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Giants HOF DE Andy Robustelli Passes Away at Age 85

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Andy Robustelli, a 19th-round draft pick who became a seven-time All-Pro, passed away Tuesday, the Stamford Advocate reported. He was 85. Drafted in 1951 by the Los Angeles Rams out of Arnold College, Robustelli was traded to the New York Giants in 1956. He helped the Giants to […]

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 […]