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Giants kick off celebration of 100th NFL season

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The New York Giants, a cornerstone NFL franchise, have kicked off the celebration of their 100th season.

“The entire Mara family is proud to commemorate the 100th season of New York Giants football,” said John Mara, President and CEO of the Giants. “As we reflect on this landmark season, I think about my family, and most specifically my father, grandfather and uncle who dedicated their entire lives to the Giants and the NFL. We would not be who we are without their vision and leadership. When we became partners with the Tisch family in 1991, our franchise grew even stronger. Together, the Mara and Tisch families are proud to celebrate the history of our franchise as we look to the future of Giants football.”

“I first saw the Giants play in person in the early 1960s when my father would take me to games at Yankee Stadium,” said Steve Tisch, Giants executive vice president and chairman. “Going to Giants games was a wonderfully magical ritual. It inspired my lifelong love of the Giants. When my father became an equal partner of the Giants in 1991, it was the realization of a longtime dream. Our family has relished our association with the Giants and look forward to many years of success in the future.”

The logo above is filled with nods to the history of the franchise.

  • The background shield was inspired by the shape of the Polo Grounds, the team’s first home.
  • The zeros are designed in the outline of Giants Stadium.
  • The base is a re-creation of the team’s classic skyline logo, representing every player who has worn the Giants uniform.
  • The player is overlaid on a football, which is named “The Duke” in honor of Wellington Mara and features eight laces to symbolize the team’s eight NFL championships.

The Giants’ “Top 100 Players” will be revealed on team digital and social media channels throughout the summer, starting in July. The ranking was compiled by an independent committee of NFL historians, media members and fan contributors. A 10-part podcast series hosted by Bob Papa and featuring Giants legends will discuss the impact of those players on the organization.

Via the Giants, additional 100th season activations include:

Vote for the Greatest Play in Giants History

Starting today, fans are encouraged to visit Giants.com/100 to vote in the Giants’ “Greatest Play” bracket, presented by Hackensack Meridian Health, to decide the top play in Giants history. The winning play will be revealed at the team’s Giants 100: A Night with Legends event on June 20.

100th Season Merchandise

A new collection of 100th season Giants merchandise, including helmets, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and collectibles are now available at the Giants online shop. Merchandise will also be available during the season at MetLife Stadium.

100th Season Theme Day at Yankee Stadium

To celebrate the 18 years the Giants played at Yankee Stadium (1956-1973), which included the 1956 NFL championship, on August 4, when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays, the first 18,000 fans will receive an Eli Manning Yankees bobblehead featuring the 100th season logo, courtesy of Dunkin’. Prior to the game, Manning will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Throughout the game, historic Giants highlights will be played on the Yankee Stadium video board, and fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with a Giants’ Super Bowl trophy.

100th Season Book

An official 100th season book, New York Football Giants: The People, The Moments, The Traditions, will be available exclusively at the Giants online shop in September.

“The Duke” Documentary

This fall, NFL Network will premiere “The Duke” – a documentary look at the life of Wellington Mara and how the Giants’ patriarch helped transform the National Football League from a 1930’s afterthought into America’s Game. Mara was present for the Giants first game in 1925, became the team’s co-owner at age 14 and led the franchise for many years with his brother Jack until Wellington’s passing in 2005.

— See the team’s official website for more about the celebration,

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