New York Giants News And Notes: NASCAR, Congress And Draft Mistakes

Pro football Hall of Famer and former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson has announced that he will not run for Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's cruise around the Inter-Google and see what is being written and said this morning.

Jeff Gordon, inspired by watching the NY Giants win NFL title, looking to start own Super run with Sunday's Daytona 500 - NY Daily News

Jeff Gordon stood on Lucas Oil Stadium's sidelines for Super Bowl XLVI with the upcoming Daytona 500 rooted in the back of his mind.

With his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, by his side, the two watched Tom Coughlin and the Giants embody the essence of teamwork.


Recommended Reading: SB Nation New York's Mike Fiammetta breaks down the Giants offensive free agents, player by player


Big Blue's journey toward hoisting their second Vince Lombardi trophy in four years inspired sports lovers from of all walks of life, even a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion.

"I want to do what the Giants did this year: I want to kind of just squeak in (The Chase) and then when the playoffs come, I just want to take it to a whole 'nother level," Gordon told the Daily News last Monday at the International Toy Fair, where the three-time Daytona 500 winner helped NASCAR launch a new line of RC cars with Spin Master.

NFL.com news: Ex-Giants LB Carson says no to New Jersey bid for Congress

Pro Football Hall of Famer Harry Carson is taking a pass at running for Congress.

The retired New York Giants linebacker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he just doesn't have the drive he believes is needed to do it.

"I did not have the passion to jump in with both feet and change my life and take this on with the same intensity that I played football," Carson said in a telephone interview.

Nike plans to "have some fun" but "respect traditions" with NFL gear | ProFootballTalk

In 2010, a Nike executive created a stir by suggesting that, once the company inherits the NFL apparel deal from Reebok, dramatic changes will be made to team uniforms. Some were fascinated by this; others feared that the pro teams would begin to operate like the Oregon Ducks and their "snowflake" approach to helmet, jersey, and pants selection.

With the date for the handoff approaching, we recently dusted off those quotes in order to caution folks against buying any of the current Reebok jerseys until the new Nike designs arrive. The league responded by saying that dramatic changes to logos and colors won’t occur.

NFL.com news: Talent misevaluation: Why do players slip through the cracks?

Why do some players like Arian Foster, James Harrison and Tony Romo just slip through the cracks in the draft process? Michael Lombardi provides the four key culprits in talent mis-evaluation.

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