The New York Giants came into the NFL in 1925 during the league’s first wave of ‘expansion’. The NFL had reached a turning point by 1925 as ‘small town’ teams like the Canton Bulldogs and Hammond Pros were no longer able to compete with teams from major cities like New York and Chicago. The Giants have been a fixture since their entry into the league with no relocations or name changes in their 89-year history. The team did play in several stadiums in the New York metro area before crossing the river to New Jersey in 1975. They’ve played in the general area ever since, first at Giants Stadium before moving into the MetLife Stadium in 2010. The new stadium is right next door to the Giants’ previous home–in fact, it was built on a parking lot that served the original stadium.
The Giants have enjoyed considerable success both before and after the NFL/AFL merger. They have won four ‘pre merger’ NFL Championships (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956) and four ‘post merger’ Super Bowl titles (1986, 1990, 2007, 2011). Aside from a lengthy down period that lasted through the late 60’s and early 70’s, the Giants have been a competitive team on a consistent basis. Since the 14-year playoff absence between 1964 and 1982, the Giants have enjoyed their greatest sustained success winning all four of their Super Bowl titles and reaching the playoffs 14 times. While the arch rival Jets are known for one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history the Giants may have done them one better in 2007.
The Giants won Super Bowl XLII as 12-point underdogs to the undefeated New England Patriots. From a pointspread standpoint, the Giants win over the Patriots was far from unprecedented. The Jets were +18-point underdogs to the Baltimore Colts and on two other occasions teams won the Super Bowl outright getting 12 or more points (New England in 2002, Kansas City in 1970). From a public perception standpoint, however, the Patriots were considered to be unbeatable before the Giants pulled the upset. For that reason alone, the Giants’ win has come to be considered a ‘bigger upset’ despite the lack of point spread validation.
New York is one of the rare markets with more than one team in every major pro sports league. This reality has resulted in a ‘pecking order’ with one team ‘playing in the shadow’ of the other. This has more to do with longevity and ‘seniority’ than it does with performance and championships. In pro football, the Giants are the ‘big fish’ in the NYC area. This pedigree combined with the sheer size of the New York market makes them a very popular team for national television broadcasts. Fans should have no problem finding Giants’ games on TV. It’s much more difficult to find an NY Giants live stream. The NFL’s network partners offer little to no live streaming. The NFL’s official website has minimal digital content though fans can watch Giants video highlights. One way to watch Giants football game online is with the NFL’s ‘Sunday Ticket’ premium cable package, but it is expensive and the digital platform plagued by poor performance. A Giant live radio stream is easy to find on the website of flagship station WFAN AM.
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