GMEN HQ: What are some of the craziest games you’ve been to and what were they like?
LPG: I mean, come on, man. I’ve been to it all.
Yeah. I went to the heartbreak with Trey Junkin’s bad snap. I was there. I couldn’t believe it there were no flags on Rich Seubert. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve seen some serious heartbreaks. I was at the Joe Pisarcik fumble game just as a preteen. I wasn’t even paying attention to the game as it was over, but I was there.
Flipper Anderson catching the ball and running into the tunnel and never coming out hurts. I was there for the DeSean Jackson punt, I was there for all of these. These disgusting, gross Giants memories, they take a little bit of your heart every time.
But I was also there for the good times.
Lawrence Tynes kicking to the Super Bowl two times. I was there for the R.W. McQuarters interception in Dallas. I was there for the Corey Webster interception in the freezing cold. I was there for Kyle Williams’ two fumbles.
But then the Superbowls. I’ve been to five Superbowls. I only talk about four.
18 and 1 man, 18 and 1. To have the greatest single play in NFL history, not the greatest catch, not the greatest escape, the single greatest play in all of football. I was there for that. I was front and center to watch.
Gronk diving and almost catching that hail Mary in 2012. I was there watching my buddy Chase intercept the ball over Gronk. I was doing snow angels after Super Bowl 46 on the field. But, the wins will always outweigh the bad stuff. You can never go wrong with the Super Bowls and you know that the run from Tampa to Dallas to Green Bay to Arizona is unforgettable.
A final thank you is in order for Joe.
I had an awesome time with LPG talking NY Giants football; both of us meeting Joe Morris as our first Giant, our shared uproots in NYS Section 1 Football, and just talking ball with a living legend. Joe is an inspiration to kids looking to live out their dreams of attending sports games and establishing a unique bond with their favorite athletes and players. For as long as I can remember, all I ever wanted to do was go to every Giants game possible every year.
I first met Joe in 2014. We were both at an Odell Beckham Jr. signing event right after he torched the St. Louis Rams in 2014, Odell’s rookie year. LPG was nothing but gracious and friendly. He even took extended time to have a conversation with me and take some photos. Fast forward to his inaugural softball game, I had a brief but awesome conversation with Joe amidst all the action and craziness of dodgeballs being thrown, softball being hit, and nostalgia in the air.
Joe always goes above and beyond with how he gives back and interacts with the NY Giants fanbase. Whether it’s giving out free tickets, apparel contests, random souvenir giveaways, or buying Dunkin Donuts customers free coffee for victory Mondays, it is clear that Joe is all heart. That’s just the type of man Joe Ruback is and any New York Giants fan would be lucky to know or meet him.
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Thank you again, Joe and I look forward to doing more work together in the future!