Sunday, December 30, 2012
New York wins by 35 but misses out on playoffs.
EAST RUTHERFORD – It’s not often that a 35-point win over a division rival in the final week of the football season ends in disappointment. In order to enter the playoffs as a wild card team, the the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants needed to win their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and get help in the form of wins from the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. New York took care of its end of the deal, drubbing the lowly Eagles (4-12) by a score of 42-7. But it was a loss by the Lions to the Chicago Bears that put an end to the championship defense for Big Blue. “It is what it is,” said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as he walked by reporters after the Lions game went final. The third-year end…
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
David Wilson dominates with 327 all-purpose yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD – David Wilson might be dizzy from all the backflips. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner – whose touchdown celebration is a standing backflip – scored three times and spent much of Sunday afternoon giving his offense terrific starting field position. The 2012 first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech amassed 327 all-purpose yards against New Orleans, 227 coming on kick returns. The 52-27 win marked the first time since 1986 the Giants scored more than 50 points, when they beat Green Bay 55-24. More importantly, it kept the defending Super Bowl champions alone atop the NFC East. Eli Manning finished the day 22 of 35 with 259 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Wilson received the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cake from Ramsey deli has played a role in both the NY Giants' Super Bowl win and the Mahwah High football team's success this season. Giants' season turned around last year after boy with pulmonary disease brought cake to team practice.
A Mahwah family may have found the secret weapon behind the NY Giants’ Super Bowl victory – crumb cake made at Lotito’s Deli in Ramsey. And now, the cake might be helping to catapult the Mahwah High School Thunderbirds toward their first state championship in over 30 years. Known as the “Crumb Cake of Champions,” the sweet treat was originally handed out to the Giants players and coaches as a ‘thank you’ from the Accurso family, whose son, 9-year-old Vinny, suffers from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder. After hearing about Vin’s condition, Coach Tom Coughlin invited the family to a Giants practice last season. They brought the crumb cake as a present for the team. After the Giants won their next game, the Accursos …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Giants, many of whom are still without power, dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the metropolitan area.
Football fans converged Sunday on East Rutherford to watch the Giants battle the Steelers at MetLife Stadium, just a couple miles from where a massive tidal surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy submerged the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt just six days earlier. More than 80,000 people turned out for the afternoon contest, overcoming the devastation wrought earlier in the week by Sandy's vicious winds and pelting rain that ripped apart homes, toppled trees and power lines, and left millions -- including many Giants players -- cold and in the dark for most, if not all of the week. Nicole Johnson, a Nassau County police officer, was one such fan. As of game time, Johnson and her husband had yet to have power restored at their …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
New York celebrates Super Bowl XLVI victory in style.
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. RELATED: PHOTOS: To relive action from Super Bowl weekend, check out this Patch gallery
Monday, February 6, 2012
Patch wants your pictures from morning parade through Canyon of Heroes in New York City honoring Big Blue; afternoon rally with Gov. Chris Christie at MetLife Stadium.
Where will you be celebrating the Giants Super Bowl XLVI win tomorrow? Will you be at the Canyon of Heroes in New York City at 11 a.m.? Or, will you tailgate with your Jersey brethren at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands beginning at 3 p.m.? Will you play hooky from work or school and watch as Big Blue parties with their fans? We want to know. Send Patch a photo of yourself — before you go, while you party or even after either (or both celebrations). The team won their second Super Bowl in five years, beating the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, this time by a score of 21-17. The New York City parade down the Canyon of Heroes will begin at Battery Place and Washington Street. The route will continue up the Canyon of …
The debate continues on which state calls the Giants home.
It's an argument that's been boiling over since 1976–or, at least since the Giants started winning Super Bowls. Where to hold the victory parade? The Canyon of Heroes, as is the traditional place a New York-based sporting team takes its victory lap (the G-Men are set to walk down at 11 a.m. Tuesday), or in New Jersey, where the newly crowned Super Bowl champion team has actually been located for 36 years? It's hotly-debated, so much so Gov. Chris Christie has been calling them the "New Jersey" Giants. What do you think? Should it be exclusively in New Jersey? New York? Or, can football fans from both sides of the border agree that the Giants are both states' teams? Chime in below.
New York mounts comeback on final drive to beat New England.
INDIANAPOLIS – The crowd was eerily quiet as Eli Manning and the Giants took over for one last drive in the final four minutes of Super Bowl XLVI. Like he’s done countless times during the 2011 season, Manning made a series of precision passes – five to be exact, including a 38-yard out route to Mario Manningham that sparked the drive – and set New York up inside the 10-yard line. Ahmad Bradshaw finished the drive with a 6-yard touchdown run that capped a 21-17 Giants victory over the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday night. Manning, who was 30-for-40 passing, threw for 296 yards and one touchdown, earning his second Super Bowl MVP award against the Patriots. “We moved the ball down the field, and Eli [Manning] made some …