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NewBlue : 9/13/2021 3:15 pm

Without going into all the components of my life, it is safe to say I am very busy and have lots of interests and business challenges that keep me very busy.

Busy at the office
Daughter getting married in 2 months
Sit on a couple of boards
Lots of interesting stuff going on
BUT.......................................................................

What the hell is this lifelong infatuation with the Giants?

I can't focus today. I will snap out of it I always do, but the visceral strain for no good reason is dumbfounding.

every year it is the same thing...Any arm chair shrinks here or anyone else find themselves in the same boat?
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are we the same guy?  
bluetothegrave : 9/13/2021 3:44 pm : link
I also am very busy. I have 2 kids 20 and 17 who I am extremly close with, 2 girlfriends. I invest a ton, relatively big job. Lots of diehard friends some are more family than some of my family. Its all about the Giants though. Always has been for me. From the day I gave myself whiplash in 1978 watching the game by myself (because already by then no one could watch the games with me. I was 8) from the miracle at the meadowlands. Yes my mother took me to the Dr and he thought I had been in a car accident i threw myself on the floor so hard.

There is no escaping it, just know there are others who are with you and in the same spot my friend.

how is it possible..how is it even remotely possible that this team has become this. It's Mara, he is a nice man but has no fire in his belly. the nepotism with his son and nephew having big roles on the football side is disgraceful. The Fucking Giants are much more my team then theirs. His daddy bought the team, hes never had a real job in his pussified entitled fucking life. Dave Gettlemen is the worst GM in football history and he still has a job here. This is nothing short of a complete disgrace.

instead of Daniel Jones we should have montez sweat, instead of anderw thomas we should have justin herbert and instead of kadarius toney we should have chirtian darrislaw. All easy calls btw, Dave Gettlemen never traded down before this year..thats all you need to know about his hubris and ability to understand how to build a winner. I am sick today, nauseous and will be forever I suppose.

RE: Was In the Same Rut  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 3:44 pm : link
In comment 15364984 varco said:
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I started to gradually disengage from being a fanatic to merely being interested. I would stop watching live games and play golf on Sunday afternoons or do something else if the weather or schedule did not permit. Amazing how not watching live games helps. I would record the games, watch if they won and delete if they lost. I know it sounds like heresy, but my Sundays were more productive and I missed the agita and commercials. Not a bad trade off. Eventually, you realize that sports are supposed to be entertainment, not a integral part of your self identity. Good luck.


Thanks varco........Golf, Kayaking, day trips to nearby getaways, concerts, comedy clubs, other hobbies, time with friends and family, great streaming TV, and charity work......but it all revolves around Sundays in the Fall (Or this week Thursday)Thursday at sundown is Yom Kippur most important day for those of us who observe, I will be thinking about 8pm all day long, planned the dinner around the game.
RE: are we the same guy?  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 3:49 pm : link
In comment 15365006 bluetothegrave said:
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I also am very busy. I have 2 kids 20 and 17 who I am extremly close with, 2 girlfriends. I invest a ton, relatively big job. Lots of diehard friends some are more family than some of my family. Its all about the Giants though. Always has been for me. From the day I gave myself whiplash in 1978 watching the game by myself (because already by then no one could watch the games with me. I was 8) from the miracle at the meadowlands. Yes my mother took me to the Dr and he thought I had been in a car accident i threw myself on the floor so hard.

There is no escaping it, just know there are others who are with you and in the same spot my friend.

how is it possible..how is it even remotely possible that this team has become this. It's Mara, he is a nice man but has no fire in his belly. the nepotism with his son and nephew having big roles on the football side is disgraceful. The Fucking Giants are much more my team then theirs. His daddy bought the team, hes never had a real job in his pussified entitled fucking life. Dave Gettlemen is the worst GM in football history and he still has a job here. This is nothing short of a complete disgrace.

instead of Daniel Jones we should have montez sweat, instead of anderw thomas we should have justin herbert and instead of kadarius toney we should have chirtian darrislaw. All easy calls btw, Dave Gettlemen never traded down before this year..thats all you need to know about his hubris and ability to understand how to build a winner. I am sick today, nauseous and will be forever I suppose.


