Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Let's take our daily tour of the headlines and see what is happening around the Giants.
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro says it's about time the Super Bowl came to New York:
The NFL owed us.
It owed New York. Owed the city — and for the sake of unity, for can’t-we-all-just-get-along, let’s classify "the city" as everything from Long Beach Island to Montauk Point; everything from Stamford to Woodstock and that great urban mass in the middle of it all — for twice helping to make the league what it is in these opening hours of 2014: the gold standard — quite literally — of American sports.
Oh, it’s possible professional football would have gotten there eventually, would have sped by baseball long ago, would have achieved a level of sporting ubiquity surpassed only by the Premiership on the other side of the pond. Because anything possible.
But we don’t have to speculate. We know. We know that the two most important games in league history, the two that helped shape and define the game we know today, were played 10 years and two weeks apart, and that they involved two New York teams (when they actually were based within the city limits), and that one pushed the sport into the national forefront and the other into the stratosphere.
Yahoo Sports chimes in and says New York City should host the Super Bowl every year.
This is, of course, the first time the Super Bowl will be played outdoors in a cold-weather venue. The Associated Press points out that cold-weather title games used to be the norm in the NFL.
Plaxico Burress, speaking with Giants.com, re-lived his game-winning catch in Super Bowl XLII.
The Super Bowl is hardly the first big-time sporting event to come to New York. The New York Post lists the 10 best championship events to be hosted in New York. This is a great walk through sports history.
Yes, there is some news that has nothing to do with Super Bowl XLVIII. Here are some of those headlines.
Ernie Palladino writes that Justin Tuck might find free agency to his liking, partially because it doesn't make sense for the Giants to give the veteran defensive end a huge contract.
If Tuck, the heart and soul of the Giants' defensive line, leaves Jason Pierre-Paul says he is ready to carry the burden.
The lawsuit against Eli Manning and the Giants could rock the sports memorabilia business no matter how it turns out, writes, Forbes.
The New York Post tracked down one collector who fears having been cheated with an $8,500 helmet.
- Eli Manning, Giants will fight memorabilia lawsuit, per reports
- Justin Tuck says it's 'obvious' he may not return to Giants in 2014
- Kurt Warner offers thoughts on Giants' Eli Manning
- Super Bowl Weather Forecast: No snow, warmer temperatures expected
- 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor