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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 18: Evan Neal #73 of the New York Giants on the sidelines during a pre-season football game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on August 18, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s Davey Mac here and we’ve got a large-and-in-charge Sports Report for ya!  We’re rocking and rolling with all kinds of athletics including the baseball!  The basketball!  The football!  And the hockey!  But first…

…Scandal with the Giants!  Right tackle Evan Neal says that the fans who criticize him probably “flip hot dogs and hamburgers somewhere.”  Neal also says some of the Giants fans are “fair weather” and “bandwagons” for booing the team when things aren’t going well.  Neal did apologize later…but some were wondering if that was the team’s decision: “I am wrong for lashing out at the fans who are just as passionate and frustrated as I am.”

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 21: Evan Neal #73 and Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants look on against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)



Personally speaking as a big-time Giants fan…I think Neal is outta line with these comments.  The fact is, the man plays in the New York/New Jersey market…what does he expect when the team gets out to a 1 and 3 start and loses to the Cowboys in Week 1 by the score of 40 to nothing?!  Are we supposed to be cool with this?!

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 21: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants passes the ball as Evan Neal #73 blocks against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Also…not for nothing…but Neal was a first round draft pick by the Giants a year ago and, quite frankly, has not played up to his selection.  He shouldn’t be pointing fingers…he should be examining himself and his play on the field.  No bueno.

2022 NFL Draft - Round 1

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 28: (L-R) Evan Neal poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage after being selected seventh by the New York Giants during round one of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

In any event…hopefully Giants head coach Brian Daboll gave Neal a bity of a talking to because this is ridiculous.  Hey, Evan Neal, you don’t wanna get booed?  PLAY BETTER!  I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!

Seattle Seahawks v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Head coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants looks on prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • MLB Postseason: Phillies Advance To Divisional Round

    Let’s start with baseball…where the Phillies dominated the Marlins last night…7 to 1…to win their Wild Card series against Miami (two games to none) and advance to the Divisional Round.  J.T. Realmuto and Bryson Stott each homered at the Phils continue to be a really good team in October.  The Phillies will now face the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday.

    Wild Card Series - Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Two

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 04: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins in Game Two of the Wild Card Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 04, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Texas Sweeps Tampa

    The three other series also ended yesterday…the Texas Rangers took down the Tampa Bay Rays…7 to 1…to advance.  They’ll take on the Orioles next.

    Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Two

    ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 04: Jose Leclerc #25 and Jonah Heim #28 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1in Game Two of the Wild Card Series at Tropicana Field on October 04, 2023 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

  • Twins Take Out Toronto

    The Twins shut out the Blue Jays…two to nothing…to win their first playoff series in more than twenty years.  They’ll play the Astros in the next round.

    Wild Card Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins - Game Two

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Christian Vazquez #8 and Jhoan Duran #59 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game Two to win the Wild Card Series at Target Field on October 04, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

  • D-Backs Defeat Milwaukee

    And the Diamondbacks beat the Brewers…5 to 2…to advance as well.  Arizona will go against the Dodgers next.

    Wild Card Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – OCTOBER 04: Paul Sewald #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Jose Herrera #11 after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 in Game Two of the Wild Card Series at American Family Field on October 04, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • Despite Controversy, Harden Shows Up At Camp

    Philadelphia 76’er superstar James Harden rejoined his teammates yesterday after skipping both the media day on Monday in Camden, New Jersey, and the opening practice of training camp at Colorado on Tuesday.  New Sixers head coach Nick Nurse said Harden “looked good.”  Harden had previously said he will never play for Philly general manager Daryl Morey again and has demanded to be traded.

    Philadelphia 76ers Introduce James Harden

    CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 15: President of basketball operations Daryl Morey responds during a press conference at the Seventy Sixers Practice Facility on February 15, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • Devils Get Past Rangers In Preseason

    We had a little preseason hockey as the NHL regular season is nearly upon us (October 10th).  The Devils beat the Rangers last night…5 to 2.  Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist in the game for the Devils.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 04: Jack Hughes #86 of New Jersey Devils celebrates his second period goal against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center on October 04, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • NFL Week 5 Kickoff: Bears Vs. Commanders

    Tonight kicks off Week 5 of the NFL Season with Thursday Night Football on Prime!  This evening we’ve got the Chicago Bears taking on the Washington Commanders in Washington.  The Commanders are 2 and 2…the Bears come into the game a lowly 0 and 4.

    Washington Commanders v Chicago Bears

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 13: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball against the Washington Commanders at Soldier Field on October 13, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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