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John Mara laughs off Jerry Jones

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When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took a shot at his NFC East rival, saying he expected his team to “beat the Giants’ asses,” John Mara didn’t take a shot back. Instead he made a joke of it.

Mara told Mike Lupica on ESPN Radio that he wouldn’t guarantee anything more against the Giants’ games against the Cowboys this season than “We’ll show up,” and then he joked that he wasn’t aware of what Jones was saying because he was more interested in following the daily Tim Tebow news in New York.

“But that is actually the first time I’ve heard that comment,” Mara said. “I have been so caught up in the Tebow coverage that I haven’t had time for anything else.”

Mara’s joke points to the team’s general attitude: Just about everyone on the Giants, from Mara to coach Tom Coughlin to quarterback Eli Manning and on down, seems to be perfectly content to let the Jerry Joneses and Tim Tebows of the world make all the headlines. The Giants would prefer to win quietly.

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  1. electionconfidential says: Aug 2, 2012 6:40 AM

    Pretty funny.

  2. adlent says: Aug 2, 2012 6:43 AM

    And now that they’ve rid themselves of Brandon Jacobs they may actually be able to win quietly…

  3. joetoronto says: Aug 2, 2012 6:53 AM

    What a difference in owners.

    One can’t stop talking, craves attention and wins nothing, and the other doesn’t say anything and just wins Super Bowls.

  4. DCBlueStar says: Aug 2, 2012 7:02 AM

    Be quiet, you fool. You are a colluding menace. Odd that you’re on the board over the two teams in your division, huh?

  5. itsmammoth says: Aug 2, 2012 7:21 AM

    “The Giants would prefer to win quietly.”

    lol, now THAT’s funny.

  6. justinsgiants says: Aug 2, 2012 7:21 AM

    Talk is cheap, Jerruh. Especially when you’ve only had 1 playoff win in the last ~10 years. Play the game. But I will say that Jones is just trying to fire up the fans. It will be a fun opener.

  7. graham4jc says: Aug 2, 2012 7:22 AM

    As a Skins fan it feels strange to say this, but I honestly hope that the Pokes will destroy the New Jersey Giants this year. Cap-Gate has given me a slightly new perspective for 2012-2013 seasons.

    I’ll start hating the Pokes again in 2014.

  8. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Aug 2, 2012 7:39 AM

    “John Mara laughs off Jerry Jones”…

    doesn’t everyone?

  9. clw1906 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:43 AM

    Careful Jerry he will take more of your cap space!

  10. pftfannum1 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:48 AM

    Ouch!!!

  11. davem23 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:49 AM

    The Giants would prefer to win quietly…by crippling division rivals with illegal sanctions, salary cap penalties, for contracts that the league approved. As a Skins fan I will be rooting for Jerry and the Cowboys those weeks, (I cannot believe I said that).

  12. bleedburgandyandgold1 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:52 AM

    You can lay back and try to win quietly after you’ve spent the offseason ensuring 2 of 3 division rivals were crippled in free agency. As a ‘Skins fan, I hope not only the Cowboys, but everyone else in the league “beats their asses” too.

  13. irishgary says: Aug 2, 2012 7:53 AM

    Doesn’t everyone laugh off Jerry Jones? He is a clown after all and the face of a dysfunctional franchise.

  14. rjg427 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:57 AM

    Mara seems to be a little too focused on tebow..thats all he ever comments on…its time for the pr staff to feed mara some new material

  15. bamboozle99 says: Aug 2, 2012 7:59 AM

    He only has time to watch one circus and there is one right here in town.

  16. bluebongzilla says: Aug 2, 2012 8:13 AM

    Yeah, but they’re still just the Giants and the Cowboys STILL have more Super Bowl trophies.

  17. typerico says: Aug 2, 2012 8:16 AM

    Classic response from Mara.

  18. victorycruz says: Aug 2, 2012 8:24 AM

    Just play the damn game, the talk means nothing until the game is played. If talk meant rings then the Giants, Pats, and Steelers would have none. It’s all about production.

  19. chrisexv6 says: Aug 2, 2012 8:39 AM

    @bluebongzilla:

    Grasp that straw while you still can.

