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Giants website dubs team SB champs

From ESPNNewYork.com Giants reporter Ohm Youngmisuk:

INDIANAPOLIS -- Several New York Giants said all week long that they were going to be Super Bowl XLVI champions.

Apparently, the Giants website took heed of Chris Canty's message to fans and began preparing for a parade as well. On the eve of the Super Bowl, Giants.com reportedly accidentally posted an image proclaiming the Giants as Super Bowl champions. An NFL.com blog reported the website gaffe with a screen grab by Comcast SportsNet New England.

The Giants.com page, which was quickly taken down, had a headline that read "The Giants are Super Bowl champions!" with an ad for official Giants Super Bowl championship gear on it. There was a link to enter Giants.com on the image which contained game photos of defensive end Justin Tuck, linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, quarterback Eli Manning and a shot of the Vince Lombardi trophy.

UPDATE: The NFL released a statement Saturday night downplaying the gaffe:

"It is common practice for both teams to create web pages in advance of the conference championship games and Super Bowl. In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post tomorrow night."

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