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In a time of tragedy, a little Sharpie can go a long way.
NFL teams have been looking for ways to stand with the people affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., since news of the tragedy broke. Three teams — the Patriots, Giants and Jets, whose fan bases are close to the Newtown community — have been especially active, with special helmet decals and ceremonies planned for Sunday.
One player is taking the honor a step farther. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has written the name of one of the victims, 6-year-old Jack Pinto, on his cleats and gloves for Sunday’s game. On the surface, it looks like just a small way to assuage the grief that everyone is struggling with, like when NBA stars Kevin Durant and LeBron James wrote “Newton, CT” on their shoes when they first took the court after the tragedy.
But Cruz’s gesture probably means a lot more.
Cruz learned after the shooting that Pinto was an especially big fan of the Giants and himself, and Cruz soon...
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Victor Cruz dedicated his performance this week to Sandy Hook shooting victim, Jack Pinto, now he's reaching out to the family.
The Giants will honor the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting by wearing the initials of the school on their helmets.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz is the perfect idol and role model for people. He’s humble despite being extremely talented and famous. I wish more pro athlete’s would follow his lead and treat his fans the way that he does.Cruz heard that Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old who was lost in the tragic Connecticut shooting, was a huge fan of Cruz. To honor him, Cruz decided to...
The Giants season comes to this: three games. They visit the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens before coming home to host the lowly Eagles. In the words of Meatloaf "two out of three ain't bad". If the Giants take two of those games, the division is all but theirs. There in lies the problem.
The Redskins have a much easier road to...
New York QB Eli Manning couldn't get anything going Sunday against the Falcons. He finished the day with just 161 yards through the air to go along with a pair of turnovers.Fantasy Spin:Manning has been picked off four times the past two weeks and now has 15 interceptions for the year. Fantasy owners hoping for a big week from Manning are probably wishing they started someone...
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Kenny
Phillips are among the players that have been ruled out for this weekend’s
contest against the Atlanta Falcons, while wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and
defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul are expected to suit up.
Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters yesterday that sitting
Bradshaw was the “only wise move.”
According to Bob Glauber of New York’s Newsday, Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw told reporters that “he plans to play Sunday” in the Giants Week 16 game.
Bradshaw missed Sunday’s game because of a knee injury, but he’s obviously very confident that he’ll be able to play against the Ravens this weekend. Rookie RB David Wilson filled in for Bradshaw and was able to average...
From Joe Paterno to Tom Coughlin, Matt Rhule has been mentored by some of the winningest coaches in football.
Now, Rhule gets a chance to apply all of it at Temple.
Rhule, 37, who will leave his post as assistant offensive line coach with the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants to take over the Owls, was formally introduced on Monday on campus, after agreeing to a contract over...
Too much of this week’s talk is based on January’s New York Giants’ home playoff win against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife. It shouldn’t be. Stop with the “two points” talk. It’s nearing the end of the 2012 NFL season and while the Giants are the reigning World Champions, that game was technically a part [...]
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New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
Every year in the Tom Coughlin era, the Giants have a 2nd half slide. Since he took over in 2004, they are 53-19 in the first 8 games of the season and 29-40 in the second 8 games of the season. This year has been no different as they started 6-2, but thanks to a 2-3 stretch, they are now 8-5, not bad, but not as good as it once looked...
Chris Johnson is following in Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz‘s footsteps by giving a personal tribute to the Newtown, Conn., victims on his cleats.
The Titans’ running back has written all 26 names on his cleats for Tennessee’s Monday Night Football game against the Jets. Cruz wrote the name of Jack Pinto, a six-year-old victim, on his cleats and gloves after he found out...