I came home from work last night, upset and bored knowing that I had to wait until Thursday night for any good television to be on (Jersey Shore). Then, I was pleasantly surprised to be graced with a Jets-Giants preseason game. I saw Eli Manning, laughed at him, and my hatred returned. He’s such a silly boy. Then, he busted his forehead open when he decided not to hand the ball off to Brandon Jacobs without communicating his intent to his running back.
Let’s make one thing clear — laughing at injuries is never condoned. But this wasn’t an injury, it was a boo-boo. Eli will be fine. But nonetheless, I didn’t have to wait long (big surprise) to see Eli’s ever-present whining-panicked-crying look return to his ugly mug. I can’t stand that look, yet it’s all you see when you watch a Giants game on TV.
I intended to write my first football article on the Patriots and their upcoming season — look for that shortly — but this picture of Eli just couldn’t wait. So how will the Giants do this year? I think they are all-around fairly solid, they just really aren’t that good at anything. I’ve always liked Brandon Jacobs and what he brings to the field. But they still have Eli, who despite all the ruckus you hear from Giants fans about his 27 TD’s and 4,000 yards last year, still had 23 turnovers on his own. That’s just not gonna cut it. I think they’ll torture Giants fans as usually, ultimately ending the season slightly better than mediocre. But before you jump down my throat just wait, my Patriots predictions will be upon you shortly.