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How did you celebrate Super Bowl XXI?

Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/2/2019 12:58 pm
I was in college at the time and the Giants had the game wrapped up in the 4th quarter. I just sat there in the student lounge in a daze, grinning ear to ear.
Walked out of the Rose Bowl with my dad  
Jints in Carolina : 2/2/2019 12:59 pm : link
and just was loving life.
Was a freshman in college  
Stu11 : 2/2/2019 1:14 pm : link
My brother was in his last year at a college about 30 minutes away. We watched it in his apt. There was never a doubt we had to watch that game together. As it wound down we were staring at the TV in disbelief. I love a quote by Phil Simms in the '86 America's Game after they beat the Skins he said he thought "We're headed to the SB!, I always thought that was for other QB'S not me". Thats the way I felt. It was only for Cowboys /Raiders /Steelers fans to celebrate SB wins. Not us Giants fans.
It is hard to explain, it was mostly internal.  
wgenesis123 : 2/2/2019 1:33 pm : link
I just sat and tried to absorb the moment. It was nice that with the big lead you had basically the whole 4th quarter to let it set in and enjoy it. Players came out of the game, even Elway at one point. So the celebration started early. Mostly it was a time of reflection for me.
I was 8  
Les in TO : 2/2/2019 1:47 pm : link
So I had to listen to the second half on my radio
The Most exciting Super Bowl imo  
Grey Pilgrim : 2/2/2019 1:54 pm : link
Wide Right!

Oh YEAH!
I was deep in Eagle country  
Steve in ATL : 2/2/2019 1:59 pm : link
and didn't know any Giants fans in the area. Didn't want to watch with any Eagles fans. Called my Dad to celebrate together.
Freshman at NYU  
MadPlaid : 2/2/2019 1:59 pm : link
Tempted to stay in NY to watch it with the home crowd. Instead, I flew home to Rochester to watch it with my Dad. It was his fault I was a Giants fan in the first place, so there really was no other option. RiffRaff joined us, and we had a blast. The victory was a long time coming.
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Named Later : 2/2/2019 2:01 pm : link
I won $100 in the Office Score Box Pool -- the 2nd Quarter ended on such an odd number, but 0-9 paid off. I walked into work the next day wearing every stitch of Giants gear that I owned. When the guy running the pool came over and started peeling off twennies......I was grinning from ear to ear.
I was 4  
BigBlue in Keys : 2/2/2019 2:08 pm : link
My family watched at our neighbors house. They had a son my age too. They had a fancy living room that kids were not usually allowed in. I have great memories of us jumping from couch to couch and screaming. I was hooked for life.
Was a freshman in college. Went home to watch the game with  
RDJR : 2/2/2019 2:29 pm : link
my Mom and Dad and a few close friends that are Giants fans. My Dad was a lifelong Giants fan. We watched in amazement and celebrated only the way a father and son can. Not a lot of words, but tears and joy. A memory I will never forget. Then had to head back to school for class in the morning. I donít even remember the drive back.
RE: The Most exciting Super Bowl imo  
chopperhatch : 2/2/2019 2:32 pm : link
In comment 14284462 Grey Pilgrim said:
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Wide Right!

Oh YEAH!



Fail. That was 4 years later.
Wide right was much different for me, my emotions exploded.  
wgenesis123 : 2/2/2019 2:46 pm : link
I was standing up on my bed in my hotel room and when it went wide right I pumped my fist up in the air and accidentally punched a hole in the ceiling.
Before or after  
Dave on the UWS : 2/2/2019 4:20 pm : link
my nervous breakdown?
Out in the Persian Gulf on  
rebel yell : 2/2/2019 4:48 pm : link
USS Theodore Roosevelt for Desert Storm. Listened to the game on BBC because we couldn't get it any other way. It might have been more exciting just listening to the radio broadcast.
This is why roman numerals suck!  
Phil in Joisey : 2/2/2019 4:57 pm : link
Half the people on this thread don't know whether it was
the Rose Bowl vs Denver or the wide right in Tampa.
Eric is referring to our first-ever Super Bowl win.
To answer the question - - - - I must admit I cried.
I was born after the first 2 Super Bowls had been won.  
Ace718 : 2/2/2019 5:01 pm : link
My favorite memory is winning XLII.
I was 11  
theold5j : 2/2/2019 5:11 pm : link
Watched at home. I remember being happy that mcconkey scored a TD.

