12/4/11 Christmas DAC Day 4, Game Day Fact

December 4, 2011

NEW YORK – Because of the normal nygreporter ‘Game Notes’ article today, we will only be doing a short DAC fact for today and on all game days. Just a little something for you while you wait for our article later after the game. It is hard to believe we are only 20 days away from Christmas Eve now and 20 days away from that Christmas Eve game with the Jets that I’ll be going to. Remember, my Giants/Jets article will be published on December 26, 2011 for that weekend because I will be away. I am very excited for that game! The Giants play the undefeated Green Bay Packers today at 4:15 PM EST. Go Giants!

DAC Fact:

Do you know how many retired jersey numbers the Giants have? The answer might surprise you. I have to be honest, when I think of retired numbers and teams that might run out of numbers to retire one day, the same team comes to mind, the Yankees. But the Giants are a close second with 11 numbers retired so far. DE Michael Strahan should also have his number retired one day down the road. Let’s take a look at the numbers and players retired.

New York Giants retired numbers.

No.1 – Ray Flaherty, Ray has the honor of being the first person with a professional sports number retired, in any sport.

No.4 – Tuffy Leemans

No.7 – Mel Hein

No.11 – Phil Simms

No.14 – Y.A. Tittle

No.16 – Frank Gifford

No.32 – Al Blozis

No.40 – Joe Morrison

No.42 – Charlie Conerly

No.50 – Ken Strong

No.56 – Lawrence Taylor

What is your favorite New York Giants number and why? Do you own any Giants jerseys?

RD – nygreporter.com

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12/3/11 Christmas DAC Day 3, Justin Tuck Football Camp

December 3, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants Fans, would you like to meet Justin Tuck and get some valuable football knowledge from the man himself? I might be able to help you out with that. I have a very cool opportunity for some of you Giants fans out there. I’m sure that most of our readers saw the article I wrote about a week ago concerning Justin Tuck’s ProCamp football camp for kids. It looks like they are doing something special for the holidays and offering some upgrades at a reduced price. I think this is an excellent chance for parents to treat their kids to a once in a lifetime opportunity.

All of the information is available on their website Justin Tuck including schedule and pricing.

I remember getting to meet the New York Giants at Giants stadium for some trip we took as kids while playing local football. I was in the 8th or 9th grade in school but it still feels like yesterday. Tis’ the season to be jolly and I’m getting this for my Godson as a stocking stuffer. He is really into sports and will love this. Please remember, the dates have not yet been determined. You will be notified of the camp dates, which will be in 2012. If it happens to rain on one of the days you’re attending camp, all kids and parents will be brought to a nearby indoor facility and they will hold camp there. There will also be a camp store for snacks, drinks and merchandise nearby. You can pre-order a ‘camp bracelet’ for the kids which is basically a lunch bracelet for an additional $10. The bracelet includes 2 sports drinks, lunch and 1 snack, each day. The price for the 2-day camp itself is $149 per kid, which is basically dinner and a movie these days for couples with children.

Welcome to DAC Day 3!

The Justin Tuck Football Camp Holiday Promotion includes a camp spot and $80 in FREE Upgrades:

-2012 Camp registration

-FREE Access to the School of the Legends Training Online Video of your choice

-A Personalized Commemorative Certificate

-Moisture-Wicking Camp T-shirt

-Personalized Greeting Card

-FREE Shipping

Holiday offer ends on December 9, 2011. Regular orders still taken after.

Camp will be held in Mahwah, New Jersey.

At the camp itself, kids go home with a few other things, such as:

– Autographed team photo with Justin Tuck

– Contests with prizes

– 2 days of expert instruction

– Experience of hanging out with Justin Tuck

DAC Fact:

Justin Tuck has played his entire career with the New York Giants since being drafted by them (3rd round, 74th overall) in 2005. The Notre Dame product is a 2-time Pro Bowl player and Super Bowl Champion. He was born in Kellyton, Alabama. Tuck is also heavily involved with charities and community programs.

This special holiday offer ends on December 9, 2011, so fans would need to act fast! Again, for more information and to purchase The Justin Tuck Football Camp Holiday Gift, fans can visit the link below:

http://www.procamps.com/JustinTuckCamp

Be sure to check out this special opportunity and have fun.

RD – nygreporter.com – Happy Holidays!

Check out New York Giants Team Captain, Justin Tuck’s camp info here Justin Tuck ProCamps.


