New York Giants fans are getting ready to party like it’s 2008.
After defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 in a rematch of Super Bowl 42, the Giants will parade up the Canyon of Heroes to celebrate their Super Bowl championship for the second time in four years.
“Big Blue gave us a game to remember, and on Tuesday we’re going to give them a parade to remember,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The parade will begin at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11:00 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to Worth Street. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, at which the mayor will present the champion Giants with keys to the city.
The win capped a run that featured the Giants going from 7-7 to Super Bowl champs, a feat that impressed Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I congratulate the New York Giants on beating the odds and winning Super Bowl XLVI,” the governor said. “After nearly missing the playoffs, the Giants have made history by becoming the first NFL team to win the Super Bowl after going 9-7 in the regular season. I look forward to celebrating this victory with all New Yorkers.”
Following the game, which was the rare sequel that was just as good as the original, many local politicians took to social media to congratulate the team.
Councilmember Dan Halloran tweeted, “Giants Win!!!!! Go New York – Big Blue!!!!!!”