…but no kool-aid for Tom Coughlin?
Though Shaun Powell and the combined moral authority of Long Island’s schoolboy football power structure disapprove, the mutual admiration society consisting of the New York Giants and Jim Jones lives (above) on. From the New York Daily News’ Ralph “The Karate Kid” Vacchiano.
“My dude calls me and was like, ‘I don’t know if I was dreaming or I was sleeping, but I think I just saw Strahan do your ballin’ move in a game,'” Jim Jones told the Daily News in the Giants’ locker room yesterday. “I said, ‘No, get out of here.’ Then sure enough I got to see the news clip and saw Big Baby doing it.”
What “Big Baby” was doing was a move straight out of the video for Jones’ hit song, “We Fly High,” which includes the refrain “We fly high. No lie. You know this. Ballin.'” And in the video, when Jones says “Ballin,'” he makes the now-famous jump shot move.
Their Ballin’ move, though, also drew the attention of the NFL, which warned the Giants that multiple players were not to perform the move simultaneously. A solo act was fine, though, which is why they were still performing it with Jones in attendance when they beat the Bucs, 17-3, yesterday.
“I appreciate the fellas for going ballin’ with me,” Jones said. “To get that feeling out of a song, there’s no better gratification. When athletes get involved they take it to a whole new level. Plus, it’s New York. I’m a New Yorker. I grew up in Harlem. So this feeling is like at the top of my day right now.”
Jones, who said he’s been a Giants fan “since (Joe) Morris was the running back,” was so inspired by the Giants’ new sack dance that he did a remix of “We Fly High” that he said is “strictly for the Giants.” It includes lines such as “Guard your quarterback because Strahan is sacking. Defensive line, Osi is tackling. Tiki is the captain. Eli do the passing.”
And the refrain was changed to “New York Giants fly high, you know it. Super Bowl, no lie, we focused.”
I can only imagine that during all the years Archie Manning tutored young Eli, he forever dreamed of the day his younger QB offspring would be immortalized in song.