The Giants are going to kick it old fashioned for 2 video games this season.
The G-Males introduced Wednesday they’d be donning their traditional ‘80s and ‘90s red-and-white-trimmed uniforms, and the accompanying “GIANTS” helmets, for 2 video games at MetLife: Week 4, Oct. 2, vs. the Chicago Bears and a Week 13, Dec. 4, divisional matchup with the Washington Commanders. The Giants beat each groups throughout their Tremendous Bowl XXI and Tremendous Bowl XXV runs.
In a hype video asserting the information posted on the group’s web site, operating again Saquon Barkley sits at his locker room stall and places on fuzzy headphones related to a Walkman. As clips from the group’s previous play over a gentle beat, a limousine pulls as much as the stadium, revealing Lawrence Taylor as its passenger.
“I’m again,” Taylor says.
Taylor then delivers one of many traditional jerseys to Barkley.
The video ends with Barkley, Leonard Williams, Xavier McKinney, Blake Martinez, Azeez Ojulari, Andrew Thomas and Daniel Jones sporting the traditional threads.
The group additionally mentioned the 2 Legacy Video games would characteristic re-designed endzones that recreate the Tremendous Bowl XXI fashion.
In a press release, co-owner John Mara mentioned the uniforms are coming again by fashionable demand.
“This period clearly nonetheless holds a particular place within the hearts of Giants followers,” Mara mentioned. “Our groups throughout that point featured legendary gamers, a few of the finest in our franchise’s historical past. And these uniforms remind us of what was achieved by way of these years. We’re thrilled to put on that uniform once more.”
The information set off loads of enthusiasm from former gamers on social media.
“So jazzed to have the Traditional Large Blue uniform again,” franchise dashing chief Tiki Barber said on Twitter.
“THEY’RE BAAAAAACK!! I I’m *SUPER* excited that the Giants are carrying this uni this season,” linebacker Carl Banks captioned a photo of himself from his enjoying days.
The Giants beforehand wore the uniforms, and “GIANTS” helmets from 1980 to 1999 earlier than they started carrying their present “NY” helmets.