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New York Giants News and Notes: Dog Days Hump Day Edition

Jun 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;   New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a punt during the Giants minicamp at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Jun 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a punt during the Giants minicamp at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning fellow Giants fans. In case you hadn't noticed, it's hot outside. I don't think it matters where you live right now, the temperature has approached "really freaking hot," and it's not even July. The dog days are here early, and while that usually means football is around the corner, this means we have to wait a little longer while enduring the heat. But hey, it's hump day, and that means we should look at our Hump Day Calendar--just ten weeks until the start of the 2012 NFL season. TEN WEEKS. Training camp starts in a month. So sink your teeth into that though while you sweat through your summer. Oh yeah, it's notebook time too......

Fantasy week: The Giants' rookies - NFC East Blog - ESPN
As fantasy week rolls along here on the NFC East blog, we have a couple of video roundtable clips from our ESPN fantasy experts that deal with rookies. Specifically, they are about rookie wide receivers and rookie running backs, and as you might expect there are New York Giants players featured prominently in both of them.

This article talks about Rueben Randle being a Hakeem Nicks clone. That has to strike fear in the Eagles and Cowboys (and Niners and Patriots). Well, if all the hype is justified.

Can New York Giants defend their Super Bowl title in the 2012 season? (Part I) |
When the New York Giants had started their 2011 National Football League (NFL) season campaign, no one knew how far they would go. They eventually won the Super Bowl XLVI after defeating the New England Patriots in the NFL title game. That is an old story now and the challenge in front of them is to retain the title, which is even tougher than winning it in the first place. In order to determine Giants’ chances in the upcoming season, it is essential to have a brief look at their last season’s performance.

Summertime Blog Bits: Linebacker Jacquian Williams | Train-a Thought
In this installment of Summertime Blog Bits, we hear from linebacker Jacquian Williams.

New York Giants’ Cruz is a hit at W&M football camp | |
In the middle of his whirlwind year, at the end of a frenetic few days, Victor Cruz has some R and R in sight. "I can't wait for football season to come around," the New York Giants pass-catching star said Tuesday at William and Mary's youth camp, "so I can kind of relax and focus on football." It's come to this - and so, so suddenly - for the formerly overlooked and underappreciated Cruz. One prolific, Super Bowl-winning, salsa-dancing season springs from nowhere, and Cruz's attention splits like lightning shreds a tree.

NY Giants’ Chris Canty says his surgically repaired knee is better and should be in training camp - NY Daily News
Defensive tackle Chris Canty, who did not participate in the Giants’ offseason training program because he was recovering from knee surgery, says his rehab has him on track to return in time for training camp next month.

Giants summer questionnaire: Kicker Lawrence Tynes |
Victor Cruz has a book coming out next month. That news surprised no one. But what would you say if I told you kicker Lawrence Tynes is working on a book as well?

It's called "My Foot Still Hurts from Kicking that Game-Winner in Frigid Green Bay in 2008."

Time Warner Cable Enters Partnership with New York Giant Victor Cruz | EON: Enhanced Online News
Time Warner Cable announced today that it has partnered with Victor Cruz, New York Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl champ, to bolster its Enjoy Sports Better initiative that helps customers enjoy the sports and teams they love even more.

New Era releases NFL sideline caps for 2012
New Era released it's initial foray into the world of NFL headgear today, showing off the sideline caps which will be worn in 2012. In addition to caps, New Era is also providing knits, headbands, and its signature 59FIFTY's. The New York Giants will be the first team to trot out the headgear when they take on the Dallas Cowboys September 5. You can visit the New Era Facebook page to get a look at the rest of the league.