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Eli Manning is Now Rambo; Giants Keeping it Loose

Or Rambeau. Rambeau III, according to the New York Post. You see, because Eli Manning and the New York Giants have come to Lambeau Field and beat the Green Bay Packers twice before in the playoffs, so…

Eli Manning is Rambeau

Of course, you’ll recall both of those games. The 2008 contest ended with Brett Favre’s final pass as a Packer, a very fitting interception tossed directly to Corey Webster that dashed Green Bay’s chance at a Super Bowl trip. The 2012 game was a divisional contest — the Packers’ first playoff game that year after finishing a league-best 15-1 — in which the Giants straight-up killed them.

So yes, the Packers have had some major playoff disappointments in Lambeau Field against the Giants. Those teams have nothing to do with this team though, do they?

What we can tell you about the two teams actually playing on Sunday is there’s a difference in atmosphere. The Packers are very business-like this week. The Giants, not so much. They’re keeping it loose in New York.

The week started with tales of a party boat and just kept getting stranger from there.

Here you have ODB giving an interview in a lucha libre mask.

And then there was defensive tackle Damon Harrison talking about his playoff experience (of which he has none).

How are these two different approaches going to translate on the field? We honestly have no idea

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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  1. PF4L January 6, 2017

    Pardon the interruption…Kato has something to say.

    KATO
    01/05/2017 at 10:29 am
    Just out of curiosity, you were speaking about how it was a miracle that Holmgren managed a super bowl with Favre’s bonehead, imagine how many he would have won with Rodgers. But you are saying McCarthy should have won some with Favre way out of his prime? He nearly did though, until Favre threw a pick in OT.

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    PF4L
    01/05/2017 at 11:27 am
    Tell you what i’ll do my friend.

    You show me, IN MY WORDS!!, where i said it was a miracle Holmgren won a Super Bowl with Favre.

    You show me, IN MY WORDS!!, where i said McCarthy should have won some Super Bowls with Favre.

    So show me that, and i’ll respond, if you can’t show me that. Then in the future, please don’t post….what you wish i said, or what you “think” i said, if i didn’t say it.

    Recently someone else tried to do my speaking for me. that didn’t go well.

    I’m looking forward to you showing me that i said those things you so righteously said i did.

  2. Deepsky January 6, 2017

    The thing that killed the Packers in both games was turnovers. Both games, the Giants scored a TD and a field goal directly off of Packers turnovers. In the 2012 game, Ryan Grant and John Kuhn uncharacteristically fumbled and the Giants turned them into points.

    I was thinking the last few days that if the Packers didn’t turn the ball over, if Jared Cook had a good game, and if Manning turned over the ball a few times, the Packers might have a chance to win. But now I see that the Giants beat the Redskins with a previously non-existent running game, so combine that with their top defense, and the Packers are doomed.

  3. Yolo7 January 6, 2017

    We are in the playoffs every year ( yawn )
    That is not enough! We have Aaron double A motherfuckin Rodgers!
    We need to be ( at least ) as good as the Patriots !
    Fire Ted! Fire Mike! Hell nuke Lambeau field
    Take it all down! If we win on Sunday that’s not enough! Shit winning the god damn Super Bowl ain’t enough! We should have had 3 by now!
    Why do you fuckers even watch?
    So you can continue to bitch?

    1. PF4L January 7, 2017

      The only problem with your rant, is it’s fucking stupid. Has McCarthy reached his own expectations for this team?
      Before you answer that, read this, and save yourself some embarrassment,

      Here’s how McCarthy stated it.

      “Division titles are important,” McCarthy said, “but I don’t lose any sleep over it. Because we have a bigger goal. We don’t hang divisional title banners around here. So, frankly, once you cross the threshold into the playoffs, it’s about getting to the final game and winning.

      1. Killer January 7, 2017

        That was classic McCarthy Buffoon/Baboon speak. Last year he lost all his home games to divisional opponents (truly difficult when one of them is the Bears and another is a team who had not won in GB in 19 years — even though they play there every single year!) and the third loss, to the Vikings, in the final game meant McCarthy lost the division. Really, of course, the Vikings won it.

        So, instead of taking ownership of it McCarthy, just classic, says it did not bother him to lose the division. It is just a lie or he is not a competitive person and thus cannot be a good coach.

        Every team in the league each year should be and is trying to win the division. Except maybe the Packers IF McCarthy were not LYING. Winning the division gives some huge advantages totally outside of pride and bragging rights. You get to play at least the first playoff game at home. That is a big advantage and a great thing for the team’s fans (so apparently McCarthy does not give a damn about Packer fans). Also, for half the division winners it means one less play off game — this prevents injury wear and tear and greatly increases the odds of making it to the Super Bowl.

        The two statements within the same paragraph of Baboon-speak that it is about getting to the final game and winning and that he does not lose sleep over division titles cannot be reconciled logically. If you want to get to the final game and win it and understand football you know winning the division it important and useful.

        Don’t worry though. This year, since the Packers won the division, I’m sure he has a different attitude as to the importance of that. This is how spoiled sports behave. If they win it was a great victory and very important. If they lose it was of no consequence.

        Even more startling is that this nonsensical and rather embarrassing statement by McCarthy is used by Monty / Mordecai above (posting as PF4L) as a point of pride! Truly incredible!

  4. PF4L January 7, 2017

    What McCarthy meant by the final game…and winning it. Is that he was referring to the Super Bowl. Getting to and winning the Super Bowl isn’t easy people. Don’t take my word for it, ask any viking fan.

    Even if a team starts 6-0 (2003) and 5-0 (2016) that does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. Hell…that doesn’t even guarantee a trip to the playoffs. again….ask a prideful viking fan.