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First Giants touchdown you saw live?

Vin R : 10/18/2013 3:56 pm
Dave Brown to Mike Sherrard against the Cardinals in '95!

And yes.. I had to look it up haha
Kerry Collins to Dan Campbell  
Route 9 in LEH : 10/18/2013 4:00 pm : link
2002 vs Titans
Ernie Koy  
jmac13 : 10/18/2013 4:09 pm : link
One Yard run. 1969 against the Browns
I don't recall which was the first TD of the game  
mfsd : 10/18/2013 4:11 pm : link
but the first game I saw live was the regular season finale in 85, when Joe Morris ran for 3 TDs to lead us over Pittsburgh

Little Joe was a beast back then!!
Gary Shirk TD pass  
FJ : 10/18/2013 4:14 pm : link
from Craig Morton - 1976 vs expansion Seahawks.
Holy shit, Vin.  
Mike in Long Beach : 10/18/2013 4:16 pm : link
Same here!
Yale Bowl  
Eliyah : 10/18/2013 4:19 pm : link
Doug Kotar 50+ yard run against the Falcons. Yale Bowl in 1974. Only Giant TD of the day in a 14-7 loss.
October 8, 1967  
Gene : 10/18/2013 4:21 pm : link
Ernie Koy. 1 yard run vs the Saints. Giants win 27-21.

Yes, of course I had to look it up.
haha nice Mike!  
Vin R : 10/18/2013 4:21 pm : link

wait.. were you the kid trying to sell me a PS1 outside the stadium? lol
tyrone wheatley  
Les in TO : 10/18/2013 4:22 pm : link
throwing a td pass to chris hidey-hidey-hidey-ho calloway on a halfback option, as the two michigan alums stuck it to the lions just a few miles from their alma matter. awesome game 35-7 giants, maurice douglass and 350 pound ray agnew both had pick 6s, the latter ripping it away from barry sanders and chugging in for a td. was lucky to leave the stadium in one piece with a lot of rural michigan's finest drunk and angry after the game.
DanMetroMan : 10/18/2013 4:23 pm : link
was a Dave Brown 3 yard scramble lol
Kickoff return  
KWhite2250 : 10/18/2013 4:29 pm : link
By Ron dixon vs eagles.
first preseason game at schaeffer stadium....  
thrunthrublue : 10/18/2013 4:29 pm : link
giants at pats.....first round pick rocky thompson returns a kick off for 6....he was so fast he blurred!!!!
Rodney Hampton 5 yard run in Sept of 1992  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 10/18/2013 4:30 pm : link
The first of 4 straight Giants TDs (the latter 3 were all Simms TD passes) after falling behind 34-0 (and folks around me screaming to put Hostetler in). Though they fell short in the end, those 28 unanswered points made for a hell of a first love experience as the old Stadium was rockin!!!
That would be  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 10/18/2013 4:31 pm : link
Not love :). Damn auto spell !!!
Hopefully 3d time a charm -  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 10/18/2013 4:32 pm : link
"Live" experience. Not 'love' experience.
phil simms to stacy robinson (rip)  
TommytheElephant : 10/18/2013 4:34 pm : link
44-7 giants won.
Mike Sherrard was still on the team in '95?  
Greg from LI : 10/18/2013 4:36 pm : link
Totally don't remember that.
TD pass, Simms to Gray in St Louis, 1980...  
okiegiant : 10/18/2013 4:38 pm : link
Norm Snead to Don Herrmann Oct 7th 1973  
steve in ky : 10/18/2013 4:38 pm : link
Against the Green Bay Packers

I had to look it up because while I remember that was the first game I had ever seen live, I didn't remember who scored the first TD.
It was so long ago, I can't remember;  
chops : 10/18/2013 4:40 pm : link
probably Ken Strong scoring in 1934.
I forget who scored the first TD  
johnnyb : 10/18/2013 4:44 pm : link
in the old stadium- October, 1976 vs. Cowboys- but I was there!
Rodney Hampton run  
butler : 10/18/2013 4:47 pm : link
It was the Packers game in 1992 where L.T. tore his Achilles. My little sister won the tickets in a contest at a car dealership. She was a good sport about letting me take her, and about the cold that day. I don't think she's been back there since then though :)

