Nfl's Impact On American Sports

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It was 1925, New York City, The Big Apple, a couple years before the Great Depression. The city was bustling with industry. Men, woman, and children were working all day, trying to survive the harsh city life. With the spare money they earned, they went to see short films at the movie theater and went to see sporting events like polo and baseball. But the Big Apple was due for a change, they needed something more exciting than polo and baseball. A sport that’s action packed and exciting and can provide proper entertainment for their families. They needed a football team. The NFL was just starting to pop up in the United States. NFL President, Joseph Carr traveled to New York to offer Billy Gibson an NFL franchise. Unfortunately, Gibson…show more content…
Legendary halfback Jim Thorpe was recruited to join the team, which earned its first league title in 1927 under head coach Earl Potteiger. The Giants shut out 9 of 12 opponents and surrendered only 20 points during the entire season. (New York Giants Team History) In just its third season, the team finished with the best record in the league at 11–1–1 and was awarded the NFL title. In a 14-year span beginning in 1933, New York qualified to play in the NFL championship game eight times, winning twice (1934 and 1938). They did not win another championship until 1956, aided by several future Hall of Fame players such as running back Frank Gifford, linebacker Sam Huff, and offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown. (History of the New York…show more content…
In 2007 at Super Bowl 42, they defeated the best team in the NFL at the time. At that time, the New England Patriots were undefeated with a 16-0 (16 wins 0 loses) record and were voted most likely to win the Super Bowl. The Giants came in with a heart full of courage and pride; ready to upset a lot of fans and gamblers. The most iconic moment in the game was in the 4th quarter, when Manning dropped back to pass, but was surrounded by New England pass rushers. Escaping three tackles, he threw a long pass to David Tyree, who caught the ball against his own helmet, while being covered by Patriots safety Rodney Harrison. (History of the New York Giants) Four plays later, Manning threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left. Manning won the game 's MVP award by completing 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns. The Giants ' win is considered one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. (History of the New York Giants). In 2012, the New England Patriots had a shot of redemption, to show the NFL the last Super Bowl was just a fluke. The Patriots entered the game with an AFC-best 13-3 regular season record. (Super Bowl XLVI) The Patriots were once again voted to win this game even though the lost their last Super Bowl against the Giants. The Giants jumped to a 9–0 lead in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVI
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