The big question people always want to ask is: What does a Super Bowl team do the night before the big game? You're out buying extra guacamole or trying to find a Giants jersey to wear during the game. What are the players doing?
Unless Eugene Robinson is on the team, it’s generally a pretty quiet night. Here’s what the Giants have planned for today:
They spent a little time at their practice facility at the University of Indianapolis going through a walk-through (even though one of their buses broke down en route, the NFL had a backup nearby and they lost only about five minutes due to the incident). They’ll get the rest of the afternoon to relax before doing a few things in the evening.
According to the pool practice report, Tom Coughlin said the team would meet again tonight from approximately 7:30 to 9:15 with a special teams meeting, followed by a team meeting to again review situations. The players will then be shown a three- to four-minute highlight video set to music to “get them in the right frame of mind,” said Coughlin, who will speak to the team after the video and before breaking for a team snack. Curfew tonight is 11 p.m.
There will be brief meetings Sunday and then the players will be kept off their feet the rest of the day until taking the three-block ride from the hotel to Lucas Oil Stadium roughly three hours before the game.
“I coach them right up through the kickoff," Coughlin said on Friday. "I’ve never been a believer in ‘the hay is in the barn’ business. That’s not the case at all. I’ve always felt you have to coach them, you talk to them, you look with them. There is always something that can be discussed or talked about. You’re literally doing it right up until the kickoff.
"You’re making little comments that they can grab a hold of. I think you continuously decide what it is, the two or three key things that you’re really interested in as you go forward, as you spend your Saturday and Saturday night with your team. You try to bring the entire week or two weeks into context with them, so that they understand exactly where they are and what they have to do in order to win. I don’t think it ever stops.”