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The process of nominating players, coaches, executives, etc. for the a team’s Mt. Rushmore moves to New York.

As we wrap up the NFC East, we open the floor for nominations from Giants fans.

Eventually, the nominations will be whittled to roughly eight finalists per team.  We’ll then put the measure out to a vote, and we’ll present each team’s Mt. Rushmore during the month of June, on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk.

So make yourself heard below, like Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles fans already have done.

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188 Responses to “Nominate your Giants Mt. Rushmore”
  1. theghostofwillisreed says: May 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    wellington mara goes above everyone. that much is a given.

    ‘the real’ lt, strahan, frank gifford, eli

  2. smartanis says: May 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    Phil Simms, Bill Parcells, Michael Strahan, David Tyree.

    No, seriously, David Tyree. The Catch was that big for the franchise.

  3. maritime85 says: May 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    Lawrence taylor

    Dont care about the rest

  4. jturner71 says: May 8, 2013 8:20 PM

    Just kidding about Romo (I’m a Cowboy fan and he GAVE you that 08-09 Super Bowl. Put Mara instead.

  5. inyofaceagain says: May 8, 2013 8:20 PM

    LT, Eli, Strahan and Coughlin

  6. giantboy99 says: May 8, 2013 8:21 PM


  7. jh500 says: May 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    Eli, Strahan, LT, Asante Samue.

  8. muscles1331 says: May 8, 2013 8:22 PM

    Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan, Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Harry Carson

  9. muscles1331 says: May 8, 2013 8:23 PM

    I meant Phil Simms/Harry Carson. Slash, not comma. This is what I get for hedging my bets.

  10. sportswannabe says: May 8, 2013 8:24 PM

    Wellington Mara, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells, Eli Manning as the top four.

    Behind that, it’s Michael Strahan, Charlie Connerly, Harry Carson, Tom Coughlin

  11. drewfl says: May 8, 2013 8:26 PM

    LT, LT, LT, LT

  12. dalyman3 says: May 8, 2013 8:27 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Phil Simms
    Bill Parcells
    Wellington Mara

  13. stanleyhandyman says: May 8, 2013 8:30 PM

    The obvious lock here is Jason Seahorn.

  14. maggiestrong says: May 8, 2013 8:30 PM

    LT, Eli,Tiki, Parcells

  15. finsfan4life1977 says: May 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    I’m not a Giants fan, but I’m chiming in anyway.

    Wellington Mara, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan, Phil Simms.

  16. bsagain says: May 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Bill Parcells
    Frank Gifford
    Lawrence Taylor

  17. trephi says: May 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    Gonna go with..

    Parcells, Simms, Eli and LT.

    As influential as Mara was..think those are the 4 names people think of right away. However..if Coughlin wins another..could make a case.

    Honorable mention: Gifford, Carson, Strahan, Travis Beckum 🙂

  18. directdeliverynyg says: May 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    1. Lawrence Taylor
    2. Phil Simms
    3. Michael Strahan
    4. Eli Manning

    I’m sure there are GREAT G-MEN from before the 80’s but since I didn’t see them play or relate to them as athletes … This Is MY Mt. Rushmore!

  19. pastabelly says: May 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    Taylor, Tuna, Huff, Carson.

  20. icdogg says: May 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    William Joseph, Dave Brown, Cedric Jones, and Ron Dayne.

  21. shawon0meter says: May 8, 2013 8:36 PM

    No list is correct without Eli on it.

  22. dtm1088 says: May 8, 2013 8:38 PM

    I agree Wellington Mara must go above everyone. Then for me, along with Wellington it’s Harry Carson, LT, and Eli Manning.

  23. duncanthecat says: May 8, 2013 8:40 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Fran Tarkinton
    Frank Gifford
    Mark Bavaro

  24. mikelitoris1 says: May 8, 2013 8:44 PM

    Matt Dodge.

  25. mikelitoris1 says: May 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    … and Jared Lorenzen.

  26. gmen1856 says: May 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Michael Strahan
    Frank Gifford
    Eli Manning

  27. hannahsdaddy says: May 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    The one and ONLY LT.

  28. FinFan68 says: May 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    Is it just for the on-field stuff? If off-field is taken into consideration at all LT (as great as he was) is undeserving. If it is only on-field stuff then he is a no-brainer

  29. dirtmcgirt24 says: May 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    LT on the rock of Mt. Rushmore? Haha

    Add Gifford, Strahan, Manning and it’s a wrap.

  30. percell1 says: May 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells, Phil Simms, and Eli Manning

  31. mendenhallfumblemachine says: May 8, 2013 8:48 PM

    David tyree
    Chase Blackburn
    Mario manningham
    Justin tuck

    New england killers right there

  32. snuffysmif says: May 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning, Sam Huff and Wellington Mara.

