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Osi Umenyiora -- "There's nothing like being a New York Giant"

Osi Umenyiora makes jokes, tells stories, and shares his plans for life after football.

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Osi Umenyiora was predictably emotional when it came time to address the media one last time as a New York Giant. Following a highlight package shown by the team, Osi stepped in front of the mics for his retirement press conference.

Osi turned to laughter to fight the tears.

That, of course is a reference to Osi's relationship with General Manager Jerry Reese, which turned contentious over the subject of his contract. After leaving New York, Osi came to appreciate how great it is to be a Giant

The now-retired defensive end also reminisced about some of the greatest moments wearing the lower case ny

Osi was also asked about the story that has dominated Giants' coverage since the Fourth of July.

And speaking about another young defensive end, Owa Odighizuwa -- who regards Osi Umenyiora as one of his role models -- finally got the chance to meat Osi.

So what is next for Osi? The thoughtful and well spoken Giant will be joining the media. In London.

This seems like a perfect marriage. Osi has tremendous knowledge and experience, and was born in London. The NFL wants to expand American Football into Europe and a viable NFL franchise in London is seen as the first step.

Osi finished up by truly going home and swinging by the Giants' locker room.