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SweetZombieJesus
01-04-2012, 07:24 AM
With the win over the Cowboys last Sunday night, the Giants became the franchise with the most playoff appearances in NFL history, at 31.

The win broke them out of a tie with the Dallas Cowboys, who remain at 30 all-time appearances.
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stormblue
01-04-2012, 07:34 AM
is that how many games played......

or how many times we made the playoffs ?

SweetZombieJesus
01-04-2012, 07:40 AM
how many years they reached the playoffs.

1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1958,
1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997,
2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

NYG 5
01-04-2012, 07:57 AM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.

Antwuan
01-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Great Accomplishment!

Go Giants!!!

brad
01-04-2012, 08:07 AM
I wasn't even aware of this one... nice job!

Redzone42
01-04-2012, 08:14 AM
That's awesome. We also have a good amount of championships to show for it.

fansince69
01-04-2012, 08:28 AM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


Yes my early years as a Giant fan...I started watching in 69......you younger fans have no idea what watching a disappointing team is like year after year as the cowboys succeed,....I listen to all of you complain about Eli and the coaching staff.........trust me we have nothing to complain about

nhpgiantsfan
01-04-2012, 08:50 AM
Imagine if there were Internet message boards in the '60s and '70s!

RobCarpenter
01-04-2012, 08:56 AM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
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I became a fan in the late 60's so I remember these years all too well. Makes me really appreciate what we have now.</P>

GameTime
01-04-2012, 09:00 AM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
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and the fan base now has the balls to complain.....lol</P>

Dorothy
01-04-2012, 09:02 AM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


Yes my early years as a Giant fan...I started watching in 69......you younger fans have no idea what watching a disappointing team is like year after year as the cowboys succeed,....I listen to all of you complain about Eli and the coaching staff.........trust me we have nothing to complain about


My first year was 62. those were painful years.

nygsb42champs
01-04-2012, 09:15 AM
Very good stat. It shows our history.

gumby742
01-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Someone email that to Rex Ryan

Roosevelt
01-04-2012, 12:24 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
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I became a fan in the late 60's so I remember these years all too well. Makes me really appreciate what we have now.</p>

Yes but as noted in another post, your appreciation makes most of us a bit....uneasy.

Weygand
01-04-2012, 12:38 PM
I think the Giants also hold the record now for most divisional titles as well.

TMYK

Weygand
01-04-2012, 12:39 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


I'm stealing your banner in your sig

Redeyejedi
01-04-2012, 12:41 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
I feel for u guys that grew up in the 70's true Giant fans right there

Weygand
01-04-2012, 12:43 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
I feel for u guys that grew up in the 70's true Giant fans right there

I used to work with a guy out here who rode the train with his dad to Connecticut to watch the Giants play there. He said the early 70s were like a sustained hell

Redeyejedi
01-04-2012, 12:45 PM
With the win over the Cowboys last Sunday night, the Giants became the franchise with the most playoff appearances in NFL history, at 31.

The win broke them out of a tie with the Dallas Cowboys, who remain at 30 all-time appearances.
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The Cowboys have been a franchise since 1960 , The Giants since 1925

KATKAVAGE75
01-04-2012, 12:45 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.
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Same here, no complaints. I've been a fan since the late 50s. Those 15 years were painful. The Maras &amp; Tisches have been putting a competitive team on the field for awhile now. I'm grateful for that.</P>

SweetZombieJesus
01-04-2012, 01:20 PM
The Cowboys have been a franchise since 1960 , The Giants since 1925

From the NFL's founding in 1920 until 1932, there were no playoffs; titles were won by best winning percentage.

The Cardinals, Packers, and Bears have been around longer than the Giants, and they do not hold this record; several other teams came along in 1933 (such as the Eagles, Steelers, and Redskins) and they do not hold this record.

From 1933-1966 only TWO teams made the playoffs (which shows just how dominant they were to show up all the time). Since then it's grown from 8 to whereas now we have TWELVE teams making the playoffs, which is 40% of the league. So if you were going to argue showing up in the Super Bowl era is more impressive it can be countered.

If you eliminate the Giants' and Cowboys' respective early golden eras when the game was different and start from, say, 1980, it's 15 playoff appearances, 8 division titles, and 3 Super Bowls for the Giants, and 17 playoff appearances, 10 division titles, and 3 Super Bowls for the Cowboys. Pretty even.

RoanokeFan
01-04-2012, 01:26 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


Those were the DARK DAYS you her some of us lamenting about

giantsfan420
01-04-2012, 02:21 PM
wow. things get out of hand here if we have a chance at not making the playoffs for 3 years, and we all act like 2 yrs is horrible and cannot be excused...

that gap between 63 and 81 is why the giants have the best fan base in sports. not gonna try and explain why thats my stance bc itd take too long but i maintain that through the bad times character and loyalty are made

fansince69
01-04-2012, 02:54 PM
I was 9 yrs old in 1969 and just beginning my interest in football...My father was a Giant fan so I watched every Sunday.....Every other kid I grew up with was a Jet fan or a cowboy fan and used to tell me how bad my team sucked.....I stuck with them through the worst of it and never once missed a game from 1973 to date....as I said earlier you younger guys have had it easy only waiting a yr or 2 to get to playoffs I watched for over 10 yrs before I ever knew what playoff football is like.

