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I'm looking forward to this game. Anyone else excited?

Beezer : 12/9/2019 9:50 am
In a season of downers, I'm genuinely excited to see Eli out there slinging it around. Lower-level excited, mind you.

I think we have a chance at a long-term QB in Jones. Just need to build the team now, and have a semblance of a plan over the next few years.

But in a lost season such as this, I haven't looked forward to a Giants games this much in many weeks.

Hoping for a win, as always. I'm a realist, though. Just hang in there, and see what happens. I get it that a win (or a couple wins) hurts our draft standing, but I hope Eli plays well - even in a loss.

Anyone else actually a bit fired up for the return of #10?
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No  
Les in TO : 12/9/2019 10:28 am : link
I want the Giants to win and the young players to show progress but being the worst nfl franchise of the last eight years has beat the enjoyment and excitement out of me.
It will be great to see Eli out there again  
jsuds : 12/9/2019 10:32 am : link
He has a near full strength complement on offense and who knows? Maybe it's time for a Giants miracle over the Eagles for a change.
No, it's going to be ugly.  
larryflower37 : 12/9/2019 10:47 am : link
the Line has regressed over the last 12 games and Eli has the movement of a tackling dummy.
Philly is playing for a playoff spot and is going to see the blood in the water.

At best it proves to Eli his time is up and he retires at the end of the year vs. him out looking for a job that will never come
Not at all  
jlukes : 12/9/2019 10:52 am : link
there's absolutely nothing good that can come out of tonight.

Eli plays poorly and the GIants lost and it further tarnishes the Eli legacy

Eli plays well and the Giants win - the Giants hurt their draft positioning and Shurmur gets a step closer to keepking his job.
I just want a reason to cheer one more time this season.....  
Britt in VA : 12/9/2019 10:55 am : link
and I hope Eli provides that tonight.

The fact that it seems to mean a lot to my eight year old son also makes me excited.
Best Case Scenario  
BeckShepEli : 12/9/2019 10:58 am : link
Eli- 295 yards 3tds

Giants lose 34-21

Shurmur uses all 3 timeouts in 3rd quarter
RE: Not at all  
Sec 103 : 12/9/2019 11:16 am : link
In comment 14708464 jlukes said:
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there's absolutely nothing good that can come out of tonight.

Eli plays poorly and the GIants lost and it further tarnishes the Eli legacy

Eli plays well and the Giants win - the Giants hurt their draft positioning and Shurmur gets a step closer to keepking his job.


Eli plays well and we lose due to our outstanding Defense, then lose another 3 viola, Shuless and Belcher gone... Whats wrong with that?
Can't wait for Eli  
Josh in the City : 12/9/2019 11:17 am : link
to light it up one last time and then for half of this board begging to bring him back next yr.
No.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/9/2019 11:17 am : link
I look forward to Giants games nowadays like I do going to the dentist.
There's just one BIG problem  
gmenatlarge : 12/9/2019 11:30 am : link
he still has to play behind one terrible O-line!!!!
Haven't been less interested in a game in a long time  
Big Rick in FL : 12/9/2019 11:32 am : link
Would be much more interested if DJ was playing.
The game will follow one of our two favorite scripts:  
CT Charlie : 12/9/2019 11:33 am : link
1) We score a TD on our opening drive, then do nothing except narrow a 17-point gap in the final 5-10 minutes of the game.

2) We go down 14-0 in the first ten minutes, then spend the rest of the game trying to maintain the two-TD difference.
Unfortunately the Eagles have a lot to play for  
Rudy5757 : 12/9/2019 11:36 am : link
even if we keep it close I just dont see us winning it. I really dont want us to win it either. I would have preferred that Jones played the rest of the way to prepare for next season. get out 2-14 and have a shot at the #1 overall pick.

