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New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) intercepts

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) intercepts a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow during the first quarter of a game Sunday Sept. 27, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. Credit: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

I'd like to first go on record and note my objection to trash-talking for the first preseason game of the year. And since I watched "A Few Good Men" last night, I'll add that I strenuously object.

But, alas, it goes on despite my best efforts to shrug or ignore it.

Today, for example, Terrell Thomas was asked about Bart Scott not knowing who he is. Thomas tried to take the high road, but he just couldn't help himself.

"I know who I am and that's all that matters," the Giants cornerback said. "That’s the easy way to go out, say 'Who is Terrell Thomas?' But I guess I have some more work to do. It’s motivation for me so I thank him."

Thomas also noted that his words that launched this ping-pong between Albany and Cortland were "taken out of context." But he reiterated them.

"It was more meant that we hear what they’re saying and we’re taking note of it, that was pretty much the gist of it," Thomas said. "I don’t think my words were harsh in any way. Plain and simple, we hear what they’re saying, how they’re taking over New York. And were taking notes on that ... I really didn’t say anything. It’s a preseason game. They're talking about how 'It's our town.' Ok, we’re going to play Monday and back it up. That’s pretty much it."

"That’s the type of players they have over there," Thomas added. "They use whatever they can to their advantage."

Thomas also made sure to note that even though the New Meadowlands Stadium will be all greened up because it is a Jets home game, the Giants won't consider themselves a visiting team.

"We’re playing in our stadium," he said. "Our practice facility is five minutes away walking, so I guess you could say it's our stadium."

Oh, I doubt the Jets would say that. If only they would let us know what they were thinking.

By the way, here's the only real news you need to know about Terrell Thomas: He said he's playing on Monday night despite missing practices this week with leg soreness. "There was never a chance that I wasn't playing," he said.

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