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30 Years Ago Today: New York Giants’ Lawrence Taylor Breaks Joe Theismann’s Leg
November 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
30 years ago tonight, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor cemented himself in the history books when he inadvertently broke the leg of Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who essentially saw his career come to an end following that game. ***PHOTO1*** The moment -- however unfortunate it may have been -- was...

Rick Gosselin Makes Case for Carl Banks to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
November 15th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Lawrence Taylor is enshrined, Harry Carson is enshrined, but Carl Banks is not. And now Rick Gosselin, a Dallas Morning News columnist, is making the case for the retired New York Giants linebacker to join his teammates in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ***PHOTO1*** Carl Banks formed one half of the...

New York Giants Offer Encouragement, Support for LGBT Community in “You Can Play” Campaign
October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants were once considered the ideal destination for Michael Sam, having been polled as the league's most LGBT-supportive team. And although Sam never became a member of Big Blue, the Giants continued their pro-LGBT push last week by getting involved with the "You Can Play Project," which...

Retired New York Giants LB Harry Carson “Saddened” Over Loss of Bill Arnsparger
July 19th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When the New York Giants learned earlier this week that former head coach Bill Arnsparger had passed away at the age of 88, it was a sad day for all. But for Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson, who was a rookie in Arnsparger's last season with the Giants (1976),...

Shaun Williams Will Announce Second-Round Pick for New York Giants
April 25th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
As they've done in years past, the NFL will allow each team to invite back one of their former players to announce a specified draft pick. This year, said players will be on the stage to announce all Round 2 picks for each NFL team, and getting the honor for...

Retired New York Giants LB Harry Carson Supports Chris Borland’s Decision to Retire
March 19th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Earlier this week, after giving it substantial thought, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked the NFL world by announcing his retirement after only a single season. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Borland became the fourth player to retire on the sunny side of 30 in recent weeks, joining 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee...

Late Giants Owner Ann Mara Remembered by Family, Friends in Emotional Memorial Service
February 7th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
On Friday, family, friends and colleagues of the NFL had one last chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to former New York Giants co-owner Ann Mara, who tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 85 due to complications from the fall she encountered last month outside...

Harry Carson, Fritz Pollard Alliance Push for Washington Redskins Name Change
January 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The situation regarding the Washington Redskins and their name is not going away, and with Martin Luther King Jr. Day now upon us, leaders of the Fritz Pollard Alliance decided it would be an opportune time to maximize exposure of their efforts to enforce change. As such, the group sent...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford to Be Honored with Thurman Munson Award
January 9th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The 35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards -- which remember legendary New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson -- will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015. And among the honorees this year are New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford. ***PHOTO1*** From the press release: Weatherford...

Retired Giants DE Michael Strahan Feeling “Overwhelmed” as Hall of Fame Induction Nears
July 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
When Michael Strahan joined the New York Giants in 1993, his goals were simple. There was no Pro Bowl expectation or Super Bowl dreams and the Hall of Fame wasn't even a thought. Rather, Strahan said on Wednesday during a national conference call, he was simply hoping to make enough...