Well, I had to look one up.  
johnnyb : 10/18/2013 4:48 pm : link
I did go to one game in Yankee Stadium- Giants vs. Saints in 1972. So, Norm Snead to Charlie Evans was the first live Giant TD I saw. I just don't remember it.
Gary Wood 8 yard run  
nomad1986 : 10/18/2013 4:50 pm : link
Sunday, November 22, 1964. 44-17 Steelers. I only got to go because none of my uncles wanted to watch them play at that point. It was 37-3 after 3 qtrs. 2-10-2 that year and the start of the lost years. I sat through all of them.
the first game I went to  
Matt in SGS : 10/18/2013 4:50 pm : link
was a 14-9 loss to the Denver Broncos in 1980, and I saw 3 field goals by Joe Danelo, but that was with a friend and I was about 7 years old at the time.

The first TD I saw in my seats, was in 1987, the first ESPN Sunday Night game against the Patriots, a Jeff Rutledge to Mark Bavaro TD.
November 21, 1982 vs. Skins  
GiantsUA : 10/18/2013 4:56 pm : link
TD pass from Brunner to Johnny Perkins (3rd quarter). I believe Phil was benched that game. Cold and windy.
Vin R  
stockton : 10/18/2013 4:58 pm : link
that would be mine as well. That was the first live Giants game I can remember being at. I was only 7 years old at the time though so I don't remember much else about it.
Phil Simms to Howard Cross (The Redskins, October 1993).  
vibe4giants : 10/18/2013 5:00 pm : link
@ RFK.

On the way to handing the Redskins a 41-7 beatdown, the worst the Giants had put on them in something like three decades.

Better yet, I didn't go to sleep that Saturday night knowing I was going to see my first Giants game the next morning. A buddy called me at 9 am that Sunday morning. Against the wished of my hangover, I answered. Someone had just given him two tickets. Wanna go? Hell yes. It was tight coming from Richmond, but we made it before kick-off.

Meggett threw for a TD in that game, too.

The only time I saw the Giants live was also in DC. The Giants lost. New stadium. Don't remember much of anything about that game. Including the score.
The Victor Cruz pre-season breakout vs. the Jets  
SwirlingEddie : 10/18/2013 5:00 pm : link
August 2010. 40+ years as a fan but my very first live game ever. Even though Cruz scored 3 TDs in that game, the first score went to Jacobs on a 1 yd run.
All I remember was getting sick..  
Vin R : 10/18/2013 5:01 pm : link
It was my 1st sporting event & I never been around so many drunks lol
an uncommon one...  
WeatherMan : 10/18/2013 5:05 pm : link
Howard Cross TD reception, in Phil Simms last home opener beating the Bucs in 1993.
2005 vs Rams  
needlesmcgirk : 10/18/2013 6:22 pm : link
Eli to Plax on that crossing route he took the distance.

I remember I was so pumped I tried to hug my buddy and end up over reaching and I kinda punched the dude next to him in the arm. He got all up tight about it. I thought you New Yorkers were harder than that...

That was a great first game to go to.
Nov 1989 vs. Seahawks  
rut17 : 10/18/2013 6:30 pm : link
Simms to Cross. Bjorn Nittmo with the extra point.
Manning 10 yard scramble, 2007  
CJW_Wales : 10/18/2013 6:40 pm : link
It took ages!
Vince Clements 2 yard run.  
Big Blue Blogger : 10/18/2013 7:02 pm : link
September 23, 1973 at Yankee Stadium vs. Philadelphia.
First one I remember is the Toomer punt return  
Kyle : 10/18/2013 7:10 pm : link
I'm sure other TDs were scored in that game at some point though.
Dave Brown to Thomas Lewis..  
Sean in PA : 10/18/2013 7:25 pm : link
for a 46 yard TD at the Vet on 11/19/95.
Never seen a regular season game "live"  
Steve in South Jersey : 10/18/2013 7:36 pm : link
and not likely to. I prefer watching on TV.
I think I was a-live back then...  
Doomster : 10/18/2013 8:56 pm : link
1961 was a big year for me....I discovered professional sports that started with the M&M boys, and I was a Yankee fan in Boston Land....

