May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants fans Arase Randolph and Mike Eisenberg Wantage pose for a photo before the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Why are you a New York Football Giants fan?


  • Do you love blue?
  • Are you a fan of several New York area teams?
  • Why is Giants Nation for you?

Were you born into the team? Meaning your parents were fans of the New York Giants… Perhaps you were grandfathered in, meaning you fell in love the moment your Grandfather took you to see Lawrence Taylor stalk the gridiron in ’80s, making prey out of every QB in site.  Did you look at your Father or Grandfather as a child and seriously believe he could do a better job than Ray Handley?

Perhaps you are the Grandfather. It might be that you’ve been watching the New York Football Giants since long before I was alive… Maybe you watched the Giants back when football was in black and white and “The Greatest Game Ever Played” was talked about like it was yesterday. As if today was Monday, Dec 29, 1958 and you were still bitter over Raymond Berry’s winning performance, but perhaps enchanted by watching greatness unfold at the same time. 

After all, you would’ve just witnessed a game that contained an amazing stat:

HALL OF FAMERS
The Greatest Game Ever Played featured 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Raymond Berry  |  Art Donovan  |  Weeb Ewbank (coach)  |  Gino Marchetti  |  Lenny Moore  |  Jim Parker  |  Johnny Unitas


Roosevelt Brown  |  Frank Gifford  |   Sam Huff  |  Tom Landry (asst. coach)  |   Vince Lombardi (asst. coach)  |  Tim Mara (Owner)  | Wellington Mara (Vice President and Secretary)  |  Don Maynard  |  Andy Robustelli  |  Emlen Tunnell

- See more at: http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.aspx?release_id=1805#sthash.y6v3k1nO.dpuf

Talk about greatness, you have Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi coaching on the same team.

If that’s not you, why are you a Jints fan? Maybe you grew up a Mississippi fan and you support all their QB’s, but Eli Manning happens to be the best and you would’ve followed him anywhere.

It could be that you just recognize greatness, and when you see the New York Football Giants, you see a winning culture. You see a team with historic NFL roots, and since birth you simply know no other football team or city exists beyond the Big Blue horizon. No matter your interest level, GMEN HQ is looking for you.

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We know you love the Giants. What’s not to love? The New York Football Giants organization has won eight league championships since being established in the ’20s. You read that right and you’re probably well aware of that fact… At GMEN HQ we want to know your personal journey to Giant fandom. We want to know exactly why you love this team and how that came to be. Whether you’re just seeking Giants news or have a deeper interest in covering the Giants as your hobby or career, we’re interested in your story.

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  • Bushwhakked

    Because my brother threatened me with hostility if I rooted for any other team. I still tremble when he stops by.

    • Adam Ganeles

      We share a common bond.

      • Bushwhakked

        Sometimes it’s tough being the younger sibling.

  • Kevin Boilard

    My grandfather was an advertising agent in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the NFL was just beginning to take off. He lived in Connecticut and worked with players from the Giants, Jets, Eagles, Colts and Patriots. Although his favorite player to work with was Joe Namath, he became a fan of the Giants – probably because they were winning a lot during that time (six NFL championship appearances from 1956-1963). Anyway, my dad became a fan from watching the games with my grandfather, even through the terrible 1970s decade. My father and mother married in August of 1986, perhaps helping break the 30-year championship curse that the Giants finally shook with their first Super Bowl victory the following January. Then, things get weird when I was born – January 27, 1991 at halftime of Super Bowl XXV, which the Giants won by a point thanks to a kick that sailed wide right. I like to think that it was my coming into existence that threw of the balance of the universe just enough to make Scott Norwood’s game-winning kick attempt fail. I’ve been a Giants fan ever since. Not by choice, but by destiny.

    • William Watts

      That’s a great story, Kevin.

      We’re going to feature it today. In an updated “Why are you a new york Giants Fan?” post. Thank you. Giants fans, log in and tell us your GIANT story.