Tale of the Tape
SI.com's Cory McCartney sizes up two underdog champions.
 
New York Giants
Hoosiers' Hickory High
Won
Super Bowl XLII 1951 Indiana state high school hoops title
Beat
Patriots South Bend Central
Why It Was An Upset
Double-digit underdogs vs. unbeaten Pats School of 161 taking on a powerhouse
Took Place
At the University of Phoenix Stadium At Hinkle Fieldhouse
Aw-Shucks Star
Eli Manning Jimmy Chitwood
Coach
Tom Coughlin Norman Dale
Guru On Staff
Steve Spagnuolo Wilbur "Shooter" Flatch
Win ...
Gave Mercury Morris reason to gloat Gave hope to every David facing a Goliath
Quoting The Coach
"Every team is beatable. You never know ... the right moment, the right time, every team is beatable." "You are in the Army. You're in my Army. Everyday between three and five."
Emotionally-Invested Eye Candy
Kate Mara (granddaughter of late Giants owner Wellington Mara) Myra Fleener (coach's love interest)
 

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