Posted on November 6th, 2008 at 12:37 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie
As a long-time New York Giants hater — they’re definitely my least favorite team in the NFC East, and I actually rooted for the Pats in the Super Bowl — I have to say the comments from Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins regarding the Giants yesterday warmed my soul. That is, I was pleased to see that some of the Eagles’ senior leaders also found the G-Men to be a most disagreeable set of opponents.
For the better part of ten years, it’s probably at the top of the list for me. I remember, my first couple of years—my first two years actually—I believe we lost nine or ten or eleven in a row to them before we beat them on that Monday night. This rivalry is something that’s been going back and forth. It’s something that everyone knows about. As a player, you definitely understand it as well.
For me, what they’ve won has nothing to do with it. I have always had that respect for them. When you step on that field, you know you have to be ready to play when we play this game. You really do. I’m not saying that it’s not that with any other game. For me, this has been my biggest rivalry since I’ve been with the Eagles. I know everybody can’t really stand Dallas, and I understand that, but for me, since I’ve been here, this has been the game that I get up for every time. Big time.
Me too, Dawk, me too!
A brief review of my admittedly immature/ irrational anti-Giants bias: rooted in vague notions of class conflict and second-city jealousies, I resent the arrogance and haughtiness of the entire Giants’ organization: their geriatric and entitled fan base (”Eegads! Our family has had our Giants tickets for generations and we have the dorky blue sweaters to prove it! Why should we have to pay PSLs!”), their privileged status within the league (”extra” home games in 2005 and 2007, the fact that they refer to the stadium they share as “Giants Stadium”), and the mouthiness of their star players (the mantle has passed from Tiki to the always eloquent Antonio Pierce). Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in NYC for a while that these resentments are highlighted, but the Giants and their fairweather, cowardly, soulless fans definitely sit atop the hierarchy of my haterade.
(Yup, name calling. That’s what I’ve got. Giants fans, welcome back!)
- I am not left-handed either!
- Eagles play shockingly well in old-skool-NFC-East-style win over Giants
- We just might have to burn this m*therf*cker down
- Noted trash-talker Brian Westbrook? Seriously?
- “For who? For what?”:”But Why?”::Ricky Watters:__________