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Oh Yeah looks back at the first Gatorade shower, which was popularized by the New York Giants on coach Bill Parcells in 1986.

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Frank Gifford was a great Giant and loved by just about everyone who followed sports and lifestyle. When you think about which athletes had the most prosperous careers after retirement, Gifford might be the first person that comes to mind (sorry, Arnold Palmer).

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Former Giants head coach Bill Arnsparger has passed away at the age of 88 (Giants.com). He coached Big Blue during their "nomad" period (1974-76), a painful era that saw the Giants lose 75% of their games and play in three different stadiums over three seasons.

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There have been 48 Super Bowls and I personally have a cognizant recollection of all but the first two. For the first 20 years of Super Bowl games, Giant fans had to endure the indignity of watching two franchises other than theirs battle for the NFL Championship. The team was generally non-competitive and had no shot at appearing in the big game.

Since 1986, the Giants have qualified for five Super Bowls, winning four, and have provided their fan base with countless memories and a sense of fulfillment.

The past week, we've been recollecting some of those moments and, of course, we've been forlorn over the team's latest postseason dry spell. Below are some Giant-related Super Bowl facts as this year's game approaches...

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With he Super Bowl only days away, we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and hit you with some Giants Super Bowl trivia. Big Blue has been to five of the big games, winning four. Two of those wins came over Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

Answers are on the bottom in the drop down.

1. Which Giant QB rushed for the most yards in a single SB game?

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The Super Bowl is rapidly descending upon us and, sadly, the Giants won't be participating. But that doesn't prevent us from having a little fun with trivia from the games the Giants have played in.

We all know that QB Phil Simms had a day to remember in Super Bowl XXI:

  • Highest passer rating, game, 150.92 - Phil Simms - New York Giants vs. Denver, XXI
  • Highest completion percentage, game, (20 attempts), 88% - Phil Simms - N.Y. Giants vs. Denver, XXI (25-22)
In Super Bowl XLVI, QB Eli Manning set a record when he completed his first nine passes to start the game.

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Twenty eight?years ago today, the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins, 17-0, in the NFC Championship Game at a wind-swept, raucous Giants Stadium. The victory jettisoned Bill Parcells' top-seeded 14-2 crew to the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance.

Two weeks later, the Giants rocked the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena to win the team's first of four Super Bowl championships.

I was in attendance for both of those games. Grown men, who had not seen the Giants win anything for 30 years, broke down and cried. Others drank and cheered. Me, personally? ?I was stunned. Both settings were surreal. It's as if it wasn't happening. But it did. And how.

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Don't let the snow and cold weather get you down, here are some Giants tidbits that may or may not add to your grey day...

Longest playoff droughts in New York Giants history:

  1. 1964-1980 - 17 seasons
  2. 1951-1955 - 5 seasons
  3. 1928-1932 - 5 seasons
  4. 1947-1949 - 3 seasons
  5. 1994-1996 - 3 seasons
  6. 2012-2014 - 3 seasons
First team All-Pros in the Tom Coughlin era:

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The Giants will celebrate their 90th season in the NFL when they host the Cardinals on today at MetLife Stadium. A special program of events has been planned throughout the day. From the Giants:

The pregame celebration will include Giants players and coaches taking the field prior to the game by running through a fan gauntlet formed by 90 season ticketholders.

The National Anthem will be performed by the West Point Band. The Giants and the NFL?s 31 other teams will recognize the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key?s writing of the ?Star-Spangled Banner.? The Presentation of Colors will be by the Joint Honor Guard. A full-field American flag will be unfurled by season ticketholders and members of the FDNY, NYPD, and Port Authority Police departments. There will be a moment of silence in a tribute to 9/11 victims.

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We learned Monday that the Giants' top pick in this year's NFL Draft, WR Odell Beckham Jr., will not be ready to play for several more weeks. He keeps aggravating his ailing hamstring, delaying his NFL debut.

Waiting for first-round picks to make an impact on the field is nothing new to the Giants. Since Jerry Reese became the GM in 2007, he's drafted a slew of talented players in Round One of the NFL Draft, but few have been able to get on, and stay on, the field.

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In anticipation to next week's opening of training camp, blogs and mainstream media sources are tripping over themselves with posts about camp battles and other events that may or may not transpire this summer.

Let's have some fun. Here's five questions for you to tackle today...

1. LB Lawrence?Taylor was named All-Pro a franchise-high eight times. Since the AFL-NFL merger of 1970, only one Giant player has gotten as many four All-Pro nods. Who is he?

