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New York Giants are an embarrassment
Time to sell the team
Good morning, all!
All the good work generated by the New York Giants with their successful turnaround season last year has gone down the drain, following the team’s dismal 2-7 start. The Giants are not only losing games but losing them badly. Their starting QB Daniel Jones, always a roll of the dice, missed three games because of a neck injury and is now out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, incurred in Sunday’s loss at Las Vegas.
Think about it? The Raiders are in shambles, as head coach Josh McDaniels and GM David Ziegler were fired last week, following a MNF loss to the Detroit Lions. Former Giants LB Antonio Pierce was named interim head coach by owner Mark Davis. All the Raiders did with their chaos was go out and defeat the Giants, 30-6. New York, which does not play its home games in New York, produced no offense, fielded a nonexistent offensive line and looked sloppy in all facets of the game. Sadly, that has been their trademark this season.
Giants coach Brian Daboll was the “NFL Coach of the Year” last season; now he would be hard pressed to land a job as a youth league coach. Face it, the Giants are bad, bad, bad, much as they were before last year. They will go to Dallas on Sunday and get clobbered. The 2023 season is lost.
Daboll will get one more chance to right the ship next season, but his job is on the line. Beyond that, do not be surprised if Giants fans start clamoring for the team to be sold. The Mara family has owned the franchise since its inception and now shares ownership with the Tisch family. In reality, however, despite four Super Bowl Championships, this signature franchise rarely makes the post season and has lacked any consistency. In fact, in the immediate season after they have won the Super Bowl, they have usually taken a precipitous nosedive.
It is time ownership sells the team. The league’s number one television market deserves better than what this once, glorious franchise has to offer.
Managerial chairs catch media by surprise
Turns out Monday was a big day for baseball managers (see below); none more surprising, however, than the hiring of Craig Counsell by the Chicago Cubs. The “insiders” had Counsell going to the Mets. Turns out, the Cubs fired David Ross and landed Counsell with the largest contract ever signed by a baseball manager. So much for getting the scoop.
Sometimes I just cannot understand MLB. The league is paranoid about scheduling a World Series game on a Sunday because it will go up against the NFL. Then it holds its Gold Glove Award ceremony on a Sunday up against the same NFL. Why not schedule the event during the week, so the awards will not have to contend with the NFL?
Speaking of baseball, look for a lot of content this week, with the General Manager meetings taking place in Arizona.
The Mets turn to the Yankees for their next manager. The New York connection between these crosstown rivals continues.
By all accounts the Cleveland Guardians have made a good hire in Stephen Vogt as their next manager to succeed the legendary Terry Francona. Did you know Vogt homered in his last MLB at bat with the Oakland Athletics?
Speaking of the A’s, MLB owners meet next week and a vote on approving the move of the franchise to Las Vegas could be taken.
Some interesting links
Will the NFL expand to Germany?
Belichick dodges questions about his future.
As it turns out, it was the least watched World Series ever.
That is it for this week’s newsletter. As always, thank you for your support and pray for peace.