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Pelham Giants Fans Enjoy Ticker-Tape Parade

PELHAM, N.Y. – Pelham residents still reveling in the New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots hopped on the rail to catch the ticker-tape parade held for “Big Blue” early on Tuesday in New York City.

Taylor Maloney and a few of her Pelham Memorial High School friends took the 8:18 a.m. at the Metro-North train station to enjoy the festivities.

“It was really great,” Maloney said. “It was a lot of fun.”

Maloney, a diehard Giants fan, went to the parade with two Steelers fans, a Patriots fan and a Jets fan.

Jamie Costanza, a Patriots fan, was even sporting a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI Champions T-shirt. When asked why he was wearing the shirt, he said that he had to in order to “avoid any abuse” from Giants fans.

Joe Dereishi, a fan of the New York Jets, decided to chant J-E-T-S, which was not received well by the “Big Blue” faithful.

“People don’t like it when you cheer out J-E-T-S,” Dereishi laughed.

The group of friends said that there was “a lot of people” and you “couldn’t get to the front” because of how crowded it was.

Steven Csardapre, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed the 21-17 Super Bowl thriller even though his favorite team was not in it.

“Great game,” Csardapre said. “Very good game.” He was also quick to point out that the parade was a lot of fun.

Maloney loved the Super Bowl because “every moment was intense" and millions around the world would probably agree with her.

A U.S. television record 166.8 million people tuned in to watch the Giants fourth quarter comeback against the Patriots, surpassing Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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