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Wonderful 27 Minute Video Clip of Giants 1962 Season...

M.S. : 12/6/2018 7:21 pm
...begins with the December 30th Championship Game against Green Bay at Giants Stadium. (It sure as hell looks cold, and I can tell you 56 years later that I nearly froze my a** off watching the game in the upper deck.)

The video then goes back to the first game of the season and then moves forward. Some fantastic footage. Note when we play Washington it's against QB Norm Snead and when we play Philly it's against QB Sonny Jurgensen. That was before the famous QB trade between the two teams. Also, check out New Rochelle's finest Johnny Counts run a kick-off back for a TD. And, of course, there's Y.A. Tittle slinging the ball all over the field.

Oh, but for that Championship game!

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Interesting at 5:11  
Leg of Theismann : 12/6/2018 8:09 pm : link
The Giants player throws the Browns player to the ground WELL out of bounds. Would be an obvious penalty, but not back then obviously. In fact these guys no one would even think to do that. I've also noticed in watching Giants games from the 80s how often you see guys making hits and doing a little extra after the whistle blows. It's almost as though the whole mentality of the game has changed now. I honestly don't even think that's a bad thing considering how much bigger, faster, and stronger the players are and how serious football injuries can be.
RE: Interesting at 5:11  
M.S. : 12/7/2018 7:57 am : link
In comment 14207931 Leg of Theismann said:
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The Giants player throws the Browns player to the ground WELL out of bounds. Would be an obvious penalty, but not back then obviously. In fact these guys no one would even think to do that. I've also noticed in watching Giants games from the 80s how often you see guys making hits and doing a little extra after the whistle blows. It's almost as though the whole mentality of the game has changed now. I honestly don't even think that's a bad thing considering how much bigger, faster, and stronger the players are and how serious football injuries can be.

Yea, there's a ton of extracurricular activity, especially out of bounds. Good thing they were averaging 50 pounds less per man than what we see to day in the NFL. And they were a lot slower, too!

{[E = MC2] 1962} < {[E = MC2] 2018}
Very cool..  
JCin332 : 12/7/2018 8:33 am : link
...my Dad was at most of those games...

Thanks for posting...
Cold  
jeff57 : 12/7/2018 10:35 am : link
Yeah, someone who was there once told me it was the coldest he had ever been in his life.
this is great!  
HighVoltageHaus : 12/7/2018 8:35 pm : link
thanks for sharing!
It was a cold day  
morrison40 : 12/7/2018 11:23 pm : link
I was 12, my Dad and his buddies had season tickets and the only vivid memory I have was getting home and my feet being frozen, but the real heart breaker was 63 vs the Bears and the cheap shot on Tittle. That passing team of Sherman's could have used a dome, it seemed all those championship games were lost in frozen blustery conditions.
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