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Giants Vs Packers.

The New York Giants are playing their first play-off game Sunday evening at 4:15 Pm. Coming off a monumental loss to the Eagles, Giants fan wonder if they can bounce back. The Packers are a rejuvenated team, who will rejuvenate around their starting quarterback Aharon Rogers. Rogers is coming off injury, that being said, the Giants defensive strategy will be simple, blitz, blitz, and than blitz some more. Being the worse run offense in the league, the Packers will struggle running against one of the best run defenses in the league. The Giants will be able to sit back in a cover two and stop the big playing from happening, just like they did in the first half, in Philadelphia. Without the deep ball, Rogers will have to go to Jennings, and Driver, underneath. Eventually, the Packers will fall behind and the Giants will be able to drop their line backers in to coverage as well. Once the running game has been removed this Giant team will stop at nothing to get to the quarterback. The Packers give up 117 yards of rushing on average. With Brandon Jacobs and Ahmed Bradshaw, the Giants will go back to there usual run and pound. Look for Eli Manning to explode in the second half. The Packers do have a great pass rush, and while many people believe the way to defeat a pass rush is to get the ball out of your quarter backs hand fast, there are other ways; Such as running the football. If the Giants can get the Packers on their heels their defensive line will wear down by the time the second half comes around.

Giants will win this game.

35-10

PS: Many of you think im deliusional but if you take away the whole bounce back perspective, and match up both teams by the stats, there is no question the Giants are the better team.

Yours Truly

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New York Giants Monday Night Football!!

The New York Giants have risen from the bottom to the top of the NFC. At 4-2 their offensive and defensive lines have been playing spectacular recently. The Dallas Cowboys, are playing for their lives, if they lose one more all of their play off dreams go right down the drain. The Giants have a chance to shove the Cowboys in the dirt. Ill tell you this much the Giants are playing with hunger, every hit, every time theres contact, every time Eli drops back to throw this team is playing with on a whole other level. They dropped 2 in the beginning of the season, however, they are back to what the Giants used to be. A straight run/defense team. The Giants will hold Julius Jones, and Marion Barber for a minimum gain. The question is will Tony Romo pick up the slack. The Giants have been racking up sacks left and right, if they can get to the mobile quarterback and make him immobile the Giants will win this football game. Bradshaw has been playing to his potential and  the passing game has come together. Hakeem Nicks has been playing phenomenal, so has Steve Smith, Kevin Boss and Manigham. Watch for the Giants to run it down the Cowboys throats, the team who controls the clock in this game is the team that will come out victorious. The Cowboys are one of the worst third down teams in the NFL they have failed to complete 3rd down 72 percent of the time. This is what will give the N.Y Giants, the ball throughout the game. With the ball in their possetion, the will have the clock in their possetion, and with those two factors i think it is safe to say by the end of monday night the Giants will have the win int heir possetion.

Giants 27

Cowboys 17

Yours Truly

Jason Levy.

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Yankees On The Comeback??

The New York Yankees find themselves in a 3-2 hole. The question still remains, can they hold their poise? Can they be patient enough? Can they unify and solidify their pitching staff? In the begining of the season many raised the point that the Yankees were too old to compete for a national championship. Many believed that they would ware out by October; however, the yankees have played strong throughout October, will they close?

Their veteran-ship plays a big factor in how they proceed, many teams would buckle under the pressure, and some may make rash decisions which could cost them the season. Their is only one player on their starting line up that has not been here before, and yet remarkably he has had a decent post season. That mans name is Marcus Thames.   Ironically in game six the Yankees will throw Phil Huges out there on the mound. He did not have the best performance in game 2; however, he has studied this line up, and has watched them play for six games, i think it is safe to say that Phil Huges will have a solid outing. This Yankee team will be led by its captains, by its veterans, and by its unity. Having added Lance Berkman, Curtis Granderson, and Marcus Thames, the Yankees have given themselves an All-Star caliber line up.  Going up against Lewis Colby, in game six might be an actual blessing for New York.  Lewis was drafted by the Rangers than waved off a couple years after. After two years of playing in Japan, hes come back to play for the same team he played for several years ago. Lewis is playing off a bad rotator cuff which he had surgery on in the pre season. The Yankees will be facing him for the second time in two weeks, with the Yankees patience, poise, and dynamic offense they should be able to pick him apart for at least 5.  The Yankees will win this game, of this i am confident; however, game 7 will be an issue, because no matter how many times you face Cliff Lee, he just seems to get better and better.

Ps- Id like to apologize to all my readers, for taking such a long break. I have read your comments, and i appreciate the support.

Thank You

Yours Truly

Jason Levy

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Amare To The Knicks

Amare is defiantly one of the elite centers in the game.However many seem to have this misconception that he cannot play defense, there is a big difference between not playing defense and the ability to play offense. In the play offs Amare faced one of the best big man in the NBA in Tim Duncan. Stoudomire put on a great fight, if he has motive the man can be a menace on the defensive side of the court. With a certified big man the Knicks now have what they had in the 90s, all they need is a couple of gritty players like Stark and Houston. If you look through the free agency a man who would fit in this role perfectly is Ray Allen. The best part about getting Allen is that you can get even another great player because he does not have a max contract on his head. If the Knicks can get Allen and keep David Lee they would have a team that would be a play off contender, if not a championship contender.

