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What/when was the last Giants game you missed?

ArizonaBlue : 1/30/2019 11:32 am
I was going through some old books over the weekend and found some old media guides and made me start thinking the last game I missed. It was 11/22/98, a 20-0 win over the Eagles. I only missed because I didn't get up in time to make it to the bar(I was in college at the time)

When was your? Whether it be in person or TV?
I am out of market  
Steve in South Jersey : 1/30/2019 11:34 am : link
so the best I can sometimes do is listen on the internet broadcast.
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arcarsenal : 1/30/2019 11:34 am : link
For pretty much the first time in my life, I turned several games off during the 2017 season. Does that count?

This past season sucked too - but the 2017 season was a truly remarkable display of trash and unwatchable football.

At least Barkley was exciting enough to keep me watching every game this year.
Do you have kids?  
mstyles22.0 : 1/30/2019 11:38 am : link
Ever since I had kids I actually find it difficult to watch an entire game live. My wife is a nurse and works on Sundays.

And being on the west coast, prime time games start at 5 and are on smack in the middle of bedtime for the little ones.

The last time I missed a game outright? I didn't see a minute of the Rams kicking our ass in 2017 because of my youngest daughters baptisim.

Before that, I missed the Eli-Big Ben game in their rookie seasons (2004) because I was in a car with a broken radio.
Arc  
ArizonaBlue : 1/30/2019 11:40 am : link
If you turned it off, I'd still count that as watching.
I don't recall the exact date  
Bill L : 1/30/2019 11:42 am : link
but it would be the one succeeding the last nationally televised regular season game in the 1986 season, but prior to the playoffs (which were nationally televised). Beginning with the 1987 season I went to sports bars every Sunday, until I moved to Albany in 1993, where the Giants are the locally televised team.
RE: Do you have kids?  
ArizonaBlue : 1/30/2019 11:45 am : link
In comment 14280944 mstyles22.0 said:
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Ever since I had kids I actually find it difficult to watch an entire game live. My wife is a nurse and works on Sundays.

And being on the west coast, prime time games start at 5 and are on smack in the middle of bedtime for the little ones.

The last time I missed a game outright? I didn't see a minute of the Rams kicking our ass in 2017 because of my youngest daughters baptisim.

Before that, I missed the Eli-Big Ben game in their rookie seasons (2004) because I was in a car with a broken radio.


Yes, I have kids. When they were younger my wife at the time was a big football fan and we'd have family and friends over for sunday games and sometimes the grandparents would take them out.

Now that they're older they do their own thing, but sill watch with me for certain games.
whole game I cannot remember?  
Giants86 : 1/30/2019 11:48 am : link
this year for the second half of the blowout at Washington I had to attend my daughters winter dance recital. They had no WIFI in the building. I got lucky since we were up so much at halftime.
4 years ago I began coaching  
pjcas18 : 1/30/2019 11:48 am : link
my youngest kid's hockey team. She was 7 and made an elite girls program and I was at the rink 5 days a week, so figured if I'm going to be there 5 days I might as well be on the ice.

No regerts (intentional). One of the most rewarding experiences I have ever been part of and I would make this choice again in 100 times out of 100 chances.

So, basically every weekend during football season there is a pretty good chance on Sunday we will be at a hockey rink (or rinks) anywhere from Southern, CT to northern Maine or even tournaments in Canada.

Over these four years I have missed quite a few games, and I catch up on NFL Network replays or if it's on TV and I get the channel I'll DVR it.

no change in my love of the Giants, just a change in priorities.

Until that point I don't know I'd missed a game in my "old enough to care" life other than for my own hockey game conflicts.

So probably 20+ years without missing a game.
Too many years to remember  
Beer Man : 1/30/2019 11:50 am : link
Thanks to the magic of Sunday ticket and DVR, I have not missed a Giants game in years. But there have been more than a few that I turned off because the team was playing so bad and I couldn't stomach watching it anymore. There was one such game several years back where the Gmen were down by two TDs late in a game and Eli brought them back to a victory. I remember reading about it on BBI in disbelief, and had to go back to the DVR recording to watch the ending.
I should note that for me not missing any games since '87  
Bill L : 1/30/2019 11:51 am : link
that doesn't mean I watched them all in real time. As the kids went off to soccer things, I watched some games by vcr or dvr. There were also a couple games that I had to listen to in part or even whole (once or twice) over the minivan radio.
This year  
rsjem1979 : 1/30/2019 11:54 am : link
The 2nd Redskins game. It was my nephew's fifth birthday - I completely forgot about the game until almost halftime. Saw the score, and that was that.

