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Blast from the past - Real Giants Football (Part II)

truebluelarry : 11/14/2017 5:40 pm
This one is a real treat, Giants vs Dallas 1981 season finale. Widely known as the the close of "18 Years Of Lousy Football"

I was fortunate enough to have been in attendance at this one.

The video is in two parts. The link here is for the 1st half.

Giants vs Dallas 1981 Week 16 1st half - ( New Window )
Second half  
truebluelarry : 11/14/2017 5:41 pm : link
link below.
Giants vs Dallas 1981 Week 16 2nd half - ( New Window )
damn look at those linebackers  
gtt350 : 11/14/2017 5:59 pm : link
RE: damn look at those linebackers  
truebluelarry : 11/14/2017 6:06 pm : link
In comment 13692398 gtt350 said:

Right! Byron Hunt was a backup, starting for the injured Brad Van Pelt...the defense never missed a beat.
great game  
Giants86 : 11/14/2017 6:08 pm : link
I was a freshman in college up in Connecticut and was friends with this guy who was a big Giants fan himself. We both went crazy watching this game. I was a runner back then and waited until after the game to go on my training run of 15 miles, I was on cloud 9 during that run. Great memories.
I'm proud to be able to say I was there  
GeorgeAdams33 : 11/14/2017 6:37 pm : link
Mike Friede was my favorite player for a couple of years. He even played for Trump's Generals.
Eli Wilson : 11/14/2017 6:53 pm : link
Rob Carpenter was my first ever favorite Giant. I switched to LT the next year, but Rob was #1.
Can we have  
old man : 11/14/2017 7:12 pm : link
If that OL.
And even THEY we only average.
Clack was a Steeler, Ard was young, King and Turner worked hard.
I was at that game...  
EricJ : 11/14/2017 8:12 pm : link
i'm getting goosebumps watchiing that  
ray in arlington : 11/14/2017 8:24 pm : link
Loved Jeter  
old man : 11/14/2017 11:50 pm : link
from his USC time.
Loved Bill Neill..Oklahoma?
Ah....the knees, the knees.

You could see the 'tough'and nasty developing on the D.
Dragon : 11/15/2017 1:15 am : link
Players all different at that time then today now we have players who believe they are professional actors more than players.
I'm home from work, sick in bed  
George : 11/15/2017 4:48 am : link
I'm watching this mother today!

I remember it like it was yesterday. But the funny this is that we didn't clinch a playoff spot because it was a Saturday game; we needed the Jets to beat the Packers in order to get in, and voila, it happened the next day.
I cried after that game.  
Giants_ROK : 11/15/2017 6:11 am : link
And still, we needed the Jets the next day.

You thought you were pissed at Lawrence Tynes in Green Bay?
Imagine how we felt about "The Nose" until he made that last kick.

Yeah, linebackers.
Was in attendance - 16 at the time, I cried too...  
x meadowlander : 11/15/2017 9:34 am : link
...many in the crowd did - definitely the biggest impact of any regular season Giant game I ever saw.

Giants were a laughingstock forever. And they were Dallas' bitch, big time.

If you've never seen the game and have the time - watch it. Wild swings of momentum - Giants shooting themselves in the foot multiple times but just refusing to die.

Thanks for posting it.
Watched this yesterday...  
x meadowlander : 11/17/2017 9:00 am : link
...Awesomeness. Early Madden/Summerall, my son was remarking on how cheesy the graphics were.

The game is awesome as I remember - inept Giant O barely able to string together drives - you want to regain your love of Eli, watch Scott Brunner step back in the pocket, time to throw, deliver a bullet a solid 8 yards away from his receiver.

Brunner SUCKED.

But he made a few throws that day that counted - one to Tom Mullady... a pair to John Mistler.

Fun to see that transitional Giant defense - the old guard - Brian Kelley, Beasely Reese, Terry Jackson, Gary Jeter - mixed with the new.

I imagine I'll be watching lots of taped games like this one as the season winds down.

Thanks for sharing!
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