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2012 Preview: New York Giants

The 2012 New York Giants come into this season as Superbowl Champs!  We are all eager to watch them in the home opener against division foe, the Dallas Cowboys.   The Giants organization and their fans should feel really good going into this season.  The main reason they should feel good, is because the Giants aren’t favored to win ANYTHING.  They aren’t favored to repeat as Super Bowl champs.   They are not favored to win their division, and some think they won’t even make the playoffs.   But that suits most fans just fine, because in the Giants two recent Super Bowl wins, they weren’t favored to do any of those things.  A lot of the credit has to go to Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese, who have done a great job putting this team together.  They developed an elite QB, an awesome defensive pass rush, and Pro Bowl caliber receivers.   If they do plan on returning to the Super Bowl, it will be difficult since they have one of the most challenging schedules in the league. Also, the Giants acquired TE Martellus Bennett, who blew up to about 300 pounds (according to “reports”).  Good one Jerry!  Here is more on the 2012 New York Giants. Continue reading

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Sunday in the Skybox: NFC East

The National Football Conference-Eastern Division (NFC East) will wrap up our Sunday in the Skybox team by team 2012 Preview.  This division (composed of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins) is the division WE love the most!  For our newer readers, I am a Redskins fan and D is a Cowboys fan.  While we are often a house divided when it comes to football games on Sunday, we certainly both weren’t jumping up and down about our division foes, the NY Giants winning yet another Superbowl.  Still-we must give credit where credit is due.  The Giants went on an amazing run in 2011.  Congrats to them and their fans.  We highlight the Giants, their special 2011 run, and all they have in store for 2012 as our last team by team 2012 Preview.   As of late, the Giants have been the most successful (Superbowls 2 in 4 years) of the division.  However, overall the team with the most Lombardi Trophies is the Dallas Cowboys (that was tough to type!).

Bad Blood in this Division:  The bad blood in this division is what makes it one of the most exciting in the NFL.  None of the teams like or respect each other.  Fans of the respective teams will not give any love on the talents of players on the other teams.  Redskins fans hate Tony Romo, Cowboys fans hate Michael Vick.  And the rivalries in this division are not a joke!  Especially not to us.  As a Cowboys fan, it seems as if every other team in the entire division claims us as a rival.  Because of tradition, the city in which I live, and my lady–I hate the Washington Redskins.  I consider the Cowboys vs Redskins rivalries the most significant.  However nowadays, fans of other teams and around the league see this rivalry as a dying one.  With the Mike Vick era and the Donovan McNabb era that preceded, the Eagles vs Cowboys rivalries have turned into true battles.  The Giants have crushed the very real playoff hopes of Cowboys fans and Eagles fans plenty of times.  Every year is a nail biter.  Continue reading


What were WE thinking?

With the post season almost done, we thought it would be funny to take a look back at our pre-season predictions:

AFC EAST- New York Jets New York Jets

AFC NORTH- Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC SOUTH-Houston Texans Houston Texans

AFC WEST-San Diego Chargers Kansas City Chiefs

WILD CARD-Cleveland Browns New England Patriots

WILD CARD-Kansas City Chiefs Baltimore Ravens

NFC EAST-Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles

NFC NORTH-Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers

NFC SOUTH-New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons

NFC WEST- St. Louis Rams Seattle Seahawks

WILD CARD-Detroit Lions New Orleans Saints

WILD CARD-Atlanta Falcons Tampa Bay Bucs

The Superbowl is all set.  Congrats to the New England Patriots and the New York Giants!  More importantly: Congrats to the fans of those teams!  As you can see, neither of us picked the correct team coming out of the NFC (sorry GMEN).  Who (besides their fans) knew they were gonna show up so hot at the end of the year?!


She Said: What a weekend!

I think we can all agree the holiday season is a busy time of year for all of us!  Well in addition to the holiday hoopla (shopping, parties, etc) we both joined some friends in a fitness challenge.  Our fitness group (Having Fitness Is The New Sexy), started on December 5th.  It challenges everyone to not wait for the New Year (again) to take their health and fitness seriously.  Due to the decline of the college football season, we decided to walk a half marathon in DC prior to heading out to watch the Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Bucs Saturday Night. Continue reading


We’re talking NFC East…Week 11

Yesterday was a GLORIOUS day! You should know by now that He Said She Said FOOTBALL are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our NFL teams.  It was only fitting that we be apart of the excitement to see our favorite teams live and in living color.  It turned out to be a great day for football, but it was also great for tailgating, and seeing football enthusiasts like ourselves, enjoy a mild sunny day watching their favorite teams battle it out.  Fans from everywhere were there to take in this game.  We even met a mother and daughter who traveled from Virginia Beach .  It was a graduation gift for the daughter, her wish was to see her favorite team (the Cowboys) play in person.  We also had the good fortune to witness this rivalry in the most regal way possible:  in the SKYBOX at FedEx Field.  There is no other way to watch a professional football game.  Now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t watch a game any other way.  The accommodations were awesome:  all you can eat buffet, in-seat wait service, plush leather seats with climate control.  And the view was amazing!!  It was the best football watching experience that I ever had.

I believe I had the same hopes as most Redskins fans yesterday: “Please don’t let us get blown out at FedEx Field to these BUM Cowgirls!”  With that goal in mind, and excellent seats as an incentive, I suited up in my Burgundy and Gold best and trekked up to FedEx Field.  Of course it would have been awesome to be on the winning side of a 27-24 victory in overtime.  Anytime a fan pays money for a sporting event, they are expecting to be entertained.  It doesn’t get much more entertaining than a divisional showdown that goes into OT.  FedEx Field holds 91,000 fans.  Yesterday I would say the crowd was 50/50 (way too many Dallas fans!).  What that meant was 45,500 people were yelling on every play-regardless of what happened.  It was THE MOST FUN I’ve ever had at a football game!  Trust–I’ve been to many (including this rivalry game in DC and in TX).  This was the best one so far. Continue reading


We Are Learning..Week 5

We all heard about the death of iconic NFL owner:  Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.  It’s only fitting that as HUGE fans of the NFL that we show respect for a man who left a huge mark on the game.  While we personally did not agree with many of his decisions (and we weren’t the only ones), we certainly love the fact that Al Davis was brazen enough to walk to the beat of his own drum.  As African-Americans, it’s also great to see what he contributed to the game in terms of diversity.  Here’s to you Al Davis for bringing mystique and BOLDNESS to the NFL, along with that vertical passing game. This quote of Al Davis really sums up his belief in the vertical passing game: “When we came out of the huddle, we didn’t want first downs and move the chains. We wanted touchdowns-the quick strike.  We were going to take what we wanted and that was Raider’s Football”  Raiders Football was Al Davis.  R.I.P. Continue reading


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