Friday, September 14, 2012
Former New York Giants player Carl Banks and former Philadelphia Eagles player Hollis Thomas will visit Lawrence Township on Sept. 29 to take part in a celebrity bowling event to benefit the United Way of Greater Mercer County.
Two gridiron greats are set to visit Lawrence Township later this month to renew their rivalry, albeit minus the cleats, shoulder pads and helmets they’re used to wearing. When former New York Giants linebacker and two-time Super Bowl champion Carl Banks and ex-Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas face off on Sept. 29, they’re be wearing bowling shoes and more relaxed attire. The two National Football League retirees will be the stars of a celebrity “bowl off” being held at the Colonial Bowling and Entertainment Center to raise funds for the United Way of Greater Mercer County. Corporate lane sponsorships and general admission tickets to the family-friendly event are currently on sale. “It’s going to be a cool thing for a …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Former Rutgers running back inks free agent contract with defending Super Bowl champs after going undrafted.
"Jersey" Joe Martinek is staying in New Jersey. The state's all-time leading rusher was one of 10 undrafted free agents to sign with the New York Giants soon after the NFL Draft ended Saturday night, according to nj.com. The former Rutgers rusher worked out for the defending Super Bowl champions April 12. Martinek said he looked forward to proving himself—a battle he's grown accustom to fighting since rushing for a state record 7,589 yards and 80 touchdowns before graduating from Hopatcong High School in 2007 and working his way off the Scarlet Knights' practice squad. "It's just another challenge, another step," he said. "I'm part of another team now and now I have to establish myself again." Martinek hopes to become the second …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands flock to New York to fete Super Bowl winners
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The debate continues.
It's an argument that's been boiling over since 1976–or, at least since the Giants started winning Super Bowls. Where to hold the victory parade? The Canyon of Heroes, as is the traditional place a New York-based sporting team takes its victory lap (the G-Men are set to walk down at 11 a.m. Tuesday), or in New Jersey, where the newly-crowned Super Bowl champion team has actually been located for 36 years? It's hotly-debated, so much so Gov. Chris Christie has been calling them the "New Jersey" Giants. What do you think? Should it be exclusively in New Jersey? New York? Or, can football fans from both sides of the border agree that the Giants are both states' teams? Chime in below.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Upload photos and tell us why the Giants will win Super Bowl XLVI.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Wilmington, Mass. Patch editor Matt Schooley thinks he knows so much. He made this video for his readers—this very detailed video—about why the New England Patriots are going to stomp all over the New Jersey (sigh, fine ... New York) Giants at the Super Bowl this weekend. As if. You're a fan. You know what's at stake. It's Eli vs. Brady. Belichick vs. Coughlin. New England vs. New York/New Jersey. Again. We all know what happened last time these two faced off in the Super Bowl. And we know those Patriots fans in New England are still devastated by their perfect season ending ... well ... not so perfectly. What a shame that was, huh? So let's do what fans do — show our support for the Giants. Show your support by hitting "upload photos and …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tell us what you you do or wear to help your team win it all!
OK boys and girls it’s almost here, Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants vs. the Patriots. We’re sure that you all have great plans, to watch the game at home, a bar or in person, and many awesome recipes for Super Bowl snacks. We’re also sure you have a favorite Super Bowl Commercial from the past or one you’re waiting to see. But we don’t care. No, with the game nearly here, there is only one thing that matters, what are you doing to help? That’s right, it’s a little known fact that sports fans throughout the world have the power to help their team each week simply by wearing a particular shirt, or watching the game in a specific place, or following a ritual or routine every week. It’s called superstition and while it may or may not work, it …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Did you name your son Eli, get a helmet tattoo on your neck or paint your RV Big Blue? Tell us your stories of ultimate New York Giants fandom.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sports is about much more than games. It’s about how we celebrate our teams, obsess over athletes, recite statistics and even party. It can dictate what we wear, where we vacation and even who we marry. On Sunday, the New York Giants face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. So as we count down the hours and recount the improbable, plucky run by the Giants, it’s also time to celebrate our fandom. Everyone has that fan-tastic story: Did you name your son Eli (or Tiki), get a helmet tattoo on your neck or paint your RV Big Blue? Maybe you’re a fourth-generation season ticket holder or proposed to your girlfriend at halftime. Tell us your stories of ultimate New York Giants fandom. Or show us by uploading a photo. Share them in the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Giants Fans stayed up late and got up early in order to get the latest NFC Championship gear.
Moments after the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers for a trip to the Super Bowl, employees at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Route 18 were ready. In anticipation of the win, Dick’s announced that it would stay open late (1 a.m.), and open early (6 a.m.) to meet the hat and T-shirt needs of ravenous Giants fans. However, even the special hours weren’t enough, said store employees. “We had to open up five minutes earlier this morning because I had people waiting outside,” said Liz Kreher, softlines manager at the Route 18 Dick’s. “I had one guy covered head to toe in Giants gear, all in royal blue.” The customers were still rolling in hours later, even die hard fans. “I’m usually one of the people here at midnight,” said customer Ryan Ciampa, …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Rich Martucci's lawn has been turned into a giant Giants football field.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
When it comes to showing support for your team, Rich Martucci has every other home on the block – and in Clark – beat by 100 yards. Two friends of Martucci's, Kean University art student Jenn Hockenberry and her mother Kathy Lloyd, surprised him with a giant Giants football field painted on his front lawn on Thursday, his birthday. “I got the idea from a coworker of mine who had the New York Giants logo on his lawn," says Martucci. "I asked if she could just do 'Go Giants.'" But Martucci had no idea that his friends planned to take things up a notch. "I came home to this little mini football field here with goal posts," he says. Martucci says the duo worked from 8 a.m. to noon in freezing temperatures and went through two cases of red and …