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  • #31
    its gotta be 1981
    we only went 9-7 but we beat Dallas at home in overtime the very last game of the season to win a wild card berth.
    then beat the freakin' Eagles in the wild card game. then SF knocked us out.

    but that was the first sniff of the post-season in 18 years.......it was soooo nice after being bottom feeders for 2 decades.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1mbY3IHqrs
    due to the fact that I am from the Woodstock generation ...
    my opinions may be chemically enhanced and influenced by severe episodes of memory loss

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    • #32
      2008

      Although I hated how it ended.
      New York Giants Superbowl XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI Champions!!!!!

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      • #33
        Originally posted by jomo View Post
        I can't ignore the pummelling we took in the Super Bowl and I'm not a Fassel fan so I'll pass on that one. My choice would be 1985 because we could feel that we were on the brink of something big. That was the year that my wife uttered a classic line which I'll share here. We are in Chicago for a playoff game with the wind blowing a gale and our punter Sean Landeta totally whiffs on a punt. Not a shank mind you but a whiff, something I had never seen before nor since. My wife, not a huge sports fan, turns to me and says "that doesn't happen often does it?"
        Agree, jomo. That game against Chicago hurt because we knew we were becoming contenders. Between the Landeta whiff, and Rob Carpenter's unforced fumble on what would have been a big gain into Bears territory, we messed it up.
        But, we finished that last game in '85 and I absolutely knew that '86 was gonna be our year. The biggest bummer about '86 for me was that Carpenter wasn't on the team anymore.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by stormblue View Post
          its gotta be 1981
          we only went 9-7 but we beat Dallas at home in overtime the very last game of the season to win a wild card berth.
          then beat the freakin' Eagles in the wild card game. then SF knocked us out.

          but that was the first sniff of the post-season in 18 years.......it was soooo nice after being bottom feeders for 2 decades.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1mbY3IHqrs
          Completely agree. 1981 was a turning point in the fate of our beloved team.
          Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by alentown pa View Post
            mine was the 1997 season..Fassel's first year, picked last by everyone we went 10-5-1 and should have beat Minnesota in the playoffs...Loved Charles Way, Armstead had a big year and we won with Danny Kannel at quarterback.
            2000 SB year
            Yeah....we lost the SB but at least we looked damned good getting there! I can remember John Madden's comment (when we were embarrassing the Vikings) like it was yesterday........

            Madden:"THE VIKINGS LOOK LIKE THEY DON'T WANT ANY PART OF THIS!"
            "I'M ALL FOR IT!"

            John McKay, HC of the 1976 winless TB Buccaneers, when asked by a reporter, how McKay felt, about the execution of his offense.

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            • #36
              Another team I liked was the 89 team, the flipper year and the worst PI call of all time imo...IMO the 89 was better than the 90 team, thought OJ was great that year, Simms was great...the 88 season and the 89 season is where I learned as a kid to hate the eagles, they like now always got the best of us then.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                Completely agree. 1981 was a turning point in the fate of our beloved team.
                I understand that the 81 team was a turning point but why did they struggle so much in 82 and 83? 1984 was the really the start of it imo...I was too young at the time to watch them in 82 and 83, why didnt they build of the 81 season, injuries?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by alentown pa View Post
                  I understand that the 81 team was a turning point but why did they struggle so much in 82 and 83? 1984 was the really the start of it imo...I was too young at the time to watch them in 82 and 83, why didnt they build of the 81 season, injuries?
                  82 was a strike season. There were only 9 games and we lost in a tie breaker to make the playoffs. 83 was a nightmare with Parcells first year. Really it was Parcells horrific decision to start Brunner out of fear of change. Phil outplayed Brunner in the pre season by a mile. Then when he finally put Phil in vs.Philly, Phil got his finger caught in Carl Hairstons facemask on a follow through, dislocated it and was out for the season. But in 84 we made the playoffs and beat the Rams in a playoff game. Phil threw for 4000 yards with no WR's. 85 we were a great team that lost a bunch of close games (still learning to win) In 86 we took essentially the same team as 85 to 14-2 and total domination of the league.
                  But it was 81 that broke the ice. 81 was LT's first year. Its when we broke the long nightmare of no playoffs.
                  Last edited by Morehead State; 11-20-2012, 08:04 PM.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                    Completely agree. 1981 was a turning point in the fate of our beloved team.
                    I misunderstood the question....i thought it was specifically ABOUT the year we went to the SB but didn't win it.
                    Now that I understand the question...I have to agree 1000% with 1981.
                    All my favorite Giants were just beginning what would become their amazing careers man...how could it not be!
                    As we all sat in our living rooms on Sundays in 1981.... eating our pasta, chips, beer, whatever your sunday football meal was...we were about to be taken on a hell of a ride through that decade and we didn't even know it!
                    Man...what I wouldn't give to be able to snap my fingers, and be back there on one of those Sundays... for just an hour....!!!
                    Last edited by bigblue58; 11-20-2012, 08:08 PM.
                    "I'M ALL FOR IT!"

