Posted: 11/3/2012 12:27:41 AM
Alright everyone... I live 30 miles west on Philadelphia. garbage is bad... real bad.
Here I am, 100 miles inland and my local grocery stores, houses and businesses just got electricity back yesterday (no electricity Monday-Thursday). All schools classes were cancelled this week (including all colleges). My mother is a high school teacher 20 miles west of me and her school cancelled all classes next week because the school busses cannot pick up students because their are too many telephone poles down across the roads; and she is 120 miles from the shore.
Sandy really fucked our world up here in the northeast (please excuse my language, but that is the best word I can find to explain the magnitude of things). I cannot imagine how things are the closer you get to the shoreline. In my development of townhouses... cars are parking on the lawns... Why? well, all of the cars I don't recognize have license plates from NY and New Jersey... People have family that and friends that cannot stay at their home right now.
OK, but I just wanted to let people know how bad things have been up here...
And every member of the Giants knows the magnitude of the game they are going to play on Sunday afternoon.
I watched Tom Coughlin's press conference the other day... I wanted to make sure that the game would be played at home as scheduled (and it will be played at home at scheduled). He spoke for about 14 minutes. One reporter asked him, "Given the circumstances, do you think your chances to win this game are diminished?" I (being an Eagles fan) can't stand Coughlin, but I loved his response...
He said, (and this may not be word for word, but close to it), "Yes I believe we can win this game." Then he kinda looked down and he looked to the side, he was a little emotional... then he looked back at the reporter and he said, "I know that everyone on this team knows how much this game means to this city... through all the hardship that everyone in the area are going through..." (then he had to put his emotions in check again and said), "Yes, I know we can win this game."
I mean, it was kind of emotional.... The Giants know how much winning this game means to a city that has been decimated. They all know that through all of their fans pain and hardship, that the one thing that may help raise their spirits is if they just play their fools off and win one for New York City... (the Jets are on their bye).
OK, now besides all of that (and I don't think you need much more). The Giants are simply a better team. Yes, Big Ben had a great game against the Redskins last week, but the Redskins defense is ranked 30th in the NFL.
Also, the Steelers are not a good road team and I still don't see them making the playoffs this year.
The Giants win this game on Heart and Will alone... I don't care about plane flights or daylights savings time.
Also, the Steelers are 1-3 ATS away this year... and they are just an over-valued team.
GIANTS WIN LARGE
My Prediction: NYG 34 PIT 13
And God Bless all of those in NY and NJ that are experiencing hardships... Things will get better!!!