Bluetothegrave....if my math is right you are a bit younger than I though no less passionate, how do you feel about these follow posters who say dont take it so seriously?
Let me ask you guys a question  
arniefez : 9/13/2021 3:51 pm : link
at least I think you're all guys. Why did you become a Giant fan? Who took you to your first live games? Did you watch games with family when you were a kid?

If the answers to those questions are vivid in your mind you probably have the answer to why something you can't control and really makes zero difference in your life matters so much to you emotionally.

My Father is the answer to all of those questions for me (and uncles and my mother some of the time). All of them are long gone now but when I sit and watch the Giants I get to visit with them. They're still with me and the feelings of what it was like when the Giants lost when I was a kid are the same today. It's the only reason I won't stop watching.

Can you imagine continuing to watch any other TV show for a decade that was as crap as the Giants have been since 2012? Of course not. It's the ghosts. They're in the room on Sundays.
I know just what you mean!  
GiantBlue : 9/13/2021 3:52 pm : link
Watching the game yestereday, I am practically ranting at my two Giant-fan friends via text.

They were chuckling back at my reaction and probably harkening back to my many reactions over the years.

I sit down with the best intentions of enjoying the start of a new season only to sit and face the same old same old....the poor OL play, the lack of rhythmic offense, open opposing receivers, the realization that we aren't going to win.........and boom....I am in a bad mood, ask myself why I do this to myself.

But in the end, I will sit there Thursday night feeling the same optimism, hoping to finally see some winning football and actually enjoying the game.
RE: UConn  
UConn4523 : 9/13/2021 3:54 pm : link
In comment 15364980 NewBlue said:
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That would make me less passionate, I want to "Hurt" AFTER A LOSS. I just have to learn how to do it in Moderation.

Not caring would not take the place of too much passion for me.


That's kinda like having your cake and eating it too. You either want sports to effect you or you don't. Not sure there is an in between. I'm still "passionate" in the sense that I find sports very interesting, but losing doesn't really bother me anymore.
RE: Let me ask you guys a question  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 3:56 pm : link
In comment 15365017 arniefez said:
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at least I think you're all guys. Why did you become a Giant fan? Who took you to your first live games? Did you watch games with family when you were a kid?

If the answers to those questions are vivid in your mind you probably have the answer to why something you can't control and really makes zero difference in your life matters so much to you emotionally.

My Father is the answer to all of those questions for me (and uncles and my mother some of the time). All of them are long gone now but when I sit and watch the Giants I get to visit with them. They're still with me and the feelings of what it was like when the Giants lost when I was a kid are the same today. It's the only reason I won't stop watching.

Can you imagine continuing to watch any other TV show for a decade that was as crap as the Giants have been since 2012? Of course not. It's the ghosts. They're in the room on Sundays.


Boy did you put your finger on it. My memories of dad taking me to Yankee Stadium and the Goodbye ALLIE CHANTS STILL RINGING IN MY EARS.......It meant so much more to me than I knew at that time.
RE: RE: are we the same guy?  
bluetothegrave : 9/13/2021 3:57 pm : link



Bluetothegrave....if my math is right you are a bit younger than I though no less passionate, how do you feel about these follow posters who say dont take it so seriously? [/quote]

I am a bit jealous on one hand and will never understand it on the other my friend. I take it extremely seriously as I know you do as well and its absolutely devastating that the Giants front office doesn't. I guess I say to the people that say don't take it that seriously..good for you at least we have 86,90 , 07 and 11. 4 best 5 week periods in my life hands down without question.
UConn  
crick n NC : 9/13/2021 3:57 pm : link
I wonder if losing doesn't bother you anymore, will winning lose its luster?

I think the theory of experiencing the bad makes the good times sweeter.

