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Prisco slights Giants, but who cares?

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Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline is out with his annual list of the players he considers to be the top 50 in the NFL.

There is only one Giant on Prisco's list -- Osi Umenyiora at No. 42.

I really intended to rip Prisco for having only one member of the DEFENDING SUPER BOWL champions on his list. The more I look at it, though, I find myself unable to get really worked up about the indignity of it all.

I guess a SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP can make you kind of immune to some self-proclaimed expert's list of players he thinks are the best.

Having a handful of superstars doesn't win you a championship. It takes 53 contributing players, sometimes more, and a coaching staff that is on the same page with its players.

That is what makes lists like this so unimportant. Really, just something to talk about on a July day without football.

Sure, it would have been nice to see a little love thrown to Plaxico Burress, Eli Manning or Chris Snee.

Sure, it annoys me a little that there are more members of the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals on this list than there are Giants.

But, the Giants have the ring. So, who cares? Let somebody else get all worked up about this list. It really doesn't matter.


NOT SURE if this one will make you laugh or cry, but it seems Carolina Panthers fans are upset that new Giants backup quarterback David Carr was ONLY named the third-worst quarterback of all time by Pro Football Reference.

Oh, and I had no idea that Carr's not-so-nice nickname was 'Mr. Mittens.'

-- Hat tip to The Sporting Blog.