Today’s parade for the Super Bowl XLVI championship New York Giants team began promptly at 1:00 P.M. as planned, and it culminated at City Hall in New York City. The weather was beautiful, tons of confetti rained on parade participants, and there was a background of relentless cheering by the enthusiastic crowds in attendance. One million people were in attendance at the premier event.
Co-owners John Marra and Steve Tisch extolled the Giants’ accomplishments both on the field and deportment off the field. Joan Tisch also made an appearance and was given the keys to NYC.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced coach Tom Coughlin. who reminded the fans that “All Things Are Possible For Those Who Believe”. In fact, coach Coughlin quoted President Barack Obama’s praise for the team in today’s telephone conversation. By the way, two Super Bowl wins (both over the New England Patriots) may very well cement Coughlin’s candidacy for the Hall of Fame.
The keys to NYC were presented by the Mayor to the owners, coaches and football players. The team captains spoke. Eli Manning (MVP) quoted coach Coughlin’s season-long theme of “finishing.” In addition, Manning emphasized the fact that the team won the last six games. Finally, the team exited to attend another huge celebration at MetLife Stadium.
Congrats for a tremendous season, culminating in a Super Bowl triumph for the Giants for the second time in the last four seasons.