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The Giants are facing a short week, with two games in five days this week. First, they will host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and then the Redskins will be coming in right behind them on Thursday. It will be a real challenge for a team that has yet to field it's full starting lineup this year and hasn't been able to gel on either side of the ball.

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Our content partners at NBC Sports and Pro Football Talk have been running their "Faces of the Franchise" series this spring, voting on the Mt. Rushmore for each NFL team.

For the Giants, the four faces chosen were Bill Parcells, Eli Manning, Sam Huff and Lawrence Taylor.

Tags: 1986 Giants, 1990 Giants, 2007 Giants, 2011 New York Giants, New York Giants, New York Giants History
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As it turns out, Giants legend Lawrence Taylor is not selling one of his Super Bowl rings. But his son is....

From Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:

Taylor told Jay Glazer of FOX that he gave the ring to his son T.J. a long time ago and that he had no idea that it was being put up for auction. Taylor?s agent Mark Lepselter said that when he called Taylor to ask about it, Taylor responded by asking what the f? he was talking about.

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Mark Bavaro revealed this week that Giants' kicker Matt Bahr was suffering the after effects of a concussion when he booted the Giants to the Super Bowl in 1990.

"don?t think he knew where he was,? Bavaro told reporters via the Star-Ledger. ?He?d tackled somebody on a kickoff return earlier in the game and he was kind of out of it. [Giants long snapper] Steve DeOssie had to kind of, actually, guide him on the field and line it up. But you know, that was regular stuff back then. Matt was a great guy, a tough guy, and we certainly appreciated him coming out and doing that for us. But I don?t think that stuff happens today.?

Bavaro is not one to mince words, and this time is no different. He's not telling takes out of school. Times have changed and treatment for concussions have, too. This type of thing happened in almost every game to somebody....

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Brought Smashmouth Football to the Swamp

Ron Erhardt, the man responsible for the Giants' offensive "smashmouth" style that won them two Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990, has passed away at the age of 80.

Erhardt was the head coach of the New England Patriots in the late 1970's-early 80's where he held his confidence in a young defensive coach by the name of Bill Parcells.

Tags: 1986 Giants, 1990 Giants, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Ron Erhardt
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In a special ceremony the day before Super Bowl XLVI, NFL Network will announce the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees on Saturday, February 4 at 5:30 PM ET on Road to Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 presented by Allstate.

Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel, and Aeneas Williams. For more information, please visit www.profootballhof.com.

From our man at Capital New York, Greg Hanlon...

Tags: 1986 Giants, 1990 Giants, Bill Parcells, New York Giants, New York Giants History, Pro Football Hall of Fame
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From Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com....

For much of his 13-year N.F.L. career, Erik Howard basically did the same thing on every play, and nobody noticed. As the nose tackle in the Giants? 3-4 defensive scheme, his role was as important as it was unglamorous: Play after play, he would engage the offensive linemen in front of him in a furious, split-second sumo wrestling contest. Winning this mini-contest would enable his more famous teammates to succeed on the portion of the play that was actually visible to fans.

Tags: 1990 Giants, 1990 New York Giants, Erik Howard, New York Giants, New York Giants History, NFC Championship Game, NFL, San Francisco 49ers
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By Dr. Bill Chachkes-Managing Partner/Executive Editor Football Reporters Online-Special to GFB

The Giants are one win away from another Super bowl appearance. Let?s let that statement sink in for a moment. The team that few if any gave a chance to in August, September, October, November & December?.is again making noise in January, much like the 2007 Giants.

Or are they more like the 1990 Giants?

Tags: 1986 Giants, 1990 Giants, 2007 Giants, 2011 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, giants, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Former Giant GM George Young and Bill Parcells - the team's legendary coach in the 1980's - are among 26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Young, who had built contenders in Miami and Baltimore, was handpicked by then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle to run the Giants in 1979. He was the driving force behind the Giants' resurgence back to league prominence in the 80's. Young built the Giants from the ground up. He made QB Phil Simms of Moorehead State his first draft choice. After selecting North Carolina LB Lawrence Taylor in 1981, the team qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1963. The Giants would go on to win Super Bowls XXI and XXV.

Young moved up to the league office after leaving the Giants in 1997. He was named NFL Executive of the Year five times. He passed away in 2001.