    Interesting aside, my brother in law is a huge Cow”boys” fan, proudly wears his “Got 5?” t-shirt.

    I wonder if he will wear it in front of me once the Giants get their 5th. Even more interesting will be when the Gmen get their 6th.

  20. macwomack says: Aug 2, 2012 8:49 AM

    Why doesn’t the commissioner put a muzzle on this douche?

    The last time he flapped his gums to ESPN he handed the union a multimillion dollar collusion lawsuit.

  21. gmen4trophies says: Aug 2, 2012 8:53 AM

    It’s good to see the deadskins fans have a rationalization for what they know what’s coming.

  22. broncosnative says: Aug 2, 2012 9:01 AM

    This is why the cowboys are a broken organization and will never amount to anything, their owner can’t even keep his mouth shut. The giants are only fueling from all the trash talk and they are gonna prove they once again that they are the best in the division.

  23. bluebongzilla says: Aug 2, 2012 9:15 AM

    “One can’t stop talking, craves attention and wins nothing, and the other doesn’t say anything and just wins Super Bowls.”

    Jerry Jones has won three Super Bowls as an owner. That’s more than John Mara. JUST SAYIN’.

    “I wonder if he will wear it in front of me once the Giants get their 5th. Even more interesting will be when the Gmen get their 6th.”

    And 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th! The question remains. “Got 5?” The answer as far as the Giants are concerned is “NO”.

  24. kingcarlbanks says: Aug 2, 2012 9:19 AM

    Cry much Skin fans? Root for the cowgirls all you want. Maybe skin and poke fans can get together and talk about the 90′s. Yeah its been that long losers..

  25. macwomack says: Aug 2, 2012 10:02 AM

    According to Osi’s logic no Giants fans can refer to the redskins as any other name until the giants prove themselves by beating the redskins…

  26. wethog66 says: Aug 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    I wonder if Mara was laughing when his drunk co-owner Tisch was slobbering all over the Lombardi trophy on national TV. Bet his dead up in heaven was laughing at that display as well.

  27. omniusprime says: Aug 2, 2012 10:28 AM

    Anyone who is interested in following the Teblow nonsense has excrement for brains. Sad that the sports pundits don’t have the intelligence to write some interesting articles about things noteworthy, something Teblow will never be. Teblow should go play in the Lingerie League since he throws like a girl.

  28. waldoampere says: Aug 2, 2012 10:57 AM

    For a team that prefers to win quietly the Giants certainly seem to have a superior opinion about everything.

  29. commonsensedude says: Aug 2, 2012 10:58 AM

    I’m sure Mara is thinking to himself “we’ve got something in store for you, Jerry. Our defense has been working on their spontaneous fake injuries all offseason and they’re a LOT more convincing now!!!”

  30. bluebongzilla says: Aug 2, 2012 11:01 AM

    After trying to cripple half of the division via corporate pencil-pushers in $3,000 suits, the Giants will have a whole lot of egg on their faces if they don’t win the division.

  31. macwomack says: Aug 2, 2012 11:14 AM

    @irishgary -
    While I have no love for Jones – without a doubt the bigger c.lown is Mara. How do I measure this… let me explain

    Jones may have a dysfunctional franchise but Mara handed the union a collusion lawsuit. So while guys like Jones and Snyder may harm their franchises. Mara basically put every franchise at risk. By admitting to ESPN that the owners engaged in collusion Mara harmed his franchise as well as 31 others. And that is much more significant than any harm Jones or Snyder could ever do.

  32. macwomack says: Aug 2, 2012 11:16 AM

    @gmen4trophies -
    what exactly is coming?

    You must be thinking that another two loses for the giants at the hands of the redskins is coming. Considering they swept the giants I don’t think this is an unreasonable expectation.

    BTW – I think this is what is coming too.

  33. imbetterthanyou says: Aug 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    “Yeah, but they’re still just the Giants and the Cowboys STILL have more Super Bowl trophies.”

    Newer, Shinier super bowl trophies mean more, especially when there is only one less. Why don’t you build yourself a time machine so you can go back to 1995 and talk about being a relevant NFL franchise at this time.

