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Let’s Finish What We’ve Started

January 22, 2012

Our New York Football Giants know a thing or two about finishing.  Since ’07, they have made their living proving that preseason predictions and regular season records don’t decide the best team in the NFL; the best team is the one left standing at the end.

This season has been a rollercoaster ride—we’ve had our fair share of incredible wins and heartbreaking losses.  The same is true for playoff games against the 49ers.  I will never forget Matt Barr’s field goals in 1990, and I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to repress the memories of “The Game of Which We Do Not Speak.”

But today’s game is not about the ’02 team or the ’90 team.  It isn’t about ’07 team either, even though it seems as if there are cosmic forces at work sending us careening towards a SB 42 rematch.   Today is about the 2011 Giants team finishing what they started.  It’s their chance to create a legacy.  It’s their chance to establish themselves as a team to be reckoned with now and in the future.

With the game just a few hours away, I am uncharacteristically calm.  Perhaps if my jaw wasn’t clenched and my shoulders weren’t resting at my ears, I’d have an easier time really believing that, but I am going to try to enjoy this game.  It could be cosmic, it could be fixed, but one thing’s for sure, it’s out of my control.  I’ll keep telling myself that and if all else fails—deep breaths through the nose.  It’s not easy being a Giants fan but it’s worth it.

Let’s Go Giants!  Let’s finish what we’ve started.

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