I couldn't tell you about anything after the Rams debacle in 2017 either, other than Geno Smith starting in Oakland. If I had the Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve games on last year, it was purely by accident.
Dammit...I completely blanked on the Geno Smith game  
Bill L : 1/30/2019 11:58 am : link
so, I don't have much of a streak at all :-(
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/30/2019 12:01 pm : link
Giants Seahawks 2017. I was in Victoria, BC & decided I'd rather spend time enjoying the scenery than watch the Giants.
Not since college in the mid 90s  
Matt in SGS : 1/30/2019 12:05 pm : link
I was up at Boston College and the internet was just starting to become a thing, but no streaming back then. So it would have to have been games in 1996 was the last time.
I think I missed one of the two Jesse Palmer games  
Gap92 : 1/30/2019 12:07 pm : link
and had to miss the @WSH game this year. Can't recall any others.
Maybe late 90s  
bigbb : 1/30/2019 12:07 pm : link
Except I also did not watch the Geno Smith game
Just one that I can remember...  
trueblueinpw : 1/30/2019 12:07 pm : link
I havenít missed either watching in person or on TV while listening live on the radio for more decades than I care to admit. Except the game that broke Eliís streak. I didnít watch a single snap and I couldnít even bare to listen to Papa and Banks on the radio. Didnít even watch a replay. That game was and always will be a complete blackout to me - totally sad day for me as a Giants fan.
It's been a long time  
Marty866b : 1/30/2019 12:15 pm : link
I figure I haven't missed a game since 1966 when I was 11. Grew up listening to Marty Glickman. I actually got a job in Yankee Stadium so I could attend the Giant games.
In the last 2 seasons I missed/or had to miss parts of games  
Chris684 : 1/30/2019 12:21 pm : link
in the last 2 years but still no full games going back to probably before the year 2000. And it' only been coincidence that they've happened to suck as well.

@ Philly last year, the 61 yarder. My nephew's baptism was the same day. I watched what I could from the restaurant on the NFL app on my phone, I listened to the Shepard TD and everything after that in the 4th quarter in the radio in the car.

@ Oakland last year. I tried to boycott the game because I was so mad about the Geno Smith bullshit but I couldn't totally stay away. By the late 1st quarter or 2nd quarter I was watching.

1st Washington game this year, my daughter's Halloween parade was rained out Saturday and pushed to Sunday.

@ SF this year I tried to stay awake for the whole game but fell asleep before halftime and missed the entire 2nd half.

Aside from the Geno game, I'm just entering a different phase of my life. My children and nieces and nephews obviously come first but for the most part I'm plugged in and between my phone, the radio/car and DVR I'm hoping to keep my time missed very limited.
Been living in CA since 1986  
CRinCA : 1/30/2019 12:23 pm : link
Had to hit up a sports bar in the early years, many times the Giants were not on. Sports bars in those days did not have the number of screens and stuff like today.

I bought DirecTV/NFL Ticket week one of the release in the early 90's. Cost me 1200 hundred just for the dish at the time! Have not missed a game since, except for the New Year's Eve game in Oakland some years back when TIki ran wild against them. Had to listen on the radio because the damn game was blacked out locally.
Packers game  
Joey in VA : 1/30/2019 12:47 pm : link
About 10 years ago, my niece was in The Nutcracker and I chose to miss the game to see her do ballet junk.
This years Giants Titans Game  
Chef : 1/30/2019 1:07 pm : link
switched to CBS at the same time the Pats were playing and I don't get CBS2.
Boycotted..  
moze1021 : 1/30/2019 1:14 pm : link
The Geno Smith start.

Only game I can remember missing since pre-Kerry Collins (I'm only 34)
Iím sure there  
Big Blue '56 : 1/30/2019 1:24 pm : link
are a few since 1956, but I canít honestly remember missing any..Need more Gingko
Loss vs the Cardinals (23-0)  
cjac : 1/30/2019 1:27 pm : link
on Christmas Eve 2017

Still to this day the only game i haven't watched since i was a little kid in the 70s
25 Seasons Strong!  
GGGmen : 1/30/2019 1:30 pm : link
I am a fortunate and dedicated fan. On top of seeing all our Super Bowls live I just completed Season 25 without missing a game.

Ever since direct tv arrived I have not missed a game. It has taken missing some events, going to bars and watching without sound, and upsetting my significant other. I wouldnít have it any other way. GMEN!
I had not missed a Giants game until my oldest son starting playing  
Essex : 1/30/2019 1:34 pm : link
sports. Last year, I missed the second half of the first Eagles game and was in the car going home when I heard Elliot's 61 yard fg make it. This year I missed the first half of the Titans game because my son had a basketball game. Besides those two games, I missed one in 2006 for a work emergency and the last game of the season against the packers in 1986. That is it. When my wife and I were dating, I told her that this is an obsession and that besides health related issues, I will never miss a Giants game. Its three hours a week, 16 times a year. That includes weddings, birthdays, whatever besides health (a work emergency is health because I need to feed my family so we don't starve). To her credit, and she does not even know what a first down is, my wife has kept her end of the deal. But, when I had kids, I kind of felt that it was pathetic to miss their game to watch grown men, who I don't know, play in a game instead of my kid. SO, that is how I missed the two halves last year and this year and as both my sons get older I anticipate missing more with travel leagues etc.
1998  
Don in DC : 1/30/2019 1:38 pm : link
I missed the game against the Broncos in which the Giants ended the Broncos' undefeated season. Had to attend a wedding. Managed to catch a few minutes of the game at the reception, but missed nearly the whole thing.
yeah  
gidiefor : Mod : 1/30/2019 1:40 pm : link
I blew a bunch of games off during the 2017 season -- man that was bru-tal!
In the 90's  
Dan in the Springs : 1/30/2019 2:12 pm : link
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1987 strike year  
NDMedics : 1/30/2019 3:51 pm : link
I think I missed one of those.
RE: It's been a long time  
baadbill : 1/30/2019 7:44 pm : link
In comment 14281006 Marty866b said:
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I figure I haven't missed a game since 1966 when I was 11. Grew up listening to Marty Glickman. I actually got a job in Yankee Stadium so I could attend the Giant games.


Wow. Someone after my own heart. I haven't missed a game (and I'd dare say I haven't missed a snap of a game) since sometime in 1970... and that has caused some rather intense issues over the years with the in-laws and work... and all of those games were watched alone on tv (I declined many, many ticket offers over the years, although I did go to the Giants/Jets preseason game for ~20 years in a row in the 70s to the 90s).
Missed the whole 1972 season, I was in Da Nang and only got  
SterlingArcher : 1/30/2019 9:09 pm : link
Giants news in the Stars and Stripes and what ever was sent to me in the mail from home. Very sad time for me for lots of reasons.
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Route 9 : 1/31/2019 11:28 am : link
A whole bunch this past year.

Went to the game in Carolina they lost last October but after that skipped the Eagles Thursday game completely. I had the chance to watch it, or even go for that matter but I opted to work that night instead. Tickets were so low for that game but I just opted to work instead. I either checked the score on my phone and found out it was 31-6, Philly. Glad I skipped out, last thing i wanted to do was be nauseated by the Giants for their stupidity twice in a weeks time.

Uhhh... only ones I really watched after that were Redskins at home (went), SF, Philly road (garbage) and some of the Cowboys game. Got sick a bit and didn't devote much time.

Before that? Minnesota road 2016, I had work at night which is rare. Uh before that? Maybe some game in the early 90s.
NFL uploading the game highlights to YouTube  
Route 9 : 1/31/2019 11:30 am : link
Does make it easier if you miss out
missed several over last two years each  
hassan : 2/1/2019 7:38 am : link
missed a total of two or three between 2004-2016. I skipped out on the last five games of 2003 as i was in NC at the time and was not keen on making a special effort to follow them at bars.

Also missed a few in timeframe between 1993-1997 as i was in pittsburgh for college. probably caught half the games then, was just too hard being a college student and following.

i am a parent of young kids and i see myself watching less go forward as replays and highlights as well as kids sports and activities will trump blocking sundays out. iíve also learned you are as good a fan if you catch 11-12 games a year vs every minute.
Very very few over the last 30+ years  
Jimmy Googs : 2/1/2019 7:49 am : link
although made a conscious decision to go to the beach instead of watching the first Redskin game this past season.

I still checked things on my iphone :-)
RE: missed several over last two years each  
baadbill : 2/1/2019 9:19 am : link
In comment 14283125 hassan said:
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... iíve also learned you are as good a fan if you catch 11-12 games a year vs every minute.


I'm not sure why you included this. In my book, there is only one judge of how good a fan you are ... and that's YOU. There is no valid external definition. You watch what you want to watch, and if someone watches less than someone else, that doesn't mean they are a "better fan". You know in your heart if you are a fan or not.
baadbill  
hassan : 2/3/2019 5:53 pm : link
the reason i included it is i used to plan weekends and logistics around the Giants to the point of massive inconvenience. i lived out of area for much of it. I thought, incorrectly, that it made me a bad fan to miss games. I am still of the opinion a diehard has to watch the majority of games and know the team - but Iím not of any mindset that missing a game is some big issue any longer. particularly when other things grab at you in life.

RE: Missed the whole 1972 season, I was in Da Nang and only got  
trueblueinpw : 2/3/2019 6:22 pm : link
In comment 14281593 SterlingArcher said:
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Giants news in the Stars and Stripes and what ever was sent to me in the mail from home. Very sad time for me for lots of reasons.


Iím glad you made it back to see the Super Bowls and everything else.
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