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There's still ten days until camp begins and the fans are gearing up for a new chapter in Giants football. The team is celebrating it's 90th season this year, joining the NFL in 1925. Only the Bears, Packers and Cardinals have been in the league longer.

Some quick hits from the first 89 years...

The team was founded in 1925 by Tim Mara and run by him until his death in 1959.?His sons, Wellington and Jack co-ran the club until Jack's death in 1965. Jack's son, Tim, took over his father's share and held it until 1991, when, after his death, his descendants sold their half to Robert Tisch. Wellington Mara passed away in 2005. His son, John, is now the team's CEO. Tisch also died in 2005. His son, Steve, is the Giants' Chairman.

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The Giants have been to the Super Bowl five times, winning four, and in the process have wedged themselves among the top franchises in the NFL.

Winning the Super Bowl is greatest accomplishment an NFL player can experience, and it can never be taken away. That being said, it is very difficult to repeat, or even get back to the game the following year (the last team to do it was the Patriots in 2004). To illustrate how difficult it is, just look at the Giants, who have experienced disappointment in each season following a trip to the Super Bowl.

Here's how the Giants fared the seasons after their four championships:

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A lot has happened in the last two years. The Giants have gone from rubbing elbows with the haves to bumming around with the have-nots.

Two years go today, the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17, at Candlestick Park to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.

In a brutal, physical battle, the Giants held their own, took advantage of some turnovers and won in overtime on a 31-yard FG from Lawrence Tynes. (See recap)

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This week, the Giants will be playing in San Diego, a place they haven't been since 2005.?Some may call him quirky, but Tom Coughlin is keeping the team in New York time to adjustm to the time difference.

From Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune:

As they have done since Coughlin became the head coach in 2004, the Giants will arrive on Saturday, the day before their 1:25 p.m. meeting against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. They?ll get off the plane, get to the hotel, have some meetings and be in bed early. It's their first West Coast trip this season and only the third in four years.

?We have always done it that way, and we believe in it,? Coughlin said Wednesday on a conference call with San Diego reporters. ?We all have a way in which we go about our business when we come on the road. It?s worked in the past, and we?ll continue to follow that.?Big Blue has been traveling out to the west coast since 1947, but going westward hasn't been very fruitful during the regular season for the Giants:

Against teams in the Pacific time zone during the regular season, the Giants are 17- 27.

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Today in Great Moments in Giants' History, we go back to Tiki Barber's final regular season game in a Giant uniform: December 30th, 2006.

The Giants (7-8) travelled down to the DC to face the Redskins (5-10) with their playoff hopes barely alive and calls for Tom Coughlin's head reverberating through Giants Stadium and in media. New York had lost six of their last seven after starting the season at 6-2. The Giants won, 34-28 and advanced to the NFC WildCard Playoffs.

From the AP: "We won a game, and we got into the playoffs," said Coughlin, who grew a little testy when reporters asked whether he was coaching for his job. "Is that good enough?"

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Former Giants head coach Bill Parcells was asked this week what he sees as the highlight of his Hall-of-Fame career. He didn't take long to answer...

?If you pin me down, I would probably say the ?90 Championship Game in San Francisco. We were heavy underdogs there that day, and San Francisco was going for their three-peat, We had lost our quarterback, Phil Simms, and we had Jeff Hostetler playing, who did a great job for us....I think probably that if you pin me down, that was ? there were so many great players playing in that game, really, that that?s what makes it memorable to me."
Today, we salute of those plays as our Great Moment in Giants History series continues:

Down 13-9 in the 4th quarter of the 1990 NFC Championship Game, the Giants were faced with 4th and 2 on their own 46 yard line. Rather than punt, Parcells called for a direct snap to up man Gary Reasons. Here's how it went down....

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The Giants have been lacing up their cleats since 1925 and have created a plethora of classic moments. In my 46 years of following Giants' Football, I've seen quite a few memorable moments such as the one we bring you today.

It happened on January 7, 2001 late in the second quarter of the 20-10 NFC Divisional Playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium.

From Ashley McGeachy of the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 08, 2001:

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RB Ron Johnson rushed for 112 yards in the Yankee Stadium farewell. (SI Photo)

The New York Football Giants played their final game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, September 23, 1973 vs the Philadelphia Eagles.?It was a sunny afternoon with a temperature of 72 degrees at kickoff. It would be their final day in the sun, so to speak, in the storied building they had called home since 1956.

