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Any reason why Pats always play Giants in last preseason game?

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  1. Va_Pats_Fan

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    Any reason why we always play the Giants in the 4th preseason game? Is there a story I am unaware of?
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    Re: Any reason why....

    So they can show David Tyree's catch and talk about it for 15 minutes while the scrubs are playing.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    IIRC, it has something to do with the fact that neither team wants to travel very far that late in the preseason, so they've agreed to play each other every friggin' year for the last seven years. . . .
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    Re: Any reason why....

    Makes sense, and they'd be the closest team... tied with the Jets, but I think they avoid divisional opponents in pre-season right? I can't recall any off the top of my head anyway.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    Nearest opponent outside division and conference. And both cities have chowda
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    Re: Any reason why....

    That's how I saw it. NYG are the closest non-conference team. Here are the other matchups, and it is interesting to try and figure them all out:
    DET @ BUF
    IND @ CIN
    BAL @ ATL
    NYG @ NE
    STL @ JAC
    TB @ WAS
    PHI @ NYJ
    DAL @ MIA
    KC @ GB
    CLE @ CHI
    HOU @ MIN
    TEN @ NO
    PIT @ CAR
    DEN @ ARI
    SF @ SD
    OAK @ SEA


    Here's a good map for reference:
    [​IMG]
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    Re: Any reason why....

    It's an insult to call what NYers eat "chowda", what they have is more of a bisque than a chowder, and it's nowhere near as good as what we have.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    It would seem PIT should be playing ATL and BAL should be playing CAR, but maybe one is closer then the other when you take into consideration the curvature of the globe.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    [​IMG]

    ;)
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    Seeing it on the map, I have never realised how few teams there are in the west!
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    Re: Any reason why....

    Or Ravens against Redskins! That would save some travel :D
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    Re: Any reason why....

    An optimal pairing, of course, would have the JEST going out to the West Coast on an annual basis. ;)
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    Re: Any reason why....

    Or send them to London to do it!

    But I wouldn't send them at the moment! :eek:
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    I believe both teams like it because no matter who is "away" they don't have to travel far, so they have an understanding that it is always Pats vs. Giants last preseason game.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    I would ;)

    Couple of defensive linemen would sort out the trouble if anything :p
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    Lot of Giants history with NE as well. Don't know about the rest of you but I have a lot of friends who are Giants fans. They used to be NE's team for the most part.
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    If I'm not mistaken I believe that is actually a big factor in how the tradition began, going back to the AFL-NFL merger.
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    To torture the Pats fans with the reminder of 2007.
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    Re: Any reason why....

    I bet Gholston still couldn't get a sack!
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    those big squares don't count.
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