Parallels between giants super bowl runs: 86-90, 2007-2011
I'm only intending to make this as a lighthearted thread, some of it can be looked at as reaches, but you might find this funny and/or amusing. Just something to think about.
1986: Giants win super bowl.
2007: Giants win super bowl.
1987: Players strike, circumstance out of our control, keeps giants from maybe repeating
2008: Burress shooting, circumstance out of our control, keeps giants from maybe repeating
1988: Giants miss playoffs, not even close (Al Toon knocked them out early)
2009: Giants miss playoffs, not even close (CAROLINA UGHHH)
1989: Giants have a good team and make playoffs, Flipper Anderson walk off TD. Year should've been better
2010: Giants have a good team, but come up short, DeSean Jackson walk off TD. Year should've been better.
1990: NFCCG played at candlestick, won on GW FG by #9 Bahr. AFC East in super bowl
2011: NFCCG played at candelstick, won on GW FG by #9 Tynes. AFC East in super bowl.
Between 07 and 2011
9-7 vs. 10-6 record, only one game difference.
Beat NFC South team in wild card round (Tampa Bay and Atlanta respectively)
Beat top seed in NFC in divisional round (Dallas, Green Bay) - lost to both in regular season
Beat number 2 seed in NFCCG(Green Bay, San Francisco), both times in OT, with Tynes kicking a GWFG, off of a turnover by the other team. Lost to both in regular season.
Played the patriots in the super bowl.