(For the record, this is a worthy photo as my Twitter background for the foreseeable future)
Today, in edition to being the true start of college football, is cut day in the NFL. Teams have to cut rosters from 75 to 53 players for Week 1 next week. Most times, the men who get cut are no-name players who we try to talk up as important players, but in fact aren't (sorry Tommie Hill, the greatest play in preseason history didn't save you). However, one of the cuts today was David Tyree, the man who made the greatest catch in football history. And I don't want to hear from those who think it's Montana-to-Clark, because Tyree's catch had more degree of difficulty.
David Tyree, however, was more than just one catch in the Super Bowl. He played a great special teams for us that had him selected to a Pro Bowl in 2005. He was also used in spot duty as a wide receiver when needed. Super Bowl XLII would be one of those games. He scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the 4th quarter to give the Giants a 10-7 lead over the Pats. After New England responded like the champs they were, the stage was set for Eli-to-Tyree (by the way, can we get real nickname for this catch; is it Catch-42, is it The Play, the Miracle in the Desert, The Glendale Grab, just pick one). Plaxico scored the touchdown and the greatest Super Bowl I ever watched (from a purely biased standpoint) was won by the Giants.
Tyree missed all of last year after hurting his knee during training camp. He came into training camp this season a year behind and down to eighth in the depth chart (FYI: Teams apparently don't carry eight WR's). I would watch Tyree's footage in training camp and all I'd see was him dropping passes,
Best of luck David, you will be welcome into the new Giants Stadium forever.