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Eli Manning (10) of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eli Manning
Eli Manning (10) of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eli Manning
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Happy Friday everyone. So while we are all pleased with the fact that Eli Manning organized some workouts for his teammates at Hoboken High School, things get interesting when you compare those workouts to what other teams are doing or not doing. In this piece by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News, it's hinted at that there was disappointment that more players did not attend and that only four players--Manning, Sage Rosenfels, Kevin Boss and Samuel Giguere--showed up to every workout. But hey, at least we have a QB that cares, unlike other supposed "leaders".....

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has yet to organize team workouts - ESPN Chicago
Starting quarterback Jay Cutler has made headlines recently by getting engaged to reality-TV star Kristin Cavallari. The last time he was on the field his knee injury fueled controversy as several players from other teams questioned his toughness as he barely played in the second half of the Bears' loss to the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

Sometimes it's nice to put things in perspective, isn't it? And now Bears' fans have another reason to pile on their quarterback.

St. John's Red Storm coach Steve Lavin mulls cancer treatment options - ESPN New York
Lavin has also received a large bag of letters from St. John's fans and well-wishers. He said he was particularly touched after receiving a football from the New York Giants, signed by all the members of the coaching staff, with messages of encouragement.

The Giants as an organization are nothing if not classy. I have a feeling that Ed has used those exact words before, but I don't think he'd mind that I just stole them, because it's the truth. And I know all of you BBVers join me in wishing Lavin a speedy and full recovery.

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch plans a Hollywood welcome for royal newlyweds Prince William and Catherine - NYPOST.com
New York Giants co-owner and movie producer Steve Tisch is planning an intimate Hollywood party to welcome royal newlyweds William and Catherine to California in July. Tisch, producer of movies including "Risky Business" and Oscar-winning "Forrest Gump," hopes to host a small gathering for the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they visit the Golden State.

An interesting contrast in how they are spending time during the lockout--John Mara is in jury duty and attending mediated labor negotiations, while Tisch is throwing a party for two of the biggest celebrities in the world.

Are you fed up with the lockout and its implications on the upcoming (or not) season? Well, here is another link to a petition you can sign and share with your friends on Facebook.

And hey, I know that some of you wish that the Giants would join the 21st century and employ cheerleaders, but it's probably just never going to happen. And if it doesn't, stories like that cannot surface about said cheerleaders.

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend, fellow Giants' fans!