I like your approach, but I'm not sure I'm ready to potentially give up the sweetness.
Remember other seasons...  
Dan in the Springs : 9/13/2021 4:00 pm : link
1986 - 14-2, SB Champs, opened the season with a loss to Dallas, who went 6-9 after that game.

2007 - SB Champs, went 0-2 to start the season, outscored by a ton, didn't look good.

2011 - SB Champs, opening loss to Washington by two touchdowns, same team that went 4-11 the rest of the way.




If you believed in Joe Judge to begin with, give him a chance to do what he says he does, teach, correct, and help players and units improve performance.

Anyway, not much else to hold on to, that's all I got for you after yesterday...
RE: RE: RE: are we the same guy?  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 4:02 pm : link
In comment 15365028 bluetothegrave said:
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Bluetothegrave....if my math is right you are a bit younger than I though no less passionate, how do you feel about these follow posters who say dont take it so seriously?


I am a bit jealous on one hand and will never understand it on the other my friend. I take it extremely seriously as I know you do as well and its absolutely devastating that the Giants front office doesn't. I guess I say to the people that say don't take it that seriously..good for you at least we have 86,90 , 07 and 11. 4 best 5 week periods in my life hands down without question. [/quote]

I know, and I had the good fortune of being at The Rose Bowl (The best) The Whitney Houston wide right Scott Norwood, and with my son in Phoenix for the Tyree game. I did not get to go to the Indianapolis win (Brandon Jacobs nearly screwing that up, or the Ravens blow out)

But with me it is a bit of what have you done for me lately.

For me....  
sr267 : 9/13/2021 4:02 pm : link
I would have been better off if they lost like they lost most games last year....defense played fine, OL couldn't protect, DJ makes game ending turnover....ball game.

But it really irritates me that on paper, this defense looks great, and they played so lousy yesterday.
RE: RE: Let me ask you guys a question  
bluetothegrave : 9/13/2021 4:05 pm : link
In comment 15365026 NewBlue said:
[quote] In comment 15365017 arniefez said:


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at least I think you're all guys. Why did you become a Giant fan? Who took you to your first live games? Did you watch games with family when you were a kid?

If the answers to those questions are vivid in your mind you probably have the answer to why something you can't control and really makes zero difference in your life matters so much to you emotionally.

My Father is the answer to all of those questions for me (and uncles and my mother some of the time). All of them are long gone now but when I sit and watch the Giants I get to visit with them. They're still with me and the feelings of what it was like when the Giants lost when I was a kid are the same today. It's the only reason I won't stop watching.

Can you imagine continuing to watch any other TV show for a decade that was as crap as the Giants have been since 2012? Of course not. It's the ghosts. They're in the room on Sundays.
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This is absolutely beautiful. A little tear in my eye for you. Your story is much more poignant than mine. My dad was a NY sports fan and a pretty big Giant fan. He owned a pharmacy in Jackson heights and he was the druggist for the mets and the yanks. Gene Monahan and Tom Mckenna used to get us great seats to the Mets and Yanks. We watched football on Sundays but he liked the Giants and the Jets. It was 1977 it was the green of the field and the blue of the Giants..and that defense Harry carson, Brian Kelly and Brad Van Pelt. I can't explain what happened. It was and is love in it's complete and utter despair and folly. Even with holding call after holding call in a terrible loss to the Atlanta falcons I fell in love right there. I also loved Doug Kotar and Gary Shirk.


...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/13/2021 4:05 pm : link
I have become much more apathetic. Losses used to ruin my Mondays. Now? Oh well.
Want to get over it quickly?  
section125 : 9/13/2021 4:08 pm : link
Do not come to BBI to commiserate. Do not engage on game threads. If you must, there are a handful of posters that are realistic in assessing the game. Biteymax22 and hitdog42 are two off the top of my head with a couple others.

Stay away until Tuesday or Wednesday.
wins are still great for Monday mornings...  
BillKo : 9/13/2021 4:10 pm : link
...but with losing so much, sadly I am becoming numb to it.

To quote Gene Mauch, "someone is going to pay for this" (he said this in reference to a losing streak).

