Remember the Giants.
The New York football team delivered one of the biggest upsets ever when they toppled the mighty New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42 for the 2007 season championship.
I loved every minute of that classic game. It was old school, smash-mouth defensive football. The Giants got the winning drive with 35 seconds left for a 17-14 win.
I was for the underdog Giants all the way. Remember, I’m a Philadelphia native so I grew up rooting for my Philly teams against anything from Boston. I just don’t like the teams from New England which include the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. So I hoped the 12-point underdog Giants would beat Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
The Patriots were the first team to complete a perfect regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the only one since the league expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule in 1978.
The Giants, who finished the regular season with a 10-6 record, were seeking to become the first NFC wild card team to win a Super Bowl. They were also vying for their third Super Bowl crown and first since they won 17 years beforehand in Super Bowl 25.
Quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants got the job done. The favored Patriots went down in flames to the delight of this Philly guy.