Preacher Pence was an inspiration to Giants

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Posted: October 31, 2012

TO HEAR the Giants tell it, former Phillie Hunter Pence should be the World Series MVP.

Earlier this month, when the Giants were trailing the Reds, 2-0, in the best-of-five NLDS, Pence - who was traded from the Phils to the Giants in July - gave a motivating locker-room speech before Game 3 that would have made Knute Rockne proud.

The Giants, of course, went on to sweep the rest of that series, beat the Cardinals in seven games in the NLCS. On Sunday night, the Giants completed a sweep of the Tigers in the World Series.

Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery described Pence's speech in an Oct. 10 entry on the Facebook page of his band, Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe:

"get in here, everyone get in here . . . look into each other eyes . . . now! look into each others eyes, I want one more day with you, it's the most fun, the best team I have ever been on said the Reverend Hunter Pence. "and no matter what happens we must not give in, we owe it to each other, play for each other, I need one more day with you guys, I need to see what [Ryan] Theriot will wear tomorrow, I want to play defense behind [Ryan] Vogelsong because he's never been to the playoffs . . . play for each other not yourself, win each moment, win each inning, it's all we have left."

Phony fans

We always thought Cowboys fans were lame. Now we have proof.

Before Sunday's game against the Giants, the Cowboys sent an email to season ticketholders on how to cheer.

It read, in part:

"Sunday we need every Dallas Cowboys fan to get on their feet, get loud and help the defense get a stop! Starting this week against the New York Giants, we will have a new third down graphic on the video board and we want you to get involved in the game.

"When you see the video graphic playing on the video board, get on your feet and get LOUD!"

How did it work out, you ask? The Cowboys lost, 29-24.

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