Tuesday, February 7, 2012
New York celebrates Super Bowl XLVI victory in style.
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. RELATED: PHOTOS: To relive action from Super Bowl weekend, check out this Patch gallery
Monday, February 6, 2012
The debate continues on which state calls the Giants home.
It's an argument that's been boiling over since 1976–or, at least since the Giants started winning Super Bowls. Where to hold the victory parade? The Canyon of Heroes, as is the traditional place a New York-based sporting team takes its victory lap (the G-Men are set to walk down at 11 a.m. Tuesday), or in New Jersey, where the newly crowned Super Bowl champion team has actually been located for 36 years? It's hotly-debated, so much so Gov. Chris Christie has been calling them the "New Jersey" Giants. What do you think? Should it be exclusively in New Jersey? New York? Or, can football fans from both sides of the border agree that the Giants are both states' teams? Chime in below.
New York mounts comeback on final drive to beat New England.
INDIANAPOLIS – The crowd was eerily quiet as Eli Manning and the Giants took over for one last drive in the final four minutes of Super Bowl XLVI. Like he’s done countless times during the 2011 season, Manning made a series of precision passes – five to be exact, including a 38-yard out route to Mario Manningham that sparked the drive – and set New York up inside the 10-yard line. Ahmad Bradshaw finished the drive with a 6-yard touchdown run that capped a 21-17 Giants victory over the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday night. Manning, who was 30-for-40 passing, threw for 296 yards and one touchdown, earning his second Super Bowl MVP award against the Patriots. “We moved the ball down the field, and Eli [Manning] made some …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
An inside look at the numbers, story lines and fun facts from the game.
INDIANAPOLIS – With the media hoopla just about over and the players hunkered down at their hotels before Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI match, both the Giants and Patriots seemed to be ready for what many are predicting could be one of the best Super Bowls ever. Brady vs. Manning, Coughlin vs. Belichick, New York vs. New England, a rematch of 2007, a rematch of the game earlier this season, Eli in Peyton’s city, the story lines have been never-ending. What’s more are the individual stories every player brings into this game; their previous teams, their journey to the big game, overcoming adversity, their family lines and much more. Every player enters the game with a story and leaves Sunday night adding to their life’s work, win or lose. Inside…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
From variations on chicken wings to pulled-pork sandwiches, the right recipes give you tasty options from the pre-game show to the fourth quarter.
Paula Chmiel is a veteran of linen-tablecloth New York City restaurants. But no matter how many elegant dinners she's prepared, she's never happier than when she's at home working the kitchen for hordes of football fans. "It's fun feeding all these knuckleheads," she says with a laugh. "They're so into the game and this is fun for me to make things they love for the game. Every once in awhile, I will throw in some new recipes to shake things up, but party staples are usually the best." "But I will warn you," Chmiel says, "if you're a Patriots fan, keep it to yourself. This is a Giants household!" For any home cook who's getting ready for feeding the masses, here are a few recipes for the big game. And for anyone who's got other favorites…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Where will you be watching this must-see matchup?
Super Bowl XLVI is almost upon us, an age-old East Coast showdown between the New England Patriots and our very own New York Giants. It's a matchup you won't want to miss. Here's a sampling of bars in Newark where you can catch the game Sunday: Brick City Bar and Grill 35 Edison Pl. 973-596-0004 With 13 big-screen TVs, what more could you ask for? Specials include buckets of beer (five beers for $12), 25-cent wings, other drinks specials and raffles and giveaways. Edison Ale House 51 Edison Pl. 973-643-5560 Half-off happy hour drink specials run from 1-9 p.m., according to Edison Ale House's website. The bar, which features 20 beers on draft and 12 TVs, will also have appetizer specials. Loft 47 Bistro 47 Edison Pl. 973-642-8400 Enjoy a …