I couldnt care less about getting Eli more playing time. I can understand others wanting to see him play but this is not a good scenario for his last hurrah. The players really have no ties to Eli when he was good either. i want to see the guys that are are going to be here next year show improvement and thats it.
.  
Banks : 12/9/2019 11:40 am : link
I live outside of philly and hate the eagles more than other team by leagues. I'm going to do work at a friend's house tonight with the game in the background. So I have to sit there in a house of eagles fans as we get destroyed. I feel like I'm watching out of duty more than anything at this point. Last year Barkley gave me something to enjoy even in losses. This year has been misery.

F the eagles
Understanding the win is meaningless  
gmen4ever : 12/9/2019 11:55 am : link
I am still excited to see Eli suit up tonight. I was hoping he wouldn't see the field again.
No  
Go Terps : 12/9/2019 12:00 pm : link
I'm as big an Eli fan as anyone else, but watching him dump it off to avoid getting pounded on every play has gotten old. If I were a beat writer I'd show up to the post game presser wearing this:

I love eli  
terz22 : 12/9/2019 12:05 pm : link
But honestly cant remember a game I've been less excited for than this one.
I forgot they were even playing tonight.  
bceagle05 : 12/9/2019 12:05 pm : link
Bracing for all the memes on social media when Eli throws a pick.
Very nostalgic and excited.  
BigBlue in Keys : 12/9/2019 1:08 pm : link
I should know we're going to get rolled, but maybe just maybe Eli gives us another miracle.

I saw him warming up with Shep before the game in Chicago and he was slinging it! Thought that was going to be the last passes I saw him throw.
Love Eli.  
NoPeanutz : 12/9/2019 1:39 pm : link
Am rooting hard for a win. However, I do not expect to see Eli slinging it at all. The WRs can't get separation and the OL can't OL. Eli will still get creamed. Just when we are ready to see Eli work some magic, it will be POW!!! from the blind side. Or SURGE up the middle of the line, back into the pocket and blowing up the play. At least DJ8 can bail out.

Look for Barkley to have a good game tonight, with the veteran #10 calling out the pressure, instead of the rookie DJ8 or Halapio.


Not really  
Ozarkman : 12/9/2019 2:25 pm : link
Stopped being excited after the Lions game. Another season and weíre out of it by the end of Oct. Weíll watch the first half to see how Eli does, but the passion for this season is gone.
What reason is there  
Scooter185 : 12/9/2019 2:27 pm : link
To believe Eli will be better now than when he got benched? If I put stale bread in the freezer it's not going to suddenly be fresh when I take it out.

I'll be bowling tonight, if I'm near a TV I'll keep an eye on it and will probably put it on when I get home. Guess it depends on how ugly it is
Not watching  
Thegratefulhead : 12/9/2019 2:29 pm : link
Will follow the game thread. Masochist. Not excited. Disgusted. 10-34 is too much suck to pay for, or support. I put up Christmas decorations yesterday instead of football.
This is going to be very ugly  
Greg from LI : 12/9/2019 2:29 pm : link
I can't even comprehend how deluded someone would have to be to get excited about this. Is this really what you want to remember about Eli Manning - getting mauled by the Eagle pass rush, dumpoffs, and throwing into the ground to avoid a sack?
Would love to see Eli go rogue  
g-baby : 12/9/2019 2:30 pm : link
and call hos own plays at the line in a no-huddle all game. The Giants offense lights it up. Players, fans, media and ownership realize that our dork-ass head coach has been hamstringing our offense all season and he gets to take the amtrak home alone after being fired in the locker room.
RE: Nope  
Blue21 : 12/9/2019 2:32 pm : link
In comment 14708280 JonC said:
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I was ready to move on from Eli three years ago. NYG franchise has us in suspended animation ...