Was lucky enough to have gone to ravens SB and both patriot ones. Great memories of all.
RE: RE: The Most exciting Super Bowl imo  
Grey Pilgrim : 2/2/2019 5:19 pm : link
In comment 14284505 chopperhatch said:
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In comment 14284462 Grey Pilgrim said:


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Wide Right!

Oh YEAH!




Fail. That was 4 years later.


Whoops! LOL
Was at the game with my  
section125 : 2/2/2019 5:36 pm : link
future wife, so I think we had a good time.
I was 3 going on 4,  
Dave in Hoboken : 2/2/2019 5:38 pm : link
so absolutely nothing. SB 25 is the first game I remember watching.
drank some real Sake with my friends  
Paulie Walnuts : 2/2/2019 5:52 pm : link
our host was a Korean War Vet and a great mentor to us. He was a Giants fan since the 30's and we drank Sake he brought home from Japan... great days.. Our dream had come true
Was at a friends house. Fresh out of  
Giants86 : 2/2/2019 6:29 pm : link
College. Was just on cloud nine. I remember thinking at halftime we played like crap and are only down 1. That flurry of points in the 3rd and early 4th was reserved for other teams. Cowboys, raiders niners Steelers etc, not for my Giants. It was the greatest football feeling I had experienced up to that point. Everything worked. It was like a dream. My father called me when I arrived home and said can u believe the Giants are SB champs?
Lucky enough to have won the ticket lottery  
DoctorT : 2/2/2019 9:53 pm : link
Stayed in Costa Mesa at the Giants hotel. Partied with old timers the night before the game, and the team after the game. Photos of me with Wellington, George Young, and a bunch of players.
After 23 years of futility, it was one of the best weekends of my life
Sophomore in college.  
Steve L : 2/2/2019 9:56 pm : link
Watched it in my dorm with a bunch of Giants fans. Toilet papered the campus after they won.
Senior in college...  
Phatbrew : 2/2/2019 11:32 pm : link
At SUNY Albany n cried tears of joy the whole 4th qtr, but 2007 is still the best!!! I couldnít believe after all those years of sucking we were going to win, but thatís not really true cuz after 4-17 in knee we would win!!!
RE: RE: RE: The Most exciting Super Bowl imo  
chopperhatch : 2/3/2019 1:30 am : link
In comment 14284632 Grey Pilgrim said:
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In comment 14284505 chopperhatch said:


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In comment 14284462 Grey Pilgrim said:


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Wide Right!

Oh YEAH!




Fail. That was 4 years later.



Whoops! LOL


Lol, had to call you out for it bud
After drinking champagne and sex with my GF/.fiancee at the time  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/3/2019 5:38 am : link
(who had been pulled into enjoying FB and the Giants by me and a work buddy Paul and his wife Maggie, all great people and great die hard Gmen fans) I wrote a paean poem to that team "Paean to the '86 Giants" and shared it with my friend and founding editor of The Giants' Insider, Howard Livingston.

Howard was a great guy, his wife Lois was a great gal, and his football knowledge was through the roof among NY Gmen beat writers. Anyone who got to know him beyond FB truly loved the guy. He was an English professor at Pace University and a former CB on the Giants himself. He used to play tennis with Phil Simms.

