Giants Fans Super Bowl LII Cheat Sheet


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The infamous helmet catch made by New York Giants wide receiver, David Tyree (85) over New England Patriots defender, Rodney Harrison (37) that lead to the game winning drive by New York in in Super Bowl XLII, spoiling New England’s chance at a perfect season at 19-0. This was the first Super Bowl in which Big Blue proved to be Tom Brady and co. kryptonite, as the two met again just four years later in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Frank Leon, Contributing Writer

The year is 2018 and here we are on Super Bowl Sunday, getting ready to watch the New England Patriots in the big game…again. Tom Brady has a chance to win his sixth career Super Bowl ring, adding to his already extensive legacy as the greatest quarterback in history. Bill Belichick gets another chance to support his case for greatest football coach of all time. Robert Kraft gets another crack at smiling in Roger Goodell’s face when he hands him another Lombardi Trophy.  And Rob Gronkowski gets another chance to drink beer heavily at the victory parade. The more things change in the NFL, the more they stay the same.

Now with all of that being said, it is easy to see why most football fans have a hard time cheering for the same team winning every year. Tom Brady already has the perfect life: millionaire, perfect wife, perfect family, sponsored by the most comfortable brand for your feet and he has built a tremendous legacy in one of the toughest positions to master in sports. Those are all things for the average fan to hate about him. Giants fans especially hate the smugness that he brings to his interviews and the way he firmly believed that the 2007 Patriots would demolish the Giants in SuperBowl XLII. And all of those things have led most Giants fans to want to cheer against the Patriots yet again this year.

But is that in their best interest in terms of football rivalries?

In all of sports, there are really no equals to the fans 0f the Philadelphia Eagles, in terms of getting people to hate them. They are brash, in your face, cocky and will let you know how much you suck as a fan and as a human being just for wearing your team’s jersey to their stadium. All of this comes without ever bringing home a Lombardi trophy in their franchise’s history. Can you imagine the level they can take it to with the ability to say they are the reigning champions of the NFL? In relation to the Giants and their fans the victory would give the Eagles bragging rights in the division for having the most recent championship. Their young team would then have championship experience and the illustrious Super Bowl ring to back themselves up in any discussion over who has a better future in the division.

As much as Tom Brady is easy to hate for his aloofness, you need to remember that he is not in the NFC East and that his New England teams have given New York Football Giants a pair of Super Bowl victories in the last decade. That is plenty of reason to cheer for him against a hated rival.

But if that is not enough to convince you, let me give you one more reason. If and when the New England Patriots beat the Eagles in SuperBowl LII, Tom Brady would be 6-2 in his career in the biggest game of them all. That two in the loss column would represent thetwo losses handed down by the Giants, cementing them as Tom Brady’s only kryptonite. So wear your red, white, and blue Giants jersey for the game and cheer on those red, white, and blue Patriots.