New York Giants Burned by an Old Super Bowl Friend
By Globe Staff Amtrakas high-speed Acela Express service between New York and Boston is shut down today due to a power problem in the New York area, and will remain out of service through Sunday, Amtrak says. The railroad said it would add extra cars to regular Northeast Regional trains to accommodate people who planned to take the Acela. Delays should be expected due to the use of diesel locomotives. Amtrak said the problem is a acommercial power problema and it will resume normal operations as quickly and safely as possible when power is restored. Traffic built along Interstate 95 in the New York area this morning as tens of thousands of Metro-North Railroad commuters scrambled for alternate routes to get to work between Connecticut and New York City, the Associated Press reported. A high-voltage feeder cable failed early Wednesday at a suburban New York station, knocking out power to Metro-Northas New Haven line, the AP reported. The broken circuit could take two to three weeks to repair, the New York-based utility Consolidated Edison said. The outage forced the cancellation of Acela service because the electric-powered Acela runs in Metro-North territory for part of its journey from New York to Boston, Amtrak said. aWhen operating over a host railroadas territory, in this case, Metro-North, Amtrak must follow all rules and regulations set forth by the host railroad. In this case, we are unable to operate our electrically powered Acela trains, due to an incident involving the loss of overhead wire power on their property,a Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said in an e-mail. Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains are expected to operate normally south of New York to Washington, D.C., the railroad said Wednesday night in a statement.
New York City Plastic Surgeon Reveals All in 3-Part Arm Lift Blog Series
The entry, entitled ” Spotlighting Brachioplasty: Rise of the Arm Lift ,” is the first in a series of three blog posts highlighting the increasingly popular cosmetic arm lift (brachioplasty) procedure from consultation to recovery. Throughout the first entry, Dr. Broumand theorizes why more and more patients seem to be seeking arm lift surgery. In addition to the evolution of fashion trends, he highlights that two common reasons people are interested in brachioplasty stem from the residual effects of drastic weight loss and a growing belief that larger arms indicate a person is overweight. Regarding the former of the two reasons, Dr. Broumand notes that toning excess skin and leftover fat on the front and back of the arms is often a struggle for weight loss patients, and “an arm lift is generally the most effective solution.” In part two of the series, titled ” Spotlighting Brachioplasty: The Arm Lift Consultation and Procedure ,” Dr. Broumand covers what to expect during the consultation process as well as the arm lift procedure. Key notes for the consultation include his request for patients to get down to an ideal weight prior to surgery in order to ensure the safest, most effective treatment and results. In order for patients to do so, he says he often refers them to his practice’s dietician, or helps them start an exercise program and supplement regimen to facilitate the process. Regarding the actual procedure, Dr. Broumand highlights his specific approach to surgery and his innovative techniques for hiding any visible scarring.
And the Giants knew they could do the same — and they did — in Green Bay, during the 2011 playoffs, en route to their Super Bowl XLVI win, once again, over the Patriots. In that Super Bowl, Blackburn’s interception of Tom Brady might have very well saved New York’s championship. Momentum was already on the Patriots’ side, with New England having rallied from a 9-0 deficit to lead 17-9 , and then 17-15. What seemed certain to be a big completion from Brady to tight end Rob Gronkowski deep in the Giants’ end — which could have easily led to a 24-15 New England lead early in the fourth quarter — was rather shockingly thwarted by Blackburn, who raced back and made an acrobatic leaping pick to account for the game’s only turnover. The entire feel of the Super Bowl shifted from that moment, and the Giants went on to win, 21-17. After Blackburn’s Finest Season, Finances Lead to His New York Exit One year later, Blackburn started at middle linebacker for New York and turned in his best season, with 98 tackles (64 solo) and three sacks, but he became a salary cap casualty in the offseason, and the Carolina Panthers scooped him up with a new two-year deal. Using His Giants Knowledge Against His Old Team So, that brings us to last weekend, as the Giants were expected to shake off a tough 0-2 start and right their season toward competing for yet another Super Bowl title at the expense of Blackburn’s new team, which began with the same disappointing record. Perhaps New York’s coaching staff was a little too overconfident that they could try the same old things that Blackburn practiced against for several years. A slim one-point favorite at home, the Panthers humiliated the Giants, 38-0, while sacking two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning seven times, including a New York team-record six times in the opening half. Why, at least in part, was it so easy for Carolina? After the game, Blackburn (who made his first start as a Panther, while calling the defensive signals against his old team) admitted, ” I had an idea of what they run and what they like to do in situations. We had a great game plan going in.
The Giants offensive line lost their first three battles of the season and will have no stroll in the park against a hybrid, fast front in the Chiefs’ defense. If New York can give Eli Manning time in the pocket, he will have the chance to make plays. Last week, the Carolina Panthers got to Manning far to easily and pretty much at will. The Giants currently hold a -9 turnover differential, which explains their poor start. In the successful years under Coughlin, New York prided themselves around their turnover ratio. Of course, their defense was much better and that has an impact on this stat, but Manning definitely took better care of the ball in those seasons. Its obvious that the New York Giants arent playing to their potential as of late. If Manning wants to make a run for the playoffs down the road, Big Blue must play Giants football come Sunday. What can the Giants do to turn their season around and defeat the Chiefs? Score Early Bob Donnan- USA Today Score first. Big Blue can’t fall far behind at the start of games because it’ll force Manning to drop back more than the Giants want.