Tuesday, October 24, 2006

New York Giants: Horse of a Different Color [J. Mark English]

From the Wizard of Oz:

Dorothy: Oh, Thank you so much! We've been gone such a long time and we feel so messy... What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!

Guardian of the Emerald City Gates
: And never will again, I fancy. There's only one of him and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color, you've heard tell about.

And what a different color they were! The Giants dominated the Cowboys. They pushed them around. Ran through them, passed over them, shoved them aside when they needed yards, and completely manhandled them.

Wow. Its been sometime since the Giants have been so consistent. Especially on the road, and on Monday Night Football, and in Dallas of all places.

Plaxico - your athletism amazes the passive football fan.

Eli - I had no idea you had an arm with such strength.

Shockey - your actually scoring touchdowns and catching the ball again.

Barber - your playing like an MVP on your way out the door.

Strahan - congrats on sack 131.5 and 132.5. Lawrence Taylor would be proud.

Arrington - thanks for one great play before losing you for the rest of the season.

Tyree - way to stop that ball at the inch yard line.

Fred Robbins - can you play in the secondary now? Thats three interceptions!

Madison - finally adjusting to the NFC now are we?

Jacobs - you'll have big shoes to fill, but keep running like that buddy and your shoes may wind up taking us to a whole new level.

Offensive line - all you guys did was pave a way for a 747 to plow through.

Tom Couglin - way to out coach Bill Parcells. And thanks for giving me a chance to forget about baseball.

Its early, but the Giants are now alone atop the NFC East. They have three home games in a row. Lets see where this ride takes them. I can't wait to strap myself in and enjoy the "come what may".