Ill Teen's Pep Talk Inspires New York Giants: A 15-year-old who has been fighting Burkitt's lymphoma gave a pep talk to the New York Giants that the team is calling the inspiration to its big victory Sunday night over the Green Bay Packers. Adam Merchant, a dedicated fan of the Giants from Barre, Vt., was asked by Coach Tom Coughlin to say a few final words to the team after a week of practice. Adam gave a talk that ended with this message: "Play like the world champions you are." New York won 38-10. "You look at this kid, who's going through so much in his life, and his one wish is come and be with us?" said wide receiver Victor Cruz. "It was inspiring."