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New York Giants Notes: Dysfunction likes dysfunction

Yeah, you go ahead and try to find things to write about NFL- and Giants-wise right now. A draft pick prospect here, Giants' season ticket info there, and a few small items in between. That's where the lockout has left us. So, you'll have to forgive me for this lead story and for trying to squeeze news out of a few rocks.

Lawrence Taylor, Giants great, says Tiki Barber can make NFL comeback -
Not long after Lawrence Taylor retired following the 1993 season, after playing 13 years with the Giants, he briefly and not very seriously entertained the thought of making a comeback into the NFL. The idea never went anywhere. When Taylor heard that Tiki Barber, who turns 36 next month, is attempting a comeback after last playing in 2006, LT was excited.

You know, I get bummed every time I see or hear LT's name mentioned in the news, but at least he's not being asked for a plea or being sentenced for something bad. He just sounded off about another dysfunctional ex-Giant, Tiki Barber, who is attempting to revive a few-years dormant NFL career. So hey, you hear that Tiki? LT's got your back, so you should be fine. Ugh.

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck is spending his time away from the game by giving back - ESPN New York
While owners and players representatives bicker over how to divide up $9 billion in revenue, (Justin) Tuck is using the lockout time to focus even more on how to raise money for Tuck's R.U.S.H. For Literacy charity campaign to help provide children in New York City and central Alabama with books and reading materials.

This is, of course, awesome. But there is more to the article, and it's interesting that Tuck mentions that he thinks the lockout will be lifted and a deal will get done by or before training camp begins. Let's hope he's right.

Colicchio, Samuelsson Help Laurie Tisch’s Charity Cookbook - Bloomberg
Three years ago her nonprofit Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund made the financial gift to jumpstart a drive that places wheeled produce stands in neighborhoods where the diet tends to be short of such foods. "The Green Cart Cookbook" (Firstline Creative & Media), a compilation of recipes funded by Tisch and released today, aims to show cart customers how to buy for and create healthy dishes.

Laurie is, of course, Robert Tisch's daughter and Steve's sister, and is a co-owner and board member of the Giants.