What a week folks! Brian Cushing remains the defensive rookie of the year award, despite his continued (though unbelievable) denials about his steroid and/or PED use in September of 2009. We have had an unprecedented re-vote for the defensive rookie of the year award, why re-vote and let Cushing keep the award? This makes no sense, a cheater never wins, but in this case he does. Surprised? The NFL, despite more stringent testing for steroids and PED(s), does not seem to give the same weight of shame that we see in Major League Baseball.
Why is it ok to cheat in the NFL? No answer for that one. The whole Brian Cushing situation is a black-eye on what has been a tumultuous off season so far. After Big Ben and his roaming hands, Santonio Holmes and his continued embarrassing and inappropriate behavior (the guy can’t even get on a plane without incident) and now Cushing with his weak steroid denial and refusal to gracefully give up the defensive rookie of the year award, I am sure Roger Goodell wants to take a nice long vacation. Not to mention L.T. and his sexual escapades which have led to felony rape charges (though the jury remains out on that one). Not good. Especially when you consider the looming labor battle between the NFL and the NFLPA which threatens to take away football at the height of popularity and prosperity, not good at all.
On the Giant front, the Superbowl bid for 2014 is in, Mara and Woody Johnson appear to be on the same page on this one, and we think there is no reason not to have a Jersey superbowl, given the new stadium, the huge global market on the east coast, and two local teams with star power (yes, the Jets now have some star power, as a Giants fan, we don’t care and we prefer to fly under the radar, in fact, nothing makes Tom Coughlin happier than building the chip on this team’s shoulder with talk of the Jets, the revived Redskins, the new Eagles, and the division favorite Cowboys). Folks, I’ll give Coughlin this: He does a damn good job of playing the “us against the world” card in these types of situations, you have to figure that everyone is on the hot seat entering 2010, so bring it on, Coughlin may be mounting his final stand or he will be creating and cementing a legacy and an argument for the Hall of Fame with another Super Bowl win, Stay Blue!