Funny how a simple game of football can transform downtown Manhattan and the Meadowlands into a ruckus party zone. Good times were the M.O. yesterday thanks to the NY Giants organization and the Big Blue faithful, myself included of course, turning what would've been another boring Tuesday into an unforgettable event. Confetti flew through the air as fast as anti-Patriots chants and hit the ground as quickly as the empty beer bottles.
My Super Bowl celebration survival kit consisted of my Canon, Timbs to get extra height for photos and in case sh*t popped off with a Giants Super Bowl Champion shirt copped the night before at Modell's. Doesn't sound like much but it held me down throughout the day as I snapped these flicks and blended in with the hundreds of thousands of folks on hand. The energy of the ticker tape parade went from high to level "Scenario" Busta Rhymes as soon as the cavalcade hit our block at Broadway and Exchange. Seeing more than a few people dip once Eli passed had me kind of salty but it's whatever. Their loss became our gain as we moved in and grabbed much better flicks. Frigid weather didn't fade the crowd as they welcomed home their squad: starting with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks headlining their floats.
Photo by Jason H.
A high power morning turned to a pretty inebriated afternoon once the party moved to MetLife Stadium. Take a look around and you could see who had a few too many. Hip-hop nerd disappointment set over once the announcer brought out Naughty By Nature for a quick rendition of "J.P.P." which must've been code for "Let's head back home, everybody!"
Also, You tend to hear a bunch of wild nonsense at these things. The best overhead convos go as follows.
-- "F*ck Tom Brady" chants by drunk fans on the bus heading to MetLife Stadium followed by "But he has amazing hair."
-- Eli Manning screwing up his speech at the Metlife Rally. "We had our walls against our ba-Our backs against the walls!" followed by him closing up shop quick and taking a seat with his patented shoulder shrug. If that boy didn't have football...let me stop.
-- Some skanky lady on the bus back to the station asked for a bag to pee in followed by some chick yelling "Sit down with that sh*t Snooki!" She kept going, some dude called her out for "Acting like a whore," they got to barking, he decked bagged lady and then the police swooped her up on the spot.
So yeah, I'm glad I got back in one piece after all that. It feels good to be a Giants fan these days and even better to take part in all that action. Your 2011 NFL Champion New York Football Giants weren't the most talented team but they played hard, seized opportunities and kept composure when nerves got tested.
Oh, and thank you David for sticking with NY through the post season and an extra special shout out goes to Tinsley for, once again, doubting the eventual champs. Tins' predictions had me feeling like David back in '09. And, without any further sh*t talking, on to the flicks.