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Brandon Jacobs: Doubters can go back to “miserable lives”

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Brandon Jacobs sees a hater lurking in every corner.

Even when things are going well in New York, the team’s backup running back finds motivation in those who don’t believe in the Giants.

“The people outside that want to say they’re fans and don’t believe in us, I couldn’t care less if they ever believed in us,” Jacobs said via the New York Daily News. “They don’t mean anything to us if they didn’t believe in us. They can go back and finish living their miserable lives as they’ve been living and hoping that they lose and whatever.”

Whatever the motivation, Tom Coughlin’s Giants always seem to play better when they are expected to do poorly.

This year’s squad may prove to be a perfect example.  New York faces the Cardinals and Seahawks the next two weeks, which gives New York an excellent chance to get to 4-1 and open up an early lead in the NFC East.

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56 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs: Doubters can go back to “miserable lives””
  1. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 29, 2011 8:16 PM

    Lots of idiots quote Lebron.

  2. dionoil says: Sep 29, 2011 8:18 PM

    He might win my d bag of the week award

  3. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    Nice job getting up for a Week 3 game like it was the NFC championship game.

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    Please keep predicting us to be dead last in the division. And please keep putting the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins ahead of us in every Power Rankings nonsense.

    Oh, and the Jets, too.

  5. jagwar73 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    Continuing in the line of Giant RBs that are obnoxious. BTW somewhere Tiki is flabbergasted.

  6. sterilizecromartie says: Sep 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    berniemadoffsides says:Sep 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    Please keep predicting us to be dead last in the division. And please keep putting the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins ahead of us in every Power Rankings nonsense.

    Oh, and the Jets, too.
    ————-
    The Redskins beat the Giants. Why wouldn’t they deserve to be ranked ahead of them?

    And stop saying “us” like you are on the team.

  7. countsnail says: Sep 29, 2011 8:49 PM

    With all of the whining and screaming that Brandon Jacobs does, I’m pretty sure he’s the one living a miserable life. Fame and money isn’t everything, and this guy is strong evidence of that.

  8. revolution22 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:53 PM

    ^ Ahahaha!

    Jacobs just needs to stfu until they make the playoffs at least. It’s basically all about Ahmad right now. He heats up once in a while. Maybe if he could put on a show like Shady McCoy, he could talk some spit.

  9. nikkodawg says: Sep 29, 2011 8:58 PM

    “The people outside that want to say they’re fans and don’t believe in us, I couldn’t care less if they ever believed in us,”

    I’m actually impressed he didn’t say, “could care less.”

  10. cmb79 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    I’m a Giants fan who was born and raised in Ohio, and I just have to ask: Why invoke LeFraud?

  11. trbowman says: Sep 29, 2011 9:01 PM

    He’s got a legitimate point Jacobs does but quoting a moron like James gets neg points for me.

    I’ll just go back to my miserable life, lol.

  12. jthammerstix says: Sep 29, 2011 9:08 PM

    My Dixie wrecked

  13. bigbirdsfan says: Sep 29, 2011 9:13 PM

    Gmen will go 9-7 and miss the playoffs…Eli got lucky once…

  14. gcsuk says: Sep 29, 2011 9:25 PM

    revolution22 says:
    Sep 29, 2011 8:53 PM
    ^ Ahahaha!

    Jacobs just needs to stfu until they make the playoffs at least. It’s basically all about Ahmad right now. He heats up once in a while. Maybe if he could put on a show like Shady McCoy, he could talk some spit.
    ———————————————————-
    I don’t know, Jacobs looked pretty good on that 40 yard catch and run over the Wonderboy Casey Matthews of your darling Eagles.

  15. favreforever says: Sep 29, 2011 9:30 PM

    60,000 people took up his offer, and returned to their miserable lives. But not before canceling their season tickets.

  16. flyeaglefly says: Sep 29, 2011 9:31 PM

    didn’t the Giants get off to a good last year…aaaaaaand where’d they finished????

