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New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford to Participate in “Globetrotter Football” Show

February 16th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Casey Sherman

New York Giants's punter Steve Weatherford is known for interacting with his fans and fun-loving attitude . The guy always seems to be having a good time no matter what, so it should come as no surprise that he would take advantage of an opportunity to do something different. Weatherford will be playing in a Globetrotter football skit tonight at the IZOD Center at 7:30 p.m.. The performance is one of six games that will take place in the New York City area this weekend.

'Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The name of the event will be called "Globetrotter Football," and it will have several celebrity participants including Ray Rice, Torrey Smith, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Lance Briggs, and former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. The style of the show will be tweaked slightly to show-off the skills of the NFL stars.

Fans can check out Weatherford's twitter page where he is running a contest so a fan plus a guest can win a chance to "party with the punter" during the game. More details can be found at Weatherford's official Twitter page or by following the #PartyWithThePunter trend on Twitter.

Fans will be allowed to vote for what rule changes to the game should be made by going to Globetrotters Online.

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Tags: Ben Roethlisberger, Brandon Jacobs, Football, Jay Cutler, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ray Rice, Steve Weatherford

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4 Responses to “New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford to Participate in “Globetrotter Football” Show”

  1.  Dirt says:

    Furthering my point that Eli is far and away the best pass blocker on the team.

    Forget the gross discrepancy of pass block rating vs. run block rating (according to PFF). For years, we all scream that the Giants never use the tight end or running back in the passing game. Sure, we’ve seen Stone Hands Bradshaw and the like, but, more importantly, it’s the system that calls for protection first, and always. It’s a system that seldomly allows all 5 eligible receivers to be out in patterns. It’s a system that’s going to make me b|tch and complain all damn season at the lack of passes to Wilson.

    But just like it’s a system that allowed a rookie like RGIII to have one of the most accurate passing seasons ever (!!), it’s a system that keep’s Eli clean.

    The facts prove this. Diehl (allegedly) blows, but Eli had his best stretch EVER with Diehl protecting his blind side. Aside from the one SF game, Eli was kept clean.

    It is for this that I wouldn’t be shocked if Beatty leaves. I agree that he’s clearly superior to Diehl, but I question the drop off in this protect first, always system.

    And since it’s all about the cap, this clueless anonymous poster believes the Giants are a much better team, and in a much better cap situation, if they let Beatty go, allow Diehl to play out his deal while a youngster is groomed and resign both Nicks and Cruz as opposed to signing Beatty, sucking down Diehl’s deal and losing one of the two receivers.

    And if the team believes in its system, graced by the presence of His Holiness St. Flaherty, why not give your star quarterback established weapons in his prime and not d|ck around with the 3 year learning curve of Killdrive’s PhD-level playbook?

    •  rlhjr says:

      cough…cough…..Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw……cough……cough.

      It’s a very good and valid point you make Dirt. Bitching about DD started in 2009. And Sieburt was done at that point with O”Hara right behind him.

  2.  dremac82 says:

    I’m assuming there will be an article about how Dwight freeney will fit in the giants system now that he’s been released. Right?

  3.  Dirt says:

    Hi guys, sorry, David Diehl has hacked my G101 account the last week or so.

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