Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Who In The NFL Doesn't Like Osi Umenyiora?

This weekend we get the compelling matchup of the New York Giants facing the Miami Dolphins. Were the game not being played in London, England I probably wouldn't care all that much, and I'm a Dolphins fan.

As part of the festivities, a 26-foot tall animatronic version of Dolphins' defensive end Jason Taylor has been put together in London's Trafalgar Square. While JT is one of the more recognizable players in the NFL, choosing him is a bit odd considering that Giants' defensive end Osi Umenyiora was born in London and lived there for seven years.

It seems even more odd now considering that the Giants are currently one of the hottest teams in the NFC, if not the NFL, and the Dolphins are struggling to not go 0-16. Though, I'm sure the decision to use Taylor was made many months ago.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear Umenyiora mention it after he sacks Cleo Lemon a hundred times on Sunday, however.

And yes, that's Christian Slater standing in front of the JT statue with the mayor of London.

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