42 Facts About New York Giants


New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area.

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The Giants compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

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The New York Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

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New York Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and are the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league's longest-established team in the Northeastern United States.

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Famous "Sneakers Game" was played in this era where the New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears on an icy field in the 1934 NFL Championship Game, while wearing sneakers for better traction.

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The New York Giants played the Detroit Lions to a scoreless tie on November 7,1943.

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The New York Giants were particularly successful from the latter half of the 1930s until the United States entry into World War II.

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From 1958 to 1963, the New York Giants played in the NFL Championship Game five times, but failed to win.

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From 1964 to 1978, the New York Giants registered only two winning seasons and no playoff appearances.

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Tarkenton would go on to lead the Vikings to three Super Bowls and earn a place in the Hall of Fame, while the New York Giants suffered through one of the worst stretches in their history, winning only 23 games from 1973 to 1979.

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In 1979, the New York Giants began the steps that would, in time, return them to the pinnacle of the NFL.

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New York Giants was fired following the 1992 season, and replaced by former Denver Broncos' coach Dan Reeves.

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The New York Giants experienced a resurgent season with Reeves at the helm in 1993 however, and Simms and Taylor ended their careers as members of a playoff team.

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In 1997, the New York Giants named Jim Fassel, who had spent the previous season as offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, as their 16th head coach.

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In 2000, the New York Giants were looking to make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

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In 2004, the New York Giants completed a draft day trade for University of Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning.

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In 2009, the Giants opened a new training complex, the Timex Performance Center, located in the Meadowlands.

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The New York Giants defense finished 13th overall under Sheridan, giving up 324.

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In 2010, the Giants moved from Giants Stadium into MetLife Stadium, then known as the "New Meadowlands Stadium".

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The New York Giants dropped one game to the Tennessee Titans before going on a five-game winning streak, beating the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Seattle Seahawks.

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The 2015 season was another disappointing campaign, as the New York Giants showcased a struggling defense and several late-game collapses.

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On January 14,2016, the New York Giants announced that Ben McAdoo would become the team's head coach.

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New York Giants replaced Tom Coughlin, who had resigned the previous week.

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The New York Giants turned it around in 2016, ending their five-year playoff drought.

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New York Giants was selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl, alongside fellow teammates Olivier Vernon, Landon Collins, and Aldrick Rosas.

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New York Giants have won a total of eight league championships: 1927,1934,1938,1956,1986,1990,2007 and 2011.

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New York Giants have won five NFC Championship Games, including two in overtime in 2007 and 2011.

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The New York Giants' logos include several incarnations of a giant quarterback preparing to throw a football, a lowercase "ny", and stylized versions of the team nickname.

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New York Giants' jerseys are traditionally blue or red, and their pants alternate between white and gray.

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Additionally, the New York Giants had a third jersey until the 2009 season, which recalled the New York Giants' solid red home jerseys from the early 1950s: a solid red alternate with white block numbers.

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New York Giants have had a long and, at times, turbulent financial history.

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The New York Giants were in dire financial straits until the 11th game of the season when Red Grange and the Chicago Bears came to town, attracting over 73,000 fans.

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New York Giants's death was followed two weeks later by the death of Tisch.

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The Giants had previously planned a $300 million renovation to the Meadowlands, before deciding in favor of the new stadium which was originally estimated to cost approximately $600 million, before rising to an estimated cost of one billion dollars.

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New York Giants are owned and operated by John Mara and Steve Tisch.

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New York City held another ticker tape parade on February 7,2012, in honor of the Giants' Super Bowl XLVI victory.

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New York Giants have an old and storied rivalry with Washington, dating back to 1932.

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New York Giants have maintained a fierce divisional rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys since the Cowboys first began play in 1960.

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New York Giants unveiled their own Ring of Honor on October 3,2010, during halftime of their Sunday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears.

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In 2000 WFAN lost the Jets' radio contract to WABC and the New York Giants moved back to WFAN where they have been ever since.

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New York Giants was replaced by Sid Rosenberg, who was in turn fired by the station due to troubles and replaced by Chris Carlin.

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WEPN New York Giants beat reporter Paul Dottino was hired by WFAN to host the pregame show for 2009 and continues to be a part of the program.

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