Yankees—Sox. Lakers—Celtics. Duke—North Carolina.
All of these rivalries are great in their own ways, but sometimes, nothing beats a New York Giants—Dallas Cowboy game: Bad-blooded rivals who hate each-other.
Being on the Giants side of the equation, I hate the Cowboys more then any other sports team on the face of the planet. I hate their players, coaches, the owner, the mascot, and the notion that they are "America's Team" bothers me.
There was no greater thrill then seeing R.W. McQuarters intercept Tony Romo in the end zone to seal the the Divisional Playoffs last year. Just watching Terrell Owens cry in the post-game press conference was priceless. I don't think I have ever laughed harder after I watched that display he put on.
But now to this week's HUGE game between these two bitter rivals.
Eli and company are coming off a huge win against the Steelers last week, while the Cowboys just barely got past the Bucs. The Giants are 6-and-1 at the top of the NFC East Division, while the Boys are sitting in the middle of the pack trying to make that jump to the top.
As Lee Corso would say, "Not so fast my friend!"
There is no way that this Cowboy team is going to walk into the swamps of East Rutherford, NJ and push the Giants around with a backup or even third-string quarterback.
Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiewanuka, Barry Coefield, and Fred Robbins should get some good pressure on whoever is throwing the ball around. Yet, the Cowboys acquired Roy Williams from the Lions so our secondary will have to contain him as well as Owens and Jason Witten.
On the offensive side of the ball, Eli should attack downfield to Burress and Toomer against a banged up secondary who has no Adam Jones or Roy Williams and a shaky Terrence Newman.
Brandon Jacobs should have a pretty good time pounding the rock, even though Dallas has a solid front seven.
This is should be a typical, hard-nosed football game between the Giants and the Cowboys which should be filled with a lot of excitement and maybe even a little flare for the dramatic.