Good Things From Gregory’s Grandma

Need a little break from all the dreary news surrounding the Jets?

Fair enough! How about this homespun and endearing perspective from the grandmother of Jets backup quarterback Greg McElroy, Janet Costin?

It seems a TV station in Mrs. Costin’s native Montana caught up with her to get her thoughts on the big game last weekend, talk about her grandson’s (whom she refers to as Gregory) time in the league and how he’s handling playing in New York. Costin tells the TV station that Greg is upbeat and “positive” about playing in New York and that because he’s close friends with Mark that his succession to the starting spot was “bittersweet” for him.

Beyond that, Greg’s grandmother also talked about a time they visited Great Falls when Greg was young.

Costin lives in Texas now, but she actually graduated from Great Falls High and still has friends in the area. She says McElroy visited Montana where she and her husband were explaining the story of Lewis and Clark.

“We were showing Gregory the big falls and telling him how Lewis and Clark discovered this part of the country. Gregory said that ‘Lewis and Clark weren’t real’ and my husband had to explain how they had long since passed away. It turns out, Greg was confusing Lewis and Clark with the (1990s) TV series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.'”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Click on the video player on the link to listen to the whole interview.

I love those sort of funny little quirky stories about players that their families tell about them.  It’s the stuff that makes them more than just athletes to me as a fan.

Personally though, I’m with Greg. That show was not real at all.  It took Lois and Clark far too long to finally get together and end the stupid “will they won’t they” vibe that plagued the entire show and of course eventually killed it.





2 comments
thom
thom

Consensus picks......Reese is "the face" of the consensus picks, as are the other GM's......if he makes the final decision it's based on consensus info although some here probably think he's reading tea leaves........

safety - there may not be a FS / SS taken in round 1 let alone in the top ten......the Giants have their board set.....it's a consensus board......lots of talent in the draft.......and wide bodies too.......

guys brought in for tryouts who make the roster do so by their workout and a consensus agreement on that workout......I'm sure many eyes are observing them as they do their workout.....

re: the draft - Reese cannot view all of the tape on all of the college targets during the calendar year.......

the roster - we are not privy to the players performance sheets or their med sheets.....we are not privy as to how much one player is ascending or going the other way......there's so much info that we don't know when we make our comments on these boards.....

Was Accorsi held in such contempt when he was here? .....

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

Who wrote this ??? winning a SB in 2012 ??!!??, 2012 9 - 7 , No Play-Off's...

TC doesn't draft players, REESE does.

The Giants have obvious needs heading into the draft, the most notable on the lines " how about safety's... FS & SS.....