Originally posted by NYVAGIANTSSUCK:
NY Giants fans act as if the Mara's are all business and pure class and will trash our team and ownership any chance they get. Cowboys fans and class? You ever meet a Cowboys fan from NorCal? Yeah class no way, more like total a*****e to the core.
You sir know hardcore NY Giants fans to a tee! "Maras gave the United States pro football, and Eddie Debartolo nearly killed it!"....
BTW, the Giants have beat us in two NFC Champ games, but also defeated us in two other playoff games ('85 wildcard, '86 divisional). We beat them in '81 and '84 to win it all, and ended their post season in '93 and '02.
The Cowboys/49ers playoff rivalry may have more games historically, but I tend to not count the pre-Walsh/Seifert era as much since I wasn't around back then. Also, when the Cowboys beat us, they were objectively speaking the better team and left little doubt on the field they deserved to win. '92 and '93 they were clearly better, and if they beat us in '81 it wouldn't have been a shock. The Cowboys haven't beat us in a meaningful game since January of 1994.
Outside of the '85/'86 Giants losses, I can't necessarily say the Giants were better than the 49ers in '90 and '11. When you couple the fact that both of those NFCCs involved late game fumbles and field goals, it further cements the case.
The Giants were just more fortunate. And that hurts way more to be honest.
Nothing would make me happier this year than for the Giants to be curb stomped at Candlestick in the NFCC.