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Bradshaw blown away by video tribute from Giants

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On Sunday night, Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw returned to MetLife Stadium for a preseason game against the only NFL team for which he’s ever played.  And while Bradshaw still hasn’t suited up for the Colts due to a foot injury, his former team made it a memorable night.

The Giants put together a video tribute to Bradshaw, who was a big part of a pair of Super Bowl-winning teams.  The video was played on the big board at the stadium.

“Oh man, that was awesome,” Bradshaw said after the game, via quotes distributed by the Colts.  “My heart just dropped when that happened.  It was just heartbreaking, man.  Six years being here and to come and see that, it’s heartbreaking.”

Bradshaw had no idea it was coming.

“I didn’t know,” Bradshaw said.  “It was surprising.  It was awesome.”

The return to his former home stadium otherwise wasn’t awesome.

“[V]ery weird,” Bradshaw said of the experience.  “Like I said, six years, my whole NFL career has been here.  To come from the opposite locker room, it’s something I never thought would come.”

Under the current scheduling formula, Bradshaw will get to do it again during the 2014 regular season.  That’s when the Colts are next due to visit MetLife Stadium for a game against the Giants.

Unless, of course, the Colts end up playing the Giants in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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19 Responses to “Bradshaw blown away by video tribute from Giants”
  1. andrewluck12 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:20 AM

    the last sentence sounds pretty good to me lol

  2. fryeways says: Aug 19, 2013 8:23 AM

    Touching story, but it’s always surprising to me when players say stuff like they could never imagine they’d end up being on a different team. Don’t they know how this business works? If I was in the NFL, I’d never unpack my suitcase.

    Mostly because I’d be cut on the first day.

  3. Neftali Ramos says: Aug 19, 2013 8:24 AM

    Classy move by the Giants.

  4. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 19, 2013 8:25 AM


  5. bbb82 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:29 AM

    That’s really cool. Classy move by the NYG.

  6. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 8:31 AM

    New York still has love for ya, Ahmad. Allah ho Akbar!

  7. yaplepalooza says: Aug 19, 2013 8:48 AM

    NYG keeping it classy!!

  8. nananatman says: Aug 19, 2013 8:51 AM

    The way the Giants have looked in preseason that is very unlikely

  9. justinstuckrule says: Aug 19, 2013 8:54 AM

    It’s a darned shame the Giants turned their back on the best Giants RB since the great team player and leader Tiki Barber. Bradshaw couldn’t match Tiki on the field and as a leader off the field but he tried his best.

  10. groleo45 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:08 AM

    Definitely not a Giants fan, but this was an extremely classy move.

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 19, 2013 9:14 AM

    Good for the Giants! Healthy respect. They won’t retire the guy’s number or anything, but to put together a tribute to him must mean that Bradshaw was a good all-around teammate.

  12. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Aug 19, 2013 9:17 AM

    Like ’em or hate ’em, total class move by the Giants.

  13. khamsinvera says: Aug 19, 2013 9:23 AM

    I’m sure that every true Giants fan wishes Bradshaw nothing but the best. He is missed.

  14. mhohmann says: Aug 19, 2013 9:27 AM

    Bradshaw was aweso e. nobody played through ore for the giants

  15. romosmicrodongs says: Aug 19, 2013 9:44 AM

    I hate on the giants more than anyone… but that is pure class. Bradshaw deserves it. Hated watchin the skins play him because he could somehow always bust out four or five yards when it mattered. I thought the giants did him wrong by cutting him … so a tribute is pretty b.a.

  16. bigblueblood says: Aug 19, 2013 10:39 AM

    … and of course he has 2 shiny rings to always remember his quality time with this class organization

    Thanks Ahmad, best of luck

  17. All-American Voltron says: Aug 19, 2013 11:27 AM

    Classy move by the Giant to acknowledge a former player with that great video tribute. I remember when the Packers did the same thing for Brett Favre when he came back in 2009. A great classy move to show there was no bitterness and to show they were–wait what? They didn’t do that? oops …

  18. bookofelisha10 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:04 PM

    bradshaw def deserved it. he went through countless injuries and polayed through them all while trucking numerous defenders..

    an arguement could be made hes the best pound for pound player in the league period.

  19. justintuckrule says: Aug 19, 2013 2:10 PM

    andrewluck12 says:
    Aug 19, 2013 8:20 AM
    the last sentence sounds pretty good to me lol
    The last Colts-Giants championship game (i.e. The Greatest Game Ever Played game, i.e. the Alan Ameche game) was played across the river. It would be fitting and beautiful if these teams met again for it all at Giants’ stadium. What would be even better would be if a freak snowstorm shut down Giants’ stadium and they had to move the game to Yankee Stadium at the last minute. If you love history and football, even the most ardent hater would have to admit that would be an awesome outcome.

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