Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants Hangover

Luis SandovalContributor IFebruary 6, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts in the first half while taking on the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Manning, named MVP, led the Giants to a 21-17 victory.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report asks you whether you want to write a standard article, a slideshow or something else. This is not a standard article even though I just clicked on that. This is the culmination of a proclamation. New York Giants are World Champions. 

I usually write about soccer, but today I'm a little bit drunk. Too much celebrating in this town tonight.

I have been living in New York for 10 years. I fell in love with this team through the beat down that the Ravens put on us in that now distant Super Bowl—11 years ago. And I drank with jubilation through the 2007-08 season. But today was different. Today had feeling, guts, it had tears and maybe even a little cat scratch.

But it comes down to Eli hugging Justin Tuck at the end of the game, to show what this town and that team is about. Resilience and love for the guys around you. My hat goes off to those boys, to the Giants.

They all talk about stats, and two Bowls—but that's besides the point. The point is that this town knows how to pick itself up, and they show it. They live through the mantra of the town that never sleeps because they never give up until the job is done.

Tuck and Eli are the heart of the team and on levels, maybe even some of the heart of this town. A town that's gonna wake up with a whiskey hungover, but with a smile from Brooklyn to the Bronx.

Thank you for another good year, Giants. And simply thank you for a good night. 

Celebrate and parade!