“Our major sales pitch when we asked the owners to award us the game was some of the greatest games in NFL history have been played in adverse weather conditions. They’ve been some of the most memorable games. Why not do that with a Super Bowl? We’ll be ready for anything.”
One Super Bowl bonus for Giants’ fans, regardless of whether or not the Giants get there, could be the likely inclusion of former Giants great Michael Strahan in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Strahan is a semi-finalist, and the enshrinees will be announced Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl game.
“That would be great if it comes to fruition. I was quite frankly a little surprised that he didn’t get in last year because I’m not sure what more you have to do to be considered a Hall of Fame candidate,” Mara said
Given that we should not have expected anything, Tolzien was okay on Sunday. Given that turnovers are extremely costly, we can’t ignore three interceptions either. What choice do the Green Bay Packers have and would it really be all that easy to just plug Matt Flynn back under center after seeing what we’ve seen the last two seasons?
Seriously, the Raiders and Buffalo Bills didn’t even have a place for him.
Others have fallen short. Toledo has mastered playing like an elite MAC team without winning the MAC; the Rockets lost Tim Beckman to Illinois and Matt Campbell to Iowa State and got not even a division title to show for it. Ball State got a 12-0 start out of Brady Hoke but got upset in the MAC Championship and lost Hoke to San Diego State.
Western Michigan got its money’s worth when it hired a 32-year-old former Rutgers receivers coach in 2017. P.J. Fleck recruited circles around the rest of the conference and got his PhD in catchphrases.