Eli Manning Hoists NY Giants' Trophy
It's no secret that New Yorkers know how to throw a party, especially when their beloved Giants come through to win the athletic event of the year, the Super Bowl. Quarterback and MVP Eli Manning and defensive end Justin Tuck were front-and-center on the float that carried the winning team from the tip of Manhattan up to City Hall at Tuesday morning's victory parade.
The teammates and their coach Tom Coughlin were accompanied by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo, who celebrated with the estimated one million fans, wearing Giants gear of their own.
The chant of "Let's go, Giants" filled the air … as did loads of confetti. When Manning took the podium to make his speech, he settled on a humorous note, poking fun at the team's recent history of fourth-quarter saves, which this time earned them the narrow 21-17 final lead on the New England Patriots. "Finish games, finish the fourth quarter, and finish the season strong," he said, according to USA Today. His enthusiasm was met with cheers from the fans.
Watch CBS Sports' footage from the victory parade here:
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