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Phil Simms comes off of the bench to win 1991 game

Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/26/2020 8:58 am
Bad year, but great moment for Phil Simms.

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In 1991, visiting Tampa Bay for the first time since Super Bowl XXV, the #NYGiants were tied late in the game against the Bucs. @PhilSimmsQB came off the bench to replace Hostetler who was injured earlier and Simms would hit Stephen "TD Maker" Baker late for the win #GiantsPride
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That season fell off the cliff the following week  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/26/2020 9:25 am : link
with that pathetic loss to the woebegone Bengals.
I've still never watched that whole game  
JonC : 6/26/2020 9:28 am : link
nor the '98 win over the Broncos, only two games I've missed in 35+ years.
RE: I've still never watched that whole game  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/26/2020 9:34 am : link
In comment 14925067 JonC said:
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nor the '98 win over the Broncos, only two games I've missed in 35+ years.


That's amazing! You only missed two games in 35 years?
I remember this game well.  
bceagle05 : 6/26/2020 9:37 am : link
My dad worships Phil Simms and my uncle was on the Hostetler bandwagon throughout that whole QB controversy - they were debating it all year. Right after that game my uncle called and conceded that Phil should be the guy.
RE: RE: I've still never watched that whole game  
JonC : 6/26/2020 9:41 am : link
In comment 14925070 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 14925067 JonC said:


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nor the '98 win over the Broncos, only two games I've missed in 35+ years.



That's amazing! You only missed two games in 35 years?


Shit, I actually missed the home game vs the Redskins in 2018 too, had to watch on DVR that night. Otherwise, the last season I missed any other games was 1983. It's going to get much harder now with a little dude at home though.
This  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/26/2020 9:50 am : link
is the game where an RV caught on fire in the parking lot, and at some point in the game, the commentators starting talking about it.
I drove from Boca to Tampa for that game.  
Big Blue '56 : 6/26/2020 10:03 am : link
I first met Pat from Inside Football there
I Was at That Game...  
Jim in Tampa : 6/26/2020 10:09 am : link
I've posted about it before, but I was really disappointed in all the Giants fans who cheered when Hoss was hurt, because they knew that it meant Simms was coming in.

In hindsight I guess they could have been cheering the fact that Simms was warming up on the sidelines. But the cheers came when Hoss was still lying on the ground.
RE: I Was at That Game...  
Big Blue '56 : 6/26/2020 10:30 am : link
In comment 14925081 Jim in Tampa said:
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I've posted about it before, but I was really disappointed in all the Giants fans who cheered when Hoss was hurt, because they knew that it meant Simms was coming in.

In hindsight I guess they could have been cheering the fact that Simms was warming up on the sidelines. But the cheers came when Hoss was still lying on the ground.


Yeah, I thought it was all about Phil. Hoss helped to bring us a title there only 10 months before
Phil could flat out throw the football  
HomerJones45 : 6/26/2020 10:33 am : link
what a great passer.
RE: I drove from Boca to Tampa for that game.  
HomerJones45 : 6/26/2020 10:34 am : link
In comment 14925079 Big Blue '56 said:
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I first met Pat from Inside Football there
Name dropper. ;0)
Bittersweet moment.  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/26/2020 12:07 pm : link
I loved Phil, and had fumed all season about Hoss's inability to finish drives. But I was hoping for a sprained ankle, not a spinal injury.
became a Giants fan in 1980 at age 13.....  
BillKo : 6/26/2020 12:13 pm : link
...this would be the first time I ever missed, and remember seeing the highlights at halftime of the 4pm games at a party I was attending.

I also remember reading articles about the game, that when Simms came in, he looked "old and rusty", many of the same reasons he lost his job. But he did rally when it counted!

I haven't missed a game  
Marty866b : 6/26/2020 1:51 pm : link
since 1966. I've listened, watched, or attended every game since 1966. It's been a real roller coaster ride with this team.
I went to this game with my brother, sister and her husband  
djm : 6/26/2020 1:55 pm : link
bucs fans were hilarious. I remember a lady sitting in front of me saying over and over again "cmon Vinny (Testerverdae) show em where you live!!"

They were still kinda new to the whole NFL thing...maybe
RE: I've still never watched that whole game  
Jints in Carolina : 6/26/2020 2:40 pm : link
In comment 14925067 JonC said:
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nor the '98 win over the Broncos, only two games I've missed in 35+ years.


I have been to a ton of games including playoffs and the Super Bowl....the 98 Broncos game was amazing to see in person.
This is the first regular season game I remember  
aimrocky : 6/26/2020 3:28 pm : link
Watching. I was a huge Simms fan so it stands out. I was 8.
RE: That season fell off the cliff the following week  
Beezer : 6/27/2020 12:26 am : link
In comment 14925066 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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with that pathetic loss to the woebegone Bengals.


I was on the sidelines that day. LT was in street clothes, as I recall. I had a media pass, living in Indy at the time. I was so excited but the Giants looked like crap that day. Fun to walk around behind the Giants bench. No fun seeing the loss up close.
A rare touchdown pass, color guy says  
shyster : 6/27/2020 7:52 am : link
12th game of the season, 6th TD pass.

And they were 7-5.
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