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New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: John Mara Says No to Green Bay Super Bowl

January 28th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Although a few New York Giants tidbits remain ahead for Tuesday, Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day is certain to dominate the headlines. Still, with the game being held at MetLife Stadium, and many players/owners hanging around, Big Blue continues to find themselves looped in to several other stories. Shall we take a look?

New York Giants Owner Rules Out Green Bay Super Bowl

As for the cold-weather future of the Super Bowl, Mara said he'd be open to Chicago hosting the game but added "that would be rough with their weather." Mara said the only place he'd rule out? Green Bay, though the issue is a matter of logistics rather than frigid temps. There aren't enough hotels to handle the influx of people.

"Paper Valley Inn isn't big enough," Mara said.

Remembering Big Blue's Upset of Buffalo

Twenty-three years ago Monday, the Giants pulled off one of the bigger upsets in Super Bowl history, defeating the Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV in Tampa.

Underdogs of around a touchdown, the Giants overcame a 12-3 second-quarter deficit and escaped with their second Super Bowl win in franchise history when the Bills’ Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal as time expired.

Before Packers, Vince Lombardi Made it Big in New York

The name on the trophy, which will be awarded Sunday night in the New York metropolitan area for the first time, has deep roots in this area.

Lombardi, the son of an Italian immigrant, was born June 11, 1913, in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. As a teenager, Lombardi enrolled at Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception to study for the priesthood. Within two years, Lombardi opted for another direction. He transferred to St. Francis Prep, where he quickly became a star fullback on the football team.

Bill Parcells Sees Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup Very Similar to Giants vs. Bills

Bill Parcells is talking about that Giants team and its amazing finish on Sunday. But before he gets to the Super Bowl, before he gets to the Giants holding the Bills to 19 points in Tampa, he wants to talk about the NFC Championship Game the week before, Giants against the 49ers.

“You can’t tell the story of Super Bowl Sunday without talking about the Sunday before,” Parcells says. “I’m not dismissing the Super Bowl or suggesting that wasn’t one of the best things I was ever involved in as a coach. But that game against the 49ers out west, that was the best game I ever coached in.”

Kate Upton Did Victor Cruz's Salsa Dance in Super Bowl Endzone

Well, at the time she did it, the end zone technically belonged to the New York Giants, but now that MetLife Stadium has been transformed into the NFL’s Winter Wonderland for the Super Bowl, it’s the same location with a different paint job.

The supermodel’s dance compares favorably to Cruz’s, especially considering she’s wearing a frock during her performance. And the Michael Jackson “whoo!” at the end is always a welcome improvisation.

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Tags: Bill Parcells, Chicago, Football, Green Bay, John Mara, Kate Upton, MetLife Stadium, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Super Bowl XLVIII, Victor Cruz, Vince Lombardi

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2 Responses to “New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: John Mara Says No to Green Bay Super Bowl”

  1.  Eric S says:

    Jerseyrich, you twice mention the Giants trading down to the 19-21 range and acquiring another high pick as if it’s so simple. You say that unless someone crazy falls to us at 12 we “almost have to trade out” of that spot. You’re reasoning is that it’s a deep draft and acquiring more picks us ideal. Fair enough. But by that reasoning (a deep draft) what incentive does Miami, Arizona or GB have to sacrifice a relatively high pick to move up into our spot and who are they coveting that they’d be willing to give up said picks in what you term a deep draft? It takes 2 to tango.

    Furthermore, if the Giants really like a guy who maybe could be had at 19-21 is it worth the risk of losing him to acquire an additional pick because you want to play the subjective “value game”? Who’s to say that the teams picking right after them couldn’t believe that guy “fell” to them?

    •  Sintexo says:

      Ha, I literally came here to say the exact same thing. We did the same thing last year, especially when we all started using that mock draft game, talking about trading down like it was so simple.

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