New York Giants Tickets
The New York Giants were formed in 1925 and are one of the oldest NFL franchises currently active. They play in NFC’s East Division and have eight NFL titles under their belt. It is the third highest title haul in the league, which makes them one of the most successful franchises in the NFL. The team won four NFL Championships (1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956) and four Super Bowls (1986, 1990, 2007 and 2011).
The Giants are owned by partners John Mara and Steve Tisch. The team plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at the MetLife Stadium. It makes for quite an experience to be there in the stands, along with thousands of fans and watch some of the best players in action. Diehard supporters always buy the New York Giant tickets so that they can attend the games in person.
The Philadelphia Eagles are the Giants biggest and oldest rivals in the NFL.
The team earned the nickname “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” because of their blue colored jerseys and fierce performances in the NFL. Initially, they were also called the “Football Giants,” the name was given to differentiate them from the baseball team of the same name in the city. The Giants are also called the Big Blue and the G-Men.
How It All Began
In 1925, Tim Mara bought the club for $500. The young NFL, at the time required a team in the country’s largest city for commercial reasons. Tim Mara stepped up and gave the city a team that would turn out to become one of the biggest names in the NFL.
As it turned out, Tim Mara’s investment to keep the club alive reaped rewards in the very first season. It was a sunny afternoon, when the Giants and the Chicago Bears faceoff took place at the Polo Grounds, in New York. Over 70, 000 people turned out to see the spectacle.
Since the time Mara bought the franchise the team remained a family franchise. In 1991, fifty percent of it was sold to Preston Robert Tisch and now the Tisch’s share a partnership with the Maras.
History of Football’s Most Remarkable Dynasty
The Giants have a storied history. From the very beginning the G-Men performed well, especially in the pre-Super Bowl era. Within three years of their formation, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew clinched their first NFL Championship and before 1967 they had four titles to their name. The franchise remained among the top teams in the league, maintaining a consistent performance and setting a winning tradition.
When the Super Bowl championship started, the team went on to win the coveted Lombardi trophy four times. Till now they remain the only team to have made the most Super Bowl appearances. The Giants have also won eleven conference titles and sixteen division championships.
Giants First Win and the Owen Factor
It was in 1927, only after three years of their formation that the Giants won their first NFL title behind a solid defense led by tackle Steve Owen. In 1930, Owen went on to become the team’s head coach and that marked the start of a golden period for the Giants.
Under his leadership, the team came into its own and enjoyed a winning streak. Owing to the wins, Owen was ranked ninth on the list of all time coaching victories. He remained the team’s coach for 23 seasons. The Big Blue Squad continued their journey of success well into the next decade, winning two more championships in 1934 and 1938. The fourth NFL championship came their way in 1956.
The ‘80s and the ‘90s - Another Golden Period
In a span of eight years from 1956 to 1963, the Big Blue won six NFL Eastern championships. For the next two decades the Giants were unable to win any championship. It was under Bill Parcellls that the Giants once again gave their fans reasons to cheer and dominated the ‘80s and the ‘90s. In 1986, 1989 and then in 1990 they went on to win NFC Eastern division titles.
Super Bowl Wins
In 1986, the Giants defeated Denver Broncos to rein as Super Bowl XXI champions. It was their fifth NFL championship and first Super Bowl. In 1990, they repeated the feat with a win over Buffalos in Super Bowl XXV.
2007 Super Bowl Win
Head coach Tom Coughlin who was termed as the fourth-best coach of the NFL, led the Giants to two Super Bowls wins, in 2007 and then in 2011.
The 2007 season concluded with the Giants lifting the Lombardi trophy for the third time. It was historic when Giants led by the defensive end Michael Strahan and quarterback Eli Manning defeated the previously heavily favored and unbeaten New England Patriots.
Last Super Bowl Win
The Giants tasted success again in 2011 when they captured the Super Bowl XLVI championship. This was a second time for Manning to win a Super Bowl title and also the Giant’s second victory over Patriots in the Super Bowl final. It also marked the 31st appearance of the Giants in the playoffs.
After the 2011 win, Giants have faced a rough patch and had some unimpressive campaigns. A lot of changes were made to the roster. Tom Coughlin, after leading the team to two Super Bowl wins, stepped down after the 2015 campaign and that was the end of one of the most successful tenures of coaching in the franchise’s history. He was succeeded by Ben McAdoo, who serves as the current coach of the Giants.
The Big Blue Squad Strong As Ever
With Ben McAdoo at the helm of the team, and Manning in the roster the team makes for a strong one. Fans love to watch Manning and rising NFL star Odell Beckham in action, and have many hopes from them.
Manning has a reputation of delivering under pressure. The veteran quarterback enjoys the highest winning percentages in postseason play rankings and looks set to be in the Big Blue Squad for some time. In 2016 Manning and Giants agreed on an $84 million contract which is a four-year extension with the Giants. This has made Manning one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.
The Big Blue squad has the potential and the spirit to turn things around anytime. This is what makes their games so exciting to watch and thus New York Giants tickets sell fast. The Big Blue Wrecking Crew always have their eyes on the top spot and because of their winning tradition they have set high standards in the NFL. When they are in the field things are sure to get heated because of the energy they bring to it. Catch them live in action with New York Giants tickets.