When the G-Men and the Pats take the gridiron on February 5th, a lot will be at stake. Sure, the Giants will try to cap off a thrilling, improbable playoff run, and true, New England will be adamantly seeking vengeance from their upset loss in Super Bowl XLII, but this year's title game exceeds the hype of its football storylines. Super Bowl XLVI will be another chapter in perhaps the most storied rivalry in professional sports—New York vs. Boston.
Two cities with compelling history, rich cultural tradition, and a strong hatred for each other will clash next weekend with everything on the line. Beantown and the Big Apple have developed an antagonism that has helped shape the sporting world for decades. In anticipation of the big game, here's a look back at some of the most exciting moments in New York/Boston history.