  33. pixelito says: May 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    Brandon Jacobs, Shockey, Tiki Barber, Plax

  34. njgiant81 says: May 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    Ron Dayne, Joe Pisarcik, Jeremy Shockey and Matt Dodge

  35. cooklynn17 says: May 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    Wellington Mara / Lawrence Taylor / Tom Coughlin and Jerry Reese.

    This way there is an owner, player, coach and General Manager all worthy of being on thus mountain and all played huge roles in Super Bowl Championships

    Honorable Mention: Eli Manning / Michael Strachan / Bill Parcells / Phil Simms / Sam Huff / Frank Gifford.

    Definitely open for debate and discussion.

  36. raynman49 says: May 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    L.T., Emlen Tunnell, Jimmy Patton. (Giants didn’t start playing in the 80’s)

  37. gurnblanstonreturns says: May 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    Oh, the Gints! Gotta go:

    1. Wellington Mara
    2. Frank Gifford
    3. Bill Parcells
    4. Carl Banks

    The ’80s defense could not be ignored, but the obvious, glaring choice, given his unquestioned on-field dominance, disqualified himself with his sordid personal conduct. This is supposed to be Mt. Rushmore, right? And, with the possible exception of Eli, who is making a strong case for himself, no Giant of the last 20 years rises to the level of franchise-defining.


  38. foovana says: May 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    W. Mara, LT, Eli, Parcells

  39. pacopicopiedra says: May 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Mara, LT, YA Title, Scott Norwood (wide right).

  40. ronniemundsmambo says: May 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Are coaches allowed on list? If so, Big Tuna, LT, Coughlin, Eli. If not, Gifford, LT, Eli, Strahan.

  41. giantsfan2104 says: May 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Wellington Mara, Steve Owen, Lawrence Taylor, and Mark Bavaro.

  42. cliffknotes says: May 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Eli Manning

  43. djstat says: May 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    LT, Eli, Parcells, Strahan

  44. longsufferingbillsfan says: May 8, 2013 8:56 PM

    LT, Wellington Mara, Bill Parcells, Eli Manning.

  45. east96st says: May 8, 2013 9:00 PM

    Roosevelt Brown – The dominant offensive linemen when the game revolved around the run.

    Harry Carson – who lead the team out of “the desert” of the 70s when the team almost collapsed because of the Mara family feud.

    LT – If I have to tell you why, you don’t know a damn thing about football

    Eli Manning – Two time Super Bowl MVP including the biggest upset in Super Bowl history, best QB NY ever had, and probably the only NFL QB that could withstand the beating the 49ers put on him and, not only didn’t miss a snap, but won the game. How many HOF QBs would have limped off that muddy field in San Fran complaining their line let them down. Eli stood tall and never pointed a finger.

  46. mavajo says: May 8, 2013 9:01 PM

    Not a single mention of Mel Hein?

    Giants fans don’t know their own history before LT.

  47. spideysdog says: May 8, 2013 9:03 PM

    Seahawks fan, but I will chime in….

    1) Wellington Mara. without him, the NFL may well have never become what it has.

    2) Bill Parcells, not only did he bring home the Lombardi, he created a coaching tree that has dominated the NFL for the better part of 2+ decades

    3) LT, nothing more needs said.

    4) Eli Manning, two Super Bowls and he hasn’t even finished yet.

  48. nfl fan says: May 8, 2013 9:04 PM

    We could nominate many more, I’d suggest the following if space is limited:

    Wellington Mara – for his vision of the NFL and influence on the Giants Franchise over the years.

    Lawrence Taylor – the Legend that changed the game and made us watch every play…standing up.

    Eli Manning – not just the best QB to date, but when the game is on the line…can he drive his team down the field and win on the biggest stage of them all. Yes he can!

    Tom Coughlin – (rather than Bill Parcells). Coughlin has done more with less. He coached both SuperBowl Champions to greatness as a team. Parcells had better talent to work with.

  49. nobby821 says: May 8, 2013 9:09 PM

    Tiki, Omi, Dhani, Collins

  50. schmitty2 says: May 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    Scott Norwood?

  51. dietrich43 says: May 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    Roosevelt Brown
    Wellington Mara
    Frank Gifford
    Y.A. Title
    Harry Carson

  52. berniemadoffsides says: May 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Bill Parcells
    Tom Coughlin

    Jerry Reese, Simms, Eli and Strahan are runner-ups

  53. toonloonboon says: May 8, 2013 9:16 PM

    boy, theres a lot of cocaine on that mountain

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 8, 2013 9:17 PM

    Taylor, Gifford, Strahan, Eli/Simms.

