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New York Giants News And Notes: Super Thursday Edition

Good morning, New York Giants fans. So much good stuff to read -- and write -- about, and only 24 hours in the day. Not to mention a wife and son who need to look up from the computer once in a while and acknowledge them. So, let's get started with our morning tour of the Inter-Google to see what is being written about the 2012 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

What If Eli's Last Name Wasn't Manning? -
Eli Manning is at the center of Super Bowl week, but just like always, he's joined by his brother Peyton. But to understand what makes Eli great, you have to look beyond the family ties.

Giants defensive mindset comes from the top down -
"I think Jerry Reese and Mark Ross in our scouting department do a great job of identifying Giant defensive-minded football players," [Perry] Fewell said. "And that came long before I came here. They've always had a good talent for doing that. The one thing that I can really talk about is pride, and 'Giant Pride.' When you step into the Giant defensive meeting room -- they make you write an essay about what it's like to be a New York Giant. And why do you want to be a New York Giant defensive football player."

Blind father helps inspire relentless Giant Pierre-Paul - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Imagine you are the father of a great guitar player, but since you are deaf, you can't hear him play. Imagine your son is an elite artist, but you can't see his paintings. Or imagine your daughter is a top model, and you can only feel the outline of her face and visualize what she might look like.

Now you know how it feels for Jean Pierre-Paul, the father of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. He has never seen his son play the game of football.

Jean Pierre-Paul is blind.

Grant Knew Something "Super" Was Brewing | Train-a Thought news: Déjà Blue? Giants must control trenches to beat Pats again

Giants GM Reese breeds success

Chase Blackburn's return to Giants has fueled Super Bowl run - Paul Daugherty -
Chase Blackburn always had a bag packed. Just because the New York Giants no longer wanted him didn't mean no other team would. For three months, he kept the suitcase by the door.

Gronkowski may wear special cleat | National Football Post

Big Blue is the popular pick for Sunday's Super Bowl | National Football Post
Early numbers in Vegas indicate the money will be against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

Bernard, Rolle seek Super Bowl redemption - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN news: Hodgepodge secondary showcases 'The Patriot Way' Blogs " Blog Archive Patriots owner Kraft: ‘This year has special purpose’ "
"We’re so privileged to have him [Tom Brady] as our quarterback and our team leader," Kraft said. "I think he’s the best quarterback, at least in modern times, and we’re privileged to have him on our team. And the best thing about him is he’s the same guy he was when he came to us and he was fourth string. He kept his humility. He’s a great leader. And he’s someone I would be proud to have as a son." Blogs " Blog Archive McNabb: Brady is best QB of all-time "
"I’m going put him as the best of all-time," McNabb told NFL Network on Wednesday. "I say that because, obviously, the Super Bow wins. Two, if you compare Joe Montana and Tom Brady and the athletes that (they’ve) played with on the outside, as well as the tight end position and the run game, (Brady) stands out because he had less talent. Three, Tom has just been consistent all the way through." news: Would Belichick or Coughlin consider going out on top?

The top 10 Super Bowl quarterback matchups of all-time (the one we’re about to see is fourth) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

Late-game field goal attempts in playoffs put more pressure on kickers - Jim Trotter -