Josh Berman’s Giants Update: Edition 1

It feels so good to be back and writing about the New York Football Giants. For any of you who have been able to follow my writing over the last year or so you have probably noticed that sporadic is an understatment. Don’t get me wrong I love talking football, and that never stops (ask my friends, they take motrin because of me), but I’m not always good at getting my ideas down on….paper for lack of a better noun. Point is, I herby solemnly swear to update you with breaking news, thoughts and opinions as they form, hence the “Weekly Update: Edition 1”. P.S. you can follow me on twitter for more frequent notes:

Anyway on to this weeks post!

Draft is done, I’d like to tip my hat to Rob for some truly excellent draft coverage, and to the Giants for a truly excellent draft. We have a few projects but the coaching staff is well equiped to bring these guys along. If you wanted my honest, pessimistic, realistic opinion I’d tell you the Giants are not Super Bowl bound in 2010. I think the draft did one very important thing however, it set the Giants up for glory in 2011. Looking ahead to that year, the G-Men will almost defiantly lose a defensive end (probably Osi), but now they can afford too, and it sets them up to draft offensive line and running back in the next draft making the team complete and frankly; scary!

Moving on to update number two, I attended the Big City Lacrosse Classic 4/10/10 in the new stadium, and let me tell you the stadium is huge. Dwarfing Giants Stadium, which is right next door, and looks well…awesome! It really has a unique exterior look which will be identified with Big Blue for years and years. The interior was somewhat sparse, and the third concourse wasn’t quite finished as it was still sectioned off, but it’s a lacrosse classic…can’t expect much. Food pricing wasn’t as awful as reports indicate, however I don’t know about beer (not 21). But if you think about it they make the prices high so fans don’t get totally trashed, I mean come on, you’re telling me if beer was $2 you wouldn’t have like 6? All in all it was a great experience, I even stood on the sideline for a little (turf felt nice). Plus, Syracuse destroyed Princeton so my day was complete!

So that’s all for now, again sorry I haven’t written more, been doing a lot of college prep/finishing senior year stuff (I’m heading to Syracuse University next year just as a side note haha). I promise I will update weekly or you can come and yell at me all over the comments thread. Bye for now!

Josh Berman –

12 Responses to Josh Berman’s Giants Update: Edition 1

  1. robdomaine says:

    Hey Josh, good article buddy. I have to say that I agree with you about the Super Bowl. My gut instinct is telling me that they will make the playoffs again this year but a Super Bowl berth may be unlikely (although I hope I am wrong about this).

    I also think you hit the nail on the head by saying that the majority of the 2010 NFL Draft for Big Blue will be working projects. Jason Pierre-Paul is at the very top of that list. I’m very excited to see how this all plays out!

  2. Kyle L says:

    Josh, there is a law in place prohibiting someone from purchasing more than 2 beers at a game and there is also a law in place that states that no beer is to be distributed after halftime at an NFL game in order to prevent drunk driving accidents as much as possible.

    I was also in the stadium and it is very nice. Not excessive, but overall its a beautiful facility.

    • robdomaine says:

      Correction my dear friend Kyle, there is a law saying that no one person can buy more then two beers at a time. Not two beers for the whole game lol and the no beers after half time rule is because of the drunk morons who start fights at the games. Trust me the NFL owners would love to sell beer the entire game and double their profits but they can’t.

  3. Kyle L says:

    Also, good luck at Syracuse. Its a great school but you will need a jacket lol.

  4. robdomaine says:

    Good Luck at Syracuse Josh! I forgot to mention that on my first reply.

  5. Kyle L says:

    Rob- The rule regarding the beer sales is not just to avoid fights, the league and owners do not want to be liable for any accidents. Either way in regards to the law regarding the volume of beer, there are rules in place preventing people from just buying fifty

    • robdomaine says:

      Hey Buddy, you’re absolutely right about the beer rule having many reasons. The sorry truth is, when the fans are off the property, they are on their own. They can try and sue or whatever they want but they are adults and responsible for themselves. The real sticky legal problems come from the fights on the property.

    • robdomaine says:

      PS – So what do you think about the rookies so far guys?

  6. Josh Berman says:

    Thanks for the well wishes guys! and as for the whole beer thing I’ll just take you by your word because truthfully I have no clue.

    • robdomaine says:

      lol you’ve got a few years before you need to worry about that stuff. You don’t need beer to have a great time and enjoy a football game. It’s a shame that some people do though.

      • Josh Berman says:

        I don’t disagree, I’d rather not drink beer at a game. Heck if I’m dropping huge money for Giants tickets there’s no chance you’ll catch me looking away for even a second to take a sip of anything lol. I wouldn’t want to miss a second!

        • robdomaine says:

          That’s a good way of looking at it buddy. I am not going to lie, I will have a beer or two at a Giants game but I never understood the people who get trashed and can’t even remember what happened. It just doesn’t make sense to me lol. Not only because we have to pay a lot of money for the tickets but because it’s a LIVE Giants game, does it get any better? lol

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