It is no longer permissable for anyone to refer to Eli Manning’s team as “The New York Football Giants.”

It has been two generations since the baseball Giants left New York for San Francisco. The only other sports teams in New York that call themselves the Giants are in youth leagues, and we know we’re not watching them during NFL coverage or SportsCenter. Yes, Chris Berman is responsible for this, but even he seems to have knocked it off, or at least toned it down, while other announcers keep this ridiculous phrase alive (as Matt Vasgersian just did on Fox a few minutes ago).

Stop it. It sounds as idiotic as referring to Tony LaRussa and the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals.