Giants victory parade scheduled for Tuesday
The Giants' Super Bowl smackdown of the Patriots capped a comeback season and sent fans cheering -- and gearing up for Tuesday's victory parade.
Big Blue gained momentum by the end of the nail-biter against the New England Patriots, winning 21-17 in their Super Bowl rematch of 2008.
"It was beyond words!" said John Fennelly of GiantsFootballBlog.com. "The games have been like this every week, and thank god this was the last one because I don't think I had any finger nails left."
The city-sponsored ticker-tape parade is expected to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday and run along the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, from Battery Place up to Chambers Street
The city is giving away 500 tickets to 250 winners to attend a ceremony at City Hall Plaza. Entries will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through www.nyc.gov and 311.
"We're going to be [at the parade] cheering our boys on," said Bobby Blackjack, of "Talking Football Live" on Mix 1620 AM in New Jersey.
Blackjack said he didn't wash his late father's Giants sweatshirt in six weeks because he was superstitious about them winning.
Blackjack's co-host, Anthony "Big T" Guarente, said the G-Men peaked at the right time this season, which they finished 9-7.
"You had [quarterback] Eli Manning with the great passes, and [wide receiver] Mario Manningham came up huge," Guarente said. "This was a dream team."