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New York Giants News and Notes

Good morning fellow Giants fans. It's Friday and while the news items are few and far between football-wise, we're less than two weeks away from the start of training camp. I like the way that just rolled off my keyboard. Let's see what else we could find this morning....

Tom Coughlin: New York Giants HC Wins ESPY for Best Coach : New York Giants
ESPN is currently airing a countdown show and have revealed a couple of winners for categories that will not make the live telecast. LeBron James won the ESPY for Best NBA Player, and New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has won the ESPY for best coach.

It's a good thing Andy Reid and/or Jason Garrett weren't nominated, or TC would have gotten snubbed.

A DreamWorks theme park could be coming to New Jersey | Fox News
Shrek might find a home in the swamps of northern New Jersey. The Hollywood studio that created the green ogre and the wisecracking zoo animals of "Madagascar" announced Wednesday it had agreed to license its characters, storytelling and technology for a theme park at a long-stalled and vacant megamall in the Meadowlands.

Hundreds of children learn football from former NFL guard Rich Seubert | The Marshfield News-Herald |
Participants of the third annual Rich Seubert Youth Football Camp enjoyed spectacular weather Wednesday as they learned football fundamentals from the Super Bowl champion and 10-year veteran of the New York Giants. About 270 children participated in the event this year, which featured multiple stations to teach blocking, tackling, catching and other football skills and introduce them to the sport.

Hockey event gets assist from NHP - The Island Now: News
The two-day Ferraro Brothers Hockey Showcase at the Dix Hills Arena is being supported by New Hyde Park sports insurance agent Richard Salgado’’s Coastal Advisors LLC and Umberto Creo’s Umberto’s Pizzeria in New Hyde Park. Salgado is providing insurance coverage of the event and Creo’s restaurant is providing pizza for the aspiring hockey stars and their friends and family. Salgado and Creo have a ongoing relationship with the New York Giants NFL football team. Salgado, who is an agent to several Giants players, has been delivering pizzas to the Giants training complex during Friday practices for the past several seasons. One of Umberto’s managers personally delivered pizzas to the Giants on the Friday prior to their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots earlier this year.

Those guys need to keep delivering pizza to every game, even if they play in London.

‘Eagle’ Michael Vick launches new athletic wear line — V7 duds for kids, adults to be sold at Modell’s stores - NY Daily News
"You know, I get a lot of people telling me every day they're New York Giants fans, but they're Michael Vick fans too," Vick told The News. "I just hope when they're not rooting for the Giants, they're rooting for me."

Wow, there are so many things I want to say, but I'll leave it to you guys....

Dallas Cowboys win the NFC East and other predictions -
Giants will improve their record, but won't make the playoffs The New York Giants finished with a 9-7 mark in 2011 but reached the playoffs after winning the NFC East. It was a fitting development, because Giants fans moaned after their 10-6 club missed the playoffs in favor of the 7-9 Saints Seahawks in 2010. Look for history to repeat itself this year as the Giants improve their win total but just miss the playoffs.


Study ranks TV's most memorable moments - Times Union
The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched TV event, with this year's game between the N.Y. Giants and New England Patriots setting an all-time record with 111 million viewers. The memories don't seem to linger, however: the top-ranked Super Bowl Sunday event in Sony's study came in 2004 and had nothing to do with football. It was Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction (No. 26).