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1) How much did team founder Tim Mara purchase the New York Giants for in 1925?

In 1925, New York Giants founder Tim Mara purchased the franchise for a mere $500! The Giants gave professional football, then overshadowed by baseball, boxing, and even college football, an important showcase in the nation's largest city.

2) Who was the New York Giants opponent in their very first home game?

In 1925, the Giants played their very first home game. Their opponent, the Frankford Yellow Jackets, would make the game a painful one, defeating the Giants 14-0 in their home debut. This knocked the Giants record to 0-3, having previously lost two games on the road. They would go on to win their next seven games before splitting the final two to finish their inaugural season 8-4.

3) What Giants WR came to national prominence during his rookie season after a stunning one-handed catch?

During Week 12 of his rookie season, Odell Beckham Jr. came to national attention when he made a one-handed touchdown catch while falling backwards in a Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys, which numerous pundits called the greatest catch ever made. Beckham went on to win the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

4) In 2004, what player did the New York Giants trade to the San Diego Chargers for rookie quarterback Eli Manning?

The 2004 NFL Draft was dominated by a blockbuster draft-day trade as the New York Giants drafted quarterback Philip Rivers with the #4 overall pick, then promptly traded him, along with three draft picks, to the San Diego Chargers for the #1 overall pick, quarterback Eli Manning.

5) What team defeated the New York Giants in what has come to be known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played?"

In the 1958 NFL Championship game, the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in an overtime victory that some sports historians consider to be the game that launched professional football into the modern era.

6) The New York Giants retired jersey number 16 in honor of what former player?

The Giants retired jersey number 16 in honor of 4-time All-Pro RB/WR Frank Gifford (1952-1964) who led the Giants to 3 NFL title games before moving on to a career as a TV sportscaster.

7) What player was named MVP in the New York Giants Super Bowl XXI victory?

Quarterback Phil Simms was named MVP of Super Bowl XXI after setting Super Bowl records for most consecutive completions (10) and highest completion percentage (88%). The Giants defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20.

8) What New York Giants defensive back went on to have a Hall of Fame career as an NFL coach?

Tom Landry played defensive back for the New York Giants before going on to have a Hall of Fame career as an NFL coach. He served as an assistant coach for the Giants from 1956 to 1959 -- then in 1960 he became head coach of the newly-founded Dallas Cowboys, a position he held until 1989.

9) What player was drafted by the Giants as the second overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft?

After an All-American career at the University of North Carolina (1978-1981), Lawrence Taylor was drafted by the Giants in 1981.

10) What team did the Giants merge with after the 1928 season?

After a disappointing fourth season (1928), owner Tim Mara bought the entire squad of the Detroit Wolverines, principally to acquire star quarterback Benny Friedman, and merged the two teams under the Giants name.