Exactly how I feel.
No  
BigBlueWC : 12/9/2019 2:46 pm : link
What is there to be excited about? I'd actually be pissed off if they won.
God, Iíd love to see Eli play well  
exiled : 12/9/2019 2:46 pm : link
Just donít see how thatís possible with this offense.
The only thing I looked forward to was watching Jones  
BestFeature : 12/9/2019 2:58 pm : link
I don't even know if I'll bother watching the ghost of Eli Manning lead this worthless team into another ass kicking or worse a victory because the Eagles suck too.
The sad thing is the most exciting part of the Giants season is coming  
Go Terps : 12/9/2019 3:01 pm : link
The offseason rumor mill, roster changes, scouting combine, pro days...that's become the best part of the Giants' year. That's what we've been reduced to.
RE: No  
crick n NC : 12/9/2019 3:03 pm : link
In comment 14708584 Go Terps said:
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I'm as big an Eli fan as anyone else, but watching him dump it off to avoid getting pounded on every play has gotten old. If I were a beat writer I'd show up to the post game presser wearing this:



So, you're not fond of reminiscing? That's how I take that quote. Reminiscing provides connection with people. Connection in my opinion is one of the main positives about conversation.
RE: Not watching  
bw in dc : 12/9/2019 3:07 pm : link
In comment 14708830 Thegratefulhead said:
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Will follow the game thread. Masochist. Not excited. Disgusted. 10-34 is too much suck to pay for, or support. I put up Christmas decorations yesterday instead of football.


Man, you have hit rock bottom... ;)
crick  
Go Terps : 12/9/2019 3:08 pm : link
I try not to get too caught up in reminiscing in any part of my life; I believe sentimentality keeps you from experiencing new things...but that's just personal preference. Everybody's different.

Besides, tonight just feels like a sad ending to what's been a partially destroyed career. Tonight has no connection whatsoever to the two Super Bowl titles...now it's just watching Eli do his best not to get his ass kicked - it just reminds me of everything that's gone wrong.
Who is more fired up for this?  
bw in dc : 12/9/2019 3:11 pm : link
The current president of the EFC, Britt, or the former president, dep?

If ever a ban needed to be lifted on poster, today is the day for dep... ;)

its amazing that ppl  
jestersdead : 12/9/2019 3:12 pm : link
will root for Jones to win but not Eli. Either you want the Giants to win or you don't. Who the starting QB is shouldn't matter. If you believe Eli stinks and the Giants don't have a chance, enjoy the remaining 4 games, knowing that the backup QB won't get it done. Giants are on a 9 game losing streak, Eli gives them the best chance to finish 2-14 (maybe 3-13)

All that said, Im excited to see what a rested Eli can do over the next 2 weeks.
RE: crick  
crick n NC : 12/9/2019 3:14 pm : link
In comment 14708910 Go Terps said:
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I try not to get too caught up in reminiscing in any part of my life; I believe sentimentality keeps you from experiencing new things...but that's just personal preference. Everybody's different.

Besides, tonight just feels like a sad ending to what's been a partially destroyed career. Tonight has no connection whatsoever to the two Super Bowl titles...now it's just watching Eli do his best not to get his ass kicked - it just reminds me of everything that's gone wrong.


Terps, I understand not getting too caught up in what the past is, good or bad, but I find that quote to be looking down of remembering fond times. If we choose to not remember good times in our lives, bitterness gets a chance to enter our lives and change our perspective to, "when am I going to get a break, or when am I going to have good things happen to me?".

I do appreciate you separating that philosophy with "everyone is different". Because you are right, being different can help us learn new things we possibly had not considered. Thanks for the reply.
concerned  
bc4life : 12/9/2019 3:17 pm : link
Philly still has a very good front and our OLine is well....our OLine. If Eli lives through tonight I'll enjoy watching him play Skins and Fish
Curious to see if Eli makes a difference for Barkley run game.  
joe48 : 12/9/2019 4:38 pm : link
So many have commented that having a rookie QB has hampered Barkleyís production this year. Letís see if Eliís experience in recognizing defenses help tonight.
Very excited  
rocco8112 : 12/9/2019 5:33 pm : link
Sure, likely the team and Eli get destroyed, but, I can't lie I do have excitement for tonight. I didn't think that would happen anymore this season. I have been watching more for comedic reasons recently as opposed to rooting and hanging on every play like I used to.

