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Why do people keep calling them the New York “Football” Giants?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thread_Killer, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

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    Is that so we don’t confuse them with baseball’s San Francisco Giants?

    Shouldn’t we also say Carolina “Football” Panthers, so people know we aren’t talking about the NHL’s Florida Panthers?

    What’s the difference? :icon_shrug:
     
  2. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    Yes :yes: I guess most sportscasters like to sound "cliquish" like Stuart Scott but only good :lol:
     
  3. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    The San Francisco Giants used to be the New York Giants. It's a traditional thing that announcers use to make them sound learned and folksy. I think it just makes them sound old.
     
  4. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I think it's stupid, myself.
     
  5. exodus

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    It's because they love them. But what I could really do without "Thee" like in "Thee" Ohio State. Shut up with that stuff.

    Why don't they call them the Arizona Football Cardinals?
     
  6. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys 28
    NY Football Giants 10

    Bank it. :yes:
     
  7. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    I still think some money must have changed hands to get Ohio State into the BCS Champ game. No way they deserved to be there.

    Play a conference champ game, and don't back into it.
     
  8. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    They're not Media Darlings.
    Nobody on that team came from Archie's groin. :icon_eek:
     
  9. Kwak

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    Waaay back NY Giants Baseball(1890s-1957 they moved to SF after 57) team was the only Giants team in NY for 35 years.

    When the NFL Giants came in to being in 1925, they referred to them as the "NY Football Giants".

    For 25+ years they were referred by that name and now it is mostly used by Berman and a few others as a cliché.


    I like Jersey/A better. :lol:
     
  10. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but the baseball team moved to Frisco way back in 1957. Like exodus says, it makes more sense to say Arizona “Football” Cardinals, since they moved out of St. Louis MUCH MORE recently (1988).
     
  11. PhillyChargerFan

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    But it makes the announcers sound "learned" (as someone else pointed out)
     
  12. reddenedbeard

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    I'm trying to figure out why I even started reading this topic.. :icon_tease:

    :lol::lol:
     
  13. Buck Melanoma

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    I think that it's to remind everyone that what they're attempting to play is football. :icon_toast:
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Ding Ding Ding, we have a winna!
     
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    I thought this was about the fact that they play in NJ. I can understand calling them the NY Giants if they played in Manhattan (still in NY) but they play in a totally different state and they're still called NY.:icon_huh::icon_shrug:
     
  16. Thread_Killer

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    The only NFL team that plays in the state of New York is the Buffalo Bills.

    :lol:
     
  17. PhillyChargerFan

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    I should know this (but I don't :lol:) did the Jets get approval to build their stadium in Manhattan???
     
  18. Kwak

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    Nope. Still Jersey/A and Jersey/B.

     
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    I actually think that NY Football Giants win this week. Dallas is a team on the fall. :yes:
     
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    If they would call them what they really are it would all be good.....the New Jersey Giants/Jets
     
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    It's for the east coast elites, they're better then the rest of us fly-overs.
     
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    LMAO!!! Ditto...I'll say this though, them 'fooseball' giants better beat them cowgirls!!!! I don't want wade in there if we go to the SB!!! Remember Chucky vs. faidurs?? Yeah!
     
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    Could be. The Cowboys are really gonna miss TO, and Jessica Simpson will probably be in attendance again.

    Eli is due for a bad game though. I think the NY Football Giants will lose.
     
  24. Buck Blincoe

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    Didn't Romo and Jessica spend the last week or so somewhere on a beach in Mexico?
     
  25. Thread_Killer

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    I ain't afraid of Wade....
     

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