It was déjà vu for New York Giants fans as they watched their team again beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, this time 21-17.
Fans danced in the streets, the bars and in their homes as Big Blue brought home another championship. Giants fans also prepared for a ticker tape parade on Tuesday.
New York City will host the parade along Broadway in lower Manhattan in honor of the Super Bowl XLVI champions, Mayor Bloomberg announced shortly after the win.
“Big Blue gave us a game to remember, and on Tuesday we're going to give them a parade to remember,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
The city will be conducting a public giveaway for tickets to the City Hall Plaza ceremony on Monday between 9 a .m. and 11 a.m. People can access an entry form at this link and by calling 311. Those interested in attending will also be able to access the entry form through the Mayor’s Office Twitter page.
The city is warning that there have been reports in the past of fraudulent offers for tickets to the parade, floats and ceremony. Officials reiterated Monday that there are no tickets or passes to any part of the parade, and that ceremony tickets won through the sweepstakes are not for resale. Fans are asked to report any such offers to 311.
The parade will start at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and continue up the "Canyon of Heroes'' to Worth Street.
At Stout, a packed sports bar in midtown Manhattan, fans erupted Sunday into cheers and dancing as Queen's "We Are the Champions" blared over speakers.
Frank Gerald, 39, of Manhattan called the win "destiny," and said the Giants had "incredible spirit all year long."
The Giants' 21-17 victory was an epic clash that had all of the drama of their Super Bowl victory four years ago.
Two days after that 2008 win, massive crowds cheered the Giants as they paraded up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes.
Sunday night's win was the Giants' fourth Super Bowl title.