New York Giants WikipediaNew Jersey Giants redirects here. For other uses, see Jersey Giant. New York Giants. Current season. Established August 1, 1. August 1, 1. 92. 51First season 1. Play in Met. Life Stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey. Headquartered in the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. East Rutherford, New Jersey. Leagueconference affiliations. Current uniform. Team colors. Dark Blue, Red, White23 Personnel. OwnersJohn Mara, Steve Tisch. Chairman. Steve Tisch. President. John Mara. General manager. Jerry Reese. Head coach. Ben Mc. Adoo. Team history. New York Giants 1. Team nicknames. Championships. League championships 8Conference championships 1. NFL Eastern 1. 95. NFC 1. 98. 6, 1. Division championships 1. NFL East 1. 93. 3, 1. NFC East 1. 98. 6, 1. Playoff appearances 3. NFL 1. 93. 3, 1. Home fields. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League NFL as a member club of the leagues National Football Conference NFC East division. The team plays its home games at Met. Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1. Northeastern United States. The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with eight NFL championship titles four in the preSuper Bowl era 1. Super Bowl Super Bowls. XXI 1. 98. 6, XXV 1. XLII 2. 00. 7, and XLVI 2. Their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers 1. Chicago Bears 9. Throughout their history, the Giants have featured 2. Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player MVP award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Y. A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor. To distinguish themselves from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was incorporated as the New York National League Football Company, Inc. New York Football Giants, Inc. While the baseball team moved to San Francisco after the 1. New York Football Giants, Inc. New York Football Giants. The team has also acquired several nicknames, including Big Blue, the G Men, and the Jints, an intentionally mangled contraction seen frequently in the New York Post and New York Daily News, originating from the baseball team when they were based in New York. Additionally, the team as a whole is occasionally referred to as the Big Blue Wrecking Crew, even though this moniker primarily and originally refers to the Giants defensive unit during the 8. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams of the late 1. The teams heated rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles is the oldest of the NFC East rivalries, dating all the way back to 1. NFL in the 2. 1st century. Team history. The Giants played their first game as an away game against All New Britain in New Britain, Connecticut, on October 4, 1. They defeated New Britain 2. The Giants were successful in their first season, finishing with an 84 record. In its third season, the team finished with the best record in the league at 1. NFL title. 1. 3 After a disappointing fourth season 1. Mara bought the entire squad of the Detroit Wolverines, principally to acquire star quarterback Benny Friedman, and merged the two teams under the Giants name. In 1. 93. 0, there were still many who questioned the quality of the professional game, claiming the college amateurs played with more intensity than professionals. In December 1. 93. Giants played a team of Notre Dame All Stars at the Polo Grounds to raise money for the unemployed of New York City. It was also an opportunity to establish the skill and prestige of the pro game. Knute Rockne reassembled his Four Horsemen along with the stars of his 1. Championship squad and told them to score early, then defend. Rockne, like much of the public, thought little of pro football and expected an easy win. But from the beginning it was a one way contest, with Friedman running for two Giant touchdowns and Hap Moran passing for another. Notre Dame failed to score. When it was all over, Coach Rockne told his team, That was the greatest football machine I ever saw. I am glad none of you got hurt. The game raised 1. It also was the last game the legendary Rockne ever coached he was killed in an airplane crash on March 3. Al Blozis, Giants tackle, died in World War II. According to Mel Hein, If he hadnt been killed, he could have been the greatest tackle who ever played football. In a 1. 4 year span from 1. Giants qualified to play in the NFL championship game 8 times, winning twice. During this period the Giants were led by Hall of Fame coach Steve Owen, and Hall of Fame players Mel Hein, Red Badgro and Tuffy Leemans. The period also featured the 1. The File Is Locked For Editing By Another User Sharepoint Training. Giants, which are ranked as the 1 defensive team in NFL history,. They gave up only 7. Green Bay Packers in the 1. NFL Championship Game. The famous Sneakers Game was played in this era where the Giants defeated the Chicago Bears on an icy field in the 1. NFL Championship Game, while wearing sneakers for better traction. The Giants played the Detroit Lions to a scoreless tie on November 7, 1. To this day, no NFL game played since then has ended in a scoreless tie. The Giants were particularly successful from the latter half of the 1. United States entry into World War II. They added their third NFL championship in 1. Green Bay Packers. Fourth NFL championship and The Greatest Game Ever Played 1. They did not win another league title until 1. Pro Football Hall of Fame players such as running back Frank Gifford, linebacker Sam Huff, and offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown, as well as all pro running back Alex Webster. The Giants 1. 95. Pro Football Hall of Fame, but a Hall of Fame coaching staff, as well. Head coach Jim Lee Howells staff had Vince Lombardi coaching the offense and Tom Landry coaching the defense. From 1. 95. 8 to 1. Giants played in the NFL Championship Game five times, but failed to win. Most significantly, the Giants played the Colts in the 1. NFL Championship Game, which is considered a watershed event in the history of the NFL. The game, which the Giants lost in overtime 2. The Greatest Game Ever Played and is considered one of the most important events in furthering the NFLs popularity. The following year, they lost the championship to the Colts again, giving up a 9 7 4th quarter lead en route to a 3. Both the 1. 96. 1 and 1. Giants up against the Green Bay Packers, with the Giants losing both 3. In 1. 96. 3, led by league MVP quarterback. Y. A. Tittle, who threw a then NFL record 3. Giants advanced to the NFL Championship Game, where they lost to the Bears 1. Postseason drought and resurgence 1. From 1. 96. 4 to 1. Giants registered only two winning seasons and no playoff appearances. With players, such as Tittle and Gifford approaching their mid 3. They rebounded with a 77 record in 1. During the 1. 96. Giants lost their first meeting with the New York Jets, 3. Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. Following the game, Wellington Mara fired coach Allie Sherman,2. Giants fullback Alex Webster. In 1. 96. 7, the team acquired quarterback Fran Tarkenton from the Minnesota Vikings.