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Giants morning report: Odell Beckham Jr. wins ESPY for 'The Catch'

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Of course that was named 'Best Play.'

Odell Beckham receives his ESPY.
Odell Beckham receives his ESPY.
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The Giants have had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in a decade, back when the franchise was transitioning from Jim Fassel to the Tom Coughlin era and from veteran quarterbacks to Eli Manning. For a franchise as storied as Big Blue, that just doesn't cut it. Everybody in the front office knows this is a win-or-else season.

There are no more excuses, even though the injuries to Pierre-Paul and left tackle Will Beatty are unfortunate, to be sure. There are no more generational rookies like Odell Beckham, Jr. to swoop in during the second half of the year to save people's jobs. They have to win this season, or else changes will be made.

That's why general manager Jerry Reese won't rescind Pierre-Paul's tag. Even missing an index finger, JPP is by far the best pass rusher the Giants have and thus their best chance to have a decent defense.

Good morning New York Giants fans! Let's check your headlines for this Thursday morning.

Odell Beckham wins 'Best Play' ESPY Award

Of course he did. Here is what Beckham said on stage Wednesday night after winning the ESPY Award for his amazing catch against the Dallas Cowboys.

"I'm honored to be here. Never did I think I would really be here. I want to thank my mom, my dad, I know my dad is somewhere here. you guys have been supporting me since I could ever remember. Since I was four years old I dreamed of being where I'm at today, and being able to be here and stand in front of all the other great athletes here is truly an honor. Also want to congratulate everyone else that was honored for the award and all the other athletes that are here as well. What a wonderful night for us. Most important, I want to thank God for getting me through something that I didn't think was gonna be possible, I didn't know if I was going to be able to play this year, so being able to be here and stand here in front of everybody is truly a blessing."

Because we know you want to see it, here it is.

Ross Tucker: Giants are stuck with JPP

NFL analyst Ross Tucker opined via 'Sports on Earth' that the Giants have to keep Jason Pierre-Paul in 2015, whether they want to or not.

The Giants have had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in a decade, back when the franchise was transitioning from Jim Fassel to the Tom Coughlin era and from veteran quarterbacks to Eli Manning. For a franchise as storied as Big Blue, that just doesn't cut it. Everybody in the front office knows this is a win-or-else season.

There are no more excuses, even though the injuries to Pierre-Paul and left tackle Will Beatty are unfortunate, to be sure. There are no more generational rookies like Odell Beckham, Jr. to swoop in during the second half of the year to save people's jobs. They have to win this season, or else changes will be made.

That's why general manager Jerry Reese won't rescind Pierre-Paul's tag. Even missing an index finger, JPP is by far the best pass rusher the Giants have and thus their best chance to have a decent defense.

Giants are the 12th most valuable sports franchise

Forbes unleashed its top 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world. Nearly half of this list came from NFL teams with a total of 20 franchises in the ranking. Forbes has been consistent with the Giants' ranking having them in their usual 4th spot out of all NFL teams.  For comparison's sake, the New York Jets have the 17th most valuable sports franchise, and is 6th for NFL teams. The Giants will always beat the Jets, huh?

Once again, three teams in the NFC bEast (Giants, Cowboys and Redskins) make the top five for all NFL teams.  The East is also the only division to be entirely represented in the top 50 valuable sports franchises in the world as the Philadelphia Eagles make the cut at 19th overall for all sports.

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