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History Of The New York Giants (1990-1999)

Continuing with Giants history, I will focus on the Giants of the 1990’s.  The 90’s began with a bang but saw the end of an era with Simms, Taylor and Parcells all ending their tenure with the Giants. 1990: The Giants jump out of the gate quickly winning their first 11 games to take a […]

History Of The New York Giants (1980-1989)

Continuing with Giants history, today will focus on the 1980’s a decade that introduced the world to Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells and a Super Bowl victory. 1980: Quarterback Phil Simms experiences a sophomore slump, and becomes “Phil Boo” to the press and fans in a season plagued by interceptions. The Giants would go on to […]

History Of The New York Giants (1970-1979)

Continuing with the history of the New York Giants today will focus on the Giants of the 1970’s, a decade to forget. 1970: The Giants stumble out of the gates losing their first three games, but the Giants would quickly right themselves and would win nine of their next ten games, and were set up […]

History Of The New York Giants (1960-1969)

Hope everyone is enjoying the history of the Giants, here is some info about the Giants of the 1960’s 1960: At 5-1-1 the Giants had that Championship look heading into back-to-back match up with Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Giants season would come to crashing end in the first match up when Eagles Defensive Back Chuck […]

History Of The New York Giants (1950-1959)

Introducing the Giants of the 1950’s 1950: The Giants rise back to the top of the newly re-christened American Conference, and put together a solid 10-2 season beating the Cleveland Browns twice. However, the Browns also finished 10-2, forcing a playoff game for a trip to the NFL Championship Game. Making matters worse is that […]

History Of The New York Giants (1930-1939)

Continuing with the History of the New York Giants today I will be focusing on the Giants of the 30’s. 1930: Near the end of another impressive second place 13-4 season Head Coach LeRoy Andres was replaced by Bernie Friedman, and Steve Owen. Following the season Owen takes over the job full time and would […]

History Of The New York Giants (1925-1929)

I am a big fan of the history of the New York Giants.  With things pretty quiet right now in Giants land I figured it would be a good time to start posting some info about the history of the Giants.  I will be posting by the decade and begin with the Giants of the […]

The Giant’s Dark Ages — Part 3; Ernie Wheelwright

If it sounds like there’s a pursuit-of-a-running-back theme in my series, The Giant’s Dark Ages, there actually is. From the early sixties on, the Giants were perennially searching for a stud runner. And, as it happens, after the Dick James trade (Dark Ages-Part-2) and after the Joe Don Looney fiasco (Dark Ages-Part-1) and just before […]

The Giant’s Dark Ages, Part-2; Dick James and Andy Stynchula

The trade made perfect sense — on paper. Unfortunately, football games aren’t won on paper. But the logic of the swap was impeccable. Giant’s All-Pro Right Defensive End, Andy Robustelli retired. His back up, Bob Taylor didn’t show much. The Giants lost the 1963 Championship Game to the Bears after Y. A. Tittle got hurt. […]

The Giant’s Dark Ages; Joe Don Looney

The 1963-64 off-season started out as pure hell. We’d just lost our 3rd NFL Championship Game in a row — 14-10 to the Bears. We’d lost 16-7 to the Packers in ’62 and 37-0 to the Packers in ’61. Actually, this was our 5th Championship Game loss since the infamous 23-17, sudden death loss to […]