In yesterday’s NY Post, Steve Serby, that noted football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, tiddlywinks and hopscotch guru, suggested the Giants were a “Dead Team Walking” without Osi and Strahan. This is the same Steven Serby who, back in the ’70’s was obnoxious and insulting enough to piss off the laid-back former Jets QB, Richard Todd and get himself shoved into a locker by Todd. He should have stayed in the locker because suggesting the Giants are a “Dead Team Walking” goes even beyond vintage Steve Serby obnoxious; it’s vintage Steve Serby stupid.
But the stupidity doesn’t stop with him. On yesterday’s NFL Live, resident ESPN ‘geniuses,’ Bonnie-what-the-hell-am-I-doing-here-Bernstein, Eric-I’m-an-ex-Eagle-and-I’ll-always-hate-the-Giants-Allen and Marcellus-I had-one-really-good-year-with-the-Bills-Wiley all agreed the Giants won’t even make the playoffs. And, if that wasn’t enough stupidity, yesterday afternoon, ESPN radio ‘maven,’ Michael Kay said the Giants didn’t have a shot of repeating even before Osi went down and, further, says Strahan can’t help if comes out of retirement because he’ll be out of football shape. DUHHHH! Wow, that’s insightful. But, Mike, what if the Giants give him time to GET BACK INTO FOOTBALL SHAPE? Say, by late October or November. Nah, too logical, these ‘experts’ are in a hurry to dig the “Dead Team Walkings” grave.
The lack or respect or even simple regard for the 2008 NY Giants was staggering even before Osi went down — but now it’s even more stupefying. To listen to ‘the experts,’ with Osi gone, the Giants are done — as in stick a fork in them, done. Is it just me but doesn’t anyone remember the 2007 Colts? Okay, they didn’t get to the Super Bowl again but even with all-world DE Dwight Freeney out and all-world WR, Marvin Harrison out they still hosted The Divisional Playoff Game. Yeah, they lost but they went to the playoffs without two of their most important players. But, I guess the ‘experts’ don’t think the Giants have that kind of coaching, depth or character.
Well, some people do! The Giants themselves! “Dead Team Walking,” my ass!