FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2008
Schumer, Clinton, Lautenberg, Menendez Introduce Congressional Resolution Celebrating Giants Super Bowl Win
After Stunning Upset, Schumer, Clinton, Lautenberg, and Menendez Officially Recognize Super Bowl XLII Champions
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today officially celebrated the New York Giants stunning Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots by delivering congratulatory remarks from the Senate floor and introducing a resolution praising Big Blue. Schumer, a huge Giants fan and member of the Senate leadership, took to the Senate floor to honor the team and officially commend the grit and determination of the underdog Giants. The resolution introduced today by Schumer and Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Frank Lautenberg, and Robert Menendez, praised Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and specifically recognized defensive linemen Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan, and wide receivers David Tyree and Plaxico Burress for game-breaking plays.
“Well, the Giants proved them wrong again and today we are world champions,” Schumer said. “I
“After a tremendous season, a remarkable run through the playoffs and an inspiring victory against the Patriots, the Giants are now Super Bowl champions. From their home turf in East Rutherford, New Jersey to their Super Bowl win in
Last night, the New York Giants defeated the heavily favored New England Patriots 17 to 14.
Text of the resolution is below:
Congratulating the New York Giants on their victory in Super Bowl XLI.
Whereas, on Sunday, February 3, 2008, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 17-14 to win Super Bowl XLII;
Whereas, the Giants, who were double-digit underdogs, overcame overwhelming odds to defeat the Patriots;
Whereas Giants owners John K. Mara and Steve Tisch have have built the Giants organization into a championship caliber team;
Whereas Eli Manning, having led a game-winning drive for 83 yards at the end of the fourth quarter, was named the game's Most Valuable Player;
Whereas, David Tyree’s game-breaking catch will forever go down in Super Bowl history as one of the greatest plays ever;
Whereas, the relentless onslaught of the Giants defensive line, highlighted by spectacular plays by Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and team Captain Michael Strahan, sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 5 times;
Whereas, the Giants capped off an amazing playoff run by winning all four playoff games on the road as underdogs;
Whereas Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, in his first appearance in the Super Bowl, lead his team to victory from the wild card spot;
Whereas this marks the third time in franchise history that the Giants have won the Super Bowl;
Whereas Giants fans from across the
Resolved, That the Senate congratulates the New York Giants on their victory in Super Bowl XLII.
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