When Howard said a low level draft pick or unheralded UFA could play, you paid attention. He had amazing inside stories on some players, like former
1st round pick OL Eric Moore, who was too dumb to learn the playbook. He wouldn't publish something like that but shared it privately. He was my surrogate father for football... passed away not too long ago. Sorrily I couldn't get to his funeral. Great guy, excellent friend.
RE: After drinking champagne and sex with my GF/.fiancee at the time  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/3/2019 12:00 pm : link
In comment 14284935 BlueLou'sBack said:
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(who had been pulled into enjoying FB and the Giants by me and a work buddy Paul and his wife Maggie, all great people and great die hard Gmen fans) I wrote a paean poem to that team "Paean to the '86 Giants" and shared it with my friend and founding editor of The Giants' Insider, Howard Livingston.

Howard was a great guy, his wife Lois was a great gal, and his football knowledge was through the roof among NY Gmen beat writers. Anyone who got to know him beyond FB truly loved the guy. He was an English professor at Pace University and a former CB on the Giants himself. He used to play tennis with Phil Simms.

When Howard said a low level draft pick or unheralded UFA could play, you paid attention. He had amazing inside stories on some players, like former
1st round pick OL Eric Moore, who was too dumb to learn the playbook. He wouldn't publish something like that but shared it privately. He was my surrogate father for football... passed away not too long ago. Sorrily I couldn't get to his funeral. Great guy, excellent friend.


I thought Howard used to claim he wasn't the same Howard Livingston who was the CB.

BTW, his "Inside Football" interviews with George Young were epic.
RE: Freshman at NYU  
RiffRaff : 2/3/2019 2:54 pm : link
I was one of the best nights of my life. To share it with my father and brother after all of those years of futility. After all of the harassment we had taken from the Cowboy, Steelers, Dolphins, and Bills fans growing up to be able to say our NY Giants were Superbowl Champions was the most satisfying feeling I've ever felt. I just remember seeing my dad so happy. We screamed and yelled that the Giants were the Champs over and over, and hugged a lot. We were euphoric!!!

In comment 14284466 MadPlaid said:
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Tempted to stay in NY to watch it with the home crowd. Instead, I flew home to Rochester to watch it with my Dad. It was his fault I was a Giants fan in the first place, so there really was no other option. RiffRaff joined us, and we had a blast. The victory was a long time coming.
RE: RE: RE: RE: The Most exciting Super Bowl imo  
Grey Pilgrim : 2/3/2019 2:55 pm : link
In comment 14284917 chopperhatch said:
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In comment 14284505 chopperhatch said:


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In comment 14284462 Grey Pilgrim said:


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Wide Right!

Oh YEAH!




Fail. That was 4 years later.



Whoops! LOL



Lol, had to call you out for it bud


Thanks! LOL!
7 year old Pete was at the game  
PetesHereNow : 2/3/2019 3:00 pm : link
I remember three things about the game:

1) My dad telling me Simms looked really good in pre-game.
2) McConkey waving the towel and hitting one of the pylons with it.
3) A few very disappointed Broncos fans in the row in front of us.

My dad and my uncle were so happy.
Went to the game the most difficult way  
Marty866b : 2/3/2019 3:35 pm : link
Went to the airport on Thursday before the game during a blizzard WITHOUT game tickets. My flight was the first cancelled due to the storm. I was flying People's Express for those old enough to remember. I stayed at Newark the entire night and my friends(5 of us)bought tickets at the airport from fellow Giant fans who had kids with them and couldn't or didn't want to wait to see if they could fly out the next day. Bought the tickets for face value but now I had game tickets but no way of getting there as all the flights were booked until Sunday. A supervisor at People's Express told us that if we could find a flight out of Newark on any airline(times much different back then) that People's Express would pay for it (He gave us travel vouchers). We finally took an American Airline flight to Ft.Lauderdale just to get out of Newark. After hours of discussing our situation(The airlines said our vouchers weren't valid beyond one trip) with all the airlines we convinced United to fly us to Denver. Once we got to Denver, People's Express which added flights from Denver to Los Angeles because of the Broncos,flew us in. It was well worth it as Super Bowl 21 was one of the best days of my life.
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