  55. toonloonboon says: May 8, 2013 9:19 PM

    * scott norwood
    *stickum on tyrees head
    *the 49er punt returner who fumbled 50 times
    * the wind in 86 title game

  56. yousuxxors says: May 8, 2013 9:19 PM

    LT wellington parcells eli strahan Gifford coughlin Carson … all those are worthy to me. if I had to pick 4 it would be all players LT eli strahan Gifford . covers their greatest moments. wellington parcel and coughlin are all worthy but I think it should be players.

  57. elliottcovert says: May 8, 2013 9:19 PM

    Eli Manning
    Lawrence Taylor
    Michael Strahan
    Bill Parcells

  58. joecool16280 says: May 8, 2013 9:19 PM

    Not conventional but I’d go with Roger Craig an Scott Norwood.

    Easily the most influential people during the 91 Superbowl season.

  59. therealtrenches says: May 8, 2013 9:20 PM

    Any list without the tuna is bogus.

  60. blackqbwhiterb says: May 8, 2013 9:23 PM

    Lawrence Taylor& Frank Gifford should be automatic, then Eli ?? And…. I’ll leave the rest to Giants fans….

  61. jackm79 says: May 8, 2013 9:27 PM

    Eli. LT. Wellington Mara. Tom Coughlin

  62. nyfan63 says: May 8, 2013 9:27 PM

    Frank Gifford
    Emlen Tunnell
    Lawrence Taylor

    Those 3 are locks in my mind, gets trickier after that – compelling arguments could be made for Sam Huff, Harry Carson, Rosey Brown, Red Badgro, Phil Simms, Michael Strahan and Eli Manning all. And if you want to go off the grid-iron, Tim Mara,, Well Mara, Steve Owen, Bill Parcells and Tom Couglin could all be considered deserving.
    Forced to pick one I’d probably go with Owen.

  63. dohpey28 says: May 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    Wellington Mara, LT, Manning, Gifford

  64. kincher says: May 8, 2013 9:29 PM

    Mr. Mara

  65. siggtacular says: May 8, 2013 9:29 PM

    Eli manning, Tom coughlin, Michael strahan, Lawrence Taylor, Phil simms

  66. dalanz28 says: May 8, 2013 9:30 PM

    LT, Y.A. Tittle, Bill Parcells, Sam Huff

  67. nativeraider says: May 8, 2013 9:32 PM

    If i had to pick 5 id say
    4Leonard Marshall
    5 and i dont think ANYONE put Frank Gifford!

  68. jmeisner68 says: May 8, 2013 9:32 PM

    John Mara first and foremost, with no doubt, Tom Coughlin, Lawrence Taylor, and Eli or Strahan

  69. bbrophy1 says: May 8, 2013 9:34 PM

    Off the Field
    Wellington Mara, George Young, Ernie Accorsi, Jerry Reese

    On the Field
    Parcells, Coughlin, LT and Eli

  70. wvuandsteelers says: May 8, 2013 9:37 PM

    LT, Wellington Mara, Eli and Gifford. Get all the eras.

  71. tomtravis76 says: May 8, 2013 9:38 PM

    Problem with franchises with so much history is that just about everyone who reads this site never had the opportunity to see anyone before the 80’s.

    Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, LT, Eli Manning

  72. coughlinsredcheeks says: May 8, 2013 9:38 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning
    Bill Parcells
    Frank Gifford

    Honorable Mention:
    Tom Coughlin (Surpassed Bill Parcells in terms of wins and 2 SBs, gotta give him credit)
    Amani Toomer
    Harry Carson
    Michael Strahan

  73. windycity6 says: May 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning, Bill Parcells.

  74. michaeljacksonisback says: May 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    RG3 and the guy with the mustache

  75. gcsuk says: May 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    LT (no reason needed)
    Bill Parcells (don’t care if he coached the Cowboys too)
    Michael Strahan (HOF next year)
    Mike Bavaro (NOBODY exemplified the NYG attitude better than Rocky)

  76. Little Earthquake says: May 8, 2013 9:42 PM

    LT, Ottis Anderson, Dave Meggett, Phil Simms. For Tecmo SB anyway.

  77. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 8, 2013 9:42 PM


  78. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 8, 2013 9:43 PM

    Coughlin’s name should be thrown in this conversation too.

