NEW YORK – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We are only about 2 1/2 weeks away from Christmas now. I hope all of the kids reading this are being good and listening to your parents. Santa will keep you on the ‘good’ list if you do the right thing. As for the adults, it’s time for a little math. Let me ask you something, what do you get when you add two thousand plus seven? Hey, the answer is 2007. you know, like the year the Giants earned themselves another nickname (Road Warriors) by making it back to the SuperBowl after a 17 year drought. Thank you God!
Another interesting fact about the Giants and the number seven is the fact that the Super Bowl XLII win was the Giants 7th league Championship. They had won 4 NFL Championships before the Super Bowl era and then 3 Championships after it. Pretty cool huh? The number seven is also one of the few Giants jersey numbers that are retired. Mel Hein has the honor of being the last New York Giant to wear number seven. Now it gets weird, the Giants have only played in seven different stadiums/venues since their inception in 1925. Can you guess how many times they have won the NFC East? Yep, you know it, lucky number seven.
Did you know that the victory for Big Blue in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 is the greatest upset in Super Bowl history? The Giants beat the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 and got their ‘ten table’ Championship rings. The Patriots were favored by 2 TD’s and QB Tom Brady had just finished having the best regular season performance by a QB in NFL history. Many experts will say that this Super Bowl also had the greatest play in Super Bowl history, known simply as ‘The Catch’. The Manning to Tyree pass is the most incredible play I have ever seen in that type of environment and under that king of pressure.
What is your favorite/lucky number? If you don’t have one yet, it’s never too late to pick one.
RD – nygreporter.com
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