The professional American Football team, the New York Giants, was started on August 1, 1925, and competes in the National Football League (NFL). The New York Giants are a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) Eastern Division, and currently plays their home matches at MetLife Stadium located in Rutherford, New Jersey. The team has previously played in the following home field; Polo Grounds from 1925 to 1955, Yankee Stadium from 1956 to 1973, Yale Bowl from 1973 to 1974, and Shea Stadium in 1975, as well as Giants Stadium between 1976 and 2009 before moving to their current home field at MetLife Stadium.
The team has consistently performed exceptionally well in the NFL winning several awards and nominations. The team has won 8 League Championships including 4 NFL Championships before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger in 1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956. They have also won the Super Bowl Championships 4 times in 1986, 1990, 2007, and 2011. They have 11 Conference Championships titles, 16 Divisional Championship titles, and 32 playoff appearances.
The New York Giants franchise is co-owned and operated by John Mara and Steve Tisch, and according to Forbes estimates it was worth $1.3 billion in 2012 making it the 4th most valuable team in the NFL, as well as the 9th most valuable sports organization in the whole world. Most of its revenues come from gate collections, and their most valuable sponsors include Toyota, Anheuser Busch, Verizon Wireless, and Gatorade.
New York Giants draws their fan base largely from the New York Metropolitan Area, and their rivalry with Philadelphia Eagles is among the oldest in the history of NFL dating back to 1933. Both teams have repeatedly fought over playoff contention and NFC East Titles in addition to respect, with the New York Giants dominating most of this rivalry. The team had also maintained an old and most talked about rivalry with Washington Redskins that dates all the way back in the 1930s, and picking in the 1980s when they experienced great competition between them. Other major rivalries include Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Jets.
Some of the outstanding award winners include the Giants NFL MVP winners such as Mel Hein in 1938, Frank Gifford in 1956, Charlie Conerly in 1959, Y. A Tittle in 1961, 1962, and 1963, as well as Lawrence Taylor in 1986 together with Phil Simms in the same year. The team’s Super Bowl MVP Award Winners include Phil Simms (SB XXI), Ottis Anderson (SB XXV) and Eli Manning in both Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. The current General Manager is Jerry Reese, and the head coach is Ben McAdoo. The head coach is assisted by offensive coaches such as Mike Sullivan and Frank Cignetti Jr., defensive coaches Steve Spagnuolo and Patrick Graham, special team coaches Tom Quinn and Dwayne Stukes, and strength and conditioning coaches Aaron Wellman and Markus Paul. The team’s flagship radio station has been WFAN since 2010 with games simulcast on WFAN Fm since November 2012. Furthermore, since 2012 the team has become WFAN’s top priority for the whole football season.