Giants All Business, ‘All In’ En Route To Indianapolis

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Around 25,000 die-hard Patriots fans bid farewell to their team on Sunday.

The Giants weren’t sent to Super Bowl XLVI with the same fanfare, though a small crowd gathered at the Timex Performance Center as the team left East Rutherford Monday morning.

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As for the players, they were busy chatting it up on Twitter before their charter flight from Newark to Indianapolis.

Make no mistake. The NFC champions don’t need thousands of screaming fans to remind them what’s at stake Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

They’re in.

All in.

Photos: Giants tweet Indianapolis invasion

“It’s time,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle tweeted. “Focus and dedication. Phones will be off for the majority of the week. ALL IN!!!!”

According to the New York Post, the Giants will touch down in Indianapolis around 2:15 p.m.

Giants PR chief Pat Hanlon tweeted a photo of the Big Blue backers on hand at Timex, and players posted from the team bus on their way to the airport.

“The send-off has been beautiful,” receiver Ramses Barden wrote. “Thanks Giants fans. We all appreciate your support and loyalty.”

“Im tired,” added defensive end Justin Tuck. “Couldn’t sleep last night. Excited about this little trip to Indy. #notreallytiredtho.”

Steve Weatherford, having a little fun at his quarterback’s expense, tweeted a picture of Eli Manning with the message: “PSA Alert. SB 46 Edition: Eli Manning’s hair is layered, feathered, and very relaxed Uh oh Pats Ur in trouble.”

Just after 12:30 p.m., the Giants posted a single picture from the team plane to their official Twitter account. Then the floodgates opened.

Photos of Rolle, Deon Grant and Victor Cruz — just to name a few– suited up and ready to take off.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg sees the Giants off

“Coach Coughlin is always doing something productive,” tweeted offensive lineman Jim Cordle, attached to an image of Tom Coughlin reading a newspaper in an aisle seat. “He probably hasn’t slept for more than 2 hrs since Super Bowl 42.”

Wrote backup quarterback David Carr: “Indy here we come!”

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Eli Manning waves to fans on Jan. 30, 2012 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Still, some Tri-Staters were upset about the Giants’ departure — one without a New England-esque party.

“I want a pep rally for cryin’ out loud!” said WFAN’s Craig Carton. “It’s embarrassing!”

Should the Giants, NYC or New Jersey have planned a large-scale rally? Sound off below…

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  1. Janet Pedersen says:

    ALL IN FOR PEP RALLY AT TIMEX BLDG 2 PM SATURDAY BEFORE SUPERBOWL GO GIANTS!!!! LET’S HEAR IT FOR OUR G-MEN & SHOW OUR SUPPORT & THEN CELEBRATE WINNING ANOTHER SUPERBOWL!!!!

  2. Sean says:

    THE G-MEN DO NOT NEED A PEP RALLY BEFORE THE PLANE RIDE, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY’RE GETTING A PARADE WHEN THEY COME BACK!!!!

  3. Mike says:

    Good Luck G-Men. Knock the UGGS off brady!!!

  4. John H says:

    Craig Carton is a Giant hater and takes every opportunity to take a shot at the organization, fans, and players of our team. If there is a party when it really matters, you can bet the fans will be there

    1. Scotty says:

      WE’RE NYC!!!! We don’t do PEP Rallies, istead we have Championship parade’s in a Canyon🙂

  5. Janet says:

    Why not…. all fans show up this Saturday at Meadowlands 2pm for RALLY!!!! There’s enough of us to show our support for OUR NY GIANTS!

  6. Meghan Ambrosino says:

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