The New York Giants, New York Jets and New England Patriots will wear helmet decals Sunday to honor the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Friday.
The Patriots will use this decal for their helmets. The Jets are using this.
The Giants, however, have a decal that actually isn’t a decal — and I think that may be the best and most touching tribute to the victims.
Instead of a decal, the Giants will write the initials S.H.E.S. (Sandy Hook Elementary School) on their helmet stripe. The gesture, in my opinion, is one of the best things I have ever seen in terms of memorial patches/decals in sports.
Twenty of the victims were children, most of them in Kindergarten. During that age, these kids are just starting to learn to write and comprehend putting words together. Doing the same for this tribute by the players is a sign of valuing the individuality and uniqueness of all the kids, the way they write and really showing that they aren’t viewed as a clumped group. Continue reading
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will host the New York Giants in a rematch of last season’s NFC title game. This is a great test for the 49ers as they are once again facing the Giants (third time in two seasons) and this will be a good measuring point to see how good this team really is.
There’ s been a lot banter going back and forth this week and for the 49ers, this could be viewed as an opportunity to get payback. Or the 49ers can ignore that approach and just go out and perform well.
But aside from this tough rematch, the 49ers will face rival Seattle the following Thursday. That’s two games in five days. This isn’t something new as the 49ers were involved in a Thursday game last year. But this time, the 49ers stay at home.
Attn:All L.T, NYG, NFL FANS! If i get 1million followers, i will buy L.T’s ring back and give it to him. The 1,000,000th will give it to him
Check out this tweet by Osi Umenyiora. He’s referring to this auction of Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring. (LINK TO AUCTION)
At first I thought that the idea of buying the ring and returning it to L.T. was a nice gesture, and it is. But after a little bit, I realized that this has got to be one of the most selfish acts I’ve heard an athlete do behind the idea of doing good.
Umenyiora is seeking attention to himself as he is asking for new Twitter followers. He’s not asking for retweets, rather he’s asking people to follow him on Twitter. He wants to up his online profile.
“Follow me on Twitter. And if you do, I might do something nice.”
That’s basically what he’s saying.
Eli Manning is elite. There is no doubt about it.
You can call Eli Manning an elite quarterback now. Actually, we should have been calling him elite for the past couple seasons.
After Manning just led his New York Giants to another Super Bowl victory, the quarterback was named as the game’s MVP and quite possibly silenced every doubter that has criticized him.
Throughout this season, there had been debate as to what an elite quarterback is and if Manning qualified for that status. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is elite according to his head coach. Are both Manning and Smith elite? Well, after today, the definition of elite has become real clear.