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    Notice when Giants players came off the plane in Phoenix a bunch of them (including Strahan) had their personal videocams going. NOT ONE Patriot walked off the plane with a videocam. All business for the AFC champs! :rocker:
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Plus I read somewhere that most of them were dressed in black as if by arrangement. If true, they are certainly giving a lot of importance to their off-field looks and plans. Hope that continues well into the game day. :D
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    It's their funeral...
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Folks often dress in black attending a funeral (in this case their own). Word is that Stephen King is interested in that videocam footage for his next horror flick.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    The Patriots had videocameras at their first super bowl also. I'm sure players have had cameras at all of them.

    IMO there are times to enjoy it and times to be 100% business. Getting off the plane is not a 100% business time.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    The black was for "solidarity". Whatever. Article says the flu has hit the Giants pretty hard.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3219550
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    To me the dead giveaway is Strahan half-joking about how the last time the Giants got to a Superbowl they got beat by the Ravens and they finally get back only to face an undefeated team...
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    The new york papers mentioned the flu this morning as well. That can be debilitating for a week to ten days this year, I'm told. Hope the Patriots are taking all necessary precautions.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Strahan is a huge self-promoter and I think that's just as important if not moreso to him than trying to win this game. That promo commercial they keep running about him finding a woman's dress in his locker and then dancing and singing into a microphone is odd. Talk about distraction. BB would never allow one of his players to do that.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Unfortunately, being "happy to be there" and still wanting/trying to win are not mutually exclusive.

    I'm sure the Patriots don't count on the Giants "just being happy to be there" come game time, and neither will I.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    He actually said to some mediot this week, when asked if he'd be upset if he had retired (instead of just disruptively skipping camp which he freely admits set him back 3-4 weeks as the season began...) and the Giants were in the Superbowl - if I had retired they wouldn't be. LOL
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    Men In Black

    The MIB. from space have arrived. The space I'm referring to is Strahans pug. Hope he use's the runners up money and get's his yapper fixed.:D
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    many of the Pats players DID have their videocams, and they shot pictures of Pats fans from the windows of the busses as they drove by on their way into the hotel.

    It is a very common practice for players to used video cams during Super Bowl week to make personal recordings of the events for their personal viewing.

    You will see many of them today, at media day.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Giants wore black to symbolize that this is a business trip. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Don't ruin the homer-fest.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    I didn't know you had to "symbolize" a business trip.
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    What’s with all of this symbolism talk about their suits, they could be dressed in pastel and they still are going to get crushed
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    Doesn't a black suit symbolize death, like going to a funeral, like marching to their demise?
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Since when did black "symbolize a business trip"? People wear black when they're in mourning. Good to see the Giants getting a jump on things.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Gosh darn, if our boys catch it from the Giants this Sunday, the Pro Bowl will be lost. :eek:
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    The black suits are to show that they're on a business trip. Some young players get confused to why they're at the Super Bowl.
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    Especially if they're members of the New York Giants. :rofl:
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    “It was a great experience, nobody even expected us to make it this far, we have some things to work on and hopefully we’ll make it back here next year” – can anybody else already see the Giants losing speech after the game??
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    You guys over-think too much. This is from the NFL.com live media day blog.


    Your source for real-time insider observations during every NFL.com/LIVE broadcast, plus other news from around Arizona.

    Whatever works9:31 AM MT NFL.com Second-year linebacker Pierre Woods was loving his first media day, walking around with his camcorder and interviewing the media. He tried to trade his equipment for a better camera from a TV Azteca crew. Then he interviewed teammate Willie Andrews, who was taking still photos of the action.



    So I guess the Pats are screwed now because they are clearly happy to be there also.

    http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/live;jsessionid=588748AB97E754347451BC0BFF652316
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    Brady was just talking about how he videotapes everything, and all the players do. I guess we're just happy to be here. What a stupid thread.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    I see this more of a "Blair Witch Project" inspired film...

    Scene 10 - Eli's Confession

    (Extreme Closeup of Eli Manning - eyes watering, nose dripping... with monologue delivered from a darkened locker room)

    "I just want to apologize to Amani's mom, and Plaxico's mom, and my mom.

    I am so sorry! Because it was my fault. I was the one who brought them here.

    I was the one that said "we can beat the Patriots."

    I was the one who said that we were not lost.

    It was my fault, because I was the quarterback.

    I'm so scared! We don't know what's out there.

    We are going to die out there! I am so scared!"
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    Brady knows WHEN to whip out the camcorder. That's the essential difference. ;)

    Further note in media day: The media at the Patriots portion was about twice the size of that which greeted the Giants. Interesting. But that didn't slow Strahan's mouth at all. I hope his jaw is too tired to recover by Sunday, but if not, we should shut him up good enough.
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    Re: More evidence Giants "just happy to be there"

    Unfortunatley the Giants haven't been to a Super Bowl in seven years. This is the first time many of them have made it. Wouldn't you be in awe of the event. None us have any idea what a great experience making it to the Super Bowl is as a player. We are fans and just along for the ride. Some players in the past have had issues during Super Bowl week. The Giants wearing black will have nothing to do with the game. They wanted to dress the same becomes it is a team unity thing. Just like Michigan did when they wore black sneakers and shaved their head, etc.
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