  79. jayovalentine says: May 8, 2013 9:44 PM

    LT !! Gifford, Parcells, & Simms

  80. johnled7 says: May 8, 2013 9:45 PM


  81. jayovalentine says: May 8, 2013 9:45 PM

    John Mara, Roger Goodell, Shockey, & Jacobs

  82. wegonnarockdownto7thlombardiavenue says: May 8, 2013 9:45 PM

    PFT hates me, my comments always get removed and now i’m moving to Lima in protest.

    I’m still sticking with — wellington mara, lombardi, Landry, LT, Eli and bavaro

    Seacrest out!

  83. njkurt1 says: May 8, 2013 9:49 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Frank Gifford
    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning

  84. nflfootballfan says: May 8, 2013 9:56 PM

    1. LT – Obvious, he is the greatest defensive player in NFL history and was the face of the 80s Giants defense.

    2. Wellington Mara – Not only did so much for the franchise but for the NFL.

    3. Eli – 2 Time-SB MVP, responsible for both Super Bowls (especially 2nd). Will hold every team passing record when he retires. Will be first ballot HOFer when retires.

    4. Coughlin – Had less talent than Parcells did, coached longer.

    George Young or Jerry Reese both responsible for 2 SBs (JR had help from Accorsi). George Young drafted multiple HOFers, would be 5th on my list. Also 5 time NFL executive.

    Parcells was great but didnt coach long enough for NYG. Coached with too many other teams.

    Strahan was great but if they didn’t win in 2007 would you still put him on? Did have most games played in franchise history.

    You have to leave off Sims because he didnt play in SB XV and Eli will be clear best QB in franchise history.

  85. dolphins4 says: May 8, 2013 9:57 PM

    Mark Bavaro,Phil McConky,LT,Bill Parcells,Tom Coughlin and the toothless cracker.

  86. thegronk87 says: May 8, 2013 9:58 PM

    Bill belichick, who basically won the giants their first 2 super bowls, Deserves a spot

  87. edgarh21 says: May 8, 2013 9:59 PM

    For the Giants

    LT, Eli, Strahan and idk who else

  88. crf4dan says: May 8, 2013 10:02 PM

    Bill Parcells, Lawrence Taylor, Phil Sims, Eli Manning

  89. bigbluefan11 says: May 8, 2013 10:04 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Eli Manning

    Also considered Simms, Coughlin, Strahan, Carson, and George Martin. But those four names rise above the rest.

  90. johnnycash19 says: May 8, 2013 10:05 PM

    How did it take so long for someone to mention Sam Huff? I’m not even a Giants fan but come on.

  91. buffalohogan says: May 8, 2013 10:07 PM

    Phil McConkey

  92. scoutlukeprados says: May 8, 2013 10:14 PM

    Sam Huff
    Michael Strahan
    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning

    honorable mention: emlen tunnel, phil simms, tiki barber, amani toomer, mark bavarro, fran tarkenton, y.a. title

  93. justintuckrule says: May 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    LT can’t be on two mt rushmores. He’s already on the all time mt Rushmore with Jim brown, joe Montana and Johnny Unitas.

  94. dontouchmyjunk says: May 8, 2013 10:27 PM

    You can tell that today’s Giants fans are kids. Let’s make it easy for you: LT, Sam Huff, Frank Gifford, Michael Strahan (and maybe Rosie Brown, one of the greatest NFL O Linemen of all time)

    Honorables for Harry Carson and a vintage D back named Emlen Tummel. First black player enshrined in Canton. One year Tummel had more interception and kick return yards than the NFL’s leading rusher. The guy was a beast whose likes will never be seen again.

    lastly – Y.A. Tittle > Eli

  95. newagedp says: May 8, 2013 10:29 PM

    1. Wellington Mara – One of the most significant and influential owners of all time.
    2. Lawrence Taylor – The one and only. The number 56 is synonomous with LT just as 23 is with MJ.
    3. Michael Strahan – 14 seasons for Big Blue and 5th all time in sacks. Lovable personality and respected game changer.
    4. Eli Manning – Led the Giants to two Lombardi trophies and has made more dramatic, game winning plays than any other Giant quarterback.

  96. bronxsanman says: May 8, 2013 10:29 PM

    Mara-L.T.-Simms-Eli. Print it

  97. micknangold says: May 8, 2013 10:29 PM

    Wellington Mara, Frank Gifford, LT, and Eli Manning

  98. mjz0236 says: May 8, 2013 10:30 PM

    LT, Wellington Mara, Frank Gifford, Eli Manning

  99. 1bigtex says: May 8, 2013 10:30 PM


    “biggest upset in Super Bowl history”

    Really??? Did you somehow forget about the Jets/Colts game a few years back?

    Try to refrain from using the word “history” when you clearly don’t understand the meaning.

