People often ask The Linker, “Link? Why do people call your favorite football team the New York Football Giants? Is that to differentiate them from any other New York Giants?” And the answer, dear friends, is yes. Back before Major League Baseball went west, young man, there was a National League baseball team playing in upper Manhattan called the New York Giants. That was the team of Bobby Thompson and “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” as well as a young Willie “The Say Hey Kid” Mays, Sal “The Barber” Maglie, Leo ‘The Lip’ Durocher, and many other colorful characters. Alas, they have moved on, both geographically (now the S.F. Giants) and metaphysically (all but Mays have passed on to the great Polo Grounds in the sky, yet still exist in the baseball continuum). The New York Football Giants, on the other hand, live to play another week, as they get set to travel to Green Bay, Wis. and take on the top-seeded Packers in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game. Go Big Blue!!
Not-so-random YouTube entry: Watch out, Green Bay… Eli’s coming!