Let me say right off the bat that I am not a fan of the New York Giants. I am a Dallas Cowboys fan and longtime follower of the National Football League (NFL). Because of the Giants' incredible playoff run, living in New Jersey has been absolutely annoying for me. As if being denied the playoffs by the Giants wasn't bad enough. Now I have to witness the wild enthusiasm that is Big Blue.
This past week the excitement over the Giants has elevated, for obvious reasons. Hats, jerseys, jackets, everything is blue. Everywhere I turn, I see Giants. I went to the local sporting goods store to possibly pick up a New England Patriots jersey (by the way, the Patriots are in Super Bowl XLVI too). But the salesperson said they weren't selling Patriots jerseys. He said he could order one that would arrive in time for the big game. Sure it would.
The next day I stopped by the local elementary school. Right there in the lobby was a huge, seven-foot tall blow-up football player. It was of course a Giants football player holding a sign showing the two Super Bowl teams. What ever happened to equal time?
At my recent indoor soccer practice, I surveyed my players to get their thoughts on the game. 13 players were for the Giants, while only three were for the Patriots. Knowing this town, I was surprised to see that many Patriots fans.
One day I decided to treat myself to Dunkin' Donuts. I don't go there a lot, but with my Cowboys nowhere in the headlines I wanted to go a little nuts. As I waited for my order, I glanced at the shelves and saw a special edition New York Giants doughnut. It had blue frosting.
Bulletin boards had Giants articles. Mobile phones had Giants wallpaper. It's all Giants, Giants and Giants right now, and I'm tired of it.
Thankfully, there is only one more week left. Then we can close the book on this NFL season. I'll be honest with you. I would love nothing more than a late touchdown drive by Tom Brady and the Patriots to end your Super Bowl dreams. If that happens, I will not gloat or rejoice. I will just be happy that the dream is over for you. After all, the Giants killed my dream in Week 17.
If you share my feelings, please leave a comment below. But something tells me Giants fans will dominate the comments. That's okay. I'm used to that.
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Edwin Torres has been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys since the days of Tony Dorsett and Roger Staubach. He enjoyed watching the Dallas teams of the 90s dominate opponents on both sides of the ball. As a longtime fan of the National Football League, Edwin follows many interesting games and stories each week. For more articles, follow him on Twitter @FlipPoker.