Sunday, February 5, 2012
Wake-up call: Game day
By Rich Cimini
INDIANAPOLIS -- What to expect from the Giants:
It's here. After two weeks of build-up, the Giants play for their fourth Super Bowl championship. Kickoff is 6:29 p.m.
Long day. The Giants don't have to travel far to Lucas Oil Stadium. In fact, it's only a half-mile from their hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Tom Coughlin opted not to change hotels Saturday night. He did it that way four years ago in Arizona, and he wasn't about mess with something that worked. But it makes for a long day of waiting around.
Storylines. So many. Coughlin and QB Eli Manning could vault into the Hall-of-Fame conversation with a second Super Bowl title ... Manning could surpass his brother, Peyton, who made his reputation in this very city ... Osi Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs could be playing their final games in Giants uniforms ... Victor Cruz will attempt to salsa his way into America's hearts ... Jason Pierre-Paul called out Tom Brady, and now the pressure is on him to back it up.