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Game 2
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Giants 7 0 10 0 17
Raiders 7 3 7 3 20

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"Jet fans should have their beer cut off 10 minutes into the game"

Gamegirl was not in a happy mood. It seems she lost a bet, and the penalty was having to go to a Jets game with the Jets guy.
"It was scorching hot!"

"It's the same stadium the Giants use.", we pointed out.
Gamegirl turned, and looked ready to slug us. "I'm used to my seats in first level. Here, I was stuck in nosebleed seats in the sun with unruly beer drinking Jet fans, and because of the stupid bet , I even had to wear a Jet T-shirt!"

"Did you look good in it?", we asked. Gamegirl snapped back with a quick,
"Of course.", and she flashed us that smile of hers. As she shook her hair to one side, we suddenly excused the Jet fans, any fan might tend to be a bit unruly seeing Gamegirl in their team T-shirt.

Gamegirl went on about the Jet game as if she couldn't get the horrible experience out of her mind.
"They have male cheerleaders who run across the field with flags, and a tee girl who runs out to get the tee. I did get a free Jet bag out of this deal.

"Was it a barf bag?" we asked, knowing how the Jet game had gone, although to be fair, if it wasn't filled up, it could also have been used for the Giants game that followed. Gamegirl laughed, and we talked with the Jets guy for awhile. He had a different perspective.
"It wasn't all that bad. There was some tailgating. That was fun."
We looked over, and Gamegirl made a face.
The Jet guy continued, "She got that Jet bag which she does like. While we were watching, we heard the news about Sossa hitting number 62 to tie McGwire."

That got us back into the sports aspect of our interview, and we asked him for comments on the Jet game. He seemed more comfortable with this topic.
"The refereeing was very poor. There were bad calls, and some flags should have been thrown but weren't, and others shouldn't have been, but that's not the whole deal. Parcells kept trying to establish the run, and it just didn't work. I think that when you can't get the run going, you establish the pass first, and then go back to the run."

Gamegirl agreed with his assessment, mentioned that they left on the last touchdown the Ravens scored, "along with the other four Jet fans who were left, and got stuck in traffic, and missed the 1st quarter of the Giants game."

That was too bad we informed her, because the 1st quarter included the only sustained drive the Giants had all game.
Gamegirl shook her head,
"The Giants were lulled into a sort of penalty sleepwalk with the Raiders. They couldn't get the run going and never went downfield with the pass. We got gypped at the end of the half when they didn't catch the Raider fumble, and that 4th quarter was horrible."

We left Gamegirl at that point, reminding her not to make any more bets.

Mikefan was waiting for us, and went non stop with his report.
"Fassel lost that game. He couldn't adapt the players to playing with the Raiders. The whole pace of that game was truly ridiculous.
It was excruciating to watch on TV even with the comforts of home and benefits of a channel changer, let alone to be at a game like that. I found myself looking forward to the commercials I hadn't seen.
Why would the Raiders put their paying fans through it.
In fact I can't imagine why there are any Raider fans out there. Maybe they just like the 'Big Play', which the Raiders make every now and then. Of course if you earn tons of flags, you're always trying for those big plays.
The Raider fans should just buy a football 'highlights' tape and save a lot of money.

The Giants team needs consistency. All they had was chaos. There was a lot of standing around for the players. The game ran extra long. I felt tired just watching that mess of a game. Why would a team like the Giants all of a sudden pick up 15 penalties? The Raiders had 16, and both teams played like crap!"

Mikefan glanced at his notes, "The Giants racked up 71 yards on 23 carries, and going 1-14 on 3rd down conversions, isn't going to cut it. They would have been better off lobbing balls downfield and hoping for big plays just like the Raiders do.
Fassel kept trying to pretend there was a real football game going on. Somewhere along the line you have to realize that things aren't working and switch the game plan."
Mikefan looked disgusted. "No running game, no confidence in the passing game, penalties, Blah!"

We prodded him for some thoughts on the upcoming Dallas game.
"Against Dallas, figure Wheatley to be suited up to play. It's a good chance for the Giants to show the guy off on Monday night football in case there might be some takers down the line. On the other hand, if things go like I think they will with Wheatley, this game could take all the heat off the Giants for not using him."

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Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Away AFC NFC DIV Streak
UP Dallas 1 1 0 .500 61 52 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 W1
UP N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 48 44 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 L1
UP Arizona 0 2 0 .000 24 71 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 L2
UP Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 12 55 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 L2
UP Washington 0 2 0 .000 34 76 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-1 L2


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