Giants Fans Shop Up A Storm Following Epic Super Bowl Win, Literally Buy Everything
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Die-hard Giants fans aren’t waiting to show off their pride in Big Blue.
The second they finished off their epic Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, workers inside Modell’s Sporting Goods wasted no time, pulling out tables displaying Big Blue’s victory gear.
“We printed over 320,000 units knowing the Giants would win,” said store owner Mitchell Modell. “Had they lost? Forget about it. So it’s just incredible.”
Some Giants die-hards stayed out all night after the game to be first in line to snag their memorabilia.
“Had to get out here, yes,” said Giants fan James Repko from Stratford, Conn. “Had to be the first to purchase.”
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“I knew there was going to be a crowd here this morning, so get in and get what you’re going to get because it’s going to be packed here later,” said fan Renee Errigo from Queens.
Fans spent Monday savoring Eli Manning’s latest victory and they headed to stores to buy up all the Super Bowl champion merchandise they could get their hands on.
Emotionally, many fans are already en route to the Canyon of Heroes — the narrow slot called lower Broadway north of Bowling Green that will house millions of people Tuesday for a ticker-tape parade.
“I’m glad that New York can celebrate. Everyone can come together. It’s just something nice for the city,” Co-Op City resident Jat Shawn told CBS 2’s Lou Young.
Physically, many were still shaking off the effects of watching the game on Sunday night.
“I didn’t sleep between the win and the newborn, but the adrenaline is still pumping so I can make it through the day,” Vernon, N.J., resident Joseph Sandoval said.
The wild celebration has sure gotten us to open our wallets.
“We sell about 105 newspapers a day here and we’ve sold about 350 already,” newsstand owner Gary Waxman said, adding everyone it seems wants a souvenir. “They sure do and they’ll want one tomorrow, too, and the day after … maybe the whole week!”
You can literally sell anything with a Giants Super Bowl logo on it.
“They were out of hats,” said Soundview resident Joe Thomas while sporting his purchase. “Yeah, I’ll go home and have a drink in this.”
“I wanted one of those hats that the players were wearing last night but they were all out, but I got a nice sweatshirt,” added John Lapore of Eastchester.
As reported earlier, some stores opened after the win Sunday night and closed for a while in the wee-hours to re-stock, and still fans were forced to settle for something they hadn’t planned on.
“They had stickers in the out line. I said those are stickers and I got them! They’re nice, huh?” said Andrea Uzzle of Mount Vernon.
Most fans said they plan to be here Tuesday to see the boys in person. A dramatic championship season is apparently just what this city needed.
There were a few tense moments as fans watched on Modell’s big screen inside Times Square store Sunday night. Once the fourth quarter hit, there were eruptions of joy and happy pandemonium as Giants faithful snatched up mementos marking the big win.
“Anything Giants, I’m on it. I want it! This is amazing, the best time ever,” said Joselin Salazar. “Words cannot explain. I’m so excited, so happy. I can’t even talk now. I’m just buying everything here. I can’t wait.”
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Besides shirts, hats and sweatshirts and much more, New Yorkers may be seeing a sea of Giants blue foam hands at Tuesday’s parade.
“It’s so great for the city. It lifts everyone’s spirits and it’s just phenomenal,” said Modell.
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