With the afterglow of the Yankees championship wearing off, New York sports fans are turning their attention to the home football teams. And they don’t like what they see.
The Jets have lost four of five games, with the only win against Oakland. The Giants have lost four straight. And New York is not a fun town to be in when you are losing.
Late Night host David Letterman piled on Tom Coughlin’s crew Friday night, saying that he felt no need to go out to see the new disaster flick 2012.
“If I want to see something collapse, if I want to see the complete devastation and total implosion of something, I’ll just go out to the Meadowlands and watch the Giants,” Letterman joked.
The Giants are on a bye this week, then face four straight winning teams. (They are 1-4 this year against teams with a winning record.) One positive is that starting cornerback Aaron Ross practiced this week for the first time since September and could return after the bye. Ultimately, the Giants need their biggest strength — the pass rush — to step up.
Otherwise, they’ll be the punchline of a lot more jokes before the end of the season.