  100. logicailvoicesays says: May 8, 2013 10:30 PM

    RG3, Joe Theismann, John Riggins, Sonny Jurgensen.

  101. dbones750 says: May 8, 2013 10:32 PM

    LT, Eli, Parcells, Strahan

  102. jackm79 says: May 8, 2013 10:32 PM

    If you know this franchise, the top 3 are easy. Well Mara, Eli, LT. Now, the 4th spot could go to a few guys. Coughlin, Parcells, Steve Owen, Tim Mara(the founder, not the douche bag nephew who sold half the team), Simms, Huff, Tunnell, and some others. But I’d go with TC. Three rings with Big Blue.

  103. quizguy66 says: May 8, 2013 10:32 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Frank Gifford
    Eli Manning

    Tough one.


  104. gmen1856 says: May 8, 2013 10:39 PM

    I live in Maryland. Funny thing is that most people here think “logicalvoice” is a chump a$$. LOL. He talks about hater but I saw his a$$ doing the same hating on Eagles Mt. Rushmore. He does what he says people do about the Redskins. Straight chump….

    Anyways, just for fun here Giants fans. Mt. Rushmore.

    Derek Brown
    Thomas Lewis
    Cedric Jones
    Ron Dayne

    Where’s the dynamite?

  105. shabazkilla says: May 8, 2013 10:41 PM

    Parcells, Eli, Strahan, and LT snapping Joe Theismann’s birdy leg

  106. jasjbb says: May 8, 2013 10:44 PM

    Manning, Mara, Parcells, Strahan, Taylor.

  107. finsguy says: May 8, 2013 10:49 PM

    For me I would go with

    1. LT
    2. Frank Gifford
    3. Eli (narrowly over Sims, he beat Brady twice with a lesser team both times IMO)
    4. and it pains me to say but Strahan

    honorable mention to Simms, Rosey Grier, Harry Carson, Carl Banks, and Y A Tittle.

  108. omniscient48 says: May 8, 2013 10:51 PM

    I think many of us are suffering from the disease of recency.

    If it is players only, you could choose any of the following:

    Emlen Tunnell
    Andy Robustelli
    Roosevelt Brown
    Harry Carson
    Frank Gifford
    Mel Hein

    with an honorable mention to Tuffy Leemans and Ken Strong

    Really, you young guys need to learn from your grandfathers about Emlen Tunnell and Mel Hein. They were arguably the two greatest G-men of all time.

  109. tafisher123 says: May 8, 2013 10:53 PM

    Wellington Mara
    George Young – look at the Giants before and after GY
    Roosevelt Brown
    Frank Gifford
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Harry Carson
    Eli Manning

    There is your 8

  110. rrvjr3229 says: May 8, 2013 10:54 PM

    Wellington Mara ,Tom Coughlin, Michael Strahan, Phil Simms, Dave Meggett, Bill Parcells, Eli Manning, Mark Bavaro, Jumbo, LT, Harry Carson, Pepper Johnson, Jason Sehorn, OJ Anderson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakim Nicks, Victor Cruze, Frank Gifford, Jess Armstead, Jeff Hostetler, Shaun OHara, Chris Snee.

  111. bigbluedeadhead says: May 8, 2013 10:56 PM

    Mara, Parcells, LT, Eli

  112. cruuuzcontrol says: May 8, 2013 10:56 PM

    Well Mara, Parcells, LT, Eli (gets in by a nose over Simms)

  113. rrvjr3229 says: May 8, 2013 10:59 PM

    tuck, jpp, huff, osi, banks, their are so many

  114. bcfalcon says: May 8, 2013 11:01 PM

    Tuna, Coughlin, Strahan and Harry Carson (What a beast)!

  115. boycord says: May 8, 2013 11:01 PM

    LT, Gifford, Eli, Roosevelt Brown

  116. doc67whs says: May 8, 2013 11:03 PM

    Recall 1964 – 1981; Wellington Mara never. Dismal
    Giants football at its best.


    All trendsetters in their time and past Giants
    greats. Shame have to limit to only 4 greats.

  117. The Prophet says: May 8, 2013 11:16 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Scott Norwood

  118. musicman495 says: May 8, 2013 11:17 PM

    Mara, Taylor, Gifford, Huff. And the great thing is Huff would never accept it, because he is now a Redskin for Life. So the loser Giants would end up with only three faces.

  119. fantasychumps says: May 8, 2013 11:18 PM

    Roosevelt Brown, Frank Gifford, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan

  120. jimtoukatly says: May 8, 2013 11:20 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Frank Gifford
    George Young
    Lawrence Taylor

  121. east96st says: May 8, 2013 11:33 PM

    “Really??? Did you somehow forget about the Jets/Colts game a few years back?
    Try to refrain from using the word “history” when you clearly don’t understand the meaning.”

