Monday, February 06, 2012
New York Giants fans overjoyed by Super Bowl victory

Who wouldn't be thrilled by a Super Bowl win, after all? Giants fans took to the streets of New York last night to celebrate after their team beat the New England Patriots, 21-17. iReporters captured a taste of the festivities:


Tarik Falah watched the game at a friend's house, and when the Giants won, immediately jumped into his car to join the celebrations on the street. He spent about two hours honking his horn and cheering with the other revelers of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


Falah shot the above video while on the road celebrating. "I just figured people across the country would like to see," he said.


Julio Ortiz-Teissonniere, who shot the photo at the top, says local stores were prepared for the stampeding fans in the streets.


"The Times Square area went wild last night when the Giants beat the Patriots," he said. "One minute after the game ended, a local sporting goods store that was hosting a televised viewing of the game put out caps, t-shirts, posters and other Super Bowl champs merchandise."


And fans who stayed home didn't leave the partying to those in the streets, either.  George Nikolis his friends jumped and screamed at a buddy's place in New Jersey when the Giants won. His friend Patrick was so excited he ripped off his shirt:


"It was a nail-biter all the way down to the end," said Nikolas. "You knew it was going to come down to the last two minutes of the game. It was very exciting."


Fans are now preparing to welcome the championship team home to New York City with a parade tomorrow. Nikolas and his friends say they can't wait. Be sure to share your photos if you attend!

February 6, 2012
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2 week from now few will even remember who played in the Super bowl, let alone who won zzzzzzzzzz...zzzzzz..zz.

February 6, 2012
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He must be a tennis fan...... Go Giants!

February 6, 2012
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New Yorks ok if your an asshole

February 6, 2012
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tstorm9200 - actually you'll be the only one.

February 6, 2012
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There will be plenty of people who remember the game for more than 2 weeks.  For people who aren't football fans and for most of the world, they will likely forget soon, but considering the popularity of the NFL in the USA at least, this will be remembered by more than a few going forward.  I think you have to go out at least 10-15 years for average fans to start forgetting who won these games, maybe 5 years to start forgetting the losers.

February 6, 2012
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The charisma, originality and excitement of New York and its people, the exceptional brilliance of the intellectual, and the concept of being able to do whatever you want whenever you want typifies why it's the most extraordinary city on the earth, let alone the U.S. The financial capital of the world, the most populated city in the country and the most original people with the most unique personalities (the vast majority of the most successful actors/actresses in Hollywood come/came from the NYC metro area Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, and I can go on, to give an example) are a product of the environment of NYC. I'm not attempting to degrade any other city; but I've spent years living in every part of the country, I have friends who live all over, and every single one of them who has visited NY and met the people here undoubtedly agree with every word. Original, "cool" people, if you will, come from all over the country, but they are more densely populated in NYC than anywhere else (fact). If you disagree, you've either never lived in NYC along with living around the country for extended periods of time or you're interminably bitter that your city isn't on NYC's level and seethe with envy and jealousy about it - or both. It's the truth, and there's no arguing or denying it.

February 6, 2012
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The Giants were the underdogs. And, the game was a heart-stopping, cliff-hanger! What's not to remember? It is indelibly etched on my psyche. YES!!

February 6, 2012
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Interesting/memorable to those from the Boston area and New York - yes.   The rest of the country?  Much less so.  Trying to wring any other meaning from it (such as John3783's attempt at establishing "fact") is foolish and self-centered(with emphasis on foolish - you saying it is fact doesn't make it so - unless that's the "cool" way New Yorkers argue their point).

February 7, 2012
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So sorry that sdg's team didn't play in the Superbowl. So sorry that he's so bitter and bored - else, why would he be posting to a article about which he cared not at all?


I'm writing from Ester, Alaska (neither in the greater NY nor the Boston area) and the game was plenty "interesting/memorable" for me - it was a great game, won by an outstanding team, led by a young quarterback from a family of football stars who are, each one, good men on and off the field.  Go Giants, and congratulations to Eli and his family for a game well played.

February 7, 2012
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Nice to finally see an article thats all about the Giant's win. All anyone seems to want to talk about is the Patriots losing. Go cry in your clam chowdah BAWston. The NFL wasn't going to give you the championship on a silver platter the way the NHL gave you the cup.

February 7, 2012
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Fans...people who live vicariously through a team to make themselves feel better about their own nothing lives. 

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