10 Most Memorable Giants Season Openers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)The New York Giants will play in their 93rd season opener Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

While Big Blue’s record in season openers has been historically good — 50-37-5 — New York has won just one of their last six Week 1 games. (They beat the Cowboys on the road in last year’s opener.)

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Here’s a look at the 10 most memorable Giants season openers in the modern era.

10. Sept. 12, 2010: Giants 31, Panthers 18
The Giants opened their new stadium — known then as New Meadowlands Stadium — on a high note, as Eli Manning passed for three touchdowns and the defense intercepted Carolina quarterback Matt Moore three times en route to the victory.

9. Sept. 9, 2007: Cowboys 45, Giants 35

The Giants' Eli Manning prepares to hand off the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on Sept. 9, 2007. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

The Giants’ Eli Manning prepares to hand off the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on Sept. 9, 2007. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Despite Manning passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns, three to Plaxico Burress, the Giants lost a heartbreaker in Dallas. Big Blue rallied from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to cut the Cowboys’ lead to 38-35. But Dallas answered on the ensuing drive with a 51-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Sam Hurd.

8. Sept. 9, 1990: Giants 27, Eagles 20

FILE -- Lawrence Taylor (credit: Getty Images)

FILE — Lawrence Taylor (credit: Getty Images)

Just days after ending his holdout, Lawrence Taylor sacked Philadelphia QB Randall Cunningham three times in the victory at Giants Stadium.

7. Sept. 1, 1996: Bills 23, Giants 20 (OT)
In one of the Giants’ most gut-wrenching openers, New York squandered a 17-0 second-quarter lead at home. Steve Christie’s 34-yard field goal in overtime was the death knell.

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6. Sept. 5, 1993: Giants 26, Bears 20

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Giants QB Phil Simms looks to pass against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 5, 1993, at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)

In Dan Reeves’ debut as Giants coach, Phil Simms tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Jarrod Bunch with 1:07 remaining against the Bears at Soldier Field. On Chicago’s next snap, Taylor strip-sacked Jim Harbaugh and recovered the fumble, sealing the victory.

5. Sept. 15, 1963: Giants 37, Colts 28
The Giants stormed back from a 21-3 second-quarter deficit to beat Johnny Unitas and the Colts in Baltimore. Y.A. Tittle passed for 243 yards and three touchdowns and Phil King caught five passes for 101 yards and a score in the win.

4. Aug. 31, 1997: Giants 31, Eagles 17

Sam Garnes

Sam Garnes (Photo by Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport)

With Philadelphia going in for what would’ve been the tying score with five minutes to play, Sam Garnes intercepted a Rodney Peete pass and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown to ice the victory.

3. Sept. 21, 1969: Giants 24, Vikings 23
Big Blue trailed 23-10 in the fourth quarter before Fran Tarkenton, playing against his former and future team, completed 16- and 10-yard touchdown passes Don Herrmann in the final five minutes to pull out the win at Yankee Stadium.

2. Sept. 11, 2005: Giants 42, Cardinals 19

The Giants' Chad Morton returns a punt for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11, 2005, at Giants Stadium.(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Giants’ Chad Morton returns a punt for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11, 2005, at Giants Stadium.(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New York found itself down 13-7 at halftime, but then dominated the Cardinals in the second half, outscoring them 35-6 in the Meadowlands. The Giants were helped by Willie Ponder’s 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Chad Morton’s 52-yard punt return for a score.

1. Sept. 11, 1989: Giants 27, Redskins 24

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Giants kicker Raul Allegre in 1989 (credit: Getty Images)

Raul Allegre kicked a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to tie it and then a 52-yarder as time expired to win the Monday night game in D.C.

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Florida Residents Head For Safety As Powerful Hurricane Irma Approaches

MIAMI (CBSNewYork/AP) — Irma took direct aim at Florida on Friday and officials ordered evacuations for at least 1.4 million people along the Southeast coast, as the monstrous Category 4 hurricane spun along a long-feared path right through the heart of the peninsula.

Irma was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph — just below highest Category 5 status — and is forecast to remain at about that strength when it comes ashore someplace south of Miami on Sunday. The storm killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean and left thousands homeless as it devastated small resort islands in its path.

CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported at 5 p.m., the likely projection for Irma’s path changed. The storm is now expected to bounce to a Category 5 storm as it makes landfall on the Lower Keys, and traveling north through Florida toward the west side of the state.

The latest forecast shows Miami barely in the cone of concern.

But the hurricane is of such a size that both the East and West coasts of Florida will be affected.

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Gas shortages and gridlock plagued the evacuations, turning normally simple trips into tests of will. Parts of interstates 75 and 95 north were bumper-to-bumper, while very few cars drove on the southbound lanes.

Manny Zuniga left his home in Miami at midnight Thursday to avoid the traffic gridlock that he’d seen on television. It still took him 12 hours to get 230 miles to Orlando — a trip that normally takes four hours.

“We’re getting out of this state,” he said of his wife, two children, two dogs and a ferret. “Irma is going to take all of Florida.”