    Oh, you mean the Super Bowl where the Colts came in with a 13-1 record? NE was 18-0. Where the Colts played their backup QB who threw three INTs, giving the Jets the game? Tom Brady started, completed 60% of his passes and had no INTs. Where the Colts won in the NFL because they were the only team that played a zone defense, while the Jets faced the zone D regularly in the AFL. The ONLY reason the Jets win was considered a “big” upset was because sports reporters were all old, white guys who didn’t want to believe the “hippie” AFL could ever compete with “their” NFL. If teams were scouted, filmed, and followed like they are today, everyone would have seen the Jets matched up well against the Colts. Especially, with Morrall at QB. The guy bounced all around the league for a reason. He just wasn’t that good. I know my history. All you know is hype.

  122. brooklynnsfinest says: May 8, 2013 11:43 PM

    Lawrence Taylor, Mark Bavaro, Harry Carson, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan

  123. justintuckrule says: May 8, 2013 11:59 PM

    Lt, parcells (save for a few down years in the 90s, parcells ushered us out of the 70s dark ages into the 30 year golden age of today), gifford, tunnell

  124. wannstache says: May 9, 2013 12:09 AM

    LT, Huff, Eli, Simms, Carson & Strahan

  125. frogkiller777 says: May 9, 2013 12:09 AM

    ;ooks like LT is the top choice to be on a rock at Mt. Rushmore

  126. genericcommenter says: May 9, 2013 1:29 AM

    LT, Kate Mara, Rooney Mara, Jeff Hostettler.

  127. holdup08 says: May 9, 2013 1:47 AM

    Wellington Mara, Frank Gifford, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells

  128. ham1 says: May 9, 2013 6:33 AM


  129. mackcarrington says: May 9, 2013 6:49 AM

    How could all you people have forgotten Rocky Thompson?

  130. supesfan34 says: May 9, 2013 8:00 AM

    Eli Manning
    Michael Strahan
    Bill Parcells

  131. bigoldred says: May 9, 2013 8:31 AM

    If Phil Simms gets it, do we have to listen to him speak? If so, that’s too high a price to pay. Eli is much better (and I’m a Pats fan).

  132. freepretzels says: May 9, 2013 9:14 AM

    Insane that no one is mentioning Sam Huff, the first 4-3 middle linebacker, and a HOF.

  133. cantgetenoughwp says: May 9, 2013 9:25 AM

    I don’t know, but I sure hope the group of Kiwi, Tuck, JPP, and Jenkins/Patterson Rushmore this season!

  134. tuckernyg says: May 9, 2013 9:47 AM

    Bill Parcells

    It is tough – very tough – to leave out some other deserving candidates:
    Tom Coughlin
    Frank Gifford
    Mark Bavaro
    Sam Huff
    Michael Strahan
    Spider Lockhart
    Mel Hein
    Charley Conerly

  135. malkinrulez says: May 9, 2013 10:04 AM

    Not a Giants fan but there still hasn’t been a LB that could do the things LT did!

  136. wu36nyc says: May 9, 2013 11:24 AM

    Frank Gifford
    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning
    Michael Strahan

  137. bigbluelou says: May 9, 2013 11:26 AM

    Sam Huff
    Bill Parcells
    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning

  138. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 9, 2013 11:45 AM

    I’m going with just Hall of Famers:

    Tom Landry
    Vince Lombardi
    Hugh McElhenny
    Jim Thorpe

  139. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 9, 2013 11:50 AM

    Arnold Weinmeister
    Tuffy Leamans
    Y.A. Tittle
    Red Badgro

  140. ss9boxer says: May 9, 2013 3:01 PM

    Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning

  141. wlubake says: May 9, 2013 3:26 PM

    Wellington Mara, LT, Eli, Gifford

  142. sinestrojoe says: May 9, 2013 3:41 PM

    Bill Parcells
    Lawrence Taylor
    Tom Coughlin
    Eli Manning

  143. theroc5156 says: May 9, 2013 4:02 PM

    Andy Headen
    Lewis Tillman
    Scott Brunner
    Bjorn Nittmo

  144. mfb73 says: May 9, 2013 5:29 PM

    Mark Bavaro

    Eli Manning

    Wellington Mara

    Michael Strahan……Would of been LT, but that whole under-age hooker thing doesn’t sit well with me.

  145. bigbwoy000 says: May 9, 2013 6:16 PM


    Typical from you – remember this pearl of wisdom?

