My father was a wildly enthusiastic football fan, and during the season, Sunday afternoons in our house revolved around the NY Giants. My dad had great disdain for the people who lived across the street because they liked that "new" team -- the Jets.
New York chefs John Villa and Josh Capon put on quite the tailgate party on Sunday during the New York Giants home game against the Dallas Cowboys. The dynamite duo served up Tao, Lavo and Bowery Meat Company favorites at the annual Tailgate with a Cause fundraiser
Thanks to the generosity of the many attendees, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation -- Coach Coughlin's charitable organization which helps families financially, emotionally and in practical ways when a child is diagnosed with cancer -- reached its goal of raising $1.5 million.
As the NFL pre-season is about to commence, one thing is inevitable: the national and local media will be unable to resist the temptation of calling the Jets a circus. There's one problem with this stereotype: It has nothing to do with reality.
Every fall Sunday, starting when I was five years old, my father turned the dial of our black-and-white TV to the CBS broadcast of the New York Giants game. The oldest of three girls, I was clearly the son that wasn't.
It's great to win as a team. More than anything it helped the morale of the team. It also reassured the young guys that the work they've been putting in is not in vain. The weekly routine can feel mundane at times, but at the end of the day, this is our job.
It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.