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New York Giants’ Mt. Rushmore Includes Eli Manning, Bill Parcells, Lawrence Taylor & Michael Strahan

June 5th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Douglas Rush

NBC's Pro Football Talk has been holding voting for the fans to decide the "Mt. Rushmore" for each NFL franchise. On Tuesday night, the version for the New York Giants was announced.

'Eli' photo (c) 2012, Scott Rubin - license:

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor made the list and had an overwhelming amount of votes with 96% from the fans. Current starting quarterback Eli Manning had the next highest amount of votes at 53%. Meanwhile, two-time winning Super Bowl head coach and this year's Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Parcells, was third on the list with 48% of the voting, while former defensive end Michael Strahan rounded out the voting with 44%.

In the article done by Mike Florio, he vouched for Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff, but he fell way short of the final four to make the Mt. Rushmore of the Giants, as he only had 20%.

Long-time Giants owner Wellington Mara finished fifth on the list with 36% of the voting. Hall of Fame running back Frank Gifford got 28% of the voting, Phil Simms had 24% and current Giants head coach Tom Coughlin also had 20% along with Huff.

During the segment, Eric Kuselias tried to argue that Manning didn't belong on the list, but former NFL defensive lineman Shaun King went to bat for the Giants quarterback and defended him being on the list, as did Florio stating that the Giants would not have won their two latest Super Bowls if not for him.

It's no surprise that someone would try and find another way to bash Manning give what he has accomplished in his career, but it's nothing that Manning can't handle playing in New York.


Tags: Bill Parcells, Eli Manning, Football, Frank Gifford, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Phil Simms, Tom Coughlin, Wellington Mara

4 Responses to “New York Giants’ Mt. Rushmore Includes Eli Manning, Bill Parcells, Lawrence Taylor & Michael Strahan”

  1.  PittsburghJim says:

    This time of the year is SOOOOoooo BAD for football fans.

    I actually can’t wait for the Preseason “Opener” here in ‘burgh of Gmen vs. Steelers, and the 2 min that the starters play….Saturday AUG 10th I think.

    Btw, Parcells & Coughlin cancel each other out, and The Giff should be on that Mt Rushmore group, I think. Love HCarson to death and is VASTLY underrated/appreciated by Giants fans….but Giff was 1st Rd in 1952 and brought that group of 1950s early 60s Giants BACK to excellence….Plus made Pro Bowl at Dback, Wing Back & WR as well. Very impressive.

  2.  F0XLIN says:

    Last night on NFL Total Access Willie McGinest said he had the same surgery JPP had by the same doctor and was back playing in 6 1/2 weeks.

    12 weeks is the timetable and really no reason to rush it, that being said he should be playing week 1

  3.  F0XLIN says:

    Mt Rushmore seems about right, although they should make a two headed monster for Coughlin and Parcells

  4.  Jack Barletta says:

    Can’t have that Mt Rushmore without PHIL SIMMS !!!!

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