MetLife Stadium in the ______ location the Giants have called home
a) third b) fourth c) fifth d) sixth
The answer: MetLife is the sixth stadium the Giants have held home games. The Giants joined the NFL in 1925 and started with a 30-year stretch at the Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan. They moved to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in 1956 and played there until the Stadium closed for renovations in 1973. After two years in the Yale Bowl in New Haven, the Blue returned to New York for one season: a dismal 5-9 campaign at Shea Stadium. In 1976, the team moved to the Meadowlands, where they played in Giants Stadium for 34 seasons. In 2010, they schlepped across the parking lot to the new $1.6 billion digs they now co-own with the Jets.
Which Mara sold his share of the Giants to Bob Tisch in 1990?
Jack, Tim, Wellington or Chris...?
The answer: Tim, as in Timothy J. Mara, not Tim Mara the founder of the club. Tim Mara was the grandson of Tim, and the son of Jack - Wellington's brother. Tim inherited half of the team when Jack passed away in 1965 and had an adversarial relationship with his uncle, not seeing eye-to-eye on many issues. Those clashes were abated when George Young took control of the day-to-day operations. Tim sold his half to Bob Tisch in 1991 and passed away from Hodgkin's Disease in 1995.
Michael Strahan played the most games in a Giants uniform (216). Who is second?
Was it LT, Phil Simms, Amani Toomer, Howard Cross or George Martin?
The answer: Howard Cross, who played his whole career for the Giants (1989-2001) a total of 207 games. Here is the top 10 list of games played in a Giants' uniform:
1 Michael Strahan (1993-2007) 216
2 Howard Cross (1989-2001) 207
3 George Martin (1975-1988) 201
4 Amani Toomer (1996-2008) 190
5 Joe Morrison (1959-1972) 184
6 Lawrence Taylor (1981-1993) 184
7 Greg Larson (1961-1973) 179
8 Harry Carson (1976-1988) 173
9 Keith Hamilton (1992-2003) 173
10 Mel Hein (1931-1945) 170
Today's question: Giants' seventh-round draft pick Markus Kuhn is a German national. What other current Giant was born in Germany...?