NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — First the Super Bowl, now an Oscar nomination.
It’s been quite a week for the Mara family.
On Sunday, the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC championship game to earn a berth in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
On Tuesday, Rooney Mara was among the nominees for best actress for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Even matriarch Ann Mara, the widow of late Giants owner Wellington Mara, made headlines this week for giving an earful to NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw on live television.
“It’s just so hard to put into words. It’s been such an unpredictable year,” Giants owner John Mara told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday. “I’m just proud of this group of players and these coaches. They never stopped believing in themselves. They work as hard as any group that I have ever seen. We’re kind of on a roll right now. I just hope we got one more in us.”
Listen: John Mara with Francesa
Chris Mara, Rooney Mara’s father and Giants vice president of player personnel, said the past three days have been surreal.
“I was sitting home by myself watching the broadcast and I gave a pretty big yell after I heard her name,” Chris Mara told the AP. “Then I cried a little and went to church and lit a few candles on the way to work and called her. Needless to say it’s been an exciting few days.”
“Being able to share the victory in San Francisco with all my kids was very special,” he added. “I’m just glad the 49er faithful did not recognize my 2 daughters Kate and Rooney sitting amongst them because they are a pretty rough crowd on the visitors.”
It could be quite a February for the Maras, too.
The Super Bowl is Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. The Oscar winners will be announced Feb. 26.
Also nominated for best actress are Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn,” Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady,” Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs” and Viola Davis for “The Help.”
Will the Maras pull off the Super Bowl-Oscar combo? Make your prediction in the comments below…
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