I'm just not sure when that payback is going to actually start.
thank you Joey I feel better....  
BCD : 9/13/2021 4:10 pm : link
your old friend BCD (boxing coach don) obtw boxing opening back up in Jan...hopefully
RE: ...  
bradshaw44 : 9/13/2021 4:13 pm : link
In comment 15365048 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I have become much more apathetic. Losses used to ruin my Mondays. Now? Oh well.


Same here.

I feel for all you guys that are going to really hate life Friday morning after the skins embarrass us on national TV.
RE: Want to get over it quickly?  
UConn4523 : 9/13/2021 4:14 pm : link
In comment 15365051 section125 said:
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Do not come to BBI to commiserate. Do not engage on game threads. If you must, there are a handful of posters that are realistic in assessing the game. Biteymax22 and hitdog42 are two off the top of my head with a couple others.

Stay away until Tuesday or Wednesday.


I would agree. I've taken a step back myself - the amount of people basking in misery is a turnoff. The term "venting" is used to explain that but I don't buy it with the loudest of posters - they enjoy it and I don't like being a part of it. This board is as toxic as it gets after a loss, heck, sometimes even after a win.
it's a little too soon to jump off the cliff  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/13/2021 4:20 pm : link
if they lose the next two games - then I am in agony with you - but I think this particular game must be shrugged off as an aberration

RE: RE: Want to get over it quickly?  
McNally's_Nuts : 9/13/2021 4:21 pm : link
In comment 15365059 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 15365051 section125 said:


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Do not come to BBI to commiserate. Do not engage on game threads. If you must, there are a handful of posters that are realistic in assessing the game. Biteymax22 and hitdog42 are two off the top of my head with a couple others.

Stay away until Tuesday or Wednesday.



I would agree. I've taken a step back myself - the amount of people basking in misery is a turnoff. The term "venting" is used to explain that but I don't buy it with the loudest of posters - they enjoy it and I don't like being a part of it. This board is as toxic as it gets after a loss, heck, sometimes even after a win.


There was someone in the post game thread telling another poster to “blow me”

My buddy who lives in Minnesota and is a Viking fan reminded me that  
GiantBlue : 9/13/2021 4:22 pm : link
back when they lost to Seattle in the playoffs on a frosty cold Minnesota day in the old stadium because their kicker missed a 20 yard field goal.....he walked about a mile to a bridge that goes over a railroad track.

He used to spend time just staring from the bridge at the railroad track when he would think about his future or other things to contemplate.

Then the visits to the bridge started to be replaced by times of solitude to get over horrendous Viking losses.

Never to actually jump, but a place to be alone to wonder why he cared so much.

Lately I have been wishing for the same type of bridge because our losses over the years have been just as crushing;- Miracle in the Meadowlands, Flipper Anderson, DeSean Jackson's punt return, etc.......

I need a bridge.
i think this thread makes light of psychological issues  
markky : 9/13/2021 4:24 pm : link
and minimizes the problems of people with real psychological problems have, like Jets fans.
RE: My buddy who lives in Minnesota and is a Viking fan reminded me that  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 4:24 pm : link
In comment 15365071 GiantBlue said:
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back when they lost to Seattle in the playoffs on a frosty cold Minnesota day in the old stadium because their kicker missed a 20 yard field goal.....he walked about a mile to a bridge that goes over a railroad track.

He used to spend time just staring from the bridge at the railroad track when he would think about his future or other things to contemplate.

Then the visits to the bridge started to be replaced by times of solitude to get over horrendous Viking losses.

Never to actually jump, but a place to be alone to wonder why he cared so much.

Lately I have been wishing for the same type of bridge because our losses over the years have been just as crushing;- Miracle in the Meadowlands, Flipper Anderson, DeSean Jackson's punt return, etc.......

I need a bridge.