12/2/11 Christmas DAC Day 2, Rodney Hampton Visit

December 2, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, I certainly hope you are all getting into the holiday spirit this season. I have a special guest for you today, Giants RB Rodney Hampton will be giving the trivia question today as well as his personal tips for those interested in playing football. Rodney Hampton was nice enough to grant us an interview earlier this year NYG Reporter – Rodney Hampton Interview – April 2, 2011 and I have stayed in contact with him and help him promote Hamps Camp Rodney’s football camp and after school programs for kids. I appreciate him taking some of his time out to add to our advent calendar here. Welcome back Rodney!

Welcome to DAC Day 2!

If you’re a fan of RB Rodney Hampton, then this is your lucky day. This article is filled with cool Hampton stuff from the man himself! I hope our readers enjoy this and I have a feeling we might be hearing from Rodney again this month. Perhaps he will answer one of your questions when he returns. I encourage our readers to leave a question in the comment area for Rodney and I will see if he can answer one for the readers in his next article with us.

EXCLUSIVE – Hampton Tips for kids

Rodney’s Tip: Safety first kids! Make sure you have the right equipment and that it fits properly. Always have your parents involved and have fun.

EXCLUSIVE – Rodney’s Christmas Question:

Question: There is one question that we all get asked at least once in our life. That question is, what is your favorite holiday? Mine, hands down is Christmas. I love Christmas for the lights, family, friends, gifts, food, music and all of that good stuff I remember from my childhood. Rodney, what was Christmas like at the Hampton house when you were a kid? What is your favorite all-time holiday memory?

Rodney’s Answer: It was great. I remember waking up in the morning and feeling the excitement before opening gifts. Priceless! I spent many of my childhood holidays at my Grandmother’s house in Natichitoches, Louisiana (near Shreveport, Louisiana). Every year on Christmas eve, my Mom and Dad would pack up all 5 of us kids and drive 3 1/2 hours to Louisiana. All of my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins would be there and we’d have such a fun time! As for your second question, my favorite all-time Christmas memory was when I was 5 or 6 years old and I got a Big Wheel! I remember not even wanting to open any of my other gifts when I saw it under the tree. It had a storage box on the back and a break on the side. I had so much fun on that thing riding fast and burning rubber!

EXCLUSIVE – Hampton’s Fact or Fiction:

1. Hampton is a Super Bowl Champion?

FACT, Super Bowl XXV Champion in Tampa. (Whitney Houston sang the national anthem)

2. Hampton is a Pro Bowl Player?

FACT, 2x 1992, 1993

3. Hampton played his entire career with the New York Giants?

FACT, 1990-1997

4. Hampton was drafted by the New York Giants?

FACT, 1990

5. Hampton was a first round pick?

FACT, 1st Round pick, 24th overall.

6. Hampton wore jersey No.37?

FICTION, Hampton wore No.27

7. Hampton is originally from Texas?

FACT, he was born in Houston.

8. Hampton was once asked to co-pilot the space shuttle by NASA?

FICTION, he was asked to be the MAIN pilot. Just kidding.

9. Hampton went to college at University of Georgia?

FACT, 1987-1989

10. Hampton is the Giants No.2  all-time leader in rushing yards?

FACT, Hampton is ranked second all time behind RB Tiki Barber.

Bonus Question: Did All American QB Andrew Luck, of Stanford, attend one of Hamps Camps?

FACT, QB Andrew Luck is listed among a handful of college and NFL players who have attended Hamps Camp

Rodney Hampton’s Trivia: 

Rodney’s Question: What number did I wear when I played football at the University of Georgia?

Your Answer: ???? (leave answers in comment section)

Thanks for stopping by Rodney and we will see you soon!

RD – nygreporter – Happy Holidays!

– If any New York Giants players, current or former, are interested in adding themselves to this Christmas party, have your agent email us at nygreporter@yahoo.com. Please ask them to use a relevant statement in the subject field and we will confirm with your player via twitter, if possible, to a verified account. Please remember to follow us there @nygreporter, so we can confirm info privately. We are always interested in doing interviews with any Giants players willing to answer a handful of questions. Agents can find out the specifics by emailing us. As always, we remain a family friendly website. Happy Holidays! 

Please visit www.hampscamp.com and donate/contribute to Rodney Hampton’s camp for the kids!