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New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl Sunday Has Arrived

February 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 AM
By Dan Benton

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived! Today is the day the biggest event in all of sports takes place and it's occurring in our own back yard. Better yet, it occurs only a day after retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was finally, and rightfully, voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As Ice Cube says, today is a good day.

Giants Stadium Laid Groundwork for New Jersey's First Super Bowl

It’s safe to say New York and New Jersey wouldn’t have been given this Super Bowl opportunity without the creation of MetLife Stadium and all the bells and whistles the four-year old building has to offer.

But it was the stadium’s predecessor, Giants Stadium, that laid the groundwork, according to William Kohm who credits the decision to move the Giants from New York to New Jersey nearly five decades ago.

“Most people never thought it would happen,” said Kohm, the first spokesperson for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Weather Predictions Warming up for Super Sunday

The Broncos and Seahawks seemed destined to play Super Bowl XLVIII in snow and frigid temperatures.

Now the National Weather Forecast predicts 43 degrees and dry for the opening kickoff. Talk about changing like the weather.

The temperature might not drop below 37 degrees before the end of the game, and there’s just a 20 percent chance of rain. The winds likely will be less than 10 mph.

Super Bowl Week Events Test Laurie Tisch’s Giants-Theme Wardrobe

Laurie Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants, rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange twice in one day, then laughed at Jimmy Fallon’s jokes during the dinner for National Football League owners. She spun with Flywheel for charity and danced with Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she’s been involved for more than 30 years.

“I’ll probably make it to 25 or 30 events,” Tisch said of her schedule during New York’s first time as a Super Bowl host.

Super Bowl Memories: Former Giants DE Leonard Marshall Talks Key Sacks

Leonard Marshall had a few crucial sacks of his own in the the New York Giants' first two Super Super titles.

Marshall, however, points to his former teammate's sack against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI as the most impactful.

"When George Martin sacked Elway just before the second half," Marshall told NJ.com's Charles Curtis. "We sacked Elway in the end zone to, I believe, take a 10-9 lead at halftime and we all celebrated over the top of Elway in Super Bowl XXI.

Super Bowl has Makings of a Classic

We cling to the idea that football players are warriors with the tougher team and tougher defense prevailing.

Go back to 2008 and Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. New England came in with a devastating offense and rediscovered receiver Randy Moss. The undefeated Patriots were favored by 12 points against the New York Giants.

But the Giants did what nobody else had all season. They beat up Tom Brady. If Brady had a Peyton-Eli Manning shoulder slump in his repertoire we would have seen it.

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7 Responses to “New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl Sunday Has Arrived”

  1.  Dirt says:

    For all of the whining, complaining and foot stomping by so many, if the forecast holds up, this won’t even be the coldest Super Bowl.

    And I bet a better time was had by all in New York than Tulane, wherever the hell that is.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    F55 – my beef is that it’s Pascoe. I just believe we can do better as a role player. I think the only reason why he played a role in 2011 is we had 3 superior WRs. With a team that has lessor WR and maybe lessor RBs too we need more from TE. Pascoe’s best position was FB but in this modified system I don’t think he fits at FB as well.

    Look I understand that signing Pascoe for a little more than the vet minimum is not a big deal in the scheme of things. It would just make me feel better in our mindset that we are going away from our comfort zone JAGs like Pascoe.

  3.  Dirt says:

    It’s Super Bowl Sunday, a day for great American traditions. Family, friends, food, advertisements and the Eagles not playing.

  4.  Krow says:

    BOOOOOOIIINNNNNGGGGGGGGG …

    That’s the sound of our locker room Superbowl clock blowing a spring.

  5.  GIANTT says:

    “People have a tendency to overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday ”
    I cant believe I just heard that from an “expert ”
    So , to all of us who are going to totally ignore the “experts” predictions of the results of overindulgence , I say .Party on , Dudes
    And even though the Giants are not playing , I am going to watch the game and cheer someone on as I have for every Super Bowl since the Packers destroyed KC 35-10 in the first Super Bowl .
    For those of us have to give up something , I have just been “invited” to join my wife on her errands . Im a wuss as many of you on here have surmised , so I will hang my head and put on my Giants gear and accompany her but the good side is that my wife will NOT ask embarrassing questions since Ive answered most of them in previous years .
    Seriousness for a second . Beason and Joseph should be no brainers , even if the Giants have to overpay a little . as far as Pascoe goes , obviously he fills the role as a 2nd or 3rd string TE and possible half back and fill in full back AND special teams . that covers a lot of holes that need to be filled , even if they are not headline needs . The price is a fair one for whats given

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