This Just In… The Giants Won’t Defend Their Super Bowl Title!

13 Jun

If the New York Giants prove me wrong and become two time Super Bowl Champs, that will be a way bigger upset than the one they pulled over New England last February.  Know what?  I won’t be losing any sleep. It’s just not gonna happen.

Winning two Super Bowls in a row is a truly difficult thing.  It was difficult back when Pittsburgh seemed to be doing it every few years.  It’s a lot tougher now.  Free agency, the salary cap and bigger money have all made it less likely for a Super Bowl Winner to go back to back.

The Giants are finding out how difficult defending your title is right now.  They’ve got a superstar (pain in the buttocks) tight end in Jeremy Shockey who wasn’t part of their title run but still feels entitled to keep making waves.  If you’re The Giants and want to repeat, then Shockey can’t be traded soon enough. For some reason Big Blue is hesitating. 

Not hesitating at all is the team’s great wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who is refusing to practice until his contract is torn up and replaced with a better one.  Keep in mind this is despite the fact that he’s got three years left on his current deal.  Call me crazy, but so far the Giants’ air attack isn’t looking very focused…

Of course, the Defense is solid.  Oh, except for the fact that future Hall of Famer Michael Strahan has called it quits after 15 years.  While you’ve got to admire him for going out on top, you have to believe that even with their good depth on the D-line, Strahan’s departure has to end up hurting the Giants’ defense.

Another year.  Another Super Bowl Champ.  That’s how life is now in Roger Goodell’s league. 

The NFL wouldn’t have it any other way…

4 Responses to “This Just In… The Giants Won’t Defend Their Super Bowl Title!”

  1. Shea June 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    The salary cap allows for a much more competitive league then say, major league baseball does.

    I love it!

  2. tidewaterjackson June 14, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    You are correct – sir!

  3. dsf June 15, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    Ditto.

    Although I think Shockey is being a pain, I think Burress has a case for wanting a new contract, even though he has 3 years left on his deal. There are receivers in the league who haven’t won a championship who are getting paid way more than he is, I think it’s fine that he has a gripe. It’s the way the league works nowadays.

  4. tidewaterjackson June 16, 2008 at 1:27 am #

    Agree that Shockey is a pain. That said, I blame the Giants for not having dealt him away already. They won a Super Bowl WITHOUT him. Why put up with his antics now?

    As for Plax, I’m not as sympathetic. I don’t mind him feeling that his contract isn’t on par with someone else’s but that’s what you get when you get the security of a long term deal. The trade off is sooner or later someone with a more recent deal may make more dollars than you whether they earn it or not. There’s nothing wrong with him asking to re-negotiate, I think he’s out of bounds in not practicing unless the team agrees to open up his deal.

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