Yours Truly

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Celtics Will Fall

As i promised the Boston Celtics have advanced to the semi finals;however, they will not reach the NBA finals. The Boston Celtics probably have the most complete team in the NBA, however they do not have the diversity of the Orlando Magic. There are players on the Magic that there is no answer to such as, Reshard Lewis is a menace to defend so is, Howard, Vince Carter, Nelson, and Gortat. Lewis has the hight and strength of  a power forward yet he has the speed and quickness of a shooting guard. Howard is to strong inside, even Perkins will have trouble defending him, this is why they will double team Howard leaving the best 3 point shooting team in the league wide open from behind the arc. Vince Carter has stepped up in the last two series, look out for the veteran to play with intensity that you have never seen before. Gortat some believe to be as a defensive player period, however with howard doubled he will get the his share of the basketball. These are some of the many players the Magic have in their arsenal. The Celtics on the other hand have some great players as in Rondo,Garnett, Pierce, Allen, and Tony Allen who has been playing magnificently. They have got some bench help from Wallace, and Tony however they are no match for the Orlando Bench.

Key Match ups.

Rajon Rando- Jameer Nelson

Rondo can get the ball to the hoop better than Nelson there is no question about that but Nelson has a better three point game and a better perimeter jump shot. They both rack up assists fast and accurately , Nelson being bigger gets more rebounds naturally, however it should be fun watching these two battle it out.

Ray Allen-Vince Carter

Vince Carter is one of the most laziest defenders in the game however there is no one that wants this title more than him for he has never gotten this far. Ray Allen jump shot is supprior to Carters however if Carter is hot there is no telling to how far he can go. Vince has a much better inside game than Allen, he can penetrate better rebound better and even assist better.

Paul Pierce-Reshard Lewis

Both are very streaky when on fire they equal each other out, however when there light is diminished Lewis has the advantage. Lewis has a hight and body advantage toward pierce, he will post him up and draw fouls left and right. Pierce is most likely to turn the ball over, or miss jump shot after jump shot.

Garrnet-Howard

Howard is the best defender in the NBA period.  The amount of shots that get changed because of Dwight’s presence in the paint is abnormally high. However, Garrnet has a great jump shot and is playing at a high intensity he will have a big factor in how this series plays out Howard on the offensive side is playing great basketball, he has learnt many new post moves from his mentor Patrick Ewing, the Celtics will not shut him down if they do he will share the ball with his teammates and they will make them pay for the double team.

Perkins-Gortat

There both defesnsive players look for either of them to have about 8 points 1 block and 12 rebounds. Both have the same exact aggressiveness in the paint, it will benefit both teams.

The Bench

The Orlando Magic have one of the deepest benches in the NBA, it is probably one of there biggest virtues.  Look for Pietrus,  Jason William’s, Jason Redick, and Ryan Anderson to have big games in the this series. The Celtics era is over they are to old and to slow, the Magic simply want it more and they will get it.

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Magic in 7

PHOENIX SUNS

The Phoenix Suns have the best point guard in the NBA, in my opinion its not even a debate. Nash sees the floor better than any point guard, he also has a great jump shot and almost never misses a free throw shot.With Nash at the guard and Amare in the paint this team is a dangerous team to face in the playoffs. In game one Steve Nash took over in the first and the Suns came out victorious. The Suns are to fast for the Spurs, the Spurs are simply to old, Duncan is getting older so is Parker, and Ginobili , all of them are old and getting older. Can they pull off one last season i dont think so, i do not believe they can keep up with the Suns offensively, the Suns shoot a high percentage from three point range, and they run the ball till their is no place left to run. Duncan cannot hold Amare, he is to fast and to quick, Duncan however on the other end should have an easy time scoring on Amare, because Duncan is more experienced if he can be patient in the paint we can see Tim Duncan having big games against the Suns. There other factors in this game as well such as, Jason Richardson, Gerorge Hill, Channing Frye, and Richard Jefferson; These players will have a big effect on how this series turns out, if you look closly at Jay Rich, the man is on fire so is Frye. We have only seen one big game from Hill so do not expect it again, however you can always expect some great offense  from Richard Jefferson. All in all the Suns have to deep of a bench for the Spurs to put up a valid fight. The Suns will take this series in 6, will see the Lakers, and  Suns in the semis.

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ORLAND MAGIC

The Orlando Magic destroyed the Atlanta Hawks in game 1, this series will not go past 5 games, this is not a prediction it is a fact. The magic have a great interior game, their is no one on the Hawks that can shut him down. Their three point game is beyond good, with all there superstars they don’t get nervous, they don’t turn the ball over as much as the Hawks. The Orlando Magic will prevail against the Hawks the question is how far will they go? I believe the Magic will be rooting for the Boston Celtics, because the cavaliers have a great interior game, and they might be the only team in the NBA that can shut down the Magic offensively. However the Boston Celtics, have a couple of big man inside that can put a body on Howard but i do not believe, Perkins, Garnet, or big baby davis can stop him and Gortad. The Cavs have to many weapons, their bench goes to deep and their a young team vs the fact that the Magic have some older players on their team. The Magic have a shot at making it to the finals, the only question remains is who will they play in the semis???

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