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How I salvaged this football season ..

Spider56 : 10/6/2017 7:59 am
I've bled blue since 1956 and have stayed loyal throughout. Season tix for 20 years, Training camp every year, for me the season starts on draft day and I was really pumped going into this year. To be 0-4 on Oct 1 really stings .... but fortunately we moved to NC in 1993 and adopted NC State as our Saturday team. We've been lucky to have seen Rivers, Wilson, Glennon, Brissette thru the years, and now this guy Ryan Finley.

Great atmosphere in Carter Finley yesterday beating 'University 6' ... we have a QB who's gone almost 300 passes without a pick, an O line that didn't give up a sack, a defense that is just good enough and overall, there's probably 4 or 5 guys who will play on Sunday. Tough schedule coming up but I'll take 5-1 at the halfway point.

My point ... my blue heroes have let me down this year but I'm thankful I have a college team that makes fall weekends what they're supposed to be... My advice ... jump on a college bandwagon and enjoy the atmosphere, reasonable pricing and the games ... it's still football.
Lifelong Wolfpack fan here!  
GiantFilthy : 10/6/2017 8:03 am : link
Really fun season so far. Still upset about that loss to South Carolina.
I'm watching most of the NFL action week to week  
djm : 10/6/2017 8:09 am : link
But when the Giants lose, especially in this kind of fashion, football fucking sucks.

Honestly, and I think I speak for everyone, when the Giants let down like this, LIFE is less enjoyable. I have a great life with a great family. I'm blessed. But I won't sit here like some try to do and say that I'm not miserable every morning after another dick punch loss. We're all miserable right now even the ones saying otherwise.

When the Giants lose, football and life isn't as enjoyable. That's just a fact. This season has been even worse.
College football is a nice distraction though  
djm : 10/6/2017 8:12 am : link
Especially since there's nary a mention of any NFL action during the games. It's nice backround noise.

Then I watch pats bucs last night and nick folk can't kick a fucking fg if his life depended on it. But of course he nailed the game winner last week.

Miserable.
college football is the only football this year  
micky : 10/6/2017 8:19 am : link
great games and atmosphere
djm  
Gman11 : 10/6/2017 8:20 am : link
I used to feel that way, where a Giants loss not only ruined my day, but I was grouchy the next few days too. Then I realized how crazy that is. Now, even though I get upset with them I'm over it after about half an hour. Life's too short to agonize over a football team. It really is. You'll find yourself enjoying life better when the exploits of your favorite football team don't have as much impact on your life.
RE: djm  
djm : 10/6/2017 8:23 am : link
In comment 13632633 Gman11 said:
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I used to feel that way, where a Giants loss not only ruined my day, but I was grouchy the next few days too. Then I realized how crazy that is. Now, even though I get upset with them I'm over it after about half an hour. Life's too short to agonize over a football team. It really is. You'll find yourself enjoying life better when the exploits of your favorite football team don't have as much impact on your life.


I've gotten much better as life moves along. I never project misery. I'm still the same lovable, charming, fun awesome guy I always am. But I'm crying on the inside lol.
college football for me too  
Chip : 10/6/2017 8:51 am : link
UNH shooting for the playoffs for the 14th consecutive season. Off to a good start 4-1.
This thread is indicative of  
rebel yell : 10/6/2017 9:12 am : link
what I believe to be a migration and a trend from the NFL to college football. I still love the Giants, but given a choice, in the last 3-5 years, it has been college football I prefer. The NFL is slowly and methodically destroying itself.
Rebel ...  
Spider56 : 10/6/2017 9:23 am : link
I think so too ... while far from pure, college football has youth, enthusiasm, great tailgates, outstanding rivalries, electric atmospheres, fairly well behaved fans (at least in my experience down south) and much less drama than you get with the millionaire prima donnas... the celebrations are mostly respectful and at least so far, void of the socio- political nonsense that has recently gripped the NFL.
I watch more College Football  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 10/6/2017 9:28 am : link
and really only care about the Giants on Sunday. I will change the channel to a good show over an NFL game if its not the Giants.
After the season opener, my wife suggested expanding our deck...  
x meadowlander : 10/6/2017 9:30 am : link
...so each Sunday, Giants self-destruct on radio as I've built an additional 22' x 16' onto our existing deck. Much more satisfying than yelling at the TV.

This weekends forecast calls for highs around 80.

As I've grown older, I have become a fair weather fan. Sunday, the forecast looks better outside than in my living room. :)
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Mdgiantsfan : 10/6/2017 9:36 am : link
I'm a lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan, so I too am happy that thus far Saturdays have helped give me some football weekend joy. After having traveled to Tampa for the game last weekend, I am looking forward to watching Big Blue finally get the W from my man cave:)
Problem is I remember the good times  
djm : 10/6/2017 9:47 am : link
And want more.

Giants won't win the Super Bowl every season  
JonC : 10/6/2017 10:01 am : link
I always find ways to analyze and look forward building a champion, even when it might be a 2-4 win season of misery.
Am I disappointed so far? Yes  
gidiefor : Mod : 10/6/2017 10:18 am : link
Do I have a life and other passions to balance my viewpoint? Definitely

I am and will be Fine -

One thing I am sure of is that if the Giants keep on this path - there will be changes -- despite what many of you all are saying I think the Giants FO is much better than most

Most of you were salivating on this season and are lashing out at any target you see to take these losses out on
RE: Giants won't win the Super Bowl every season  
djm : 10/6/2017 11:02 am : link
In comment 13632750 JonC said:
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I always find ways to analyze and look forward building a champion, even when it might be a 2-4 win season of misery.