Hey buddy.....lots of bridges in NY, misery loves company
yeah  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/13/2021 4:25 pm : link
We are Jets fans now -- the Jets and the Giants have merged -- and are now the GiaJets
I lead a good life  
djm : 9/13/2021 4:28 pm : link
my life has meaning. I am blessed with a great family and great circle of close friends. I don't want much, don't need anything really. Good job. Great wife and kid. I look up every day and thank the universe and appreciate every thing I have.

And I am fucking miserable. I've never been in a better place really, but the Giants just won't cooperate and give their desperate fans even just a hollow winning regular season. Not even asking for postseason glory, but we can't even ask for 17-20 wins over a 2 years period, just something to distract us from all the losing, even if it's fake or short lived. Nope, just lose, a lot, and then lose some more.

When my life was shit, the Giants were at their best. I guess I can't have it both ways.
RE: i think this thread makes light of psychological issues  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 4:29 pm : link
In comment 15365073 markky said:
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and minimizes the problems of people with real psychological problems have, like Jets fans.


Markky.....Until I read the last 3 words on that post I thought this was a "Karen" post
RE: I lead a good life  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 4:32 pm : link
In comment 15365081 djm said:
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my life has meaning. I am blessed with a great family and great circle of close friends. I don't want much, don't need anything really. Good job. Great wife and kid. I look up every day and thank the universe and appreciate every thing I have.

And I am fucking miserable. I've never been in a better place really, but the Giants just won't cooperate and give their desperate fans even just a hollow winning regular season. Not even asking for postseason glory, but we can't even ask for 17-20 wins over a 2 years period, just something to distract us from all the losing, even if it's fake or short lived. Nope, just lose, a lot, and then lose some more.

When my life was shit, the Giants were at their best. I guess I can't have it both ways.


Not wanting a pity party but I am happier knowing that I am not the only Nut Job out here.
For those of you good guys like UConn and SFNCGiant, good for you that you found a way...it is just not my way
RE: I lead a good life  
NewBlue : 9/13/2021 4:35 pm : link
In comment 15365081 djm said:
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my life has meaning. I am blessed with a great family and great circle of close friends. I don't want much, don't need anything really. Good job. Great wife and kid. I look up every day and thank the universe and appreciate every thing I have.

And I am fucking miserable. I've never been in a better place really, but the Giants just won't cooperate and give their desperate fans even just a hollow winning regular season. Not even asking for postseason glory, but we can't even ask for 17-20 wins over a 2 years period, just something to distract us from all the losing, even if it's fake or short lived. Nope, just lose, a lot, and then lose some more.

When my life was shit, the Giants were at their best. I guess I can't have it both ways.


djm........do your friends and family know of your malady?
Do they think you are nuts?
It's called perspective  
Gman11 : 9/13/2021 4:54 pm : link
A Giants' loss used to have me pissed off for most of the week until I slapped myself in the head and said this is nuts. Does it look like the players were pissed off? Hell no. They still get to play a game for a living and make a million dollars a year or more doing it.

It s called being a fan  
joeinpa : 9/13/2021 4:56 pm : link
Caring like we do is what makes it so much fun.

When the Giants win, the coffee taste better, I enjoy the other games and sports talk during the week more, reveling in the victory.

I anticipate the next game even more, all aspects of life are just done with a bit more joy.

Because winning is a so rewarding, losing hurts I ve never allowed it to impact my relationships or my professional life. But no doubt it hurts when they lose, and I wouldn’t have it any other way
Havent let losses affect me in years  
John In CO : 9/13/2021 4:56 pm : link
They certainly used to....when I was in my 20's, a Giant loss on Sunday would make for an awful Monday through Friday. Luckily this was in the 80's so I had a lot of pretty good weeks for the most part:). But now, in my late 50's...I just refuse to let a poor performance by a football team of which I am not a part of determine how my life is going to be. If I was ON the team might be different, but I have no control over the situation...nothing that I do can change their performance, so why get upset about it?? Its a game which I love, but thats as far as it goes. Im finally reached that point where, if they win, fantastic, if they lose, well, hope they play better next week. On with life.
Wins and Losses don't matter  
Bob in VA : 9/13/2021 4:58 pm : link
Unless your livelihood depends on wins, why get so wrapped up in the game results? Sure, maybe you work for the Giants, or your business directly benefits from a win, or your kid plays for them. Maybe a win means you achieve something more than just internal satisfaction that "your" team won the game (your team? what does that even mean?).