  17. flyeaglefly says: Sep 29, 2011 9:36 PM

    Actually, grammatically, he’s incorrect…
    if Jacobs states he “couldn’t” care less, means he IS caring “more” that people are haters…hmmm, sounds like he needs an intervention…”Okay Jacobs, Coughlin wants you in his office at 7:45am sharp tomorrow morning for English Grammar 101 Class”

  18. d3murf says: Sep 29, 2011 9:44 PM

    jagwar73 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    Continuing in the line of Giant RBs that are obnoxious. BTW somewhere Tiki is flabbergasted.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    White people are always messing stuff up! Tiki never said he was flabbergasted. Go back and re-read the article. Peter King passed that on and you clowns ran with it! Please stop wearing stuff out people. Things are no longer funny once they are said 298392 x’s.

    Please Give this post a thumbs down if you are the avg. lame white guy who thinks it’s funny to make; Plaxico jail jokes. Tiki flabbergasted jokes. Vick dog jokes. Big Ben sexual assault jokes.

  19. supashug says: Sep 29, 2011 9:50 PM

    Nice work King Jacobs

    Let the Giant meltdown commence

  20. typicaleaglesfan says: Sep 29, 2011 9:54 PM

    Id like to say something funny to put him down but I’m afrai he will throw his helmet at me. Seriously the eagles looked past the giants not a big deal. It’s week 4 not week 14.

  21. rcali says: Sep 29, 2011 10:01 PM

    He did put three sentences together. How many of these guys can do that?

  22. warvette says: Sep 29, 2011 10:02 PM

    cripes, good luck being broke after being a millionaire and having to go back to a “miserable life” you never knew you really had, ignoramus.

  23. plum13sec says: Sep 29, 2011 10:03 PM

    cute girl in the middle of the pic

  24. realfansstayloyal10 says: Sep 29, 2011 10:22 PM

    its all about the playoff, didn’t the giants start of hot last season and ended up getting blown out by the packers, and lost to the one eagles game, and did not make the playoffs. yeah. just wait till the playoffs if you make it

  25. cleverbob says: Sep 29, 2011 10:28 PM

    Good to know where the miserable fans rate according to this miserable running back. We can all take solace in the fact that he will get cut after a terrible season – both team-wise and individually.

  26. deconjonesbitchslap says: Sep 29, 2011 10:32 PM

    don’t worry. whenever he retires he will join us all in our collective misery but it will be far worse for him because he will live the rest of his life wishing he had it as good as he did, like the high school QB who got all the girls and press clips but now only finds glory in life when he goes back to the old friday night lights and watches kids 40 years younger than him live his once upon a dream.

    but for brandon’s sake, this is why they created espn analysts or nfl bloggers.

  27. dailyrev says: Sep 29, 2011 10:45 PM

    Let’s see, unemployment rate’s still around 9. Poverty is about 15% now, right? And those numbers tend to understate reality, which runs roughly double what the stats say. So yeah, this multi-millionaire looking down his lorgnette at the Miserable People has a view that run straight along the lines of the French noblesse of the 19th c. and their scorn for “Les Miserables.”

    He might as well have added, “let them eat cake…”

  28. abninf says: Sep 29, 2011 10:47 PM

    berniemadoffsides says: Sep 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    Please keep predicting us to be dead last in the division. And please keep putting the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins ahead of us in every Power Rankings nonsense.
    —————————————————–

    I wouldn’t put you dead last. Only the Cowboys and Redskins are ahead of you in my book.

  29. nfl fan says: Sep 29, 2011 10:51 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:
    Sep 29, 2011 8:38 PM
    berniemadoffsides says:Sep 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    Please keep predicting us to be dead last in the division. And please keep putting the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins ahead of us in every Power Rankings nonsense.

    Oh, and the Jets, too.
    ————-
    The Redskins beat the Giants. Why wouldn’t they deserve to be ranked ahead of them?

    And stop saying “us” like you are on the team.
    ————————————————
    …Because it’s the Redskins.

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:01 PM

    Backup? He splits carries, there’s a difference, Rosenthal.

  31. youdownwithjpp says: Sep 29, 2011 11:08 PM

    countsnail says:
    Sep 29, 2011 8:49 PM
    With all of the whining and screaming that Brandon Jacobs does, I’m pretty sure he’s the one living a miserable life. Fame and money isn’t everything, and this guy is strong evidence of that.

