and Monday night game play on Christmas Eve.

The everyone plays on New Years Eve, since it's the last week of the season no Mon/Thu games.

So the Giant fans are getting "screwed" only on T-Day. Big whoop.
That 8:30 PM Start om Dec 31 is gonna  
Sec 103 : 4/20/2017 4:25 pm : link
suck!!!
RE: Thanks Steve  
13ODB : 4/20/2017 5:04 pm : link
In comment 13435589 figgy2989 said:
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Figures, I hate Joe and Evan and only tune in at 1!


Fucking hate them two, saw on twitter banks was coming on i put their show on caught banks just in time Evan asked him about the giants skins match up thanksgiving and not even 10 seconds later joe interrupts banks and says the one good thing about the jets not being good is they won't get many prime time games, then he's asking banks jet stuff,, banks doesn't work for the fucking jets asshole. That would be like micheal Kay asking Marty Lyons about the giants, can't stand them it's always about the mets and jets so sick of it, they have to get their two teams into everything.
RE: That 8:30 PM Start om Dec 31 is gonna  
Mad Mike : 4/20/2017 5:05 pm : link
In comment 13436085 Sec 103 said:
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suck!!!

It would, although obviously we'll only have that slot if we're in contention for a playoff spot. Better to be locked in and have a less meaningful game, but I'd certainly rather be playing for the playoffs on new years eve, than running out the clock on a disappointing season on new years eve afternoon.
What a shock...  
Bluesbreaker : 4/20/2017 6:37 pm : link
Its the money and ratings ..
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