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January 23, 2008
Umenyiora on Light
Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora appears on HBO's Inside the NFL tonight and discusses Pats left tackle Matt Light and the battles the two had in the Dec. 29 meeting between New England and New York. These quotes were provided by HBO:
Umenyiora: “It was a good match up the last time. I mean, I think I got him a couple of times, he also got me a couple of times. It was a war out there and to be honest with you, I not quite sure that he thought that he was going to see me again because of some of the things he did and said during that game. But, you know, unfortunately he does have to see me again.”
Bob Costas: “Trash talking is one thing, you seem to be implying that he made some dirty moves. Did something happen outside the pale?”
Umenyiora: “He was doing a couple of things that you know he shouldn’t have been.”
Costas: “Like what?”
Umenyiora: “Hitting after the delay and trying to, I don’t know if he was trying to intimidate me, I don’t know what he was trying to do, but he did a couple of things that he shouldn’t have done and, you know, now we are really going to go at it this time.”
Costas: “Were there angry words?”
Umenyiora: “A couple.”
When asked if the Patriots were a dirty team:
Umenyiora: “I wouldn’t call them a dirty team, I wouldn’t say that. I haven’t really experienced them as a team to be dirty. They have certain individuals like I am sure we have certain individuals who are perceived to be dirty but people wouldn’t call them a dirty team.”
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OK, call off the game ...
Dr. John F. Murray, a sport performance psychologist whose insight has been sought out by such sports experts as Neal Cavuto, says the Patriots are a shoo-in to destroy the Giants in the Super Bowl. Murray, whose contributions to the sports lexicon include the "Mental Performance Index," says the Pats will win by more than two touchdowns because they are much better than New York in pressure situations.
"Simply put, the Patriots performed better under pressure than the Giants," says Murray. "The Giants have hope only if they perform much better under pressure and the Patriots perform worse. Since the Super Bowl stage presents the most pressure of the year, this is unlikely," says Murray."
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Photo: Welker does a milk commercial
AP photo / Milk Processor Education Program
Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has touch-ups done to his milk mustache during a "got milk?" photo shoot yesterday in Mansfield, Mass.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 11:07 AM to Wes Welker
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