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New York Giants News And Notes: To The Victor Goes The Spoils

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David Letterman - Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning (via CBS)

Good morning, 2012 Super Bowl champion New York Giants fans! We begin this morning with a clip from Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning appearing on the David Letterman Show Monday night. You can also see the full episode. Manning, incidentally, went from Disney World to New York for Letterman and is in Briston, Conn. today making the rounds of the ESPN shows.

Now, on to a few more Giants notes this morning as we get ready to enjoy a Championship Parade.

Greg Jones has reason to celebrate… and oh yeah, won a Super Bowl
Greg Jones had two huge reasons to celebrate Sunday night on the confetti-littered field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

One was the whole Super Bowl thing. The other was the linebacker proposed to his girlfriend, Mandy Piechowski, after the Giants’ victory.

Naturally she accepted.

Forget the Yankees or any other team from New York, nobody wins championships as well as the NY Giants - NY Daily News
It had been one of those nights when we were reminded that even though they have won just four Super Bowls in their history and eight NFL championships in all, the Giants can still feel like the biggest team we have, and that includes the Yankees.

Rolle lets ring do the talking -

After emerging as an emotional leader for the Giants down the stretch of the season, safety Antrel Rolle seemed almost drained and overwhelmed immediately following their dramatic Super Bowl victory.

"This is the only reason I came to New York,’’ said Rolle, a former Cardinal. "My mother will tell you, I care less about money, I care less about a ring, I care less about a parade, the only think I care about is us going out there and giving 120 percent and let’s see what the outcome will be. No one can take this away from us, no matter what. They can say what they want to say, they can put us down, they can say we got lucky, they can say we won because [Rob] Gronkowski was hurt. We’re going to hear it all, but at the end of the day we are champions.’’ news: Face the facts: Odds against Giants repeating next season
Despite the Giants' fairly consistent run over the past few years, a quarterback in Eli Manning who is in his prime and a nice crew of wideouts, Philadelphia or Dallas probably will be the trendy pick to win the NFC East.

New York isn't viewed like the Packers, who, like the Giants, had to scratch and claw their way into the playoffs before winning the Super Bowl last February. Green Bay is a team in its prime that has the quarterback and other elements to fend off improving NFC North competition and all comers from around the league. The Giants, well, they were a team that got hot at the right time. At least that's what you'll hear. New York won't be treated the same as Green Bay, even though their respective quests to a title, personnel and head coaches are similar in terms of results, age and production.

Mario Manningham says he wants to return to Giants -
"I want to come back," Manningham said last night at an appearance with fans at Modell’s in Times Square. "I want to come back, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m just going to try and enjoy this Super Bowl [win]. I’m not really thinking about it right now."

Mathias Kiwanuka believes Giants can repeat -
Mathias Kiwanuka thinks the Giants can take home Super Bowl XLVII next year in New Orleans and repeat as champs — Deja Blue Part 2.

"If we won it this year, there’s no doubt in my mind that we can," the linebacker said yesterday, the morning after Big Blue’s 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI victory over the Patriots. "We’ve just got to get in the playoffs. That’s it."

Giants' 2012 offseason needs in wake of Super Bowl championship |
A look at the positions the Giants need to focus on.

Giants win Super Bowl XLVI: Overlooked plays from victory over Patriots |
There were more key plays than Mario Manningham's catch and Wes Welker's drop.

Pierre-Paul's big Super Bowl hurts Eagles fans
Jason Pierre-Paul is the one (of many) who got away.

If you listened closely during the Super Bowl on Sunday, you could actually hear the collective groan of Eagles fans every time the Giants' second-year defensive lineman made a play.

Pierre Paul was the 15th pick in the 20

Giants' SB win enough to make Eagles fans sick
The Giants' claiming of another Super Bowl victory is enough to make an Eagles fan sick.