NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, are you interested in meeting some of your favorite football players? For the first time ever, Lord and Taylor in Manhattan will hold it’s inaugural Chalk Talk series dealing with professional sports athletes. They will be celebrating the launch of former Giants linebacker Carl Banks’ clothing line called GIII. So of course, two-time Super Bowl champion Carl Banks, will be on hand for the fans to meet. For the youngsters out there who don’t know who Carl Banks is, all I can say is read about NFL history. Mr. Banks played on one of the best defenses in the history of the NFL. He played alongside Lawrence Taylor, George Martin, Pepper Johnson, Leonard Marshall and Phil Simms just to name a few.
Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora will also be in attendance. I expect a lot from Osi during the 2010 campaign and see no reason why he cannot dominate from the end position. He certainly looked like the Osi of old, when he helped the Giants christen their brand new $1.6 billion dollar stadium last night with a victory. The Giants beat the Panthers 31-18 in their inaugural home opener at the new stadium. Osi had a sack and forced fumble in the game, not too shabby.
Both Carl Banks and Osi Umenyiora are Super Bowl champions and have three rings between them. If the fans are lucky, maybe the guys will be wearing their bling at the appearance, so all of the kids can see what a Super Bowl ring looks like up close. Both of these men have also made a trip to Hawaii as pro bowl players, a big honor for NFL players. On another note, NBC’s Bruce Beck will be attending the launch as well, just in case there are any media groupies out there.
My personal opinion about this event is simple. This is clearly a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bridge the gap between generations. Having a Giants player from Dads generation, LB Carl Banks and one from the current generation, DE Osi Umenyiora in the same room, is a rare occurrence. I would like to thank Lord and Taylor for keeping us in the loop and for confirming that they are true blue nygreporter fans!
I have taken the liberty of reading the fine print and would like to let you know exactly what you need to do if you plan on attending. First, there is a $50 minimum purchase involved with getting past the velvet ropes to the players and the fine print also stated that the purchase needs to be made beginning at 5PM EST at the Chalk Talk area.
The address where the players will be on Tuesday 9/14/10 at 6PM EST:
Lord and Taylor
424 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
RD – nygreporter.com