Saturday, February 2, 2013
Facebook data shows most Jersey users are rooting for the 49ers, switching their allegiance (temporarily) from the Giants or Eagles
It's not a surprise that most Facebook users in New Jersey started the football season solidly supporting the New York Giants or Philadelphia Eagles. "While winning seems to matter, NFL teams have local followings that are probably heavily influenced by family ties and/or where a person grew up," according to Facebook, which recently compiled data on users who are fans of an NFL team on the social network. But now that the locals' seasons are over and the Baltimore Ravens are heading to Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, Jersey residents have shifted their allegiance. Perhaps surprisingly, the vast majority of New Jersey Facebook users favor the West Coast 49ers, with fans from Cape May, Salem, Gloucester and Camden counties…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands flock to New York to fete Super Bowl winners
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Giants held a parade in Manhattan and a celebration at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday. Did you go?
Two Tuesday celebrations - one in New Jersey and one in New York City - commemorated the Giants win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl on Tuesday. We want to know who went, and we'd like to hear about your experiences, whether you went to the city or up to the Meadowlands. The celebration began with a parade in New York that, according to WPIX, started at 11 a.m. at Battery Place and Washington Street and went through the Canyon of Heroes to Worth Street. A ceremony was then held at City Hall, where the members of Big Blue will receive keys to the city. Gov. Chris Christie announced on Monday that a separate rally would be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. for the Giants at their home stadium. If you went, we'd love to hear your stories and see …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Prognosticating camel improves record to 15-6 for this season after New York's Super Bowl victory
Some say elephants are wise. But how about the camel? Princess the camel from Popcorn Park Zoo was right on… again. For all who had their doubts during the Patriot’s last run with 57 seconds left on the clock, Princess was sure the New York Giants would take the Super Bowl. “She already got extra treats this morning,” said John Bergmann, manager of Popcorn Park. “She was a happy girl this morning. She’s all smiles.” Each year, Princess predicts the winner of NFL games, including the Super Bowl. Princess makes her decisions based on graham crackers, Bergman said. Each week, Bergmann writes the names of two teams competing and holds a graham cracker, Princess’ favorite snack, in each hand. Princess then chooses to eat the treat from the hand…
Perhaps Princess the Camel's prediction put the Giants over the hump?
Princess the Camel of Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township has once again lived up to her reputation as a football pick prognosticator: The camel predicted the New York Giants would come out on top in Super Bowl XLVI. Princess, who has been prognosticating for the past six years, has the uncanny ability to predict the outcomes of games, said John Bergmann, general manager of Popcorn Park. “What started out as a fun weekly activity a few years ago has become an annual tradition,” Bergmann previously said. “Princess has her own fan base — probably as strong as some of this year’s NFL quarterbacks. She is definitely our MVP.” Princess was right 14 out of 20 games this NFL season and picked the Giants throughout the playoffs. “She seems to be a …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Giants and Patriots will face off tonight in an epic rematch
If you hadn't heard already, there is a pretty big football game on tonight that has the chance to make local fans either very happy or destined to take a sick day on Monday. The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on NBC tonight and millions of people from across the world will be watching. Whether you watch for the game or the commercials, the Super Bowl is a holiday for most people and is treated as such in several households. The beer and soda has to be cold, the guacamole has to be fresh and the buffalo wings have to be extra spicy as ravenous football fans prepare for the game day feast. However, the Super Bowl is ultimately about the culmination of a hard and long NFL season where the two …
Having the gang over to watch the big game? Want to try out some new dishes that will make you the champ of the party? Here are our picks for Super Bowl recipes
Ingredients: Directions: (adapted from Rachael Ray)- serves 8 Ingredients: Directions: (Editor Melanie Graham's adaptation of this recipe found on Allrecipes.com) Ingredients: Directions: (from about.com Cocktails) Medford used to be known for its rum. In fact, noted patriot (get it?!) Paul Revere is rumored to have stopped for a shot of “fortitude” in Medford during his famed midnight ride. Medford no longer produces this libation, so any full-bodied, dark rum will suffice. Ingredients: Directions: (as suggested by my friend Daisy) Ingredients: Directions:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Two teams will meet in the Super Bowl
The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5. The game will serve as a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, played Feb. 3, 2008, when the Giants defeated the Patriots 17-14, effectively ruining what would have an undefeated season for New England. It's also a rematch for Eli Manning and Tom Brady, the Giants' and Patriots' quarterbacks, as well as Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick, the two teams' head coaches. So with that, we'll throw out the million dollar question: Who's going to win the big game?