Yeah, I used to be emotionally affected by wins and losses; been a fan since the early 70s, and all the downs, ups, and downs since then. After a while it became very evident to me that a win or a loss wasn't worth the emotional investment I was giving it. A win didn't pay me anything, and a loss didn't cost me anything. None of the players or coaches meant anything to me (and I meant nothing to them).. they were simply characters on the TV screen or down there on the field wearing the helmet that I liked. Why care so much, especially since I had no ability to affect the outcome? I didn't do anything to help the Giants win.. so why did I care so much if they didn't?

In addition, the game has changed. The league has changed. Games are much less fun.. way too many injuries, egos, commercials. Announcers aren't entertaining anymore (how cool was Pat Summerall?), and the league forces us to listen to political and social commentary. Is that fun for anyone?

Once I realized all this and turned the corner, the emotional stresses of wins and losses diminished significantly.

Wins are great and I find them more distracting than losing  
Bear vs Shark : 9/13/2021 4:58 pm : link
because I am pumped up and more excited to discuss the team.

Over the years, I've gotten so used to the Giants losing that it's tough for it to bother me. There's still terrible (for sports) events that'll throw me off, but it's usually more the offseason stuff that I know prolongs the agony or close losses that actually matter. Two examples are the Eagles swiping Devonta Smith after trading with the Cowboys, or the Rangers trading Buchnechiv for nothing.

The team sucks so much that I'm so used to it and numb to it. The Giants suck, they've sucked since he second half of 2012 except for one season. It's hard to give much of a shit anymore about losses at this point, for me at least.
When the Giants have been good  
D HOS : 9/13/2021 5:05 pm : link
Losses don't bother me as much. But all freaking losing during our current era of sucking is really hard to take.
DVR and only watch if they win  
widmerseyebrow : 9/13/2021 5:11 pm : link
Otherwise just check the score and tune it out. Find something relaxing to do on Sundays away from all electronics.
RE: I woke up one morning years ago  
Route 9 : 9/13/2021 5:51 pm : link
In comment 15364967 UConn4523 said:
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and decided not to let sports run my life anymore. Don't exactly know what the nail in the coffin was but I'm thankful for it because it used to be all i cared about. Giants losses would be depressing, UConn losing would be depressing, etc.

My only suggestion is to try and cut out the negative shit (what you read probably being the biggest factor) and try to remind yourself that sports are for children and that adults just happen to make money off of them.


The Giants have just sucked so much ass over the years they forced me not to give a shit
You're putting yourself under a lot  
rebel yell : 9/13/2021 5:54 pm : link
of stress over a bunch of overgrown men who could give a shit about you. They're making their millions whether they win or lose. Let's put it this way--they're not losing any sleep over you losing sleep.
RE: RE: I lead a good life  
djm : 9/13/2021 6:40 pm : link
In comment 15365093 NewBlue said:
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In comment 15365081 djm said:


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my life has meaning. I am blessed with a great family and great circle of close friends. I don't want much, don't need anything really. Good job. Great wife and kid. I look up every day and thank the universe and appreciate every thing I have.

And I am fucking miserable. I've never been in a better place really, but the Giants just won't cooperate and give their desperate fans even just a hollow winning regular season. Not even asking for postseason glory, but we can't even ask for 17-20 wins over a 2 years period, just something to distract us from all the losing, even if it's fake or short lived. Nope, just lose, a lot, and then lose some more.

When my life was shit, the Giants were at their best. I guess I can't have it both ways.



djm........do your friends and family know of your malady?
Do they think you are nuts?


