As of Thursday afternoon, Giants linebacker Michael Boley estimated he had spent just 15 hours sleeping since the team won the Super Bowl on Sunday night. There have simply been too many parades, parties, interviews and signings since New York returned home victorious.
He did the math with a silver sharpie in hand signing hundreds of helmets and other items at the Steiner Sports headquarters in New Rochelle. Along with dozens of teammates, the warehouse was yet another paid stop on the victory tour.
Offensive lineman Chris Snee was also on the signing floor, with Chase Blackburn, David Baas, Linval Joseph and Lawrence Tynes. A few fans waited outside the doors for autographs as the stream of players continued through the day.
Snee said the offensive line had plans to go to Rangers game and that afterwards he was looking forward to spending time with his family.
With free agency about to hit the championship team as surely as every other NFL franchise, both Snee and Boley said they’d like to see as many pieces back while recognizing football is a business.
“There’s constant change and something I’ve grown used to is seeing friends come and go,” Snee said. “Even after last time.”
Snee was referring to the last time the Giants won the Super Bowl four years ago. Last year he watched as two linemates, Rich Seubert and Shaun O’Hara were not brought back.
Still, the current Giants are still relishing the win and being feted by the city. Boley said it will be hard to top the feeling of a parade, where cheering fans poured onto the route in lower Manhattan.
“Once you achieved it, to me, it gives you more incentive to get back,” Boley said.