GMIM: A McAdoo-doo Monday

Welcome to another installment of Good Mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Clocking In

Weather: Rodney Harrison
Traffic: I hate the subway
Breakfast: Medium hot from Dunks with a glazed stick (both were awful)
Zach arrival time: Not late, but not ideal?
Mornings without Starbucks: 224

Monday Mourning Metaphor

Are the Giants stupid for firing Ben McAdoo?

Short answer is yes.

Long answer…

The Giants are in the middle of one of their worst seasons in years. The last time they had a season like this, Jim Fassel was the head coach and Eli Manning was shortly (sort of) drafted after. Tom Coughlin was hired as head coach in 2004, they won a couple of Super Bowls, and had a grand ole time.

Fast forward to 2016. Ben McAdoo and his luscious hair take over and go 11-5, losing in the wild card round. Not a terrible year, but it looks like the start of something promising.

Here we sit in 2017 and the Giants are 2-10. They have fired McAdoo, along with GM Jerry Reese. Lots of folks like both firings, especially Reese. I’m not a big follower of the Giants, but this seems stupid.

It seems like Reese wasn’t exactly drafting good talent, so it would make sense to let him go. But with all the injuries the Giants have endured, why is McAdoo the odd man out?

The big talk of the town (aka, the Giants fan who sits behind me) is that McAdoo “lost the locker room.” Just seems like an odd thing to happen after a single season. Way I look at it, Big Blue had so many injuries they couldn’t overcome, an offensive line that was better off not taking the field, and a roster that wasn’t exactly in place to succeed because of Reese.

Coughlin winning a pair of Super Bowls is obviously a shining spot on his resume, but it’s not like he was an overly successful coach. In half of his 12 seasons, the Coughlin-led Giants went 8-8 or worse. In winning seasons, New York had 10+ wins only four times. It’s not to say Coughlin was a terrible coach, but the guy had his share of failures in the mix of his two titles. It happens.

McAdoo’s choice to start Geno Smith over Eli Manning and rookie Davis Webb was seen as a huge mistake, as Giants fans didn’t want Geno in. They wanted to see if Davis could perform well. But at this point in the season when everything is lost and you can’t make the playoffs, why bother risking injury to your young QB of the potential future? The O-Line has been horrible and McAdoo would have been destroyed by fans and the media had Davis gotten hurt if he started yesterday. He made the right choice.

This team needed a fall man, and unfortunately it was Benny with the Good Hair. When your team has a bunch of injuries, a 2-10 record, and primadonnas like Odell Beckham, Jr. on the roster, things are bound to suck. The Giants aren’t going to just fire the GM or cut star players, so they had to part ways with Ben. And that my friends, is a goddamn tragedy.

Should I jump off team iPhone?

So I’m entering my 4th year with my iPhone 5s. Thing has been ole reliable for me. But at some point, I’ll be upgrading to a newer phone because the capitalist technology slime pigs have me by the balls fingers.

But there’s an inner debate happening in my brain: should I leave team iPhone?

Those Samsung Galaxy commercials are working their advertising magic and making me consider leaving iPhone. But I’m not sure if I want to jump back to Samsung. They’ll probably become the next Apple and purposely suck in order to make me upgrade every year.

The Google Pixel 2 looks interesting. Not sure if it’s a good phone, but I have Google everything. Email, photo, docs, sheets, etc. I enjoy their online products and having the phone would only tie into them more.

Big thing to consider in this is the work phone. It’s the iPhone 7+, so it’s not like I wouldn’t have an iPhone at all.

So what do we think? Will I be a loser to have the permanent green text boxes, or will I be smart to leave iPhone before they try to take over my brain like the idiots in Kingsman?

Song of the Week

This goes out to my co-worker, who is currently on a flight back to the west coast.


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