As Big Blue faithful prepare to ascend on MetLife Stadium Sunday night, September 10, for the opener against Dallas, fans are encouraged to help create a “BLUE OUT” by wearing their best blue Giants gear.
On Thursday, September 7, tight end Darren Waller joined “Good Morning Football” and the crew unveiled blue t-shirts with the team’s newest rallying cry: “BE GIANT.” Players will be wearing the shirts during warm-ups to reinforce the team values of “Smart, Tough, Dependable,” according to the press release.
“For me, being a Giant is just like standing tall, standing firm, whatever may come your way,” Waller explained. “If things aren’t going your way, maybe a tough spot, just standing firm and not running, not trying to make excuses or blame anybody, but just staying strong and fighting your way through.”
The Giants will distribute towels to all fans, according to the press release, and the first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a blue “BE GIANT” t-shirt courtesy of Pepsi.
“BLUE OUT” is the beginning of the season-long “BE GIANT” campaign which includes events, social media content and influencer and brand partnerships, according to the press release.
Giants legend Justin Tuck launched the campaign, hosting and narrating a video inside MetLife Stadium that was shared across the team’s social and digital media platforms.
“Giants fans can rally behind our ‘BE GIANT’ campaign, whether they are at the stadium, in their neighborhood, in school or at the office,” Chief Business Officer Pete Guelli said in the press release. “We are excited to launch this campaign ahead of our home opener at MetLife Stadium where we know our fans will create an unbelievable home-field advantage for the players and coaches on Sunday Night Football!”
Giants Legend Tiki Barber Ranks Daniel Jones Above Dak Prescott
Let the Week 1 chatter begin.
On Wednesday, September 6, just four days before the Giants home opener against Dallas, former Giants RB and current WFAN radio host Tiki Barber made it known that he considers Giants quarterback Daniel Jones significantly better than Cowboys QB Dak Prescott.
“I’ll take Daniel Jones over Dak Prescott 100 out of 100 times,” Barber said.
Last season Jones threw for 3,205 yards with 15 passing touchdowns and ran for 7 touchdowns in 17 games, while Prescott threw for 2,860 yards and threw for 23 touchdowns with 1 rushing touchdown in 12 games.
The anticipation of opening the season against the division rival Cowboys has made some fans so anxious that they are waking up days before the game ready to go:
Coach Brian Daboll Has a Message for Fans During Week 1
Playing Dallas has been ugly recently. The Cowboys have won 11 of the last 12 meetings with the Giants, including the last four.
“[The Cowboys] have a lot of talent in key spots,” head coach Brian Daboll said on the September 7 episode of “The Coach Daboll Show.” “A very talented group, very well-coached, and they’ve won for a long time.”
Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks asked Daboll about the importance of starting the season with a division game and how the fans could make an impact at home. “If you had to have the fans do one thing on Sunday night?” he asked.
“Get here early and be loud,” Daboll answered. “Particularly when they’re on offense, obviously. We have tremendous fan support and I’m sure it’ll be that way come Sunday night.”