The New York theme continued, when football season started...can't remember the exact game, but YA to Shoftner was engrained in my brain....I was YA, and my little brother was time he tried to go real long like Del...I heaved it high and far.....he got under it though, but it went through his hands and hit his nose....I was in more pain than he was, when the old man found out....
Thankfully there is the Internet for questions like this.  
Boy Cord : 10/18/2013 9:34 pm : link
I remembered the game was Falcons at Giants in September 1982. I was a HS sophomore. My mom took me to the game. She was the sports fan where my dad couldn't have cared less.

I remember a couple of things from the game. First, it was in the mid-90s and everyone in the stadium was soaked from sweat. Two, we had seats in the lower level close to the tunnel. I got some great pictures that I still have today. Harry Carson reminded me of Darth Vader. Intimidating. There is no other way to describe him in full uniform.

Umfortunately, the good guys came up short 16-14. The Falcons had a failed PAT. No sure if it was Mick Luckhurst's fault or some other breakdown, or even a blocked kick. However, he hit the game winner in the fourth.

The Giants first score was 33 yards from Brunner to Earnest Gray, their first of two hook-ups on the day. Gray was ways one of my favorites. He was the best receiver the Giants had since I started watching in the mid-70s until Toomer. I always viewed Gray as an All Pro. He just looked the part.
Steve, but how do you know that? (grin)  
steve in ky : 10/18/2013 9:48 pm : link
Never seen a regular season game "live"
Steve in South Jersey : 7:36 pm : link : reply

and not likely to. I prefer watching on TV.
I can't  
Arcanum : 10/19/2013 12:16 am : link
Remember who scored for us. But I remember, we were playing philly(when they had Ricky Watters).
I think is was Billy Taylor  
Ralph.C : 10/19/2013 12:35 am : link
on a run vs Tampa Bay in Phil Simms' first start in 1979
Scott Brunner to Johnny Perkins from 19 yards out.  
truebluelarry : 10/19/2013 6:45 am : link
It was the last play of the game and saved the Giants from a shut out. They lost to the Rams 28-7.
Billy taylor  
LMags : 10/19/2013 10:59 am : link
Td run against bucs week 6 1979: Simms first start, bucs5-0 giants 0-5, we won 17-14, and as a 7 yr old kid though Nyg was best team ever, lol. My dad was trying to tell me, they never win these games usually ,they're terrible! Then went.following week n we lit up sf, won 4 straight before Dallas broke our hearts with last second.comeback in classic matchups that
Had to look it up, but I knew it was Pisarcik  
micky : 10/19/2013 1:37 pm : link
it was Bobby Hammond from Pisarcik..As a kid of 11 yrs old, this game left me with nightmares afterwards. As a Giants fan, you all may know..bleh. First game my uncle took me to...he must've hated me.
Ron Johnson 1 yard run vs. the Dolphins  
GiantJake : 10/19/2013 3:51 pm : link
December 10, 1972 at Yankee Stadium.
Christmas Eve 1994 vs Cowboys  
rsjem1979 : 10/20/2013 11:28 am : link
Mike Sherrard 49 yard TD from Dave Brown. Giants held the ball for about the last 7 minutes or so and won their sixth game in a row to finish the season 9-7 (started 3-0, lost 7 straight) but missed the playoffs because they lost tiebreakers to the Packers, Bears and Lions.
November 9, 1958  
SoCalJohn : 10/20/2013 11:57 am : link
Alex Webster td run against Baltimore Colts.
Not sure if it was  
BBurns : 10/25/2013 12:30 am : link
the 1st score of the game it might have been
It was pre-season though Mark Collins took the Kickoff
back like 104 yards against the Jets ...
Tuna was the Coach and the thing I remember the most
was I went down to the tunnel to take some photos
Mara was talking to BP and I think It was Bobby Duhon
and I went back upstairs and was opening the door and I met
Wellington Mara shook his hand was a big day had a
lot of fun .
You know, I'm not sure  
Matt M. : 10/25/2013 12:36 am : link
But, I do remember a TD the first game I ever saw. I "won" tickets to a Jets-Bengals pre-season game in the 80s. It was a boring game with the exception of a Jo Jo Townsell kickoff return for a TD. That was the first time I got to truly appreciate the live football experience. Kickoffs in particular are amazing to watch as you see the hole developing far downfield, before the ball is even fielded.
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