    ——————————————

    He is a huge family guy that gives back to the community in a big way. Money and fame mean nothing to him, in fact he restructured of his contract to bring back Ahmad. He is a very loyal guy that is very vocal, sometimes that comes off as arrogance, but I can promise you it is the last thing he is. He is one of the few guys left in the league with a sense of value, community, and responsibility.

    In any event you probably shouldn’t assume anything about a person unless you actually know them personally and the effect the have on others’ lives.

    In my experience it’s usually those that finds faults in others that have the greatest faults in themselves. Before you belittle others remember you are no where near perfect.

  32. gcsuk says: Sep 29, 2011 11:21 PM

    flyeaglefly says:
    Sep 29, 2011 9:36 PM
    Actually, grammatically, he’s incorrect…
    if Jacobs states he “couldn’t” care less, means he IS caring “more” that people are haters…hmmm, sounds like he needs an intervention…”Okay Jacobs, Coughlin wants you in his office at 7:45am sharp tomorrow morning for English Grammar 101 Class
    ———————————————————–
    Wrong. But what did we expect from an Eagles fan.
    The phrase “couldn’t care less” is used correctly in this context. It means, literally, that there is no amount less that he could care, because he does not care at all. It really does not take a Master of the English language to grasp that one. Time to take those Philly grade schools to task.

  33. blackbug99 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:28 PM

    Maybe it’s just NJ teams have to mouth off. LOL, gimmee a little break here, a Bills fan and we actually play in the state!!

  34. eagles512 says: Sep 30, 2011 12:30 AM

    What a total piece of $hit.

  35. johnnyb216 says: Sep 30, 2011 1:41 AM

    Ok lebron.

  36. bluewreckingcrew says: Sep 30, 2011 4:31 AM

    Sorry, Brandon, but it’s hard to believe in a team that, until last week(and including the pre-season) looked like a steaming pile of crap. I believe in results, not your hype. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed the hell out of the Eagles game last week, I’m not sold on this team going anywhere better than 8-8, and I attrbute that to Jerry Reese not doing jack *** in the FA period.

  37. staffordsyear says: Sep 30, 2011 5:15 AM

    Good for you jacobs.

  38. jagwar73 says: Sep 30, 2011 5:47 AM

    @d3murf are you Tiki Barber? In your post you appeared to be flabbergasted. Take your Midol and enjoy your HOF snub.

  39. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 30, 2011 6:13 AM

    flyeaglefly says:Sep 29, 2011 9:36 PM

    Actually, grammatically, he’s incorrect…
    if Jacobs states he “couldn’t” care less, means he IS caring “more” that people are haters…hmmm, sounds like he needs an intervention…”Okay Jacobs, Coughlin wants you in his office at 7:45am sharp tomorrow morning for English Grammar 101 Class”

    couldn’t = could not, therefore he could not have cared any less.

    what grade are philthy fans quitting school these days?

  40. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 30, 2011 7:27 AM

    d3murf says:
    Sep 29, 2011 9:44 PM
    jagwar73 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    White people are always messing stuff up! Tiki never said he was flabbergasted. Go back and re-read the article. Peter King passed that on and you clowns ran with it! Please stop wearing stuff out people. Things are no longer funny once they are said 298392 x’s.

    Please Give this post a thumbs down if you are the avg. lame white guy who thinks it’s funny to make; Plaxico jail jokes. Tiki flabbergasted jokes. Vick dog jokes. Big Ben sexual assault jokes.

    ========================
    What kind of a chump attacks a whole race of people to stand up for Tiki? Probably Tiki himself… Loser move dude.

  41. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 30, 2011 7:33 AM

    Tiki’s leprosy worsens with every ghost post he puts up on PFT blogs. And he is still flabbergasted!

  42. dawkphan says: Sep 30, 2011 8:11 AM

    flyeaglefly was absolutely wrong in his interpretation. I wouldn’t paint the Whole Eagles fan base off of that.

  43. mikeoreo says: Sep 30, 2011 8:18 AM

    At least wehn Lebron says this kind of stuff, he’s the starter and one of the best PF’s in the league. Jacobs isn’t even the best RB on his team.

  44. mikeoreo says: Sep 30, 2011 8:18 AM

    I meant small forward.

