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Over 60 ... And Getting Younger: February 9, 2012


Our wonderful NY Giants have defeated the big bad boys from New England under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Indianapolis. When questioned by the media, (television and radio) the Giants all used one word to reply  how they accomplished this difficult task. The word they repeated was “teamwork.”

The offensive and defensive players on the Giants kept repeating this phrase. It was certainly a compliment to Tom Coughlin and his staff of coaches that brought this praise.

The game was back and forth with both teams having the lead for short periods. When Mario Manningham made that impossible and miraculous catch and kept both feet in bounds late in the game the Giants fans grew hopeful. A field goal at that point would have resulted in a one point lead. But the passing of Eli Manning and the slashing running of Jacobs and Bradshaw worked for a touchdown and a 21-17 final score.

The defense of the Giants with Tuck, Pierre, Osi, and Chase Blackburn were tenacious in their defense against Tom Brady and his bunch. Even the Giants punter Steve Weatherford and field-goal kicker Tynes were sensational.

As they all said unanimously, “teamwork” was the key to victory.

If you have ever played on a team you can appreciate teamwork. Eleven men on a soccer field, the offense and defense must join together. Five men on a basketball court depend on each other to pass and play defense. Nine baseball players accentuate teamwork. A doubles team in tennis is a collaboration of two individuals striving to win the match.

Teamwork in families is a serious  matter and can lead to great victories. Office projects in a corporation or large or small firms rely on cooperation to get the desired result.

We are proud of our Giants and we all admire their working together known as “teamwork.”