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Adam Lazurus has written a new book about Super Bowl XXV, which was played as the country readied itself for war in the Middle East:

"Super Bowl XXV between the Bills and Giants is considered to be one of the greatest games in NFL history. A new book -- "Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills and Super Bowl XXV" -- revisits many intriguing subplots from both teams on their way to the Super Bowl. A big story line was how the two conference championships played out against the backdrop of the first Persian Gulf War, which was just getting underway.."

Tags: 1990 Giants, Buffalo Bills, giants, New York Giants, New York Giants History, Persian Gulf War, Super Bowl XXV
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Our colleague over at NYG Reporter, Rob Domaine, sat down with one of the Giants' most prolific all-time ballcarriers - Rodney Hampton......click here
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For you younguns who only know Leonard Marshall as the head football coach at Hudson Catholic....he was once one of the NFL's most feared defensive ends.

In this clip, from the 1990 NFC Championship Game, Marshall gets up off the turf to deliver a crushing hit on the 49ers' Joe Montana, sending the legendary QB to the hospital.

Marshall's sack was a key play in helping the the Giants get to their second Super Bowl in five years.

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Beginning tonight through March 20, the Broadway show LOMBARDI will host the 1990 New York Giants Super Bowl Trophy in the lower lobby of The Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street west of Broadway) Also that week, LOMBARDI will feature special appearances by former New York Giants' star players Sean Landeta, Bart Oates and?Stephen Baker as below:

? Tuesday March 15 from 6:30-7 PM: Punter Sean Landeta will autograph LOMBARDI Playbills in the lower lobby at the Circle in the Square.

? Friday March 18 from 7:30-8 PM: Center Bart Oates will autograph LOMBARDI Playbills in the lower lobby at the Circle in the Square.

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On December 3rd, 1990, the Giants flew to San Francisco to take on the two-time defending Super Bowl champion 49ers. Both teams came into the game with 10-1 records. ?The game was high everyone's radar for weeks. ?Both teams were actually 10-0 the week before, but suffered losses - the Giants to Philadelphia and the Niners to the Rams.

The game, which was broadcast nationally on ABC's Monday Night Football, promised to be a war. ?It was.

The final score was 7-3 in favor of San Francisco, with all the points coming in the second quarter. ?For those of you who did not see this game, I will tell you it was smashmouth football at its finest - perhaps the most physical game I can remember.

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Recently, we caught up with former Giants WR Stephen Baker for short interview at a charity event.

Baker, who played for the Giants from 1987-92, was known to many as "The Touchdown Maker" with his biggest TD coming in the Giants' 2019 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.

What are your impressions of the Giants new receiving corps?

Tags: 1990 Giants, Interviews, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Phil Simms, Stephen Baker, Super Bowl XXV
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Former Giants star Mark Ingram was sentenced to seven years in prison today for bank fraud and money laundering.

It is the third term behind bars for Ingram.

Hat tip to Hugging Harold Reynolds for the news.

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Mark Ingram, a star player on the New York Giants 1991 Super Bowl-winning team faces nearly 10 years in prison, when he is sentenced today for bank fraud and money laundering.

In 2005 Ingram pled guilty to laundering money he believed to be proceeds from narcotics deals, as well as bank fraud for cashing counterfeit checks. Federal prosecutors in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and in New York said Ingram cashed more than $300,000 in phony checks and laundered another $200,000.

Although Ingram pleaded guilty nearly three years ago, prosecutors say he has sought to revoke the plea and has hired and fired at least three court-appointed attorneys in that effort.

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Bob Glauber at Newsday lists his top ten Giants of all time. Michael Strahan checks in at number two, head over to Newsday to see who winds up on top and how the rest of the list breaks down.

I'm curious what your top ten lists would be, post them in the comments section.

Tags: 1986 Giants, 1990 Giants, 2007 Giants
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Mark Weinstein at Giants blog Bluenatic writes an impassioned and epic post regarding one of the greatest and most unappreciated Giants of all time, Rodney Hampton.

Hampton was selected by the Giants in the 1990 NFL Draft and spent his entire career until 1997 with the Giants and held the franchise record for rushing yards with 6,897 until Tiki Barber passed the mark in 2004. Hampton broke the 1,000 yard mark every year between 1991 and 1995 and was a member of the XXV Super Bowl team.

Hampton scored 49 TDs for the Giants in his career, including four in a 1995 game. He played in two Pro Bowls and in 1993 he led the team to the playoffs, where he rushed for 161 yards and two TDs in a 17-10 win over Minnesota.

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