Whether the Giants should be playing a home game this weekend or not, the team hopes that they can help with the small thing they do after Hurricane Sandy roared through their home turf.
“We feel like we can spark New York,” Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Just what we do, what we’ve done. I think we can also help everybody in New York and New Jersey that’s going through this.”
The Giants weren’t immune to the impact of the storm, and teammates pitched in, with the ones who had electricity putting up the ones that didn’t, and otherwise getting through like everyone else in the region.
“We’re taking care of each other,” Bradshaw said. “Hopefully, we can take care of New York, and it will be a good Sunday for everybody. We need to get everybody through this storm, this weather and everything else; get through this month and get back to normal. Hopefully, our wins and our success helps.”
Of course, they’d help a lot more if they could make all the water go away, find a tank of gas and turn the lights on.
Such that it matters, Giants coach Tom Coughlin clearly hopes to use it as motivation, as well.
“We haven’t talked much about that,” Coughlin said. “There will be a time and place for talking about that. I think the devastation is part of our world. Our players have gone through a little bit. I don’t know the extent of the damage of their homes, but I know the majority of them have been without power.
“That’s just a small sample of what’s going on in this part of the world and the reason people will have smiles on their faces for a few hours on Sunday afternoon.”
It’s not the kind of thing that will make a long-term difference, but within the scope of the entertainment business, it is the thing they can do.