NY Giants 36 – Carolina Panthers 7
Forget the replacement refs! The New York Giants played with a replacement offense. Well, almost! They still had QB Eli Manning, the SPass fave. Once again Eli was dismissed. The entire NFL Network analyst crew gave them no shot with all of the injuries. No Hakeem Nicks. No David Diehl. No Ahmad Bradshaw. Instead, players stood up and performed when their number was called. Ramses Barden benefited from the double coverage on Victor Cruz. He got nine catches for 138 yards. The second show-up player was Andre Brown, the running back who’d been cut seven (7) times from five (5) different teams. But under Thursday night lights, he scored two touchdowns with 119 yds. rushing. What a showing! On the other side, Cam Newton is nowhere near his rookie year form. He was 16 for the 30 with 3 interceptions. Yes, Eli had three picks the previous week, too but he came back to win. Big difference in the two. He’s still young with a lot of football growing to do.
The Curly W’s Bring Postseason Baseball to DC!
I can’t wait to get my Natitude shirt!!! For the first time since 1933, there will be October baseball in Washington, DC. 3rd baseman Ryan Zimmerman believed that the day would come and has spent seven (7) long years as a member of the team. During those 7 years, he saw loss after loss. But on Wednesday night, there was a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. “We ain’t done yet,” said Skipper Davey Johnson after the team had glasses of Korbel. The young phenom Bryce Harper had to settle for water – he’s got two more years before he’s legal. He’s not worried though. That kid will have plenty of clubhouse celebrations in years to come.