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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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RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:49 pm
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Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

LOL...Only a matter of time..Yea matter of time before the REAL Championship Ad goes up in New England...PATS 31..Giants..21


beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:11 pm
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Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:54 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

I'm pretty much neutral on who wins, but I don' think it is a good idea to add even more motivation to a team that thrives off of it.  The Pats have had 2 weeks to prepare for the Giants, and you can bet that they will have a game plan that is almost totally unexpected.  Billichick is a master of deception, and in taking advantage of mismatches and his opponent's weaknesses, especially with extra time to prepare.  I think the Giants may be the more talented team, overall, but I will take Billichick in the coaching matchup, anyday.   The Giants have thrived as the underdog, when their backs are against the wall.  I get the impression that they aren't carrying that attitude into this game, and that may be their downfall.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:52 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

whooooooooooooops



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

It's NOT a story, but it is pretty damned funny.  Get over yerself and you might have a more humourous day....errr....life.  Wink



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:49 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

Yawn... and let's hear more news about Irsay too..zzzzzzzzzzz



Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:36 pm
 

Giants.com posts ad declaring Super Bowl champs

Is this a story? Can we please report on something worth a crap?


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