New York Giants: Why are they held on such a high pedestal?
The New York Giants have been around since 1925. It seemed that when you talk about the classy organizations, the Giants are always at the top of the list. For as long as I can recall, the New York Giants have been the “model” franchise that teams want to follow.
I would like preface this by saying that I am a fan of the New York Giants. With that being said, I am failing to understand why this team is on a such a high pedestal. There have been a few instances where I don’t see this team as being the ‘model” franchise. Some of them include when they didn’t do anything with Josh Brown during the 2016 season. During the 1980’s, it has been on the record that the Giants enabled Lawrence Taylor.
Let us not forget the biggest part with this team. The Mara family ended up winning the Giants on a gamble. However, why none of these ever became a bigger problem was that the Giants were winning. In the case of Josh Brown, the Giants were on the verge of making the playoffs for the first time since they defeated the New England Patriots in 2011. When you look at the Lawrence Taylor case, the Giants were doing well and he was one of the more dominating defense players in that era.
Now we can look at the 2017 season. I want to not talk about Eli Manning and mention another player that the Giants did nothing about. Earlier this season, the Giants were playing the Philadelphia Eagles. At one point in the game, Eli Manning threw a touchdown to Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr and he celebrated. The celebration saw him lift his leg like a dog and pretend to pee on the football. The Giants did nothing.
However, the one time the Giants want to step up they decide to bench their future Hall of Fame Quarterback Eli Manning. So I still want Giants fans to explain to me why this team is held to such a high pedestal when they have done the same things that every other team does.Follow @jon_blayne