New York to party

Posted: February 06, 2012

NEW YORK - The repeat performance was just as good as the first for New York Giants fans as they watched their team again beat the New England Patriots, 21-17, last night in the Super Bowl.

In Times Square, fans spilled out of the numerous sports bars in the area yelling "Giants! Giants! Giants!"

At Stout, a packed sports bar in midtown Manhattan, fans erupted into cheers and dancing as Queen's "We Are the Champions" blared over speakers.

"Eli Manning is the greatest fourth-quarter comeback quarterback ever," said Andrew West, 28, of Manhattan.

Frank Gerald, 39, of Manhattan called the win, "destiny," and said the Giants had "incredible spirit all year long."

The last time the teams met in the big game in 2008, the Giants upset the undefeated Patriots 17-14 in one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever. Two days later, massive crowds cheered the Giants as they paraded up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the city would host a ticker-tape parade and ceremony for the Super Bowl champions tomorrow.

"Big Blue gave us a game to remember, and on Tuesday we're going to give them a parade to remember," said Bloomberg in a statement.

The parade will begin at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and end at City Hall Plaza.

The sidewalks lining the parade route will be open to the public, there is limited space on the Plaza for the ceremony with the Giants players and owners.

However, officials said, the city will set up three large screens around City Hall for the public to watch the ceremony.

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