Thank heavens we have four. IT's amazing we actually do have four. This franchise is far from perfect...far from even consistently good, yet somehow they found a way to net four super bowl titles all during my rooting years. I am eternally grateful. And you're right, if you don't win it all, nothing else really matters...and you certainly can't and won't win it every year.

Not sure how to handle the rest of this season. I don't want McAdoo to fail, but I just can't shake this feeling that he's not the man for the job even if he does stumble into a few wins or 11 wins like last year. But maybe he is the man for the job and just needs to find his sea legs this season. I can't quit this season...not yet...gotta hold out hope that they right the ship and battle...but I just don't see it.
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arcarsenal : 10/6/2017 11:32 am : link
Every weekend is a tale of two halves for me as a football fan.

I spend every Saturday watching Alabama curbstomp someone and then every Sunday, the Giants disappoint the fucking life out of me and take me right back down to earth.
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arcarsenal : 10/6/2017 11:37 am : link
Speaking of...

Remember the name Tua Tagovailoa. This kid is the real deal. He's not even starting, but I think he's going to be a better NFL prospect than Hurts when his time comes. Jalen does a lot of damage as a runner but Tua has an incredibly impressive arm for a kid his age. He's made quite a few Rodgers-esque throws already.

May end up being the best QB prospect to come out of Bama in quite some time.
RE: djm  
Sec 103 : 10/6/2017 11:39 am : link
In comment 13632633 Gman11 said:
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I used to feel that way, where a Giants loss not only ruined my day, but I was grouchy the next few days too. Then I realized how crazy that is. Now, even though I get upset with them I'm over it after about half an hour. Life's too short to agonize over a football team. It really is. You'll find yourself enjoying life better when the exploits of your favorite football team don't have as much impact on your life.

+1 .... 100%
RE: Giants won't win the Super Bowl every season  
Racer : 10/6/2017 11:42 am : link
In comment 13632750 JonC said:
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I always find ways to analyze and look forward building a champion, even when it might be a 2-4 win season of misery.


That, and there are subplots all over the NFL where other teams are trying to fix the same things.
I'll have to try watching more college  
moespree : 10/6/2017 11:59 am : link
I've been falling out of love so to speak with the NFL in recent years. I've been pretty bored by the games and play. This annoyed me because football has always been my favorite sport. I've never been a big college football watcher but the comments here on this thread suggest I should start watching more of it.
RE: Am I disappointed so far? Yes  
Sean : 10/6/2017 12:00 pm : link
In comment 13632782 gidiefor said:
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Do I have a life and other passions to balance my viewpoint? Definitely

I am and will be Fine -

One thing I am sure of is that if the Giants keep on this path - there will be changes -- despite what many of you all are saying I think the Giants FO is much better than most

Most of you were salivating on this season and are lashing out at any target you see to take these losses out on


If Brad Wing executes 2 punts and perhaps the Giants win the last 2 weeks, the narrative is completely different at 2-2. Game of bounces.
We have been going to Navy games for years and now...  
Maryland Giant : 10/6/2017 12:04 pm : link
...have season tickets. For us, it is the best and is what we care about most in the Fall. There are no bad days at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium...great tailgating, great atmosphere, great student-athletes. Plus, I love the offense. And they usually win which is a nice bonus.

As for the Giants, I kind of feel how I did after Parcells left and Simms/LT were near the end. That 1993 season was the last great hurrah and then it was all over.

Coughlin and Manning brought magic that back and it was a great run. But now TC is gone and I love Eli and I continue to watch every minute because of him...but when that ends (and that could be in one week or one year but it will be sooner rather than later) I will have a difficult time getting back into the NFL.

But yes, there are a handful of college programs that I really respect and enjoy watching way more than the NFL.

College Football >>>>>>>>>>>> NFL  
B in ALB : 10/6/2017 12:06 pm : link
And it's not close.
RE: I'll have to try watching more college  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 10/6/2017 12:14 pm : link
In comment 13632939 moespree said:
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I've been falling out of love so to speak with the NFL in recent years. I've been pretty bored by the games and play. This annoyed me because football has always been my favorite sport. I've never been a big college football watcher but the comments here on this thread suggest I should start watching more of it.


You need to choose a team that isn't elite like Bama or Ohio State, etc. Choose a team that is on cusp because then you have an interest in all the ranked games being played. You'll root for upsets, and for your team to get higher in the polls, etc. That's what makes college football more fun. Ever game being played counts and can effect your team directly.
RE: College Football >>>>>>>>>>>> NFL  
RobCarpenter : 10/6/2017 12:58 pm : link
In comment 13632946 B in ALB said:
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And it's not close.


+1,000. The entire atmosphere around any FBS college game is fantastic. If you haven't gone in person to a FBS game you are missing out.
Booze,  
phil in arizona : 10/6/2017 3:48 pm : link
4-0 fantasy football team and... Go Cards?
Great post  
blueblood'11 : 10/6/2017 4:01 pm : link
Back in the days of 15 years of bad football I never thought in my lifetime the Giants would ever be the creme de la creme. Well, five Super Bowl appearances and four Lombardi trophies later what more could I ask for.

Having said that Iíve grown tired of all the divas, the ridiculous rules interpretations, salary cap constraints, and the anguish that has come with watching this team anymore. Been there done that and I just donít care like that anymore. I canít believe Iíd ever feel this way but if Iím honest with myself I recognize Iím just as invested as I once was.
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