Jan
20

Game Thread: NFC Championship Game

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There’s a reason why no one plays baseball in January. About 30 minutes before kickoff, the temperatures in Green Bay are holding at zero with a windchill of -18. But that won’t stop the Giants and Packers from playing football.

A month ago, no one in New York would believe Eli Manning capable of leading the Giants beyond the first round of the playoffs, let alone to within four good quarters of the Super Bowl. But that’s where they are.

The Patriots won with their typical ruthless efficiency coming out in the fourth quarter today. So Big Blue could end up in a Week 17 rematch. Either way, Joe Buck — remember him? — will bring you the game. Feel free to discuss it here.

Categories : Not Baseball
  • Manimal

    Im so ready for this game.

    so is my dog lmao
    http://i24.photobucket.com/alb.....081342.jpg

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      That is cute and hilarious.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Beat me to it Ben.

    Part of me hopes Favre and the Pack win the Super Bowl, just so he can finally retire already.

  • zack

    Man I would have really liked a SD-NY Superbowl, actually give me a reason to watch the game and get to see San Diego all pumped up for the game. Instead, it will probably be a Packers-Pats SB and I will be forced simply to root against the Pats yet again in another most likely boring game.

    At least the chargers look to be sitting pretty next season

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I don’t know what Joe Buck is talking about. It looks like it’s 40 degrees out there, at worst.

  • http://www.replacementlevel.com SMinDC

    All you need to know about how f*cking cold it is…Jimmy Johnson poured a glass of water at the start of the pregame & it was frozen 10 minutes before kickoff.

    • Manimal

      I saw that shocked me

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    I forgot how much I missed Frank Caliendo and Joe Buck. Good times.

  • Manimal

    WTF, we are outplaying them but we are losing 7-6/

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The Giants’ secondary plays D like Brian Bruney throws strikes.

    • Mike R.

      Once every five plays?

  • Mike R.

    This will go down in history as the “Stupid Penalty Bowl”. I think the cold weather has frozen the part of the brain responsible for self control.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Those chicks in the bikini tops were pretty damn hot. Not literally of course, figuratively.

  • ansky

    its a catch. inbounds.

    gimme gimme

    • ansky

      thank you for my validation refs

  • ansky

    Take the lead back Bradshaw!!!

  • Mike R.

    You can’t blame Tynes for that one. That ball must feel like a rock.

  • zack

    The Giants have been so much more the better team today, but you just feel like they can’t win it. Eli has been doing his best…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Shades of Doug Brien.

    • zack

      Tynes finally makes the kick, something Brien never could.

      Lets go Gints! Since both the Jets and Chargers are out, the Giants are my 3rd team, I’ll root for them

      Gotta believe Eli’s legacy is starting here. Don’t think they’ll win the SB, but man, he’s been a totally different QB in the last 5 weeks

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I just want Tom Brady to lose. I don’t want to be sentenced to listening how great the Pats are for the next 9 month.

    • zack

      Oh don’t worry. All you have to do is turn to espn.com (no surprise really) to see the article that claims, I sh!t you not, that this Pats* team is the greatest team OF ALL TIME. In any sport. Try hearing that for the entire year and not force your head through a wall…

  • Manimal

    Of all people, Yankees fans should know that performance in the playoffs is what matters and Eli Manning has definitely performed well this playoffs.

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Was it me, or was the entire ref crew wearing Bret Favre underoos under their stripes? Sheesh, even my Bear fan friends and inlaws with whom I watched the game, and most of whom were rooting for the Pack for some reason, were amazed.

  • Clemson Rob

    As much as we hate to say it, it’s New York vs. Boston once again. So even if you’re a Jets fan out there, you have to root against them. I’m sure a lot of people are against Tom “I knock up hot supermodels” Brady and Bill “I’m a smug douche” Bellichick. Go Giants! and Go Yankees! only a few more weeks til pitchers and catchers!

  • kunaldo

    boston blows…eli would have had a monster game if the refs werent paid by the packers

  • nick blasioli

    joe buck is very national league….i know that he hates the yankees and the american league…his ties are with the st louis cards….its very obvious ..well if you can listen to joe and time mc carver long enough..it will make you turn your volume way down…all tim can cry about is the short porch in yankee stadium…thank god for mr. sterling…..