A Look Into The Future: 19-0!

I know this is a baseball website, but I couldn’t resist.  The Boston Globe has decided to recap the perfect 19-0 championship season five days before the game is played.  The title of the book "19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England’s Unbeatable Patriots." As a Giants fan I can laugh it off, but Patriot fans have to be just a little ticked off.  Sure the Patriots are the more talented team, but documenting the perfect season before the perfect season is complete?  Well that’s just asking for something bad to happen.   

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  • Who the hell authorized this!? What a stupid thing to do.
    If I am Tom Coughlin I am forwarding this link to all my players and posting the Amazon webpage on the bulletin board…

    SF January 29, 2008, 11:17 am
  • Wait! What if both teams did something stupid!?

    I demand an editor’s note clarifying this in the main post!!!

    SF January 29, 2008, 11:23 am
  • Do you really need some third-rate sports publishing monograph tacked on your bulletin board to motivate your players for the Super Bowl? I sure hope not.
    Apropos of nothing, Adam Sternbergh, always good for a read, with a fun–if not particularly newsy–look at Eli in this week’s New York.

    YF January 29, 2008, 11:40 am
  • SF, the difference is the Patriots book is being put out by the Boston Globe. The Giants book is being put out by Sports Publishing Inc. If it was done by say The Record, Daily News, etc…I would agree 100%.
    Does Tom Coughlin even know how to use a computer? He’s pretty old school.

    John - YF January 29, 2008, 11:41 am
  • The Pats book has no image available. The Giants book has an anonymous hand holding up the Lombardi, which would be hilarious if that were the actual book cover even after the game is decided.
    Aside from that – yeesh, how could any fan touch that with a ten foot pole? If someone needs to have a book recapping their team’s season mere moments after it’s over, I don’t know what to tell them except ‘yikes’.

    FenSheaParkway January 29, 2008, 11:45 am
  • Wow, what excellent jinx/tempting fate/bulletin board material–for both teams.
    It will be interesting to see which book angers the Gods of Sport the most and thus faces the divine retribution of losing in the Super Bowl.
    I’d say the “tempting fate” scale weighs more negatively for the Patriots, given that they are the Greatest Team in NFL History and are trying for an unprecedented 19-0 perfect season.

    yf2k January 29, 2008, 11:48 am
  • Kinda like putting “Congratulations Boston Red Sox” on the Shea Stadium jumbotron before the end of Game 6. Except a lot worse.

    Paul SF January 29, 2008, 1:29 pm
  • Does Tom Coughlin even know how to use a computer?
    I have a feeling Tom Coughlin’s interface with a computer might go something like this:
    -Yells at computer to turn on.
    -Turns red when computer doesn’t turn on by itself.
    Screams at computer to turn on.
    -Turns redder, pouts, looks aghast that computer doesn’t understand him.
    -Throws clipboard at computer.

    SF January 29, 2008, 1:45 pm
  • lol, Very Zoolander, SF.

    Paul SF January 29, 2008, 1:57 pm
  • Then when the computer finally turns on, Coughlin fines it for not being on five minutes earlier than he asked it to.

    Mark (YF) January 29, 2008, 3:24 pm
  • Amazon.com has the same book in NY Giants for $13.57.
    New York Giants: 2008 Super Bowl Champions [ILLUSTRATED](Hardcover)
    by Sports Publishing (Author), Sports Publishing Inc (Creator)

    Walsh January 29, 2008, 5:39 pm
  • Jinx? Tempting fate? Asking for something to happen?

    That all sounds very CHB-ish, if you ask me.

    redsock January 30, 2008, 3:44 pm

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