Most of my friends and family are nyg fans like me. Only my wife and daughter couldn’t care less, everyone else is basically a die hard big blue fan. All we do is bitch and moan on text threads. Year after year. Wife says I’ve come a long way as I don’t seem as miserable after games anymore. That just means I’m used to this crap, but I’ve also been trying to live by the mantra enjoy the highs more than you despair the lows. Maybe... but life is so much better when the giants are kicking ass.
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/13/2021 7:09 pm : link
Perspective helps me too. I'm 41; I've seen the Giants win 3 titles (I don't count '86, as I was all of 6) & get to 4 Super Bowls. There are 32 teams in the NFL...based on the law of averages, we're doing damn well. Imagine being a Lions fan. Or a Jets fan. Or a Browns fan. It could be A LOT worse.
RE: It's called perspective  
bradshaw44 : 9/13/2021 7:24 pm : link
In comment 15365127 Gman11 said:
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A Giants' loss used to have me pissed off for most of the week until I slapped myself in the head and said this is nuts. Does it look like the players were pissed off? Hell no. They still get to play a game for a living and make a million dollars a year or more doing it.


This reminds me of a post or something I once heard or read. “Why should I let my day be ruined because a bunch of millionaires running around in my favorite laundry sucked??”
I used to let bad Giants' games bother me...  
EricJ : 9/13/2021 7:27 pm : link
The wife would not want to be around me Sunday night or Monday. My work day on Monday was always impacted too.

However, I stopped letting it bother me years ago. Got numb to the losing and bad play. I care... but not enough now to let it bother me.
bradshaw.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/13/2021 7:28 pm : link
It's laundry, but some of the guys through the years-Eli, Tuck, Toomer, etc.-transcend that. And I don't think there's anyone on this team who will ever make that list.
Re: need help: Grounding techniques, meditation, breathing exercises  
Kev in Cali : 9/13/2021 7:33 pm : link
are my best advice on a football forum to help relieve the hangover of a crappy loss....or see a therapist.

Go Giants!!
should add...  
Kev in Cali : 9/13/2021 7:34 pm : link
when you are a fan or the past 10 or so years, ya should be used to this....disappointing game for sure...
RE: bradshaw.  
bradshaw44 : 9/13/2021 8:11 pm : link
In comment 15365370 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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It's laundry, but some of the guys through the years-Eli, Tuck, Toomer, etc.-transcend that. And I don't think there's anyone on this team who will ever make that list.


Agreed. I just can’t let the current group ruin my day. There is enough negative crap in the world. Right now it’s just laundry running around as far as I’m concerned. And I ain’t buyin anymore of it until they turn around. Used to be the giants sideline hat every year. That stopped in 2017. I’m done supporting this mess.
Deep down  
Mike in Marin : 9/13/2021 8:22 pm : link
I am angry at myself for having reasonable expectations for this dysfunctional team. It's like being in love with a woman who treats you like shit, but is nice enough some of the time for you to stick around.

This f*ckin' team.
 
christian : 9/13/2021 8:50 pm : link
I lived in San Francisco for 10 years before they won the World Series.

All my buddies, every old regular at every dive bar, and really every die hard fan I knew had a great relationship with disappointment — they’d commiserate.

Typically with a few beers (not required). But getting it out, complaining about it, and then tuning in the next game is the great luxury and right of cheering for a bad team.

The New York Giants will turn it around at some point, and that will be awesome. In the mean time enjoy the misery of losing, don’t let it make you miserable.
When the Giants play like crap  
Giant John : 9/13/2021 10:12 pm : link
Like yesterday and I can’t stand it anymore I just turn off the game. I find something else to do and it calms me down. If the game was a later game it impacts my sleep at night. So I just turn off the garbage and my whole mood changes. I will maybe take a peak and if we are winning or about to take the lead (rare) I will watch it. But if things go to the usual shit I just go find something else to do. Giants are the only team that does this to me. So I found a solution that works for me.
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Route 9 : 9/13/2021 10:24 pm : link
In comment 15365502 christian said:
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In the mean time enjoy the misery of losing


How about .... No?
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