Posted on September 04 2020
If you live in New York, chances are, when it comes to professional football, you either cheer for the New York Jets or the New York Giants. Both teams play in New Jersey's East Rutherford MetLife Stadium. Here, we're going to take a close look at the New York Giants. Their headquarters are in Quest Diagnostics Training Center – same state, same city. Without the New York Giants, in the early days of the NFL, both the team and the sport may have perished without their close association.
Pro Football Hall of Famer, the late Tim Morrow, in 1925 purchased the franchise for $500. To keep the franchise alive, he invested another $25,000 before the Giants’ first season had even ended. This all but sealed the Giants’ place in the NFL. A team belonging to the biggest city in the United States was needed by the NFL in its younger years. It was seeking fan attendance and national media.
- 1970 to Present – NFC East
- 1970 to Present – National Football Conference
- 1953 to 1969 – Eastern Conference
- 1967 and 1969 – Century Division
- 1968 – Capital Division
- 1950 to 1952 – American Conference
- 1933 to 1949 – Eastern Division
- 1925 to present – National Football League
New York Giants Nicknames, Team Colors (And Mascot?)
Though the New York Giants do go by the shortened "The Giants", they also have other nicknames including the following:
- New York Football Giants
- Big Blue Wrecking Crew (1984 to 1993 Linebackers)
- Big Blue
The team colors for the New York Giants consist of red, white, and blue – just like our American flag.
A total of five NFL teams currently do not designate a mascot, out of the 32 total teams. The New York Giants are one of them. Others are the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, and the New York Jets.
New York Giants Personnel
The following are listed as personnel for the New York Giants:
- David Gettleman – General manager
- Joe Judge – Head coach
- John Mara – President
- Steve Tisch – Chairman
- Steve Tisch and John Mara – Owners
Home Fields Through the Years
Numerous home fields have been enjoyed by the Giants. These consist of the following:
- 2010 to present – MetLife Stadium
- 1976 to 2009 – Giants Stadium
- 1975 – Shea Stadium
- 1973 to 1974 – Yale Bowl
- 1956 to 1973 – Yankee Stadium
- 1925 1955 – Polo Grounds
New York Giants’ Appearances in the Playoffs
The New York Giants have appeared in the following playoffs: 2016, 2011, 2008 - 2005, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1986 - 1984, 1981, 1963 - 1961, 1959, 1958, 1956, 1950, 1946, 1944, 1943, 1941, 1939, 1938, 1935 - 1933.
The following championships have been held by the New York Giants:
- 16 Division Championships
- 11 Conference Championships
- Four Super Bowl Championships
- Four NFL Championships (before there was a Super Bowl)
Where To Go For Your New York Giants Hat
At Hat Heaven, we carry about a dozen types of New York Giants caps. In fact, whichever NFL team you cheer for, we have a number of hats for you to wear to the next game, in your home entertainment room while watching the game, on a nature outing, or just around the house. We also carry hats representing teams from other sports, besides professional football. Check out our wide array of hats today at Hat Heaven.