With their overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers last night, the New York Giants put themselves in the Super Bowl and became the talk of the town. Local politicians were no exception. Their responses to the game included cheers, bewilderment and hatred for our Super Bowl opponents, the New England Patriots.Shortly after the game, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a late night statement congratulating the Giants.
“I congratulate the New York Giants on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers which is another step in their remarkable and historic Super Bowl run. I am thrilled that the Giants have come closer to bringing home the well-deserved Vince Lombardi Trophy,” the governor said.
Bill Thompson, the 2009 mayoral runner-up who’s taking another shot at City Hall in 2013, Tweeted before the game began predicting the Giants would win by a score of 31-17. Mr. Thompson was right about the 49ers getting 17 points, but he overestimated the hometown heroes a bit. The 49ers did indeed score 17 points, but the Giants only scored 20.Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is already focused on the game ahead. On Facebook, he wrote a post mocking their Super Bowl rivals, the New England Patriots, by referencing a 2007 scandal where their head coach Bill Belichick was busted stealing signals from opposing coaches.
“You’d better start stealing some plays belichick, Cuz here come the giants!!!!” Councilman Vallone wrote.
Elsewhere on Facebook, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito got a note from one of her supporters congratulating her on the Giants’ victory.
“LOL!! Thanks. Had no idea what was going on since I don’t follow football. So thanks for breaking the news to me!!,” she wrote.
Councilman Jumaane Williams had a more succinct Facebook reaction, but his enthusiasm for the Giants was still abundantly clear. His response to the game consisted of just one word: