Sunday, December 30, 2012
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Bavaro is a former tight end for the New York Giants, and a former resident of Chatham.
Mark Bavaro, the former New York Giant and Chatham resident, will sign autographs and take pictures with fans at Legends Gallery from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Advance tickets, including an item for Bavaro to autograph, is $50. An 8-x-10 in. copy of the cover of Sports Illustrated's Dec. 15, 1986 edition, which features Bavaro on the cover, is $55. Legends has also hosted several other Giants in past months, including Eli Manning in September, Jason Pierre-Paul in July and Victor Cruz in March. Bavaro last appeared in Chatham in November 2010. For more information, visit the Legends Gallery website.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A culinary road map for fans attending the Eli Manning autograph signing Monday.
As Eli Manning fans wait for the chance to see the New York Giants quarterback in Chatham today, they may find themselves getting hungry. Luckily Legends Gallery, where Manning will begin signing autographs at 6:30 p.m., is located in the heart of Chatham Borough's downtown, and no shortage of restaurants, ranging from the very casual to the formal, will be open Monday both before and after Manning's appearance. Directly across from the gallery is Arminio's Italian Corner, which offers pizza, salads and full entrees. The front area of the restaurant, where the pizza is made has a counter for quick take-out service. Table service is available in the back, and the menu of entrees features Italian pasta, meat and seafood favorites. Within …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The week-long camp at Oak Knoll saw NY Giants greats Rodney Hampton, Chris Calloway and Sam Garnes.
What better way to become a better football player than at the youth camp of the current and four-time NFL world champion New York Giants? Pro Sports Experience provides an opportunity for local youth to do just that. Oak Knoll hosted the annual NY Giants Youth Football Camp from June 25 to June 29. Several former NY Giants visited camp including Chris Calloway, Sam Garnes, and Rodney Hampton. Calloway, a wide receiver for the Giants from 1992 to 1998, visited campers on June 26; Garnes, safety for the Giants from 1997 to 2001, on June 27; and Hampton returned to camp again this year on June 28. Garnes currently serves on the Devner Broncos coaching staff as the assitant secondary coach. Hampton was a member of the Giants' historic Super …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The New York Giants player made his first fan appearance in New Jersey since Super Bowl XLVI in Chatham Saturday.
New York Giants fans flocked to Chatham over the weekend for an appearance by Victor Cruz, the New York Giants receiver who scored the first Super Bowl touchdown in February. Legends Gallery owners Randy Dembo and Gregg Dailey worked with Cruz's agent to bring the football star to Chatham People from as far as Maryland came to get a helmet, photograph, football or other memorabilia signed by Cruz, or to see how their salsa moves compared to those of the Paterson native.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
New York celebrates Super Bowl XLVI victory in style.
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. RELATED: PHOTOS: To relive action from Super Bowl weekend, check out this Patch gallery
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Super Bowl champs will be making their way through the Canyon of Heroes tomorrow morning.
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.
New York mounts comeback on final drive to beat New England.
INDIANAPOLIS – The crowd was eerily quiet as Eli Manning and the Giants took over for one last drive in the final four minutes of Super Bowl XLVI. Like he’s done countless times during the 2011 season, Manning made a series of precision passes – five to be exact, including a 38-yard out route to Mario Manningham that sparked the drive – and set New York up inside the 10-yard line. Ahmad Bradshaw finished the drive with a 6-yard touchdown run that capped a 21-17 Giants victory over the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday night. Manning, who was 30-for-40 passing, threw for 296 yards and one touchdown, earning his second Super Bowl MVP award against the Patriots. “We moved the ball down the field, and Eli [Manning] made some …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Upload photos and tell us why the Giants will win Super Bowl XLVI.
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 …