G-Men In Tights: Which Superhero Is Your Favorite Giant?

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Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XXI championship ring to commemorate the New York Giants 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos on January 25, 1987 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport

Phil McConkey: Captain America

Both Phil McConkey and Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America) entered the military as frail men with big hearts and even bigger dreams.  While Captain America achieved greatness through a medical experiment that freakishly altered his physique, McConkey was signed by the Giants as a rail-thin 27-year-old rookie after serving four years in the Navy.  McConkey’s positive attitude and mental toughness enabled him to survive six seasons in the NFL, highlighted by a touchdown catch and victory in Super Bowl XXI.  After the game, McConkey displayed his heroic alertness and patriotism by retrieving a gun that a police officer had lost on the field during a struggle with a fan.

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