EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Wilson’s trademark is the back flip and once, on a particularly energetic day in college, the Giants’ backup running back performed 21 back flips in a row in a YouTube classic. So far this year, it only feels as if the Giants’ season has had that many.
On Sunday, Wilson’s three touchdowns — and subsequent heels-over-head spectaculars — guided the Giants to a 52-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints, an explosive win which, in the spirit of up-and-down acrobatics, came one game after a dispiriting loss to Washington. (Which came one game after a blowout win over Green Bay. Which came one game after an atrocious showing against Cincinnati.)
Thisis50 and Jack Thriller take you inside the craziness of the parade that took place in New York City earlier today (Tuesday, February 7th 2012 – 02/07/12) and saw the whole town celebrate the NY Giants after winning Superbowl XLVI against the New England Patriots, 21-17.
In the hours since Sunday night’s (February 5) Super Bowl win by the New York Giants over the New England Patriots, several members of the Hip Hop community have already reacted. While Naughty By Nature has revealed that they will be attending the New Jersey-based team’s victory celebration later this afternoon, two Hip Hop stars have already made victory songs.
LL Cool J released “Super Baller” , produced by DJ Z-Trip. The song works in the FOX NFL theme music as the Def Jam Records pioneer celebrates his affitinity for “Big Blue.” Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana and associate Charlie Rock released a special remix of “Shot Caller” for the team led by quarterback Eli Manning.
The Super Bowl parade will take place in New Jersey and New York City this afternoon.
The New York Giants will take the Super Bowl trophy on a parade up the “Canyon of Heroes” in lower Manhattan today, part of a two-state celebration of their second National Football League championship in five years.
As many as 1 million spectators may turn out for the traditional ticker-tape parade hosted by New York City, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office. The team will travel to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, later in the day to celebrate its 21-17 Super Bowl victory against the New England Patriots. The Giants also beat the Patriots to win the Super Bowl following the 2007 season.
Victor Cruz’s magical season now moves on to Indianapolis, but long before the wideout’s stardom, he was a hometown hero in Paterson, New Jersey.
Cruz’s teachers from the elementary school he attended are beaming with pride. Banners and Giants memorabilia can be seen all over P.S. 21. Cruz’s teachers say he was driven, tenacious and an excellent student.
“His smile just lit up the whole building. Victor was always a happy-go-lucky kid,” teacher Rhonda Tombiling-Bowden told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan.
To appreciate Cruz’s remarkable success, one must understand where he came from. He grew up on a street and in a city plagued by crime.
Cruz has also become an inspiration to all of the students who struggled to beat the odds in Paterson. Chris Diaz is an 8th grader at P.S. 21, where Cruz was a student for three years. Watching the Giants’ star makes him feel he’s got a chance.
“I really look up to Victor Cruz,” Diaz said. “We have a lot of things common and like he grew up just like me in Paterson.”
Teachers at his old school attribute Cruz’s success to his parents, who they say inspired him to be the best.
“It brings tears to my eyes to see him on TV and see the great success that he has had,” Janet Ludwig, Cruz’ 6th grade teacher, said.