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    Were you (4 men , or ladies of a certain age), a Giants fan before the creation of the Patriots? I was as that is all we saw on television when I was young  Gifford Conerly  Y A , Tunell Rosey Brow n and Grier, Huff. How long did it take for the Pats to cure you, or are you still infected?

     
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    No.  I wasn't a football fan at all until I moved to Massachusetts in '67 at the age of 26.  I became a Patriot fan right away.  BTW, I grew up on the lower east side of NY and was a strong Yankee fan. I lost interest in baseball by the time I went to (a local) college.  It wasn't until '73 when my younger son was 6 and a strong Red Sox fan that I took an interest in it the.  Since I didn't know any of the Yankee players I rooted for two teams -- the Red Sox and any team that played the Yankees, but I am really just a Patriots fan.  The other teams it is when they are in the playoffs that I (sometimes) watch on TV.

     
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    terrible thread name

     
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    I wasn't a football fan until '66, and was never a Giants fan. But there were plenty around at that time in NE. As a matter of fact being an AFL fan was being a target for derision in those days.

     
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    Yeah prob should hav used Jints

     
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    yea or "terrible team"

     
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    In response to billge's comment:
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    Were you (4 men , or ladies of a certain age), a Giants fan before the creation of the Patriots? I was as that is all we saw on television when I was young  Gifford Conerly  Y A , Tunell Rosey Brow n and Grier, Huff. How long did it take for the Pats to cure you, or are you still infected?

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    Yes...  because that is all I recall seeing on TV when it came to pro football.. all NY Giants. Not because I liked New York, but, they were close.  I recall all these players.

    Then, when the AFL came around, we finally had a team for New England and not needing to  have an allegiance to only the NFL.  Once the merger happened, GO PATS!!!

     
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    I became a Giants fan (my first team was always the Patriots, even in the dark gloomy days) when Parcells became DC with the Giants the second time after a brief stint with the Patriots. I just liked the guy and his combative coaching style.

     
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    Since i was a young buck I shat on anything New York.  I grew up a Jordan and Barry Sanders fan, because Boston Sports sucked when I was growing up.  I stayed loyal and waited for Boston to do something, and to be honest I think I can appreciate more now then I would have as a kid.  What a run -- and our teams are built for the long haul.  With exception to the Celtics but what a beginning to a rebuilding period.  Ainge did well.  Looks like those Brooklyn picks are going to be high picks afterall!  

     
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    I'm not a Giants fan, but growing up they seemed to always be on TV. I was a Bill Parcells fan and loved the Gatorade baths, especially when Carson would dress in disguise and the cameras would get him. Jim Burt going into the stands with fans and how could anyone not like Mark Bavaro?

    Good post Bilge, just brought a smile to my face as I watched alot of these games with my grandfather.

     
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    Too young for those days myself, I started following right around the time they shipped Plunkett out and turned the reigns over to Grogan---but Western Mass has always remained fertile ground for Giants fans as I'm sure Babe and Wozzy can attest to. 

     
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    I didn't start being a fan until 1968. never like the Jints. Always rooted for the Patriots(AFL), and Baltimore(NFL) during the remaining Johnny U years.

     
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    funny, because I was also a Giants baseball fan as my national league team, after hearing Bobby Thomsons home run on the radio as a kid.

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:
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    I'm not a Giants fan, but growing up they seemed to always be on TV. I was a Bill Parcells fan and loved the Gatorade baths, especially when Carson would dress in disguise and the cameras would get him. Jim Burt going into the stands with fans and how could anyone not like Mark Bavaro?

    Good post Bilge, just brought a smile to my face as I watched alot of these games with my grandfather.

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    Yeah, but the OP wasn't talking about the 80s, he's talking 50s/60s. Ancient times, before my time even!

    It would never occur to me to root for a NY team when I became aware of pro sports in the early 70s. But I know there were Giant fans in the area in those days.

     
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    No. Have hated the Giants for almost 30 years--and Im still in my 30's!

     
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    In response to wmasschilly's comment:
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    Too young for those days myself, I started following right around the time they shipped Plunkett out and turned the reigns over to Grogan---but Western Mass has always remained fertile ground for Giants fans as I'm sure Babe and Wozzy can attest to. 

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    Started on the Cape but moved out to Western Mass in 89.'  I wasn't around in the 60's and too young in the 70's, the Giants fans are all gone in Mass now, like a bad faded memory...

     
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    Back in the day the pats played on Friday nights so they could show the giants on Sundays On tv. Initially they were an AFL team and no one cared. 

     

    The team’s practice site was a grassless high school field. For more than a decade, the Patriots’ home field changed so often that tickets were sometimes printed without listing a location for the game. It could end up being any of the Patriots’ “home” sites: Boston University, Fenway Park, Boston College, Harvard Stadium, even San Diego or Birmingham, Ala.

     

    http://boston.com/community/forums/sports/patriots/on-the-front-burner/giants/100/6912113

     
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    never have or ever will be a Giants fan...............Pats 4 life

     
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    In response to wozzy's comment:
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    In response to wmasschilly's comment:
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    Too young for those days myself, I started following right around the time they shipped Plunkett out and turned the reigns over to Grogan---but Western Mass has always remained fertile ground for Giants fans as I'm sure Babe and Wozzy can attest to. 

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    Started on the Cape but moved out to Western Mass in 89.'  I wasn't around in the 60's and too young in the 70's, the Giants fans are all gone in Mass now, like a bad faded memory...

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    Wozz you were supposed to back me up man, lol---beleive me, down around the Springfield area there are still plenty of P in the A Jints fans (Yankee fans abound as well)

     
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    I became a serious football fan in the early 70s (Jim Plunkett era).  For my generation, I think the temptation was to become a Dolphins fan more than a Giants fan.  I remember watching and admiring those Csonka, Kiick, Morris and Warfield teams and then the great Steelers teams in the mid seventies, but I was always a Pats fan first and foremost.  The Grogan-Fairbanks era was really the point when football became a weekly passion for me, and it was definitely the Pats, not the Giants or any other team.

     

     

     
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    In response to wmasschilly's comment:
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    Wozz you were supposed to back me up man, lol---beleive me, down around the Springfield area there are still plenty of P in the A Jints fans (Yankee fans abound as well)

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    lol

    I think Springfield is inundated with actual New Yorkers rather than New Englanders who like the Giants... 

     
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    Im not gonna lie. My intro to football was Giants/ Cowboys. I was a Giants fan cuz I hated the boys and loved the Giants for being a defensive juggernaut and even had 2 starter jackets. The blue and the Black which I still havent seen anyone wear. As I got older, I grew out of football and didnt watch for years. I picked it back up in 96' when I became a bandwagon fan after hearing they were one game away from the bowl. The Sb was very exciting although not a good ending. My 1st SB I watched for real was Denver/Green Bay so I was sold and have been a real NFL fan since then. I was rooting for Denver because of the Pack beating our Pats. Elway was always a fav. of mine growing up tho' even before I knew who he was.The older Kids on the block would yell the name wheir fav. QB when throwing a pass and thats how I learned to know who was who. It would always be like "Elwaaaaay" or "Mariiinoooo"

     
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    They played a game up here in bangor Maine years ago...pre season maybe...before my time but it oozed all over the natives. Not so much now. Still a few pukes running around.

     
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