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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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Big Ben Tuesday: 5 Reasons for Optimism for NY Giants in Giantsland

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Last Place, NFC East: When the Giants were able to pull out a win against a mediocre Texans team a few weeks back, New York Giants fans got a little carried away with the “saved their season” hyperbole. I warned them not to get too excited, but they didn’t listen. But now, after losing on […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants Honing in on Saquon Barkley, the Near Perfect Prospect

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Giantland, USA: Saquon Barkley was spotted wearing a New York Giants hoodie in a barber shop over the weekend. He looked glorious. There are a lot of ways the Giants can go, but signs are pointing to Saquon Road. Is he the right pick? My sixteen month old twin daughters are now pretty comfortable on their […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants to Stand Pat and Draft Barkley or Darnold

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Stamford, CT: The Big Ragu really saved Villanova last night, eh? But the most interesting thing going on in New York at the moment is the still the NFL draft. There are endless possibilities at the top and the New York Giants and New York Jets are pivotal players. There are four billion ways it […]

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