    “jh500 says:
    Jun 13, 2012 12:32 AM
    He was top 20 and 2010 and you people think he can’t do it again this year?

    Let’s face it, If Vick had actual receivers, an actual running back, and an actual defense in ATL, he would have won multiple Super Bowls. He was a win away from going to the Super Bowl with his best weapon being an out of shape tight end (who no one wants now). He has weapons in Philly and now will have his first proper off season since 06. Vick is going to win a Super Bowl this year! He will also start every game he is in.”

    Those words distinctly illustrate your football acumen.

  146. roadtrip3500 says: May 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    The coaches/execs mountain:
    Wellington Mara
    George Young
    Bill Parcells
    Tom Coughlin

    The players mountain:
    Lawrence Taylor
    Frank Gifford
    Harry Carson
    Eli Manning (if he wins a 3rd SB)
    Phil Simms (if Eli doesn’t win a 3rd SB)

  147. jap0791 says: May 9, 2013 7:50 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Lawrence Taylor
    Phil Simms
    Harry Carson
    Eli Manning
    Bill Parcells
    That is all………..!

  148. lakermetskins says: May 9, 2013 8:19 PM

    Herman Edwards
    Joe Pisarchik
    Ray Handley
    The Jets for sharing the Giants stadium

  149. johnnyballsack says: May 9, 2013 9:33 PM


    Anything else would be blasphemy.

  150. blue67ccm says: May 9, 2013 11:23 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning
    Frank Gifford
    Bill Parcells

  151. formerworldchamps says: May 10, 2013 12:02 AM

    five championships in my viewing lifetime so five faces.

    90…Simms (even though he didnt play that SB)

  152. vman0626 says: May 10, 2013 5:51 AM

    mel hein
    emlen tunnel

    amazing how 99% of people on here possess ZERO knowledge of anything prior to the 80s

  153. seanpbeck says: May 10, 2013 11:13 AM

    Not a Giants fan but I’d say LT and Gifford are locks and Giants fans born before 1981 decide the rest. I’d personally put Eli ahead of Simms, based on the fact the Giants wouldn’t have won either of their latest SBs without Eli just pulling it out of nowhere. I’d pick Tuna over Coughlin simply because Tuna built those teams/defenses and his overall NFL legacy. Otherwise Giants fans need to decide between Carson and Strahan and all those remaining Hall of Famers.

  154. bestwriteralive says: May 10, 2013 1:56 PM


  155. ender12777 says: May 10, 2013 4:48 PM

    Eli Manning
    Frank Gifford
    Jason Seahorn and his awesome rolling over interception

  156. jonato7 says: May 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    Bill Parcels
    Lawrence Taylor
    Frank Gifford
    Michael Strahan

  157. rukkus1 says: May 10, 2013 6:24 PM

    Not saying he should be on the Mt… but im surprised dave meggett hasnt been mentioned more times than tiki barber.

    LT was a gangster. Thats a no brainer.

    Eli knows how to win.

    Ill leave the rest to giants fans…

    Go Hawks!

  158. pologroundsvet says: May 10, 2013 9:42 PM

    Tough, tough call. So many greats.


    Wellington Mara
    Mel Hein
    Bill Parcells

  159. anonymousjbl says: May 10, 2013 10:10 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Eli Manning
    Michael Strahan

  160. hess97 says: May 10, 2013 10:19 PM


  161. ajgp920 says: May 10, 2013 10:25 PM

    Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells, Frank Gifford, Harry Carson

  162. lennydpocketqb says: May 10, 2013 11:08 PM

    Lawerence Taylor

    Michael Strahan

    Emlen Tummel

    Harry Carson

  163. windycity6 says: May 11, 2013 12:11 AM

    Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning and pick a coach Parcells, Coughlin or even a former Assistant coach like Lombardi or Landry.

  164. revskip says: May 11, 2013 2:15 AM

    Wellington Mara
    Sam Huff
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells

  165. seaeagle707 says: May 11, 2013 3:02 PM

    Phil Simms

    +at least two dozen other players, a half dozen coaches, but not Wellington Mara. He’s the number one reason I was never a Giants fan.

  166. twayward says: May 11, 2013 5:22 PM

    Hein, Lawrence Taylor, Huff & Tunnell

  167. twayward says: May 11, 2013 5:28 PM

    mel hein is the greatest Giant pre-WWII. lawrence taylor is the greatest Giant post-WWII. They MUST be on the list. No debate.

