Knowing all the love & respect that is shown on this board toward ESPN Giants writer Dan Graziano, I felt it incumbent on me to comment on the recent story that asked people to vote on the greatest/most memorable Giants plays. In a word, the plays that ESPN nominates SUCK. For the record, they are:
1. The Helmet Catch by David Tyree (OK this one doesn't but is a gimme)
2. LT breaking Joe Theismann's leg during a sack (wasn't good...just gross)
3. Herm Edwards running back a late game miscue in an event that was/is known as "The Fumble" (who cares game in nothing season).
I realize the door is open for BAD plays that happened to the team that are etched in our memories, but this list, to me, indicates a not-so-stellar knowledge of the Giants franchise even so. "Hearsay" Graziano probably dug these up from someone else (he reads BBV for his story ideas of course) and posted them.
So...I figured I'd suggest some REAL Giants watchers suggest the greatest/most memorable plays on our own. For fun, and not in any sense a definitive way, I'll list some plays I think are better than "Hearsay"s.
- 1986 Week 11 Phil Simms’ fourth down and 17 pass to Bobby Johnson against the Vikings (I watched this from the emergency room after a car crash).
- Bavaro tip pass to McConkey in Superbowl XXI
- Sack of John Elway for a safety in same game
- Jim Burt knockout of Joe Montana & INT return by LT in 1987 Divisional Game
- Flipper Anderson runs out of the stadium to beat Giants in OT in 1990 playoff loss
- Wrong ineligible receiver call by ref in January 2003 playoff game against the 49ers that cost us the game
- Whiff by punter Sean Landeta in 1986 playoff game against the Bears that resulted in a touchdown
I could go on. And I could be wrong. Anyone else have some nominees?