Monday, January 16, 2012

Giants Are Now Where Jets Were Last 2 Years

The Giants have advanced to the Conference Championship Game.

Just like the Jets did last year. And the year before.

Just like the Giants did 4 years earlier -- and, unlike the Jets, took the next step. And the next.

Just a reminder: What the Giants have done is amazing, but they are... not... done... yet.

They know. Because many of them have done it before.


Don't even get me started on Arsenal losing at Swansea City yesterday.

True, it was on the road, and, being Welsh, the Swansea players and fans treat every home game against an English team as if it were a cup final. And, true, Arsenal got screwed on a penalty decision -- again.

But Arsenal played like crap. Plain and simple.

But ask yourself this: If you could only beat either Swansea away or Manchester United at home, and not both, which would you prefer?

Let's pick ourselves up and beat the Fergiebastards. Vermaelen and Sagna could be back, and that, alone, will be a big help.


Bartolo Colon will not be a Yankee in 2012. He has signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Save your "dead weight" jokes. He did a good job for the Yankees in 2011. I'm sorry to see him go -- although it does settle the rotation a little more.


Days until the Devils play another local rival: 5, this Saturday, a matinee against the Flyers, at the Prudential Center. They next play The Scum on Tuesday night, January 31, at the Prudential. The next game against the New York Islanders isn't until March 4, a Sunday matinee at the Nassau Coliseum.

Days until the U.S. National Soccer Team plays again: 5, this Saturday night, a friendly against Venezuela, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, outside Phoenix.

Days until Arsenal play again: 6, Sunday morning (afternoon, their time), home to Manchester United. This is the season: Win this, and trophies will still seem possible; lose it, and we might as well pack it in.

Days until the next North London Derby: 41, on Sunday, February 26, at New Highbury. Under 6 weeks.

Days until the Red Bulls play again: 58, on Sunday afternoon, March 11, at FC Dallas. Under 2 months.

Days until the Red Bulls' home opener: 69, on Sunday afternoon, March 25, at Red Bull Arena, against the Denver-area-based Colorado Rapids.

Days until the Yankees' next Opening Day: 81, on Friday afternoon, April 6, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg against the Tampa Bay Rays. A little over 11 weeks.

Days until the Yankees' home opener: 88, on Friday afternoon, April 13, against the Whatever They're Calling Themselves This Year Angels of Anaheim. Less than 3 months.

Days until the next Yankees-Red Sox series begins: 95, on Friday night, April 20, at Fenway Park in Boston. A little over 3 months.

Days until the last Nets game in New Jersey: 98, on Wednesday night, April 23, against the Philadelphia 76ers, at the Prudential Center. Just 14 weeks before New Jersey no longer has an NBA team.

Days until the 2012 Olympics begin in London: 193 (July 27).

Days until Rutgers plays football again: 236, on Saturday September 8, against an opponent and at a location to be announced. Under 8 months.

Days until East Brunswick High School plays football again: 242, on Friday, September 14, opponent and location to be determined.

Days until the 2012 President election: 295, on Tuesday, November 6. Register to vote... and on November 6, vote!

Days until the next East Brunswick-Old Bridge Thanksgiving clash: 311.

Days until Alex Rodriguez collects his 3,000th career hit: 551 (estimated around July 20, 2013).

Days until Super Bowl XLVIII at the Meadowlands: 748 (February 2, 2014).

Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 700th career home run: 821 (estimated).

Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 756th career home run to surpass all-time leader Hank Aaron: 1,656 (estimated).

Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 763rd career home run to become as close to a "real" all-time leader as we are likely to have: 1,690 (estimated -- estimating 28 home runs a year, he should get it late in the 2016 season, maybe around September 1, at age 41).

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