Memoir About A Giants Game Essay

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Frankie ErricoPeriod 5Giants Opening Day 2008INTRO: It was a calm day in the end of summer when my dad, my brother and I went to the kickoff game to the 2008 season for the New York Football Giants. Their opponent would be the Washington Redskins. They came into this game as defending Super Bowl champions, which was a huge accomplishment in beating the New England Patriots, even though Bill Bellichick and the Patriots had it coming. The last time I had gone to a Giants game was back in 2006, when they couldn't win a playoff game and they still had Tiki Barber. He ran for a record for a Giants single game record of 220 yards, which was special to watch. But nothing would compare to the energy and the hype going into this game. The Giants came into this game with so much confidence, and I was sure they would win. This was a very enjoyable event for me, except for the fact that it was the last thing I would do in summer. It was a very bittersweet time.The morning of September 4th was a long and tedious one. I knew what was in store later, and I almost burst due to anticipation. I thought some bad things about the media and televising contracts and then proceeded in going downstairs. My dad was packing the car for some intense tailgating when we arrived at the stadium. I went on my computer and watched the television until it was time to leave. I almost didn't want the time to come, because when the time arrives, the next step is the time passing, and once the time passed my summer would be over.When the time finally came, we all went into the car. Being exhausted from getting close to no sleep the night before, I fell asleep. The next thing I saw was Giants Stadium, the new one. It was not completed yet but it should be for the 2010 season. My dad found our tailgating friends and we started cooking and eating Doritos and Sun Chips. On my cell phone I was surfing the internet and I found out Giants star receiver Plaxico Burress signed a fat multi-year/multi-million dollar contract with the Giants. My brother and I threw around a football until about 6:15, when it was time to go into the stadium.It really is a sight to see when going to your seat in Giants Stadium. First, there are the people with 1 too many tickets and trying to sell. Then there are the people looking to buy, usually without luck. Then there are the people selling juice out of a trunk. And right before you get in, there's the people trying to sell you a t-shirt. The security is tight, metal detectors and a pat down. There are various signs explaining to you how to get the easiest trip back to your car (ie: throwing bottle caps, profanity, being disruptive, etc.).Once you finally get to your section, you sigh and thing to yourself "this is it". You can see anything in pictures, but its nothing like being there and experiencing it. The second you step through the pathway from the vendors...

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