  34. seriouslynow83 says: Aug 2, 2012 11:18 AM

    Are the giants turning into the San Antonio Spurs of the nfl?

  35. deathtoromo says: Aug 2, 2012 11:21 AM

    Giants fans. Even as a skins fan I can say that “clown” Jones has 3 trophies under his ownership, which took him about 6 years, not decades like the Giants. A 9-7 champion, bfd. All that says is things fell perfect for an imperfect team. 0-2 vs skins last year btw.

  36. jsrdc says: Aug 2, 2012 11:28 AM

    Time will tell how this pans out, but Mara has already said more than he should have with regards to the cap situation. Mara drew first blood, and now it is time for the Cowboys to return the favor.
    In this instance, Mara decided to actually handle himself in a manner commensurate with being the owner of the defending SB champs. I can’t say it was the same when he Called for the Cowboys to lose draft picks IN ADDITION to a bogus (and very politicized) cap penalty when the Cowboys broke zero rules. That was over the line, yet Mara had no problem saying any of that publicly.

    If the Cowboys do “beat their asses”, and it is very possible, we will all see what Mara has to say then. What ultimately counts is what happens on the field, and I for one can’t wait to see how that plays out.

  37. iwantrudytodressforme says: Aug 2, 2012 11:33 AM

    @bluebongzilla

    Dude seriously? Who cares? Half your rings come from a team from 20 years ago. The other half from 40 years ago. You sound like a moronic steelers fan “look at all the rings my team had before I was born.”

    They have no impact on your current team. Zilch. Right now the current team has no ring on their finger. You can talk again if they change that. Which means that you’re going to be quiet for a long time.

  38. daysend564 says: Aug 2, 2012 11:35 AM

    Careful Jerry, you’ll lose another $10M in cap space next year in order to help the Giants remain competitive.

  39. imbetterthanyou says: Aug 2, 2012 12:02 PM

    “Giants fans. Even as a skins fan I can say that “clown” Jones has 3 trophies under his ownership, which took him about 6 years, not decades like the Giants. A 9-7 champion, bfd. All that says is things fell perfect for an imperfect team. 0-2 vs skins last year btw.”

    Are ‘skins fans the new eagles fans? living off regular season accolades? Wuppity do da hoss…how about the 16-8 record since 2000 against the Giants, bang up job by them fightin’ ‘skins! And thats great, 3 trophies 6 years, 17 years ago! (1 playoff win in 16 years…recent history) Irrelevant when considering contemporary arguments.

    And being a ‘skins fan, i am sure its nice to finally be able to look forward to a football season after being the bottom feeder of the NFC East for the past 20 years…even though that trend will most likely continue.

  40. divious24 says: Aug 2, 2012 1:19 PM

    Y not try and uplift your team that lost twice to this team, and the team also won the Super Bowl, stop acting like women n judging its a game tactic that’s necessary all teams r doing just Jerry’s speech got headline tabloids as usual

  41. angrycorgi says: Aug 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    “What a difference in owners.

    One can’t stop talking, craves attention and wins nothing, and the other doesn’t say anything and just wins Super Bowls.”

    The other difference: one was born with a silver spoon in his a$$ and the other actually made his own money. The one who made his own money (Jones) has more rings than the one who inherited his. Go figure.

  42. macwomack says: Aug 2, 2012 3:06 PM

    @kingcarlbanks

    Yes Redskins fans have plenty to cry about – unfortunately for you one of those things is not when we play the Giants.

    When we do this we rejoice in our victories…. please note we “rejoiced” twice last year.

    Thanks for playing though – it is much easier to knock it out of the park when you keep pitching me underhanded slow balls…

  43. graham4jc says: Aug 2, 2012 10:17 PM

    “It’s good to see the deadskins fans have a rationalization for what they know what’s coming.”

    Like last year?

  44. bcav023 says: Aug 2, 2012 11:57 PM

    “’It’s good to see the deadskins fans have a rationalization for what they know what’s coming.’”

    “Like last year?”

    Though they started the first couple games off well, they finished how everybody knew they should’ve, last.

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