Back on September 4, Dallas-Fort Worth sports radio personality Shan Shariff posted on CBSDFW.com a plethora of reasons for why he hated the New York Giants. My first thought was to respond in kind with why I, a Giants fan, hated the Dallas Cowboys. Then I remembered that I've seen Big Blue win it all twice in the past five years, and thus I'm going to be a relativity calm football fan for the foreseeable future. That's why I instead decided to re-read what Shariff had written in an effort to understand what bothers the Cowboys fan base so much about the G-Men.
Shariff: I hate that they’re called “The New York Football Giants.”
This is hardly a reason for anybody to get upset. It's just a tradition. Dallas fans should be used to traditions; such as the Giants always winning at Cowboys Stadium, or Tony Romo never winning a playoff game.
I hate that NOTHING fazes Eli- not even dumbface & drool jokes
I reached out to the Manning camp for a response. This was all I could get.
I hate that Eli Manning somehow has 2 rings
Manning doesn't “somehow” have two rings. It's not as if he woke up one morning and, whoa, there they were. Manning has engineered two, count 'em, two Super Bowl game-winning drives. He is also responsible for two of the greatest passes in Super Bowl history. I wonder if those get mentioned at some point here...
I hate that Eli is now viewed as a future Hall of Famer
I'll be honest. I'm not sold that this is actually accurate. He's on his way, but I'm not convinced he'd make it if his career ended today.
I HATE that Eli-Peyton arguments even exist. Lamar Odom isn’t even that high
I'm a Giants fan. My friends are Giants fans. Never once have I heard such an argument, at least not while talking football with Giants fans. Twitter trolls don't count.
I hate that we must acknowledge Eli as ‘Mr. Clutch’
There's no law about it, so it's technically not a must. Besides, Manning has other suitable nicknames Shariff could use. “Easy Eli” is a good one. We in the NYC/NJ area are also quite fond of “MVP.”
I HATE the David Tyree catch (he goes on) I hate that a BS, lucky, once in a lifetime play decided a championship (he goes on going on) I really, really hate that play
Mr. Shariff's feelings on the greatest play in Super Bowl history aren't what bug me. It's the way that he and others refer to it that I find offensive. Tyree would have never had an opportunity to make the catch had Manning not pulled off the great escape from what seemed like a certain sack. Yes, it was once in a lifetime. Plays like that win titles. Give the QB a little credit.
I hate that Norwood missed
This is petty. I can't remember the last time I reflected on a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl win. Maybe that's because it's been so long since I've witnessed one.