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Open Thread - NFL Playoffs: Carolina Panthers at New York Giants

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I figure a lot of you must be Giants fans like myself, so here's an open thread for the game today.

A few of my buddies are at the game; if you've never been to a professional football game, there's nothing quite like 70,000 people screaming for the same singular goal. Also, there's just something so mystical, so organic about paying $9 for a beer and $15 to park a mile away from the stadium.

I'm terrified of the Steve Smith vs The Giants Secondary matchup, and the G-Men linebacking corps is still in shambles. On the plus side they have one of the best D-lines in the league, one of the best running backs in the league, and the brother of one of the best quarterbacks in the league, so it's not all bad.

Let's go Giants!

UPDATE: This was just an awful game to watch. The Giants' defense actually played alright considering the decimation of their linebackers and the amount of time they had to spend on the field today. The offense was terrible, with Eli Manning throwing three interceptions and looking like a scared little boy out there. Tip of the cap to the Panthers' defense, which played remarkably well and shut down Tiki Barber, which alone basically neutralized the Giants' offensive attack.

Pitchers and catchers report in just under five weeks, so we have that to look forward to.