                    John McKay, HC of the 1976 winless TB Buccaneers, when asked by a reporter, how McKay felt, about the execution of his offense.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                      82 was a strike season. There were only 9 games and we lost in a tie breaker to make the playoffs. 83 was a nightmare with Parcells first year. Really it was Parcells horrific decision to start Brunner out of fear of change. Phil outplayed Brunner in the pre season by a mile. Then when he finally put Phil in vs.Philly, Phil got his finger caught in Carl Hairstons facemask on a follow throw, dislocated it and was out for the season. But in 84 we made the playoffs and beat the Rams in a playoff game. Phil threw for 4000 yards with no WR's. 85 we were a great team that lost a bunch of close games (still learning to win) In 86 we took essentially the same team as 85 to 14-2 and total domination of the league.
                      But it was 81 that broke the ice. 81 was LT's first year. Its when we broke the long nightmare of no playoffs.
                      For Giants fans my age who never saw a Giants playoff game, it was special.
                      Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                        82 was a strike season. There were only 9 games and we lost in a tie breaker to make the playoffs. 83 was a nightmare with Parcells first year. Really it was Parcells horrific decision to start Brunner out of fear of change. Phil outplayed Brunner in the pre season by a mile. Then when he finally put Phil in vs.Philly, Phil got his finger caught in Carl Hairstons facemask on a follow through, dislocated it and was out for the season. But in 84 we made the playoffs and beat the Rams in a playoff game. Phil threw for 4000 yards with no WR's. 85 we were a great team that lost a bunch of close games (still learning to win) In 86 we took essentially the same team as 85 to 14-2 and total domination of the league.
                        But it was 81 that broke the ice. 81 was LT's first year. Its when we broke the long nightmare of no playoffs.
                        a fun fact about the 84 team is that they were outscored by their opponents in the regular season, just like last year..they were a good team in 84.

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                        • #42
                          I'm pretty sure it was Aaron Thomas (TE) who was ruled out of bounds against the Saints in Week 3 not Ernie Koy. But that was a long time ago.
                          1970 was my first die-hard season other highlights during the season include Howard Cosell blasted out his mind on Monday night football (Giants vs. Eagles) in a November game and Fran Tarkenton engineering three touchdowns in the last 5 or 10 minutes to beat the Redskins. The last game against the Rams
                          (with Jerry Shay breaking his leg) put me in a funk for weeks.

                          Great memories

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                          • #43
                            for me it was 2008. We were so dominant that year. Had Plaxico never did what he did, we would've probably would've repeated.

                            I'll never forget how we ran for nearly 300 yards on the Ravens. Epic.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by alentown pa View Post
                              a fun fact about the 84 team is that they were outscored by their opponents in the regular season, just like last year..they were a good team in 84.
                              They really did back into the playoffs. I was at that horriific 10-3 game against the Saints week 16. Then a bunch of things had to happen on Sunday (Giants game was Saturday) for them to make the playoffs and they all happened.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Bobby Duhon View Post
                                I'm pretty sure it was Aaron Thomas (TE) who was ruled out of bounds against the Saints in Week 3 not Ernie Koy. But that was a long time ago.
                                1970 was my first die-hard season other highlights during the season include Howard Cosell blasted out his mind on Monday night football (Giants vs. Eagles) in a November game and Fran Tarkenton engineering three touchdowns in the last 5 or 10 minutes to beat the Redskins. The last game against the Rams
                                (with Jerry Shay breaking his leg) put me in a funk for weeks.

                                Great memories
                                OK I was 12, but I'm pretty darn sure it was Ernie Koy. We need to ask YA.
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