Sunday, December 30, 2012
New York wins by 35 but misses out on playoffs.
EAST RUTHERFORD – It’s not often that a 35-point win over a division rival in the final week of the football season ends in disappointment. In order to enter the playoffs as a wild card team, the the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants needed to win their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and get help in the form of wins from the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. New York took care of its end of the deal, drubbing the lowly Eagles (4-12) by a score of 42-7. But it was a loss by the Lions to the Chicago Bears that put an end to the championship defense for Big Blue. “It is what it is,” said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as he walked by reporters after the Lions game went final. The third-year end…
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
David Wilson dominates with 327 all-purpose yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD – David Wilson might be dizzy from all the backflips. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner – whose touchdown celebration is a standing backflip – scored three times and spent much of Sunday afternoon giving his offense terrific starting field position. The 2012 first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech amassed 327 all-purpose yards against New Orleans, 227 coming on kick returns. The 52-27 win marked the first time since 1986 the Giants scored more than 50 points, when they beat Green Bay 55-24. More importantly, it kept the defending Super Bowl champions alone atop the NFC East. Eli Manning finished the day 22 of 35 with 259 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Wilson received the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cake from Ramsey deli has played a role in both the NY Giants' Super Bowl win and the Mahwah High football team's success this season. Giants' season turned around last year after boy with pulmonary disease brought cake to team practice.
A Mahwah family may have found the secret weapon behind the NY Giants’ Super Bowl victory – crumb cake made at Lotito’s Deli in Ramsey. And now, the cake might be helping to catapult the Mahwah High School Thunderbirds toward their first state championship in over 30 years. Known as the “Crumb Cake of Champions,” the sweet treat was originally handed out to the Giants players and coaches as a ‘thank you’ from the Accurso family, whose son, 9-year-old Vinny, suffers from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder. After hearing about Vin’s condition, Coach Tom Coughlin invited the family to a Giants practice last season. They brought the crumb cake as a present for the team. After the Giants won their next game, the Accursos …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bavaro is a former tight end for the New York Giants, and a former resident of Chatham.
Mark Bavaro, a former New York Giant and Chatham resident, will sign autographs and take pictures with fans at Legends Gallery from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Advance tickets, including an item for Bavaro to autograph, is $50. An 8-x-10 in. copy of the cover of Sports Illustrated's Dec. 15, 1986 edition, which features Bavaro on the cover, is $55. Legends has also hosted several other Giants in past months, including Eli Manning in September, Jason Pierre-Paul in July and Victor Cruz in March. Bavaro last appeared in Chatham in November 2010. For more information, visit the Legends Gallery website.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Giants, many of whom are still without power, dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the metropolitan area.
Football fans converged Sunday on East Rutherford to watch the Giants battle the Steelers at MetLife Stadium, just a couple miles from where a massive tidal surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy submerged the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt just six days earlier. More than 80,000 people turned out for the afternoon contest, overcoming the devastation wrought earlier in the week by Sandy's vicious winds and pelting rain that ripped apart homes, toppled trees and power lines, and left millions -- including many Giants players -- cold and in the dark for most, if not all of the week. Nicole Johnson, a Nassau County police officer, was one such fan. As of game time, Johnson and her husband had yet to have power restored at their …
Monday, September 24, 2012
A culinary road map for fans attending the Eli Manning autograph signing Monday.
As Eli Manning fans wait for the chance to see the New York Giants quarterback in Chatham Monday, they may find themselves getting hungry. Luckily Legends Gallery, where Manning will begin signing autographs at 6:30 p.m. Monday, is located in the heart of Chatham Borough's downtown, and no shortage of restaurants, ranging from the very casual to the formal, will be open Monday both before and after Manning's appearance. Directly across from the gallery is Arminio's Italian Corner, which offers pizza, salads and full entrees. The front area of the restaurant, where the pizza is made has a counter for quick take-out service. Table service is available in the back, and the menu of entrees features Italian pasta, meat and seafood favorites. …
Parking, traffic could be an issue Monday afternoon as N.Y. Giant appears at Legends Gallery.
Randy Dembo, one of the owners of Legends Gallery, said he expects New York Giants fans to line up at about 3 p.m. Monday for the sold-out appearance by quarterback Eli Manning, which begins at 6:30 p.m. "With Victor Cruz, it started at 1 p.m., and [people] were here at 9:30 [a.m.]," Dembo said. For Manning, Dembo said the 250 tickets for the event, which ranged from $120 to $350, could bring 1,000 people into Chatham Borough Monday. Each ticket admits a group of people but only pays for one signature from Manning. "We're not encouraging people to bring a throng of people with them," Dembo said. Ticket prices include an item for Manning to sign, such as miniature or full-size helmets or footballs, a jersey or a photograph. Giants fans are …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tickets available to see the New York Giant on Legends Gallery website.
Six months after fellow New York Giant Victor Cruz appeared in Chatham, and three months after Jason Pierre-Paul appeared, Legends Gallery hosts quarterback Eli Manning Monday evening. Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will sign autographs at the Chatham Borough sports collectibles store from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Manning's father Archie was an NFL quarterback and his older brother Peyton is also a former Super Bowl champ. After playing football for Ole Miss, Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, the No. 1 draft pick. He was traded to the Giants, where he has remained. Some of the NFL records Manning holds are: This is Manning's first public appearance to sign autographs since the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI in …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Fans from as far away as Albany, N.Y. come to meet Jason Pierre-Paul.
The crowd of more than 100 Wednesday evening wound its way from Legends Gallery in downtown Chatham Borough for the opportunity to meet, get an autograph and a photo with N.Y. Giants defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul. The line of fans stretched out the door of Legends, to the corner and down half the block on Main Street. People came from as far away as Albany, N.Y., and waited patiently for the chance to meet the Super Bowl champ. Those waiting for their turn had assorted items for signature. Legends sold jerseys, helmets and photos for autographing. Other fans brought their own items for Pierre-Paul's signature. In one case, a fan brought a pair of game-worn football shoes that belonged to Pierre-Paul.