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New York Giants

The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating in New York City, but currently based in New Jersey.

(For the major league baseball team once known as the New York Giants, see San Francisco Giants. For the short-lived 1921 team, see Brickley's Giants)

Founded: The current Giants team started in 1925.
Formerly known as: The New York Football Giants (still the legal name of the corporate entity which owns the team)
Head coach: Tom Coughlin (2004-)
Home stadium: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (1975-)
Uniform colors: Dark blue with red trim
Helmet design: Dark blue, with a white lower-case sans-serif "ny" logo
League championships won: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, others
Super Bowls: XXI (won), XXV (won), XXXV (lost)

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note

Franchise history

The Giants were created in 1925 by original owner Tim Mara.

In 1934, the team defeated the Chicago Bears 30-13 at the Polo Grounds in icy nine degree temperatures. At half time, coach Steve Owen provided the team with basketball shoes for better traction on the icy turf, and the game came to be known as the "Sneakers Game".

In 1958, the Giants played the Baltimore Colts for the NFL championship, in what came to be known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played".

In 1976, the Giants moved over to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey from Yankee Stadium. The stadium is shared with the New York Jets.

In 1990, the Mara family sold a 50% interest in the team to Preston Robert Tisch.

In 2004, the Giants fired head coach Jim Fassel after a 4-12 season and signed Tom Coughlin to the position.

Players of note

Pro Football Hall of Famers: Current stars: Retired numbers:

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