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Cofield: Paint New York blue

Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:48 am
 
Granted, he's not the most impartial judge, but now that ex-Giant Barry Cofield is in Washington he has a chance to evaluate just who is winning the Battle of New York. And, not surprisingly, he says it's not the Jets.

The defensive tackle played with the Giants for five years and was a starter on the 2007 Super Bowl champions, so he naturally leans toward Big Blue. But he also left the Giants this summer for Washington, and, now that he's hundreds of miles away, has a better perspective on what's going on in and around the Big Apple.

So I asked him who owns the city -- the Giants or the Jets.

"Right now," said Cofield, "the Jets  are getting all the headlines. But until they get a ring I think it’s still the Giants’ city. The Jets are in a position to seize it. They already have the front page, and they already have the media salivating at press conferences, but until they win the ring it’s still the Giants’ town."

He has a point. The Giants have three Super Bowl trophies, with 2007 the last. The Jets have one, and that was Super Bowl III -- or over four decades ago.

But this just in: The Giants haven't won a playoff game since walking off with the Lombardi Trophy, while the Jets made it to the conference championship game the past two seasons.







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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

Racecar, do you honestly think the Giants objetive is to just make the playoffs this year?  Even though they didn't get in the last 2 years, the goal is still to win a ring, and if 2007 taught anyteam anything it's that you always have a shot.  If the Jets make the AFC title game again, that would be very very impressive in this era.  As i mentioned i'll be pulling for them, until the play the gmen.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:13 pm
 

I hate em I hate em I hate em

The Patriots are the Vegas favorite to win it all.

If we're all hyped up over hopes and dreams ... let's just give NE their rings right now.

I get it though Jets fans ... you've been in the cellar since ... basicly forever ... so anything else seems like the top of the world.

You guys can't even MAKE IT to the Super Bowl ... never mind WIN it!

Since the Jets last appearance, the Patriots and Giants have combined for 10 Super Bowl appearances (if I'm not mistaken) with a 3 for 6 and 3 for 4 record respectively.

Remember coach Kline in the Water Boy? The scene when he was dressed as a woman talking on the unplugged phone saying ... I hate em I hate em I hate em ... that's Jets fans when they talk about us.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Paper Champions

Appears that Jets fans think that TALKING about being Super Bowl champions (led by their coach) is as good as actually winning.

Jets rule the city? Last time I checked, the Giants have won 3 Super Bowls since the Jets one and only ... back around the time Christ was still alive.

Reminds me of baseball fans that talk championship rings cause their team is havin a great June.

Ever hear the term, "Paper Champions"? That's the Jets and the Redskins.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:32 am
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

T
he most intriguing thing about this is........ How the h^ll is this worthy of being a "story" on this website?!?!?!

Thank you. 

 here is the premise for this story:
Lets ask a slightly biased party their opinion on sports team credibility in a big market, and when we get the slightly biased opinion that we expected then discuss whether you agree or disagree.

In other words,  a slightly better than average former DT for the Giants, who most fans across the NFL have never heard of says that Giants rule NY; discuss....



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:41 am
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

who is the "current generation in NY?" 15 year old high schoolers?

the jets haven't won a SB in their current generation's lifetime



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:36 am
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

This just in: always the bride's maid never the bride

(sums up the jets and their afc championship runs)

 

any truth to the jets changing team name to the "DUDS?"




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:32 am
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

The Jets are the better team today.

The Giants are recent SB Champs.

If the Giants get farther than the Jets in 11-12, they willl sway the vote.

But NY is buzzing mostly about the Jets and getting back a 3rd straight year to the AFC Championship game for some redemption. The Giants just hope to make the Playoffs. 

Thats the bottom line.

NY is GREENERER!!!

J! E! T! S! JETS! JETS! JETS!



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

The most intriguing thing about this is........ How the h^ll is this worthy of being a "story" on this website?!?!?!



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

So I asked him who owns the city -- the Giants or the Jets.

Wow. ... Judge must have had to meet his hit/read quota for CBS this week, so he used poor Mr. Coefield as a pawn to do so. Another article just meant to stir the pot and cause debate by fans in a large media market. Yes, I am guilty of a read and a post here too. It is sad that CBS writers need to go out of their way to make news, rather than write a meaningful article about pre season football. Good ploy; write a few lines to get a massive response!



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Cofield: Paint New York blue

Actually Rex's talk takes pressure OFF the team.  If Rex didn't say something before the playoff game against the Pats all the Jets would have heard all week was how they got killed 45-3 and they were going to get killed again.  Instead Rex said something ridiculous and thats what everyone was talking about instead.


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