Sunday, December 03, 2006


Non-NFL post below.

I wish I could take credit for that title, but that’s what the sports section of our paper is calling it. Fits.

We’re a 3 ½ point favorite for this game. The weather in New York is sunshiny and in the 40s which is good for a Southern team to play in. The winds in the Meadowlands can be treacherous, so Gramatica (our new kicker) may have some problems. Romo grew up in Wisconsin, so cold weather shouldn’t bother him. Michael Strahan (of the Giants for those who don’t know) isn’t playing. Things are looking good for the ‘Boys. I think the game all comes down to intangibles. Gramatica hasn’t kicked in a while – might be a factor. Over-confidence has been the doom of many a team. The Giants have homefield advantage and they’re desperate. Many times, a desperate team has played as if they have nothing to lose and can be dangerous. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few trick plays come out – that’s when they’re used the most, sort of a “why not” attitude. And there’s still Tiki Barber. I think the defense, and most particularly our star interceptor Roy Williams, should have fun with another QB with the name Manning on the back. And Eli is no Peyton. The Cowboys have a great “game after Thanksgiving” record. We’re on the Romomentum train. Some people do worry that the long wait may put a damper on that momentum, which could factor in. We should win this game, but desperate teams always scare me. The Giants seem to be a team on the slide, with alleged turmoil brewing in the locker room. Many see Manning as a lame-duck. He has a lot to prove, a name to live up to – and maybe that’s been too much pressure. He is an example of what I had feared for Romo – but Romo doesn’t have a legacy sitting on his shoulders. He doesn’t have a brother (until stopped by the ‘Boys) that is a NFL mega-star. That’s got to be hard for Eli.

My prediction: We’ll win. It’s the intangibles that will determine whether it’s a hard or easy win.


Susan said...

We all know the Cowboys are going to win with you rooting them on! ;)

Siobhan said...

Wish I could understand what it's all about. *gg* Hope you're enjoying a rest today. (((Big hug)))

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Good luck, Cowboys! Unfortunately, the Chefs ended up at Cleveland instead of the Chiefs. We suck. I think we can kiss a wildcard spot goodbye.

Kelly Parra said...

Woo, Bailey, you sure can talk football!

Scott said...

I was predicting a Cowboys blowout, but it turned out to be just what you said. I knew it in my bones that the Giants are a lot better team than their recent slide suggests. We beat them, but that was a nail biter. Romo showed us two things: that he is a clutch player with the intangibles to win this game, and that he is inexperienced and has a lot to learn. But the most important thing is, he kept his head in the game and scrapped it till the end. That was a beautiful pass to Witten to put the cap on the game.