Victor Cruz's second Super Bowl a different trip

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This is Victor Cruz’s second trip to the Super Bowl, and it’s decidedly different from his first.

That came last year when he was not only a participant but one of its stars. He was mobbed by reporters each day during media availability, had his image plastered around Indianapolis, and even had Madonna dance his famous salsa a few days before he performed it himself after a touchdown against...

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How Ray Lewis helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis warms up

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Ray Lewis’ leadership, mentoring and guidance are propelling the Ravens towards this year’s Super Bowl. But it turns out that the soon-to-be-retired, soon-after-to-be-enshrined linebacker also had a big hand in helping the Giants to win last year’s Super Bowl.

When Antrel Rolle was unhappy with his role on the Giants in his first year with the team in 2010, the player he called to talk to...

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Giants to add 'Super' spirit on 'Good Day New York' this week

Henry Hynoski of the Giants celebrates his fourth

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The Giants won’t be in the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the Super Bowl spirit!

All this week they’ll be guest anchoring on FOX 5’s “Good Day New York,” working alongside Duke Castiglione to deliver the sports and banter with the morning crew.

The lineup starts tomorrow morning and includes:

Chris Canty on Monday Steve Weatherford on Tuesday Henry “Hump Day”...

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Giants will face four new head coaches in 2013

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The Giants already knew who they would be playing in 2013. Now they know who’ll be coaching those teams.

With all eight coaching vacancies filled, the Giants will face four new head coaches next season, although one of them will be quite familiar. Three of the four are first-time NFL headmasters. The new coaches:

Chip Kelly of the Eagles (twice)

Marc Trestman of the Bears

Mike...

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Chris Snee mulls retirement but plans to play in 2013 (and next week's Pro Bowl)

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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Chris Snee has played nine grueling NFL seasons with the Giants. He’s starting to consider how much longer he will come back for the punishment.

“It started after the Super Bowl last year,” he told Giants.com today after a workout at the team’s facility. “That was when I physically felt shot. I said, ‘If I went through that again, I would be done.’ This year, it was just the hip (injury that...

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Spencer Paysinger knows what Chip Kelly brings to the NFC East, and it ain't ducky

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly participates in a

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When Spencer Paysinger heard the news that Chip Kelly was coming to the NFL, he had mixed emotions. On one hand he was very happy for his former college coach for whom he spent four years playing at Oregon. On the other hand …

“To have somebody that is well-versed in that whole thing (coming to the NFL) is going to be crazy,” Paysinger told Newsday in a phone interview on Wednesday evening....

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Eli Manning looking forward to Pro Bowl with teammates, brother

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants

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Eli Manning shut it down. He figured his season was over and there was no need to keep his throwing arm in game shape, so he’s gone the last few weeks without even lobbing a pass.

Now he’s got to get warmed up in a hurry. Manning, a second alternate, will be traveling to Hawaii next week to play in the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl. He’s replacing Aaron Rodgers, who pulled out with injuries.

“I should...

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Gettleman: Step back with Giants was my idea

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hurdles Philadelphia Eagles

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Dave Gettleman said the biggest reason he took a step back with the Giants last season was so he could take the step forward he’s taken with the Panthers.

The new general manger in Carolina was introduced today and spoke about why, last summer, he stepped down as the Giants’ director of pro personnel, a position he held since 1999, to the position of senior pro personnel analyst.

“First...

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Terrell Thomas: 'I am returning to football in 2013'

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His team and his position remain unclear, but Terrell Thomas says that he plans to play football in 2013.

The Giants cornerback who suffered a third torn ACL that required surgery last summer wrote on his blog this morning that he intended to return to the NFL.

“I am returning to football in 2013,” he wrote, “hopefully with the Giants, but my contract is up this year but most likely,...

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Panthers Gettle their man, hire Giants' Dave Gettleman as GM

It was just this past summer, when the Giants reorganized their pro personnel department, that Dave Gettleman sounded like a scout whose career was winding down. At age 61, after serving as the director of the team’s department since 1999, Gettleman was moved to a newly created position: Senior Pro Personnel Analyst. Ken Sternfeld took over as director.

“My role moving forward will be strictly...

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