We really stated to come together in 84 and other than a couple of lean yrs (Dave Brown)It has been pretty good since then.younger fans when you complain please remember the 70s

Pksoze
01-04-2012, 03:01 PM
While I have suffered nowhere near as much as some of the older fans. I became a Giants fan in 1993 with Phil Simms and LT's last year. My High school years were the Dave Brown years. And that was tough considering the Cowboys were a dynasty.

JMFP2
01-04-2012, 03:29 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


Yes my early years as a Giant fan...I started watching in 69......you younger fans have no idea what watching a disappointing team is like year after year as the cowboys succeed,....I listen to all of you complain about Eli and the coaching staff.........trust me we have nothing to complain about


I don't go back that far, but far enough to remember Joe Pisarcik.....I remember my Dad howling in pain in the den watching the Giants stink it up year after year.

I think those dark ages are the reason for so many Cowboy/Steeler/Raiders fans in the tri-state area....the Giants sucked so bad, so long, that alot of fans just gave up hope and climbed aboard the bandwagons.

Thankfully, my old man wasn't one of them.

fansince69
01-04-2012, 03:58 PM
LMAO at the gap between '63 and '81.


Yes my early years as a Giant fan...I started watching in 69......you younger fans have no idea what watching a disappointing team is like year after year as the cowboys succeed,....I listen to all of you complain about Eli and the coaching staff.........trust me we have nothing to complain about


I don't go back that far, but far enough to remember Joe Pisarcik.....I remember my Dad howling in pain in the den watching the Giants stink it up year after year.

I think those dark ages are the reason for so many Cowboy/Steeler/Raiders fans in the tri-state area....the Giants sucked so bad, so long, that alot of fans just gave up hope and climbed aboard the bandwagons.

Thankfully, my old man wasn't one of them.

Many fans start to root for the team that happens to be good the year they start to watch football...In my case and it sounds like yours...we root for the team our dad rooted for

In the 70s we had some <font color="#ff0000">great</font> qbs such as Craig Morton Norm Snead and Pisacik But through it all it seemed like we always have great defensive players....Mendenhall and Archer and of course linebackers Kelly Van pelt and Carson

SweetZombieJesus
01-04-2012, 04:04 PM
I think those dark ages are the reason for so many Cowboy/Steeler/Raiders fans in the tri-state area....the Giants sucked so bad, so long, that alot of fans just gave up hope and climbed aboard the bandwagons.

Thankfully, my old man wasn't one of them.

The NFL really exploded and overtook MLB as the national passtime in the 1970s -- and the teams that were good in the 70s enjoy large, persistent fanbases around the country, not just the NYC area.

Landry's Cowboys (even though they lost 3 SBs), the Steelers, the Raiders, even the Dolphins have fans that come out of the woodwork decades later. Even when they are bad the fans of those teams come out of nowhere to show up when they play here.

At least that's my theory. Later dynastic teams (like the 49ers and Redskins) don't seem to have the same staying power as those 70s franchises.

fansince69
01-04-2012, 04:11 PM
I think those dark ages are the reason for so many Cowboy/Steeler/Raiders fans in the tri-state area....the Giants sucked so bad, so long, that alot of fans just gave up hope and climbed aboard the bandwagons.

Thankfully, my old man wasn't one of them.

The NFL really exploded and overtook MLB as the national passtime in the 1970s -- and the teams that were good in the 70s enjoy large, persistent fanbases around the country, not just the NYC area.

Landry's Cowboys (even though they lost 3 SBs), the Steelers, the Raiders, even the Dolphins have fans that come out of the woodwork decades later.

At least that's my theory. Later dynastic teams (like the 49ers and Redskins) don't seem to have the same staying power as those 70s franchises.


Those teams you mention with possible exception of the raiders had I- con type coaches (perhaps why they were good at the time) Landry Shula and Knoll were all there for years and built great teams.

SweetZombieJesus
01-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Those teams you mention with possible exception of the raiders had I- con type coaches (perhaps why they were good at the time) Landry Shula and Knoll were all there for years and built great teams.


True, but are you saying Walsh and Gibbs don't belong in the conversation? There's something "special" about those 70s teams.

The 49ers won 5 Super Bowls in a very short time span but their following has faded in a way that the Cowboys, Steelers, and Raiders have not. IMO the massive conversion of fans to the NFL happened in the 70s and after that it's been a slower, generational growth.

fansince69
01-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Those teams you mention with possible exception of the raiders had I- con type coaches (perhaps why they were good at the time) Landry Shula and Knoll were all there for years and built great teams.


True, but are you saying Walsh and Gibbs don't belong in the conversation? There's something "special" about those 70s teams.

The 49ers won 5 Super Bowls in a very short time span but their following has faded in a way that the Cowboys, Steelers, and Raiders have not. IMO the massive conversion of fans to the NFL happened in the 70s and after that it's been a slower, generational growth.


Good point

amdownwitjpp
01-04-2012, 04:34 PM
I def. feel for those old skool Giant fans,it is y I respect Redskin fans even though they have not been bad that long,my home town fans Ravens are riding a winning wagon and I cant wait for their demise cuz of the fans,I was TRUBLU b4 the Ravens besides, that most appearances does not mean much except we have close to the most losses too,it is a 2 sided coin