The Reasons for Change

In coming days, John Mara is going to be making a decision about whether or not to make changes in the NY Giants organization.  We have been arguing that there has been consistent underachievement attributable to many people who all collectively must be held accountable. Together, Tom Coughlin, Jerry Reese and Ronnie Barnes must all […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 22:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter on November 22, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

How Week 17 will shape the rest of the NFC playoff picture

Only 16 weeks were required to decide all six playoff teams in the NFC. The Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks have all clinched postseason berths ahead of Week 17. While the early completion of the playoff field has removed most of the drama from the final week, […]

MINN 49 NYG 17

It was right around this time 23 years ago when the Giants were dressing up a 5-9 season with the Chiefs on NBC on a Saturday afternoon in December.  It was the 15th game of the season.  And the color commentator, Bob Trumpy, was the resident apologist for Ray Handley.  Trumpy was feeding the masochistic […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons runs after a catch during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Best and worst from Week 16 in the NFL

Week 16 of the 2015 NFL season saw the New York Jets dispatch a rival foe, the Atlanta Falcons give a perfect team the taste of defeat and the NFC East crown a champion. The week also gave us another chapter in the Green Bay Packers’ tailspin, a blown opportunity in Baltimore and meltdowns in both […]

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 09: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes past Michael Floyd #15 of the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on August 9, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 16

All 12 playoff spots are capable of being locked up during Week 16 of the 2015 NFL season. Six postseason berths have already been finalized, while the six others have reasonable clinching scenarios during the year’s penultimate week. If all 12 teams are decided by the end of Monday, Week 17’s drama will be centered […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants warms up prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham Suspended

Odell Beckham was handed a 1 game suspension, effective vs the Vikings this next Sunday night.  The NFL did what it should have done, something we believed was appropriate when we recapped the game ~24 hours ago. OBJ Fine History 2014 $10k STL Fighting 2014 $11k PHI Helmet thrown 2015 $9k BUF Fighting … NFL […]

CAR 38 NYG 35

I need help.  I am in a permanent state of Giants anaesthesia awareness.  That is where I am being operated on surgically with all of the pain of the past 4 years of Giants frustration yet can’t move/remove myself from this masochistic trip.  Someone please tell Mr. Mara that I need a change. These Giants losses are […]

NYG 31 MIA 24

When two mediocre 5-7 teams face off in a ~pickem contest, one of them has to win. This was arguably the weakest of the 4 remaining opponents for the Giants. They did what they had to do to win. Eli Manning 27/31 337yds 4 TDs 0 INTs. Odell Beckham 7 Rec 166 TDs 2 TDs […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a teammates touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

NFC playoff scenario taking shape

Three games remain in the 2015 NFL season, but it appears the only drama in the NFC postseason picture will revolve around which team earns an automatic bid as the winner of the NFC East. The Carolina Panthers (13-0) and Arizona Cardinals (11-2) have already clinched playoff berths. Carolina is locked into a first-round bye and […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs off the field after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 35-6 at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Best and worst from Week 14 in the NFL

Week 14 of the 2015 NFL season saw a pair of MVP candidates stay red hot, an emerging defensive terror put on a sack showcase and a handful of sophomore quarterbacks lead their teams to wins. Sunday also gave us ugly blowouts in Jacksonville and Cleveland, another difficult day for Dez in Green Bay and more missed […]

Giants Cut Moore

The Damontre Moore chapter ended yesterday in a shambles. There are no winners. The writing was on the wall earlier this season when Moore went two consecutive games with utterly huge late hits on the QB. Call them selfish. Undisciplined. Immature. I’m no psychologist but it’s a tremendous waste of talent. The Eagles game was […]

NYJ 23 NYG 20 OT

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”  We used that quote from Buffett to explain the many weaknesses of Kevin Gilbride in 2013.  It gets revisited after yet another ugly loss to the Jets today, because we see Coughlin swimming naked with this team.  We have been talking about wholesale underachievement for quite […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 16:  Robert Ayers #91 of the New York Giants celebrates after sacking  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL Injury Update thru Week 12

Man Game Lost is a website that updates injuries in the NFL on a weekly basis.  We use the Adjusted Games Lost (“AGL”) data from Football Outsiders, but that information is updated annually.  We pieced together the data from individual posts from Football Outsiders (2009-2014) plus the updated data from Man Games Lost (“MGL”) to […]

WAS 20 NYG 14, or Underachievement Part 43

Are you feeling a wide range of emotions right now?  Anger?  Frustration?  Depression?  That’s okay, because this NY Giants blog is here to help you.  Your emotions are very real and totally justified.  I write for this blog because it is cheaper than psychotherapy.  And you read this blog (in part) because the Giants will drive […]

NYG Injuries: Ronnie Barnes

Who is the most powerful man in the NY Giants organization after the owners, the Maras and Tischs?  The answer might surprise you. The injury coverage here on this NY Giants blog has been an ongoing evolving story.  We keep peeling away layers of the onion to get to the truth.  The story of Victor Cruz is […]

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