I want Eli to light it up tonight.
Would like to watch it .  
Bluesbreaker : 12/9/2019 5:38 pm : link
The only games I miss is NFL Network and ESPN sucks
I wish there was a website to stream it .
Watching the ens of an Era it saddens me Eli was
the perfect Player in the Me Me Me Era of football .
Oh well figures its got to be Filthy in prime time .
RE: I just want a reason to cheer one more time this season.....  
Bluesbreaker : 12/9/2019 5:43 pm : link
In comment 14708479 Britt in VA said:
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and I hope Eli provides that tonight.

The fact that it seems to mean a lot to my eight year old son also makes me excited.


Me too .Gonna be tough though sitting ten weeks hope
he comes out healthy is all .
RE: RE: No  
Ten Ton Hammer : 12/9/2019 5:43 pm : link
In comment 14708904 crick n NC said:
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In comment 14708584 Go Terps said:


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I'm as big an Eli fan as anyone else, but watching him dump it off to avoid getting pounded on every play has gotten old. If I were a beat writer I'd show up to the post game presser wearing this:





So, you're not fond of reminiscing? That's how I take that quote. Reminiscing provides connection with people. Connection in my opinion is one of the main positives about conversation.


Watching 39 year old Eli come in off the bench with a bad team around him seems like an awful way to reminisce. We have the two super bowl DVDs for that.
The weather in Philly sucks right now  
Dave in PA : 12/9/2019 5:45 pm : link
Cold and rainy. You couldnít pay me to sit through this crap tonight
I'm gonna  
Photoguy : 12/9/2019 6:08 pm : link
watch it to the end. Probably my last chance to see Eli. I don't have Direct Tv or NFL Ticket, so unless I go to a bar, I can't see the Giants. This is my shot, right here.
Even though philly has dominated the giants  
micky : 12/9/2019 6:21 pm : link
They, themselves are questioning if they are any good as well.

Not like the philly of past
RE: RE: RE: No  
crick n NC : 12/9/2019 6:38 pm : link
In comment 14709227 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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In comment 14708904 crick n NC said:


Quote:


In comment 14708584 Go Terps said:


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I'm as big an Eli fan as anyone else, but watching him dump it off to avoid getting pounded on every play has gotten old. If I were a beat writer I'd show up to the post game presser wearing this:





So, you're not fond of reminiscing? That's how I take that quote. Reminiscing provides connection with people. Connection in my opinion is one of the main positives about conversation.



Watching 39 year old Eli come in off the bench with a bad team around him seems like an awful way to reminisce. We have the two super bowl DVDs for that.


You're really reaching here. Watching Manning play tonight and reminiscing about the past really have nothing to do with one another and certainly wasn't the point of my post(s).
Guess the Mods aren't  
ColHowPepper : 12/9/2019 6:44 pm : link
No pre-game discussion, maybe even no game thread. They may be excited, or not, but at this point in this season do they care? lol
I'm always excited for Giants games...  
Torrag : 12/9/2019 6:45 pm : link
we only get 16 a year with no guarantees about post season play.
RE: A chance to watch my favorite Giant QB...  
x meadowlander : 12/10/2019 9:22 am : link
In comment 14708305 x meadowlander said:
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...at his oldest and slowest face a jailbreak Eagle defense on a Monday night?

Oh, where do I sign up?!

The Giants couldn't have come along at a better time for this Eagle team, reeling from painful losses - the cure to EVERY shitty offense is the New York Giant defense.

Watch Wentz light it up for 300+, 4 TD's while Eli is handled like a squirrel in a mad dogs jaws.

I'll watch until it falls apart. I give it 10 minutes.
I stand corrected. Wentz only had 2 TD's.

That was entertaining for 3 quarters. I turned it off with the Giants up by 14. My wife said "Why are you turning it off? They're winning!" I told her "This game is a rerun - they're going to lose - sleep is more important."

I was right. Woke up refreshed.
Well  
JonC : 12/10/2019 9:35 am : link
at least they preserved their draft position.
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