Want your face on a New York Giants' 2011 season ticket? Well, the Giants are running a contest to give you that opportunity.
Fans can enter the contest by submitting a story and photo that show their Giants pride. The Giants will narrow the pool of entries to 20 finalists. Starting May 18, Giants fans will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite story on the Giants' Facebook page. A photo of the top 10 vote-getters will appear on the front of the 2011 season's game tickets. This is the first time in team history fans will be highlighted on the face of Giants game tickets.
Each of the 10 winners will have her or his name, image and/or likeness appear on the tickets for one of the 10 scheduled Giants preseason and regular season home games during the 2011 season. The specific game for each winner will be determined by the Giants. The winner whose picture appears on a specific home game's ticket also will be recognized during the game and will also receive two tickets to that game.
The 10 finalists not chosen as winners will receive a credit, or a gift card for $200 that will be redeemable for Giants merchandise at the online store on Giants.com.
We know that teams cannot sign undrafted free agents with the NFL Lockout still in place. Well, not surprisingly, CBS Sports is reporting that teams are still finding ways to let agents know which players they will be interested in signing eventually.
Seriously, anyone who is shocked by the idea that teams were likely using their time during the seventh round to reach out to potential UDFAs and may have had "hypothetical" conversations with agents since then is naive. CBS claims that "there is always illicit contact between teams and agents."
Speaking of undrafted free agents, the UFL Draft was held Monday night and Mark Herzlich of Boston College was selected by Omaha in the 10th round.It will be interesting to see how many UDFAs take the UFL route if the lockout remains in place.
Giants' Director of College Scouting Marc Ross spoke to the Indianapolis Star about fourth-round pick James Brewer, the 6-foot-6, 323-pound offensive tackle from Indiana.
"He is real agile for a guy his size," Marc Ross, the Giants' director of college scouting, told The Indianapolis Star. "He has to get stronger, get better with his fundamentals of football. But he has loads of talent. And I think, for us, the situation where we have some veteran guys, he will come in and learn and develop and won't get thrown into the fire. It is a perfect situation for him."