That game was miserable. No way to sugar coat this one Giants. The only thing I enjoyed was the iPhone/Siri/Santa commercial, "You have 3.7 billion appointments"—genius. Here’s a question I’d like to ask Siri, "Why am I a Giants fan, why do I put myself through all this misery?" Her answer, honest to God, "I don’t know. Frankly, I’ve wondered that myself." Laughed so hard I almost cried. That Siri has got a good sense of humor. But back to our Giants. There is a lot riding on this week’s game—the season, Coughlin’s job, fans jumping ship and becoming J-E-T-S Jets fans. Well that would never happen, no matter how bad it gets. It may not be easy being a Giants fan, but we are loyal no matter what.Watch the video post: http://afandivided.com/2011/12/22/why-are-we-fans/
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I should have gone to Disneyland. I could have lived without seeing that game. That game made me doubt my faith in football. It’s a game. It’s supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be enjoyable. But that game was not fun. From the moment Nicks dropped that touchdown catch, I had a pit in my stomach. I had a feeling that it just wasn’t going to be our day, but who thought the Giants would play that poorly? Well, I had a sneaking suspicion, and I bet most of you did too.
We wanted to believe they would do better. We hoped, prayed that they would rise to the challenge, but this team, this franchise cannot win this game. Why? I wish I knew. Every Giants team, since the beginning of time, has struggled with games they should win.So can we really blame Tom Coughlin and the rest of the coaching staff for what happened on Sunday? Troy Aikman brought up a good point, no one expected anything from this team. On paper Philly and Dallas should have been better than us, and that was before all the injuries, so Tom Coughlin deserves some credit for turning this team into contenders. Okay--if we go along with this train of thought, then the Giants were simply over-achievers, they played above expectations for a stretch of time, and that could only last so long, so perhaps now it's over?
Is this the case? Were we wrong to think that this Giants team was for real? Yes, we've had a lot of injuries, and yes, we have many young and inexperienced players, but no, talent is not the issue here. If we don’t make the playoffs, I don’t think even Aikman’s argument can save Tom Coughlin’s job. Personally, I'll be sad to see him go, but it’s time for Gilbride and Fewell and whoever is advising Coughlin on challenges. They can all go. I would like to see what Couglin could do with new coordinators, but, barring another miracle run, I don’t see that happening.
Before we pull the plug on this season though, it wouldn’t hurt to mention that we were pretty much at this point with Coughlin in ’07. Plus, the season ain’t over yet, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your mood.
It’s not easy being a Giants fan, especially when they play like this, and during these difficult times it's important for us to remind ourselves how good it feels to win, to remind us why we put ourselves through this misery. So, go on YouTube and search "Fan Reaction to Super Bowl 42." This is why we are fans. Plus, it’s a nice way to remember the good times with Plaxico before we face him and the Jets on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas everyone!