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March Madness Coughlin Region: Sweet 16 matchups

Carson/Bavaro highlights the regional semis

Mark Bavaro faces a fellow 1986 Super Bowl hero, Harry Carson, in the regional semifinals.

To celebrate March Madness — and occupy ourselves with the NFL Draft still weeks away — the Big Blue View staff has selected and seeded the top 64 players in Giants history.

They will continue to face off tournament-style with you picking the winners, culminating in the Giant you choose as the greatest of all-time.

The love for Odell is apparently gone.

Breaking up is hard to do, but Giants fans did just that in the second round of The Coughlin Region. They overwhelmingly chose Mark Bavaro over Odell Beckham Jr. in the second round of the Giants Mount Rushmore.

The tight end and 1986 hero earned 73% of the vote over the now-Cleveland Browns receiver.

The fifth-seeded Bavaro will face top-seeded Harry Carson, a former teammate, in the Sweet 16.

Eli Manning — who captured 97% of the vote over Erich Barnes in the second round — will meet the legendary Mel Hein in the other matchup.

Voting for the regional semifinals ends Saturday night.

Here are the matchups:


Sweet 16

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    1. LB Harry Carson
    (1048 votes)
  • 30%
    5. TE Mark Bavaro
    (467 votes)
1515 votes total Vote Now


Sweet 16

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  • 7%
    3. C/LB Mel Hein
    (113 votes)
  • 92%
    2. QB Eli Manning
    (1406 votes)
1519 votes total Vote Now