The contest ended in a 23-23 tie, fitting for a Giants-Eagles game and even more fitting for a Giant team that was about to embark on three-year, three-state odyssey in which they would win only nine games.

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Yesterday's question:?When was the last time the Giants scored a TD on a fake FG in a regular-season game?

Answer: Oct. 8, 1989...Jeff Hostetler rolled out and threw a 22-yard TD pass to Carl Banks at Philadelphia. The play gave the Giants a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. The Eagles rallied in the 4th quarter to beat the Giants that day, 21-19.

Today's question: The last time the Giants allowed an opposing player to rack up 200 yards receiving against them was....

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Yesterday's question: What is the least amount of points scored by the Giants in a full single season since the 16-game schedule was instituted in 1978?

Answer: 237 in 1979. It was the first season George Young took over at GM. Young hired Ray Perkins to be his head coach and the team's first round selection in the draft that year was QB Phil Simms. The team would qualify for the playoffs two seasons later under Perkins, who left in 1983 to coach at his alma mater, Alabama. The Giants would go on to become one of the league's best over the next decade under Bill Parcells, making the playoffs five times and capturing two Super Bowls.

Today's question: When was the last time the Giants scored a TD on a fake FG in a regular-season game?

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The answers to Sunday's trivia challenge:

1. The team the Giants have beaten the most times is...the Redskins. The Giants are 92-64-4 against the Redskins, who were originally the Boston Braves in 1932 before becoming the Redskins in 1933. They moved to Washington in 1937.

2. HOFer Emlen Tunnell holds the Giants' all-time mark for punt returns with 257. Who is second?? Phil McConkey with 213. Tunnell (8.6 yds per attempt) had five returns for TDs. McConkey (8.0 YPA) had none. David Meggett was the team's most prolific returner: He averaged 11 YPA on 202 returns and scored six TDs.

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Here's our three for today - no cheating, please.

1. The team the Giants have beaten the most times is....

2. HOFer Emlen Tunnell holds the Giants' all-time mark for punt returns with 257. Who is second?

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A sad morning in the NY Metro Area today as news of the deaths of two of the area's most-like figures are sinking in. Former Giants' All-Pro punter and radio analyst Dave Jennings died after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 61. Sopranos' star and Park Ridge native James Gandolfini died suddenly while vacationing in Italy. He was 51.

Below are some reactions to the passing of Jennings, who punted for the Giants and Jets during his 14-year playing career. After retiring in 1987, Jennings worked as a radio analyst on both Jets and Giants broadcasts for the next 20 seasons.

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Dave Jennings, longtime Giants punter and broadcast, passed away on Wednesday at 61.

Back in the dark days of the 1970s, Giant fans had little to cheer for. When your punter is arguably your best player, that's a telling sign you're a team in trouble.

But that was the truth. Dave Jennings, who passed away today after a long illness, was the Giants' savior and safety blanket during a period where hope was absent and wins were hard to find. He was one of the game's greatest punters (his stats don't tell the tale, so stop right there), providing relief to a team that needed all the help it could get.

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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.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is conducting a poll for each NFL team on which four faces would be displayed on each team's Mt. Rushmore.

My four for the Giants: Frank Gifford, Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Michael Strahan.

Just like the real Mt. Rushmore, there's obviously more than four faces that deserve to be up there. The Giants have 89 years of history to mull through, so there's hundreds of names to peruse.

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Ron Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner who was selected 11th overall by the Giants in the 2000 NFL Draft, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

The news comes just days after Dayne was voted the worst draft pick in franchise history by an NFL com poll.

Dayne is certainly deserving of the college honor, so we need not dwell on how disappointing his pro career - especially in New York - was.

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RB John Tuggle (38) takes a handoff from QB Scott Brunner in 1983. (courtesy ESPN.com)

The story of John Tuggle is a story many of you may already know. Whether you do or you don't, it's one worth revisiting.

RB John Tuggle of Cal was the Giants' 12th round pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. Being the last player taken in the draft, he was given the moniker, "Mr. Irrelevant". He was anything but.

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Pat Summerall shares a light moment with longtime broadcast partner, John Madden.

Even though Pat Summerall played only four of ten NFL seasons here in New York (1958-61), he will always be remembered as a Giant. He passed away yesterday at age 82 of cardiac arrest in his home town of Dallas.

Summerall will always be remembered for his key contributions to the great Giants teams of the late 50,s and early 60's.

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GM Pulled Floundering Franchise Out of NFL Purgatory

The New York Giants are one of the NFL's flagship franchises.? They have a rich and colorful history stacked with legendary moments created by legendary players. In the 1950's they helped put the fledgling NFL on a par with baseball, producing some of the game's most celebrated personalities.

Then, in 1964, things changed.? Age and poor planning sank the Giants to the bottom of the standings.? Between 1964-1978 the once-proud franchise won only 74 games. To top things off, the co-owners - Wellington Mara and his nephew Tim - were engrossed in a bitter feud that furthered the team's demise.

In stepped in NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle.? His suggestion to hire Baltimore Colts executive George Young was agreed upon by both parties. It was the best decision, perhaps, in New York sports history.

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Giants' top pick Prince Amukamara's family stole the show with a colorful display on stage at Radio City at the 2011 NFL Draft.

The Giants hold the 19th selection in the NFL Draft this year. It will be the fifth time since 1979 (the official start?of the post-fumble era) that Big Blue has picked in this slot.

The last time the Giants picked 19th was just two years ago. They were wedged in a position where someone could fall, but who that player would be was a mystery.

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DT Troy Archer was the Giants' top pick in 1976. He was killed in an auto accident in New Jersey during training camp in 1979.

Welcome back for our second chapter in Giants Draft History. We pick up in 1976, the inaugural year of Giants Stadium. The team finally had a home after three seasons of bouncing around. The new surroundings were strange ones. A 'state-of-the-art' concrete, utilitarian facility in the middle of the weeds off Route 3 in East Rutherford, NJ.

Initially, Giant fans didn't know what to make of it. Only 10.4 miles from Manhattan, it seemed like North Dakota for many of the faithful used to attending games within the confines of NYC. There was no other way to get to the new stadium except to drive or take a bus from Port Authority. When you got to the stadium, there was nothing to be found in terms of bars or restaurants and very little variety once you got inside. You were there to see the game. period.

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It's draft season and we thought we'd rehash some of the fond memories from my 47 years as a fan of the New York Football Giants. Every other day, from now until the draft, we will cover the Giants' draft history from 1970 to today. Hope you enjoy and please comment with your memories and perceptions as well.

The Giants' media guys describe the 1970's as such: The Giants in the 1970s could best be described as a team in transition. The team called four different stadiums home, played in three different states, and did not play in one postseason game. Teams like the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Giants, so strong in the NFL?s forma- tive years, gave way to new powers like Dallas, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

Perfect. Not too specific, kindly saving us the pain of having to re-live that period. The beginning of the decade was spotted with a few winning seasons, but as the decade went on, the Giants became a hopeless mess that prompted NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to intervene in 1979.

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The Giants have not been huge players in free agency, which began in it's current form in 1993. They usually build through the draft and supplement through free agency and the UDFA market.

Some notables the Giants have picked up as FAs: LB Antonio Pierce, QB Kerry Collins, C Shaun O'Hara, G Ron Stone, S Antrel Rolle, OT Kareem McKenzie, WR Plaxico Burress and punters Jeff Feagles and Steve Weatherford. All helped the Blue get to, or win, a Super Bowl.

Who are/were your favorites? We'd like to know.....

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From Jon Wagner / SNYGiants columnist

One decade after being a rookie a kicker right in the middle of perhaps the most excruciating defeat in New York Giants history, kicker Matt Bryant was handed a fortunate reprieve on Sunday afternoon and became an instant hero.

Bryant responded by saving the Atlanta Falcons from being ridiculed as the worst chokers in recent NFL playoff history.?

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The Giants are 8-6 and find themselves in a very familiar position: fighting for the playoffs in Week 16 for the eighth consecutive season. If you're a fan, you can't really complain. Unless you're spoiled, of course. Here's how they've fared over the years.....

The Tom Coughlin era began in 2004 with a 6-10 finish. They were 5-4 with Kurt Warner at QB when Coughlin decided to make a switch to the rookie, Eli Manning. The Giants lost six in row before winning the finale against the Cowboys. It is the last sub .500 season the Giants have put their fans through.

The next season, the Giants were 10-4 after fourteen games and went on to win the NFC East with an 11-5 record. They lost 23-0 to the Panthers in the divisional round, the only time the team had been shut out under Coughlin until last week.

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It's a natural progression for athletes coaches now - finish your playing career, then begin a career in the media. ?Some have done it seamlessly, while others have fallen flat on their face. ?Michael Strahan has perhaps gone the furthest, transcending the sports broadcast realm as the a co-host of a morning show with an audience that consists of 90% women.