Tony Marcellus racked his brain to figure out a way to get his 67-year-old mother and 85-year-old grandfather out of their home five blocks from the ocean in West Palm Beach. He lives 600 miles away in Atlanta. He checked flights but found nothing and rental cars were sold out, so he settled on a modern method of evacuation.

He hired an Uber to pick them up and drive them 170 miles to Orlando, where he met them to take them to Atlanta. He gave the driver a nice tip.

“I have peace of mind now,” said Marcellus’ mother, Celine Jean. “I’ve been worried sick for days.”

Across Florida and Georgia, about 1.4 million people were ordered to leave their homes. Authorities opened hundreds of shelters for people who did not leave.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said people fleeing could drive slowly in the shoulder lane on highways. He hasn’t reversed the southbound lanes because he said they were needed to deliver gas and supplies.

Several small communities around Lake Okeechobee in the south-central part of Florida were added to the evacuation list because the lake may overflow — but Scott added that engineers expect the protective dike to hold up.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he planned for enough space to hold 100,000 people before the storm arrives, although most shelters were only beginning to fill on Friday.

“You don’t have to go a long way. You can go to a shelter in your county,” Scott said.

“This is a catastrophic storm that this state has never seen before,” the governor added.

The latest forecast shifted the most powerful part of the storm to the west of the Miami metropolitan area that is home to some 6 million people, but hurricane-force winds are still likely there.

“Irma is likely to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center,” the hurricane center said in its forecast.

Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said a 57-year-old man who had been hired to install hurricane shutters Thursday morning died after falling about 15 feet from a ladder and hitting his head on a pool deck. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Disney World parks will close early Saturday and remain shuttered through Monday, as will Universal Orlando and Sea World.

The last major hurricane — a storm with winds of at least 111 mph — to hit Florida was Wilma in 2005. Its eye cut through the state’s southern third with winds of 120 mph. Five people died.

Andrew slammed into Florida as a Category 5 storm in 1992 and at the time was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history with damages of $26.5 billion.

For Irma, forecasters predicted a storm surge of 6 to 12 feet above ground level along Florida’s southwest coast and in the Keys. As much as a foot of rain could fall across the state, with isolated spots receiving 20 inches.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma Devastates Caribbean

All gas stations in the Keys are now closed, and the race is on to keep fuel flowing to south and central parts of the state.

Miami resident Jay Gomez was going to go, but “I thought I might be more useful here and just help out as many people as I can,” he told CBS2’s Kenneth Craig.

Joe Logan is also staying but not taking any chances with his boat.

“During Andrew, when the surge came in, the boats went so high, they later came down and impaled themselves on the pilings,” he said.

Authorities are remind people who choose to stay behind that they will be on their own once the storm hits and possibly without resources for days, even weeks.

With winds that peaked at 185 mph, Irma was once the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic.

Irma’s weakening comes at a cost. When that happened, its hurricane-force wind field expanded greatly, to about 110 miles wide, said Jeff Masters, meteorology director at the private service Weather Underground.

“It’s a big storm,” Masters said. “It’s not as big as Katrina, but it is definitely a large hurricane now.”

Even as forecasts showed the storm’s center could enter Georgia far inland after churning up the Florida peninsula, Gov. Nathan Deal urged nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate, noting Irma’s path remains unpredictable. Forecasts show it could enter the state Monday anywhere from the Atlantic coast to the Alabama state line.

People at Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s airports have only hours to catch the last flights out. With three kids, their nanny and a whole lot of luggage in tow, the Yolofskys from Miami were relieved to have made it to New York.

“You just don’t mess around with a Cat 4,” AJ Yolofsky told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell.

The family landed at LaGuardia Airport on Friday morning after driving overnight Thursday from Miami to Orlando, a strategy in the works since Monday, to get their family out of the path of Irma. They plan to stay with family in New Jersey.

The Benedise family from Miami got out in the nick of time, too. Like many, Jimmy Benedise tried to get a flight out of Miami International.

“We’ve been canceled twice, so we finally found a flight from Tampa,” he told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “We drove all the way to Tampa from Miami yesterday night, and here we are.”

Relieved to be out of Irma’s path, but worried about what they might come home to.

“We’ve been thorough many storms in Miami. This one, I don’t know,” he said. “This is very, very strong and frightening.”

With few, if any, available flights left to leave, many are feeling desperate. Madison Fischer, who lives in Vero Beach but is originally from Staten Island, booked one of the final seats on her flights.

“My parents are still there cause we have dogs and a cat, and they’re going to hunker down and try and do what they can,” she said. “My mom did the whole ‘if I die,’ and I’m like, ‘oh my God, stop! Calm down.’”

Another woman named Gail came from central Florida said she feels pretty lucky because she happened to book her flight months ago to attend a wedding in New York this weekend.

“Me, it was just dumb luck that I got to be away and not have to make a last-minute plane reservation,” she told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “Most of these people are desperately trying to find a way out.”

Tom Wicelinski also just happened to have already booked a ticket to LaGuardia weeks ago to attend a family party.

“Four days of putting up shutters, trimming trees, putting things away, roping things down,” he said.