  45. anactualnflowner says: Sep 30, 2011 8:20 AM

    What do you suggest the believers do with their miserable lives, huh millionaire?

  46. bcar1023 says: Sep 30, 2011 8:33 AM

    It’s New York. It goes without saying that your fans are miserable. If I had to deal with 25 million annoying a-holes on a daily basis, I’d be miserable too. Just wait until the Wanks get sent packing by Cy Young winner Justin Verlander and the Tigers. You’ll be able to hear the cries in San Diego.

  47. tatum064 says: Sep 30, 2011 8:57 AM

    Jacobs is entitled to his opinion, although he does fly off the handle and do ridiculous things at times.

  48. 1historian says: Sep 30, 2011 9:16 AM

    all you brave souls out there in the safety of cyberland; say what you will about Jacobs, but at least he has the balls to stand up and say it in public.

  49. wryly1 says: Sep 30, 2011 9:19 AM

    Oh puleez, gimme a break! Jacobs has been little more than an average, mediocre, under-achieving RB who beats his chest and blows his own horn when he has the occasional good game.

  50. billygoat says: Sep 30, 2011 9:50 AM

    1historian says:
    Sep 30, 2011 9:16 AM
    all you brave souls out there in the safety of cyberland; say what you will about Jacobs, but at least he has the balls to stand up and say it in public.

    ———————————————————
    Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should.
    By trying to belittle some fans he makes himself seem small. It also affects his ability to get endorsements.

  51. kev86 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:17 AM

    Jacobs is a beast that you would like to have on your team. He’s big and he’s tough. He’s also a SB champion.

  52. youdownwithjpp says: Sep 30, 2011 10:36 AM

    eagles512 says: Sep 30, 2011 12:30 AM

    What a total piece of $hit.

    ————————————

    Interesting another Eagles fan chimes in. So Mr. Critical what does that make Vick?

    BJ never hurt anyone or anything outside of football, he just talks A LOT. And yes I wish he would shut his mouth.

    BUTTT…

    It’s not like he ever, lets just say and I’m just throwing this out there, ran an illegal dog fighting ring while torturing and killing dogs.

  53. atlantictyphoon says: Sep 30, 2011 11:40 AM

    It’s egotistical comments like these that make me glad for what awaits ex-NFL players (especially running backs) after the field: chronic encephalopathy, depression, inflated alimony, and drug abuse. The inflated sense of self-worth and importance they accumulate is astonishing.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2011 2:33 PM

    atlantictyphoon says: Sep 30, 2011 11:40 AM

    It’s egotistical comments like these that make me glad for what awaits ex-NFL players (especially running backs) after the field: chronic encephalopathy, depression, inflated alimony, and drug abuse. The inflated sense of self-worth and importance they accumulate is astonishing.
    —————–

    So let me get this straight, you’re butt-hurt, bitter because he makes more in one season than you will in 20 years working a job that you hate, hence the other main reason why you’re miserable… all because his darts hit the target (people like you with this mindset)?

    And wishing those maladies on someone because you’re spiteful of their ability to earn a king’s ransom for playing a game that you never excelled it? You’re any better than he?

    Thou doth protest (too) much.

  55. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2011 2:44 PM

    And I’m sure most of you clowns chiming in didn’t even read what he actually said nor the context. As an avid Giants fan who goes to the stadium frequently, it is embarrassing to watch how we have no home field advantage anymore, because the people in the lower level are almost all limpwrists who aren’t from here and just go to the games as “something to do”. The REAL Giants fans are mostly priced out or have to sit in the upper 300 level, hence why the stadium is so quiet and fair-weathered when the Giants are at home. I 100% agree with him, and those who are butt-hurt over his comments are the very people he’s talking about.

  56. atlantictyphoon says: Oct 8, 2011 8:09 PM

    @MrWright

    Not true. I have a very successful career. Well educated with a PhD, have several LLCs in real estate, club industry, and also an iOS programming business. I get paid to use my mind not to sell my health in a gladiatorial event, so I don’t understand his boasting. In fact, he is self projecting his misery! I love my career and life— I pay $3000 a year for season tickets so I can sit outside the lines…. Winning??

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