NEW YORK – We here at nygreporter understand how difficult it can be for a true blue Giants fan to endure the dreaded bye week. It seems like it becomes much harder each year to sit out a weekend and root for whoever plays our rivals. So I thought we would give you some tips on how to make it through the worst week in the NFL season for Giants fans. Some of you may have read our article called New York Giants 2011 NFL Lockout Survival Kit and this article will be similar to that one. Try to stay sane and remember that it is only one week.
The first thing we will look at, is the opponents of our division rivals and who Giants fans will need to root for this weekend. The two teams that Big Blue fans need to root for this weekend are the Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. The Panthers play the Redskins on Sunday at 1PM EST and the Rams face the Cowboys at 4:15 PM EST. We need both of these teams to lose so the Giants continue to lockdown the NFC East. The final team in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles, are also on a bye week this weekend and probably “dreaming” about making the playoffs this year. Hopefully, QB Cam Newton will ball on Washington and knock them down a peg because believe it or not, the Redskins are a bigger threat to Big Blue this year.
I still say every Giants fan should own a copy of Super Bowl XLII on DVD for an occasion like this. Having copies of the glory days in 1986 and 1990 wouldn’t hurt either. Sitting down and watching those games is extremely uplifting and something that should be done once per year anyway. Check out the Giants shop for merchandise and gear. You can find a link to the Giants store on the sidebar of our website here. I know that some of the items there are expensive but they also have some reasonable prices on other items. Buying a piece of Giants merchandise might make you feel better. You can also hit twitter and talk Giants football with other fans. There is nothing better then having a good conversation with Giants fans who know what they are talking about. You can also go to Giants.com and check out any contests they may be running. This would be a perfect week (bye week) to hold an annual fan contest, don’t you think Giants? wink wink
Another possibility for this weekend is to get out of the house with your family or friends and take in some of this fall weather before it gets too cold. Once the boys get back on the field, it is unlikely that die hard fans will miss a single game. So take advantage of the break and go have some fun. Take your kids to the park or out for lunch. Take your girl to the mall. Take your man out to shoot some pool or go bowling. The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and figure out what suits you the best. I hope our readers find this helpful and I hope you enjoy your off weekend.
What will you be doing during the bye week?
RD – nygreporter.com
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I will be rooting for the rams and the panthers,while looking forward to getting some big blue players back in the lineup next week.im really excited to see if prince amakumura will be ready to show his stuff.but all in all,i really think the g-men need these all important players back for a really brutal 2nd half.i have to take my hat off to the guys that got us to 4-2,it showed a lot of character with all the giants players injured to get them to this point.i cant help but think the g-men, except for a couple of interceptions should be 6-0.but you could best believe 4-2 was more then most nay sayers expected from an injury riddled giants team.other then that,we dipped into the 50s here in southwest florida,so we will be getting out into this beautiful weather.and back in front of the flat screens to root on our ny giants next week.
Good morning Bobby, I hope you’re enjoying some time with the family. I could not agree more about Prince. I am really anxious to see him on the field too. I still think he won’t be much of an impact until next season though. I think the Giants should have beaten the Seahawks for sure and the Redskins is a toss up. They could have easily started out 6-0 like you said. 50’s? I thought it only dropped to 50 degrees once per year down there on Christmas night lol. Enjoy!