Every major sports network is chock full of ex-sports figures posing as experts on their studio shows. Strahan's is a success story. Tiki Barber's is not. The road has been spotty, but it's much smoother than it was years ago in the infancy of sports broadcasting.

The NFL even prepares players for careers in the media by providing a program called NFL Broadcast Bootcamp.?The program includes: "sessions on tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation."

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The Giants are 5-2 and 5-2 is 5-2 no matter how you slice it. No one cares about the margin of victory each week except gamblers. The NFL awards victories to teams that score the most points in a game. That is what the Giants did yesterday against the Redskins, so forget about form and just convince yourself that the ends justified the means. Here's what is happening:

Giants get huge scare from Redskins, RGIII

Tuck's first sack of 2012 is a big one

RGIII: We should have won

Cruz continues to rewrite Blue record books

RGIII dazzles, but Eli is the Mann of the hour?

 

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PK Lawrence Tynes leads the NFL in scoring with 54 points. He has hit 173 consecutive PATs and is second among Giants' kickers all-time in that area with 189 (Pete Gogolak, 268). Tynes' 102 FGs rank fourth in Giants' history behind Gogolak (123), Brad Daluiso (126) and Joe Danelo (104).

Last year, the Giants traveled to San Francisco in November. This year, they are going out there in October, which is Eli's best month. For his career,?Manning is 24-5 (.828) as a starter in October, the best mark among quarterbacks who began their career in the Super Bowl era.

Eli is currently second in the NFL with 1,579 yards. The Saints' Drew Brees lead the league with 1,720. Eli will be starting his 136th consecutive game (including playoffs) at QB, the longest current streak in the league and third-longest by a QB in NFL history. San Diego's Philip Rivers is next with 107.

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Despite both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles owning 2-1 records, these teams appear to be in different stratospheres right now.

After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.

Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.

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On September 10th, 2001 the defending NFC Champion New York Giants opened their season with a 31-20 loss to the Broncos on Monday Night Football. Early the next morning, their somber flight from Denver landed at Newark Airport where - unbeknownst to the world - history was tragically preparing to unfold.

From Eli Saslow's article in ESPN The Magazine:?

Their United Airlines charter flight to New Jersey lasted a little more than three hours. Midway through it, Fassel told his coaching staff to plan on going straight to work at Giants Stadium after the plane landed. He wanted to break down film and talk about what had gone wrong.

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Shaun O'Hara, the ultimate underdog who was a walk-on as both a college player and a pro, officially announced his retirement from the NFL today.

Although he has not played since 2010, O'Hara had never formally handed in his papers. He decided to put them in today.

From Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:

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"Every year is a new year. It?s pretty easy to turn the page. That?s history, it?s in the books. It?s time to look to the future and see what we can do this season and we?re very excited about the challenges of having the opportunity to repeat. That?s a good problem to have." - Giants GM Jerry Reese

The Giants come into camp high on confidence and low on respect. They feel they have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but the odds are stacked against them. No team has repeated since the 2003 New England Patriots. In fact, no champion has even returned to the Super Bowl the next season.

Since '07, The Giants have won twice, but their victories were four years apart. The Steelers, Colts and Patriots have all made multiple trips in the big game since '05 but none of them in consecutive seasons.

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Only six days until training camp and then we'll have some real news to report for you. Until then, we'll keep plugging with what we have....yesterday's trivia question:

Which assistant has coached the most seasons for the Giants?

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Yesterday's question?.the Conerly Trophy (named for Giants? legendary QB Charlie Conerly) was established in 1996 and is awarded annually to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss QB Eli Manning won it twice (in 2001 and 2003)?..what other current Giant player has won the award?

The answer: Southern Miss LB Michael Boley, who took home the award in 2004. From our friends at Wikipedia:

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Yesterday's question: Giants? seventh-round draft pick Markus Kuhn is a German national. What other current Giant was born in Germany??

The answer: Domenik Hixon, who was born in Neunkirchen am Potzberg on October 8, 1984. He grew up near Columbus, Ohio and attended the University of Akron. Hixon was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft but did not play in an NFL game until the 2007. He was released by the Broncos midway through the season and picked up by the Giants. The rest you know...

Today's question....the Conerly Trophy (named for Giants' legendary QB Charlie Conerly) was established in 1996 and is awarded annually to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss QB Eli Manning won it twice (in 2001 and 2004).....what other current Giant player has won the award?

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