But his wife stayed behind.

“We had nobody to watch the fur babies, so she elected not only to go to work today but stay home and watch the kiddies,” he said. “I’m hoping she’s still there when I get back.”

As airports around Florida continue to shut down ahead of Irma’s arrival, many in New York say they feel lucky to have made it out.

“I’m happy to be up here, but I’m worried,” said Fischer.

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What to Expect at Apple’s September 2017 Event: Radically Redesigned iPhone, LTE Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV

We’re just four days away from Apple’s 2017 iPhone-centric event, and this year’s keynote promises to be the most exciting we’ve seen since the larger-screened iPhones came out in 2014. For the first time in 10 years, the iPhone is getting a complete overhaul, both inside and out, with the most advanced technologies Apple has to offer.

While the new iPhone will be the star of the event, we’re also expecting to see new versions of the Apple Watch and the Apple TV, both coming with some highly anticipated features. For an idea of what to expect on September 12, watch the video below and read the post for even more detail, but be warned: there are some serious spoilers here based on all of the rumors we’ve heard about Apple’s plans so far.

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It’s been 10 years since the original iPhone was introduced, and to celebrate the anniversary of the device that changed the world, Apple has been working on a re-engineered iPhone that will dictate the next 10 years of smartphone development.

We started hearing the first rumors of a radically redesigned iPhone in early 2016. Hints of an OLED display came in March of 2016, and in May, Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber said it would feature an all-new form factor with an edge-to-edge display.

Apple tested more than 10 prototype devices while developing the new iPhone leading to considerable confusion over what we could expect, but over the last month or two, rumors have consolidated and given us a clear idea of what’s coming.

The upcoming redesigned iPhone, which could be called the iPhone 8, the iPhone Pro, the iPhone Edition, or something else entirely, is expected to feature a 5.8-inch OLED display that’s taller and slightly wider than the display of the iPhone 7 Plus, with rounded corners. It has super slim bezels around all sides, but there are no thicker bezels at the top or the bottom aside from a top “notch” that houses the front-facing camera and its accompanying sensors.

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Kirk Cameron Says Hurricanes Irma & Harvey Are God Teaching Us A Lesson In ‘Humility’

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And if all you have is religion, everything looks like a message from God.

Thankfully, we have screwdrivers. And the reason we have screwdrivers is because we have science.

Kirk Cameron, who doesn’t have access to science because his religion tells him it’s evil, can draw no other conclusion from back-to-back hurricanes than that they’re God’s will.

Video: Seriously Terrifying Hurricane Irma Footage

All the death and destruction isn’t because humans are doing their best to survive a habitable but not always perfectly hospitable planet; it’s because his God wants to teach us a lesson.

In a Facebook video shared on Thursday, he even laughed off any other explanation, saying:

“How should we look at two giant hurricanes coming back to back like this? Do we write them off as coincidence? Do we write it off as a statistical anomaly? Wow! Who would’ve thought? Is it just Mother Nature in a bad mood?”

If you live in an area frequently troubled by hurricanes, or have friends and loved ones there, you know there are multiple tropical storms to worry about every year. Sometimes more than one develops into a particularly strong hurricane.

The likelihood actually increases when the storms come so close together since they both develop under the same environmental conditions (warm temperatures, low air pressure, high moisture, heavy tropical winds).

In 2005, there were four category 5 hurricanes (Emily, Katrina, Rita, Wilma) and a category 4 (Dennis) — all over a three month period.

So, statistics yes. Anomaly, not really.

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But Kirk wasn’t interested in a science lesson from any heathen meteorologists; he answered himself with a reading from the book of Job describing severe weather as either God’s “punishment” or “love” — gee, that pretty much covers it, huh?

The Growing Pains star went on:

“This is a spectacular display of God’s immense power. When He puts his power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random, and we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance.”

Well, at least he didn’t say he knew the reason.

That’s actually a step up from preachers blaming homosexuality.

See all of Kirk’s message (below):

Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mercy Me and Irma!
Posted by Kirk Cameron on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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2019 Ford Focus Hatchback: Spy photos show Fiesta-like face, bigger size

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A reveal at Detroit Auto Show in January seems possible.

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Find Out Why Halle Berry Is Surrounded By A Merry Band Of Man Thots On “Ellen” [Video]

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Halle Berry appeared on Ellen today and she told a story of the time Channing Tatum got her piss drunk while they were doing a Comic-Con panel…

That Channing Tatum. Halle better have written down something GOOD for him to do as payback.

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COMME des GARÇONS’ Black Nike Waffle Racer Is Now Available

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Brand: COMME des GARÇONS, Nike

Model: Waffle Racer

Key Features: Textile upper, leather Swoosh branding, contrasting CDG tagging on the heels, tonal laces, foam midsole, rubber outsole.

Release Date: Available now

Price: Unknown

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Editor’s Notes: After being teased in July, COMME des GARÇONS’ black Nike Waffle Racer has now made its way to Dover Street Market. The kicks boast a predominantly monochromatic look, thus featuring contrasting white CDG branding on the heels.

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