Ben McAdoo to Giants fans: ‘Come out and watch a great show’
Ben McAdoo on Friday implored fans to come and support the New York Giants when the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, guaranteeing them “a great show.”
What inspired the beleaguered head coach to utter such an arguably dubious statement? He was asked by reporters what his message would be to Giants fans who have grown accustomed to the unwatchable during a nightmarish 1-8 campaign.
“We want your support. Come out and watch a great show,” McAdoo said, via NJ.com. “We plan on playing great football on Sunday and getting a win.”
The last time the Giants played in front of their fans at MetLife Stadium, the team was humiliated in a 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. McAdoo was asked if he expected a “hostile” environment at the team’s home stadium in light of such an utterly disappointing season.
“The fans have been nothing but great,” McAdoo said. “Our players want support, and we need to give the fans something to cheer about.”
McAdoo shouldn’t be blamed for trying to be a positive ambassador for the struggling team. But guaranteeing fans “a great show” and going so far to essentially assure victory is more than putting lipstick on a pig. It’s giving the swine radical plastic surgery.
In other words, Giants co-owner John Mara might as well plan on responding to more letters from disgruntled fans.