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Keith Bulluck practiced at outside linebacker the past two days! OHMIGAWD!! Clint Sintim is a BUSSSSSSST!!!

Jason Pierre-Paul and Chris Canty missed practice Tuesday! ARGH!! JPP is a bust and Canty a stupid free-agent signing!!!

Aaron Ross has his foot in a boot! Another wasted season!!

Ramses Barden is hurt! Oh, no!!!! We will never complete another pass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shawn Andrews hasn't been perfect in his first two practices! That's $40 million flushed down the toilet!!!!!!!

David Diehl is working at left tackle! That must mean the Giants think Will Beatty is TERRIBLE!! Jerry Reese has lost his touch!!!!!

Mathias Kiwanuka practiced at linebacker!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! What in the name of the Tampa 2 is Perry Fewell doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait a minute! If Bulluck is outside, Jonathan Goff is starting in the middle!! Holy Antonio Pierce, or Rolando McClain!! WE'RE DOOMED!!!!!!!!

Shaun O'Hara skipped practice! The season is over!! How will we ever get the ball snapped to Eli?? Oh, wait, he can't put a helmet on!!!

OH-MY-FRIGGIN-GAWWWWWWWD!!!! THE SEASON IS OVER!!!!!!!!!! THE GIANTS STINK!!!!!!!! FIRE COUGHLIN!!!!!! FIRE REESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ZILLAG FOR GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FREE BRADSHAW FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR!!!!!!!!!!!

In case you haven't noticed, I'm in what you might call a sarcastic frame of mind this morning.

That's because I got to thinking how in this day and age we hang on every little drivel of news about the things we care about -- often 140 characters or less at a time.

When it comes to the Giants, which is what we are here to talk about, every tweet from MG, RV or any of the other beat writers with even the tiniest morsel of news is cause for alarm or celebration -- and most definitely some type of an argument.

Every missed block in practice, every dropped pass, every time the team decides to try someone at a different position, every little muscle ache is dissected, worried about and endlessly debated for its true meaning to the future of the universe. These days, anything happens anywhere in the world and you can probably find out about it somewhere on the Inter-Google within 60 seconds.

You know, I make my living from this information explosion. I'm not sure I have ever actually disclosed that here, but it's the truth. Big Blue View, Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York are what allow me to pay the bills and help put food on the table these days. They are my job. So, I'm profiting from -- and enjoying -- this new era, this information free-for-all.

Yet, when I stop and think about it I sometimes wonder how much is too much. Is being able to find out every last detail important? Necessary? Good? Bad? The root of all evil?

I'm old enough to remember when the only news we got about the Giants during the week was when the injury report came out on Friday. Then, there was a preview of that week's game in the Sunday paper. Then, you watched the game on Sunday afternoon. If guys weren't going to play, you found out about it when you flipped on your television.

Sometimes, I think that was simpler. And in some ways more enjoyable. In days gone by I'm certain players missed practices with aches and pains. I'm certain guys were tried occasionally at new positions. I'm certain teams experimented with defensive schemes or offensive plays that never saw the light of day in a real game.

We just didn't know about every last detail of it.

I guess what I'm getting at is this. Every ache and pain we hear about is not the end of the world. Every time a guy gets tried in a new spot doesn't mean it's permanent. It means it's preseason, the Giants have a new defensive coordinator, some new players and they are trying to see how the pieces fit. Every time a young player seems to take a step forward doesn't mean he will be a superstar. And every time one takes a step back doesn't mean he is a bust.

I know many of you hang on every last detail because you love the Giants and you just can't get enough. Try to remember, though, we are still in the preseason. You can't find the meaning of life -- or figure out how the Giants will fare this season -- from every practice report.

Or every tweet.