"The city that never sleeps" was just given another reason to avoid hitting the hay.
Against all odds, the New York Giants are Super Bowl champions.
On Sunday, the G-Men survived Tom Brady's formidable aerial attack, a surprisingly sturdy Patriots defense, and a truly eccentric halftime show, emerging with their second title in four years. Eli Manning silenced his critics once again, Tom Coughlin polished his Canton resume, and Big Blue solidified its status as a dynasty in professional sports.
True, the Giants are a testament to the power of team chemistry, but the past five years have been dominated by a select few individuals who continue to engrave their names in Big Apple history. The Giants appear to have de-throned the Patriots, the Steelers, the Packers, and the rest of the league's juggernauts thanks to a few superstars as well as some unsung heroes.
In honor of their victory in Super Bowl XLVI, let's take a look at a dozen players who have contributed to the Giants' successful regime.