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New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl XLVIII Almost Flawless for NY/NJ — Almost

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Super Bowl XLVIII has now come and gone. And although the rest of the world will focus primarily on the newly crowned world champion Seattle Seahawks, New York and New Jersey will begin to evaluate the success and impact of the two-week long event. Initial signs would indicate it went off without a hitch … with the exception of New Jersey Transit, which suffered the only blemish on Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl XLVIII Attendees Collapse While Waiting for Public Transportation

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has another transportation-related controversy to worry about.

Reports indicate that “several” people traveling to Sunday’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium collapsed while waiting at the Secaucus, N.J., train station, which was serving as the central hub for people taking mass transportation to the game. As early as 1 p.m. ET, some began tweeting about the lengthy wait at the small station, with estimates of one- to two-hour waits for a train.

John Mara Wants New York Super Bowl Redux Already

The New York Super Bowl hasn't happened yet but Giants owner John Mara's already looking for another one.

Mara, speaking with ESPN Radio in New York, said that he expects to have another New York-New Jersey Super Bowl at some point.

"Based on everything that's happened so far, yes," Mara said. "If we can be assured that we'd get the same cooperation from all the different government entities that were involved, which has been tremendous so far, I don't see any reason why we shouldn't consider doing it again."

Victor Cruz and Aaron Hernandez: Two Super Bowl Touchdowns, Two Very Different Destinies

As a Nuyorican, I was excited going into Super Bowl XLVI not merely due to the Giants being in it, but because it featured two Latinos, two half-Boricuas, who'd played a huge role in getting their team there. … I've asked myself, as I'm sure many of you familiar with this story have, countless times—under the assumption, of course, that everything Hernandez has been accused of will hold up in a trial—how someone who has so much going for him, like he once did, could so brutally throw it all away, and at the cost of someone's life, at that. Who knows, perhaps it's three lives.

From scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl, to becoming first-time dads upon the births of their daughters in 2012, Victor Cruz and Aaron Hernandez do indeed share some things in common. Both seemed destined to spearhead the NFL's effort to market itself to Latin Americans domestically and abroad. That's only half-true now.

What a difference two years make, right?

Giants Challenge Excites Danny Langsdorf

After nine years as offensive coordinator at Oregon State, Langsdorf is ready to tackle a new challenge as quarterbacks coach of the NFL New York Giants — but not without growing nostalgic about his time working under OSU coach Mike Riley and the relationships he built through the years.

'We've been through a lot," said Langsdorf, 41. "We had some great wins and some good times and some bad times together. Mike is one of the best, if not the best around.

"Any time you've been together for as long as we have, you've lived through the ups and downs. We've had a great relationship. It's difficult to leave those relationships. Michele and I have some great friends in Corvallis and on the (OSU) coaching staff. All of those things made the decision to leave tough."

Parents Proud of Houston Native and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan

And even with all the fame and all the money, there's one thing that makes these parents most proud. "He's grounded," said Gene. "Even though he's out there doing his own thing, he's still momma's baby, he's a momma's boy," said Louise.

Michael Strahan and the rest of the new Hall of Fame class will be inducted August 2nd in Canton, Ohio.

Photo credit: Anthony Quintano / Foter / CC BY

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Tags: Aaron Hernandez, Chris Christie, Football, John Mara, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Super Bowl XLVIII, Victor Cruz

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5 Responses to “New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl XLVIII Almost Flawless for NY/NJ — Almost”

  1.  Hanshi says:

    Well, football season is now over. It was disappointing from the first game until the last. Now we can get excited about building the 2014 team.

  2.  Krow says:

    It was rather refreshing to see a team at Met Life playing hard hitting, entusiastic defense. Really took me back to our pre bend-then-break days. Good times … good times.

  3.  TuckThis says:

    This snowstorm will put a damper on the SB. Thousands will get stranded at the airports and there will be much drama and angst. Yes, Mother Nature allowed the game to be played in pretty favorable conditions, but she shook her finger and said….”not so fast” to John Mara et al!

  4.  Krow says:

    I only saw one 3-man rush when the game was still competitive. Denver did it … naturally Seattle had no trouble picking up the 1st down.

    In the end it showed what I suspected … that the top NFC teams are a lot stronger than the AFC ones. I figured on a comfortable Seahawks win, but the size of this tragic rout surprised me. Terrible football game. A real snoozer. If this was during the regular season I’d have switched to another by half time.

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