Tag: Dave Gettleman

Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dazzling, Dominating Debut of the Dapper Danny Dimes

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Big Blue Heaven – Ladies and Gentleman, we have our QB. I’m not here to gush about Mr. Daniel Jones. No wait, it’s the opposite. That’s exactly why I’m here. It was late in the first half and the New York Giants had the ball down 25-10. They needed a lift before the half. They […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Cris Carter’s Indefensible, Asinine Comments on Daniel Jones

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Stamford, CT: We interrupt the regularly scheduled Mets’ stroke session to bring you some football news. Daniel Jones sure looked sharp in his first preseason action over the weekend, completing all five of his passes including a pretty TD. Though it was only one series, you’d think his performance would have been enough to get […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dave “The Dunce” Gettleman’s Nonsensical Post-Draft Babbling Horrifies Giants’ Fans

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East Rutherford, NJ: I’ve been trying to talk myself into the pick of Eli Jr. since the draft. If the New York Giants identified Daniel Jones as the guy, Dave Gettleman had to make sure to get him at six. But several things have chipped away at my efforts to be positive, not the least […]

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Big Ben: NFL Draft, Odell De-Beckale and Five Stages of Grief

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – In the aftermath of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, the last thing the sports world needs is another jack-monkey trying to make sense of it. One jack-monkey reporting for duty. The Odell Trade and the Five Stages of Grief. Denial “Hey, they need a lot more pieces than Odell,” I tried […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NY Giants Plug a Hole on Offense, but the Bad Defense Gets Even Worse

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East Rutherford, NJ: Things are looking up. We’re about ten days from spring, eighteen days from opening day, a month and a half from the NFL draft, and a month from Game of Thrones. As we shake off the chills of winter, the New York Giants are making moves with an eye on the fall. They jettisoned […]

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Big Ben: As QBs Start to Move, New York Giants Weigh Their Options

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East Rutherford, NJ – It’s 11 PM and I ain’t got nothin’ done. I don’t want to Karl Malone it in, so I’ll let it fly like Eli Manning and hope for a helmet catch. Speaking of the New York Giants and Eli… Who’s the next QB? In January I threw something together about the 2019 NFL […]

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Big Ben: 2019 NFL QB Carousel, Can the Giants Find Their Guy?

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NASHVILLE, TN – It’s a funny game. Dozens of ferocious, burly athletes beat the snot out of each other for for three hours. Then a skinny little guy in a spotless uniform – who’s been on the field for maybe 90 seconds the whole day – strolls onto the field and decides the winner. It […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants SAQuash Skins, Pats Lose on Miracle Rugby Play

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WASHINGTON, DC – It was an enjoyable NFL Week 14, highlighted for me by the Redsucks gettingSaquashed in Washington and the Pats losing on the lateral play that never works. Let’s get to it. Snyder SAQued It’s been ages since the Giants put 40 on anyone. It was great to see them do it against […]

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