It's turning into a New York size celebration all across the Big Apple--fans coming off a night of Giant's country unleashed last night as exuberant fans showed their love for the team that gave them a second Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.
Still riding high, the faithful are out in force Monday to scoop up wearable memories, nabbing official Team Wear at Modell's in Times Square.
Natalie DeLaRosa, of Elmhurst Queens came looking for a ladies' Manningham Super Bowl jersey, but printers haven't been able to churn them out fast enough. She reminisced about her favorite play, "That catch by Manningham, that was the moment."
Not to be outdone, players posted a cell phone vidoe as they were singing their way home aboard the official Giants jet, lead by running back Andre Brown belting out "I got a ring, he got one too." Players joined in chorus as they danced in the aisles before touching down at Newark Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, fans are soaring over the 21-17 win, and savoring the DeJaBlue of the perfect rematch with the Patriots from 4 years ago--with the same Big Blue Dominance.
The celebrations spilled over to the streets as New Yorkers stopped in awe to watch the big screens of Times Square as QB Eli Manning came out from behind to clinch it in the last minute of the fourth quarter.
Romesh Bedessi of Bellmore, Long Island was shopping at Modell's just hours after the Giants dominated. He said he couldn't wait another day to relive it all, "Eli completed the game. Perfect Game."
And the next generation of young hopefuls was celebrating at PS 21 in Patterson, NJ where Victor Cruz and his salsarific moves got his early start. The principal handed the intercom over to Miss Mackalino, who he called the school's biggest cheerleader. She gleefully grabbed the mic to announce to the entire school, "Thank you everyone, and to Big Blue and our Victor Cruz!"
Back in New York, Queens is still proudly showing its colors--the Maspeth Ale House painted their part of the town Giants Blue by re-doing the outside of the bar in blue and covered in Giants' logos.
Bartender Jessica Sheets described the madness of the night, "It was packed to the walls. It was nuts and then when they won you couldn't get out of here."
Uptown, the newly renamed Manning's Bar is taking credit for being the team's good luck charm. On Friday the local watering hole Brady's switched their moniker to reflect how they bleed true Blue, just as they did 4 years ago.
It's the only time of the year owner Dan Brady keeps his last name on a low profile. "Mayor Bloomberg said it best. This is the luckiest bar in New York. We want the team to come up here and be with the fans--drinks on the house!"
And when you have great players, fans with heart plus some luck thrown in it equals the unstoppable giants.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times