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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Has it really been 4 years?

The Giants take on the Packers today. One of those teams will play the Saints next week, and then it's on to the Superbowl.

The Giants won the Superbowl 4 years ago, in 2008.  The moment is indelibly tattooed on my brain.

Jen was a senior in high school then. She had applied at the University of Hartford and there was some program on Monday morning.  The drive from Long Island to Hartford . . . We decided to drive up Sunday night and stay over, then drive home Monday after the program.

Did I mention that the Giants played the Patriots?  And that Hartford, being in Connecticut, is Patriots country?

So the whole time we were in the car, Jen's friend Billy was texting her updates on the game.

Just as I pulled into the hotel parking lot Jen said" The Giants just won the game!"

The hotel lobby had a huge flat screen TV.  And a lot of sad faces.

And here I was, with my NY driver's license . . .

Ah, well, at least we weren't in Boston.  I LOVE that city, but would have felt very uncomfortable . . .

Four years later . . .she chose a different college, also in New England, and she's about to graduate.  She's a Jets fan these days, but will root for the Giants as a matter of home town pride. 

All of her housemates are New Englanders.

A Giants/Pats rematch this year could be . . .interesting.

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