Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arriving Sunday

That thing at the top is what Giants will be walking into Sunday. They do everything big in Texas, but this is ridiculous. Cowboys Stadium is the largest NFL stadium ever built, with a capacity of 100,000, the largest center-hung video board in the world, and traffic snarls up the wazoo.
It's going to be loud, considering this is the first regular season game ever played there. Seattle loud. But none of that worries Giants guard Rich Seubert.
"It's gonna be loud anyway," Seubert said. "I hope it is. I love it like that. That should be the way it is. Our crowd was loud for a few plays. They should be that loud anytime they get the ball. That's the way football's supposed to be played. Get loud. Get into it. Make it hard for the other team to hear.
"Hey, I'm sitting right here next to (the quarterback), so I don't have a problem with it."
Of course, the easiest way to battle opposing noise is to come out quickly, score a couple of touchdowns, and take the fans out of the game early.
"Home or on the road, it's important to start fast and take the crowd out of it," guard Chris Snee said. "With that many people, it'll be important to quiet them as soon as possible."
Anybody wondering about how the crowd will affect things?


  1. I don't think we're a team easily affected by that stuff. Maybe I'm just being a homer, but I think our O-line and mild-mannered QB can survive any fierce environment. Hell, if they can take Green Bay in record cold for the NFC Championship, those 6 can take anything!

    Maybe it's just me, but I think we should prefer them to get the ball first (defer if necessary), put our trust in our ridiculous blitzing D to stop them on the first drive. THAT WILL take out the crowd factor more than relying on the offense to score first!

  2. Well the last couple of time the Giants played at Seattle they had trouble with crowd noise. But Eli was a lot less experienced. Also this O/L has been together for a while so I'm hoping it won't be an issue.

    John W

  3. Howdy Folks! Sorry for the hang up. I know y'all missed me heaps. If my writing seems improved it's because I have been busy working on my PhD! That's right people, it'll be Dr.DallasDave! in about... 4 years!

    Let's address a few points.

    1. That "Thing up there" is called the Boss Hog Bowl. Learn it! Love it! Lose in it!

    2. Now let's review something Palladino posted earlier:
    LB Michael Boley (hip)
    CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring)
    T Adam Koets (ankle)
    WR Hakeem Nicks (foot)
    CB Aaron Ross (hamstring)
    LB Clint Sintim (groin)
    RB Danny Ware (elbow)

    That's not your starting line up...those are injuries people. Do you even have a secondary left? Your "ridiculously blitzing D" better be super ridiculous sunday because I saw Tony rack up more yards, with less throws than in his entire career on Sunday at Tampa. That means that with TO gone, our deep threat has trippled. So, while your blitz is coming, Miles, Crayton,or Hurd will be catching the ball 50 yards down the field.

    3.This isn't the game before the superbowl, nor is it the superbowl. Don't expect anything super from your team. I don't see Tom risking more injuries to his team just to be the first team to win in the Boss Hog Bowl. I just don't see it happening.

    4. Eli will get distracted when he keeps seeing all of his stupid commercials played on the giant HD 1080 TV screens. It will go something like this, "down set...oreos, I love oreos!" Or "On 2 on 2...I love that watch." Better yet, maybe it will go like this, "down,18 dork left...wait" fumble! FAIL!

    5. Rumor has it a certain barbie dollish young blonde, who loves to eat sea chicken, will be sporting a blue jersey with the number 10. Has the curse moved east? I think it has. And you thought your taxes were bad.

    Prediction: Dallas 100 - nyg 3.

    BTW: Someone needs to remind the punter of the giant TV. Tennessee didn't realize it was there.


  4. HEY DALLLAS DAVE: You are a JOKE! Tony Romo is going to be on the turf for four quarters and will have a tough time lasting 4 quarters. I will always think of him as the rattled qb who said uncle in the biggest game of his life.... Oh and he fumbled a snap in his second biggest game.