Not that there was ever really any doubt, but Eli Manning to David Tyree in Super Bowl XLII — also known as "The Helmet Catch" or "E-to-Tyree" — has been named "The Most Memorable Play" in New York Giants history.
Nearly 45,000 total votes were cast by fans of SportsNation and an overwhelming 72% of them went with the clutch play that helped propel Big Blue to a Super Bowl XLII victory over the then 18-0 New England Patriots.
"Knowing that as great as that catch was, as great as that moment was in my career, I knew essentially whether I was healthy or I continued to play on in my career, the truth of the matter was I was never going to have another moment in my career that was going to eclipse that,” Tyree once said of the catch.
In reality, there are precious few moments across the entire landscape of sports history that can compare with E-to-Tyree — not necessarily from an athletic standpoint, although that is certainly a part of it, but because of the dire circumstances and the exceptionally tall odds against them. It's a moment in professional sports history that cannot and will not ever be replicated or duplicated.
Meanwhile, coming in at No. 2 with 20% of the vote was Lawrence Taylor breaking the leg of Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, while the pessimistic nature of some Giants fans was on display at No. 3, as "Miracle at the Meadowlands" received the final 8% of the vote.
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