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History Of The New York Giants (1925-1929)

1927 NFL Champion New York Giants

1927 NFL Champion New York Giants

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 20’s.

1925: Tim Mara, a successful businessman and promoter, purchased the team for a reported $500. In an era when professional football was in the shadows of baseball, boxing, horse racing and college football, while professional football teams hailed from the towns of Dayton, Rochester and Columbus, league officials believed that a team in a large market such as New York was exactly what was needed to keep the fledgling NFL alive. However, the Giants were in danger of bankruptcy despite playing competitive football in their first season. The Giants started off 0-3, but after a seven game winning streak stood at a respectable 7-3. However, more important then Wins and Losses was, what could them get out of the red? A December 11th game at the Polo Grounds against Red Grange and the Chicago Bears would be key. The game was a huge gate attraction drawing over 70,000 fans at the Polo Grounds, and kept the Giants in business, and helped to get pro-football a foothold in New York, as the Giants went on to finish with an 8-4 record splitting a home and home series with the Bears.

In their second season the Giants would get off to a slow start losing three of their first four games. However, they would only lose one more game the rest of the year as they posted a solid 8-4-1 record.

1927: The Giants led by a stifling defense that only allowed 20 points in a 13-game season stomps their way to first Place, and a NFL Championship with a record 11-1-1. During the season, the Giants would walk off the field ten times having shut out their opponents, and did not allow a single score against them in the first half all season long.

The Giants are unable to repeat their magical defense, and stumble their way through a sixth place 4-7-1 season. This year it is the Giants who seem to have trouble getting on the scoreboard, as they are shutout six times, and only manage to score a total of 79 points in a 12 game season.

The Giants rebound and once again become one of pro-football’s strongest team with an impressive 13-1-1 record. However, the 20-6 loss the Giants suffered November 24th against the Green Bay Packers would end their championship aspirations as the Packers complete a perfect 12-0 season.

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