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Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:14 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 11:28 am
 
You might see the same thing in the Pats locker room. (Giants.com)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- There are hundreds of preparations that go along with the Super Bowl. Hats and t-shirts are made, speeches are written and interstitial ads on websites are created. In the case of Giants.com, that ad was accidentally placed live on the site a touch early. Like, today.

If you visited Giants.com during the day on Saturday, you might have seen this ad, which gave you the option to represent your team strat via social media, shop for championship gear or just continue on to the site.

"It is common practice for both teams to create web pages in advance of the conference championship games and Super Bowl," the NFL said in a statement. "In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post tomorrow night."

Fortunately, this is the Internet age and someone snapped up a picture of the mistake. That's precisely what this is -- every team in the Super Bowl would create the same ad (you best believe the Patriots have one ready) but someone at the Giants website turned it live too early.

And now it's going to be a motivational tool for Bill Belichick and a perceived slight at the Patriots.

It's not, but that's how it's going to look.

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Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:42 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

We Giant fans have to be happy that we have Mr. Mara as our owner.  Even when the Giants were real bad Giant fans disliked the results of his father’s team play on the field still respected him as owner.

That all said these ads appearing must really bother Mr. Mara.  Mr.Mara is the class of the NFL owners.


I bet Bill Belichick knowing that will not allow this mistake to become bulletin board material.  If it was any other team Bill Belichick would sure be allover it like white on rice.  




Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:37 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

So how do these people sound like soccer fans?


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Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:31 am
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Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:31 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

Let's Go Giants...Let's Go Giants...Let's Go Giants!!!



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:06 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

where the hell have u people been for the last 15 years.  They have been printing tee shirts with both teams names on them for ever its so they can ship them right away and sell them. havent we all seen where the teams shirts and apparel of the losing team get sent to el salvador or somewhere. Come on people. patriot fans need to relax as do giant fans. Just play the damn game on the field and get over yourselves already. You all sound like soccer fans or a high girls cheerleading team who forgot their makeup on the bus.  GROW THE F#@K UP.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:10 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

I am sure the Pats have theirs ready as well.....it is just someone jumped the gun.....

Its all talk, if the Pats need that as motivation, then why play the game, biggest game of the year and they need that Ad to motivate them?

Give me a break.....thats why they play the game, no idea who will win....

Lets go Giants.....



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:38 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

Excitement for the Super Bowl has been pretty minimal here in Packerland. But considering what a previous poster said, the Giants are still the underdogs outside the New York area. Almost everyone i know is picking the Pats. Its a tough call, but I'm taking the Giants. The last time I was wrong calling a SB was in 08, and I won't bet against these guys again....



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:19 am
 

The Giants have the Patriots' full attention now

The last time, the Giants were huge underdogs and the Patriots were on a roll.  They didn't take the Giants seriously enough.  Despite the huge mental and motivational advantage, it still took a lot of luck for the Giants to win.  The Patriots aren't laughing about this game, and luck usually evens out over time.  That does not bode well for the Giants.
 
I think the Patriots win this one in a rout, and Tom Brady elevates himself to at least being part of the "best-ever" conversation.  

Patriots 42, Giants 17.  I hope that advertiser didn't make all of those shirts yet. 



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:42 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

as a season ticket holder for 12 years there is one thing i have to admit....people who never gave a crap abou giants all year are really jumping on bandwagon....way more than 4 years ago...and it sort of bothers me cause every dumba$$ anchorman or pretty talking head is all of a sudden interested and taking the giants to win....i take this as a very close game....i just hate when during the season the giants get maybe 30 seconds a week coverage on the news and now that they are in super bowl they are on the local news all the time.....historically when the giants are hyped they ALWAYS disappoint....they are way better as underdogs...


GO BIG BLUE (SEC 123) 




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:38 am
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

I saw something on TV about sending the losing team's championship gear to less fortunate people, so in some third-world nation there are caps, t-shirts, etc. declaring that the Steelers won last year's Super Bowl.  My team may have actually lost, but somewhere in the world somebody thinks they won. 


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