New York Giants 2012 Super Bowl Parade: Fans of Big Blue Deserve the Honor

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants shocked the world again by upsetting the favorite New England Patriots 21-17 in one of the wildest Super Bowls in recent memory.

After a season engulfed in turmoil, Big Blue faithful deserve a fantastic Super Bowl Parade.

After starting the season 7-7 and looking like there was no way for the team to make the playoffs, not only did New York make the show, they won the whole damn thing.

Most of the fans stuck by the team through the season's low points and deserve the parade as much as the players that won the Lombardi Trophy.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN about the parade:

After nearly missing the playoffs, the Giants have made history by becoming the first NFL team to win the Super Bowl after going 9-7 in the regular season. I look forward to celebrating this victory with all New Yorkers.

While no official time or route has been planned—considering that it is the media capital of the world—the assumption that the city will blow this party out like it was New Year’s Eve is as safe a bet as you can make.

As a fan of team that has never won a Super Bowl, watching the Giants hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in four years isn’t easy to stomach. As I say that, I know the heartache and suspense that being a fan can encompass and I know the fans deserve the day off from work to run through the streets with their fellow New Yorkers.

If I was running the parade, I would ensure that it passed the 9/11 memorial and let the players pay respect to the victims that have become synonymous with New York. I think a team photo at ground zero would be a great way to respect those that lost their lives for this country and a nice way to show terrorists that we’re still chugging.

Either way, New Yorkers have the right to celebrate for now. I will hate you all again tomorrow.


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