  168. bcgreg says: May 12, 2013 3:29 PM

    Gifford, LT, Hein, Parcells

  169. thepasswordis12345 says: May 12, 2013 7:02 PM

    Kerry Collins
    Amani “It’s Not A” Toomer
    Dave Megget
    Tiki Barber

  170. TylerHills says: May 13, 2013 12:33 PM

    Bill Parcells
    Lawrence Taylor
    Frank Gifford
    Eli Manning

  171. blueballzny says: May 13, 2013 4:48 PM

    There are so many good ones to choose from, but if I had to pick 4 it would be:

    Wellington Mara
    Mel Hein
    *Sam Huff

    Eli will replace Huff when his career is over.

    Just look at all the other names who would make 90% of other teams Mt. Rushmores:

    Bill Parcells
    Tom Coughlin
    Michael Strahan
    Phil Simms
    Y.A. Tittle
    Frank Gifford
    Harry Carson
    Carl Banks
    Mark Bavaro

    That’s a ridiculous group that didn’t make it right there.

  172. stonefish67 says: May 15, 2013 12:05 PM


  173. badkarma56 says: May 16, 2013 8:54 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells
    Frank Gifford
    Michael Strahan

  174. jmgilliam says: May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

    Emlen Tunnell, Mara, LT, Strahan
    Tunnell may be the greatest DB in the history of the NFL in addition to breaking race barriers.
    Mara without him we don’t have revenue sharing or the AFL joining the NFL (with the help if Hunt of course) I.E. the NFL isn’t as competitive as it is today or as storied.
    LT on the football field may…may have been the best payer ever play either side of the ball.
    Strahan (this is the hardest choice) was the face if the team for over a decade and got fans through hard times and sub par quarterbacks wents out on top in a storybook ending. I thought of robistelli, huff, tuffy lemans, our two Super Bowl winning coaches and Eli. In the end Mike Started and ended a giant gave it all he had and brought out the best in his teammates, most importantly he gave me something to cheer for in a long run of under 500 seasons and was always a class act.
    The 4 people represent the Giants through the course of NFL history Mara is GW the beginning an the eternal presence of the team.
    Tunnell is Lincoln broke race barriers
    LT is TJ maybe one if the most influential people in history. (And a slightly publicized personal life)
    Strahan is FDR got us through bad times and brought us victory in the end.

    Just my thoughts.

  175. bigdaddystyle says: May 16, 2013 9:39 PM


    hard to be wrong on this team with many persons

  176. stompuout says: May 16, 2013 10:31 PM

    Mel Hein, Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning

  177. stompuout says: May 16, 2013 10:42 PM

    As for the Maras, they’re the gold standard of NFL owners. Tremendous character and vision. However, don’t forget that Wel Mara was a disaster as GM. The fans became so exasperated they had to hire a plane to fly over the stadium with the banner “30 years of lousy football is ENOUGH!”. His worst move was trading the 2d pick in a draft that had Walter Payton and Randy White to Dallas for Craig Morton. The Commissioner had to personally intervene to tell him to hire a GM. Tale of the tape: Between 1960 and now the Giants have drafted ONE Hall of Fame player in the first round. Dallas has drafted SIX (including Randy White).

  178. dirtyharry44 says: May 16, 2013 11:14 PM

    Sam Huff
    Frank Gifford
    Mel Hein
    Bob Tucker

  179. bigbluetoo says: May 17, 2013 9:27 AM

    Not one mention of Homer Jones?

    LT is all you need to say

  180. antelope850 says: May 17, 2013 10:54 PM


  181. Tri-State Yanks says: May 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    Mara and LT are the two must-haves.

    Sam Huff and Frank Gifford would be my other two, with Strahan, Carson, Mel Hein and Eli Manning being my other nominees.

  182. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:03 PM

    Lawrence Taylor
    Michael Strahan
    Eli Manning
    Bill Parcells

  183. nyg201 says: May 20, 2013 8:19 AM

    Mel Hein #7
    Phil Simms #11
    Lawernce Taylor #56
    Eli Manning #10

  184. bartlettruss says: May 20, 2013 6:31 PM

    Tim Mara (Wellington’s father)
    Eli Manning
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bill Parcells

    I personally don’t think Gifford or Simms belong on the short list. Maybe the long list.

  185. ngarren13 says: May 22, 2013 4:18 AM

    mara, tittle, LT, parcells

  186. mikegilbert83 says: May 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    Eli Manning
    Lawrence Taylor

  187. johncarr43 says: May 24, 2013 9:13 PM

    Wellington Mara
    Lawrence Taylor
    Eli Manning
    Phil Simms

  188. eljara says: May 27, 2013 3:02 PM

    letting rivalry aside, i’m cowboys fan but there have been great giants in nfl history… for me it should be

    Lawrence Taylor (no doubt here)
    Phil Simms
    Bill Parcells
    Harry Carson

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