Happy St. Patricks Day to our Readers and Giants Fans

March 17, 2012

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, I would like to wish you all a Happy St. Patricks Day! Even if you’re not irish, it doesn’t matter. They say everyone is irish on St. Paddy’s Day, so I hope you all enjoy yourselves and have a great time today. Some might be with family watching a game on TV or with friends out at a bar. I have done just about everything you can imagine on St. Patricks Day and have always had fun. I’m sure I will have a beer or two today and watch the Knicks play the Pacers in their green jerseys. It’s awesome that it falls on a weekend, so people will have time for a nice breakfast and day of rest tomorrow on Sunday. Chicago will turn the river green and many other fun things will be happening all over the country. Beware the Green Man!

The Giants signed P Steve Weatherford to a five year deal this week. I love this signing and this punter. I expect a big season from him and would love to see former Giants punter Jeff Feagles, coaching special teams for Big Blue. I think Feagles and Weatherford would hit it off and make a good team. I understand that QB Peyton Manning wants to finish his career with enough numbers to be considered the all-time greatest quarterback in history. He would love to get another ring too. But why not as a coach? I would love to see the Giants give Manning a five year deal as QB coach and see what happens. I think Peyton would win at least one more ring with the Big Blue coaching staff.

The Giants also signed safety Chris Horton, who once played for the Washington Redskins. He is a guy described as having injury issues. I say welcome to New York and people should give him the benefit of the doubt that he is healed. Horton is mostly expected to help out on special teams. I find it interesting that former Dallas TE Martellus Bennett, will be wearing current free agent TE Kevin Boss’ old number, No.89. The tight end group and cornerback group have been thoroughly addressed so far. In a side story, former Giants players got into a twitter war when WR Amani Toomer took acceptation with a comment TE Jeremy Shockey made about possibly returning to the Giants one day in the near future? They will be fine but I doubt either will play for Big Blue again.

I know there will be a lot of people drinking today and having fun. Be smart and safe when you go out and remember there are kids walking around, don’t drink and drive and ruin your life. Have fun but be smart. Take a cab or have someone pick you up if you’re too drunk to drive. It only takes one phone call and it could save your life or someone else’s. Today is your lucky day!

Do you celebrate the holiday? What is your favorite all time St. Patricks Day story?

RD – nygreporter.com – Happy St. Patricks Day!

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Happy St. Patricks Day New York Giants Fans

March 17, 2011

NEW YORK (nygreporter.com) – I would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patricks Day because as the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patricks day. I won’t use the cliche that the NFL needs the luck of the Irish to have a 2011 NFL season but the truth is that the Giants will need to luck of the Irish to stay healthy in 2011. At full strength, the Giants will go deep into the playoffs and they won’t need luck. Maybe the owners and player reps should try the simple approach of sitting around a table and having a few Guinness beers. They most likely will not however and it looks like a one way ticket to Palookaville for the fans.

Get your four leaf shamrocks out and cross your fingers because the fans know a pot of gold is waiting at the end of the table. Sign the deal and get back to work. We live in fickle times and the fans attention span is much shorter then it used to be. I remember when my computer crashed a couple of years ago and I kept wondering what I was going to do without a computer until I got a replacement. How did people function without computers back in the day? Oh wait, I’m old enough to remember that. But you know what happened? I adapted to not having a computer rather quickly and replaced the time I had spent on the computer with doing with more activities. I also began to read more. Well, I began to read more books to be specific. I read pages of text daily spreading the current news or sports updates. Do you get the point NFL? It would not be good for business if 10%-15% of your fans realize they like life better without the NFL. Don’t be arrogant and think it can’t happen.

Not much news on the football front. The players are banned from all team facilities and the lockout continues on going into day six. I want to remind all of our readers to drink responsibly and don’t be stupid and get into a car drunk.  Anyone who drives a car while drunk is a fool. Do the right thing, not just for yourself but for the innocent people (kids too) crossing a street. Other then that, have a wonderful day and a ton of fun. If you see a leprechaun swinging from a Save-More convenience store neon sign, calling your name and cursing at you, then it’s time to go home. Just put down the drink and call a cab. Good Luck!

Have one for us!

RD – nygreporter.com

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