“The Snowball Game”, December 23rd, 1995 vs. San Diego Chargers
It just so happens that twenty years ago today – December 23rd, 1995 – Giants fans were so fed up with the play of Dave Brown and the coaching of Dan Reeves that they showed off their arms, hurling snowballs that knocked out a Chargers employee. I was at this game, as a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. I didn’t realize how bad the situation was until the next day, when all the major papers detailed the damage: 175 ejections and 15 arrests. Only 50,000 were in attendance for the regular season finale loss that landed the G-men with a 5-11 record.
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The 1966 Giants
I wasn’t alive to witness this squad, but from what I’ve read, they were not only the worst in Giants history, but arguably the worst in league history. Fans wouldn’t wear brown bags over their heads, they wear full on hazmat suits. The Giants finished in last place in the Eastern Conference with a 1–12–1 record, the worst in franchise history.
The 1966 Giants surrendered the most points in NFL history for a 14-game season, allowing 501 points in 14 games, for an average of almost 36 points per game. That Giants team gave up more than 50 points three times. And you thought this year’s Saints D was horrendous.
On November 27, 1966 the Giants played the highest-scoring game in NFL history, losing to the Washington Redskins, 72–41.
Miracle at the Meadowlands, November 19th, 1978
Before my time on this Earth, “off-Broadway” Joe Pisarcik spun to hand off to Larry Csonka, fumbled the ball and Herm Edwards scooped it up and ran for the game-winning touchdown. There’s no Charles WAY I would see a miracle like that happen at the Meadowlands again, right?
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