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Giants Now (5/4): The face of NY sports today


The Post ranks the top 10 faces in New York sports today

Eli Manning and Derek Jeter helped bring seven championships and countless memories to New York. This will be the first time since 1994 that neither will suit up. In the absence of the retirees, who is the face of New York sports today? The New York Post ranked the top 10 individuals, and two Giants made the list: No. 4 Saquon Barkley and No. 8 Daniel Jones.

"He was touched by the hand of God, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said after selecting the running back with the second-overall pick in 2018," Howie Kussoy wrote about Barkley. "The once-in-a-generation talent reached the Pro Bowl as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year and has amassed more than 3,400 yards from scrimmage and 23 touchdowns in two seasons."

The top three, in order, were Aaron Judge (Yankees), Pete Alonso (Mets), and Jacob deGrom (Mets). Jones, meanwhile, came in just behind Kevin Durant (Nets) and before Artemi Panarin (Rangers).

"After a generation with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, the Giants opened a new era when the 22-year-old Jones displaced the 16-year veteran early last season," Kussoy wrote. "The heavily criticized, sixth-overall pick of the 2019 draft set several rookie records with the Giants, throwing for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, as the team finished 4-12."

Decade rankings of top 10 faces in New York sports starting in 1950s

Staying on the "faces of New York sports" theme, the Post's Mike Vaccaro looked at the top 10 by decade, starting in 1950. That decade was led by Yankees legend Mickey Mantle, followed by the Giants' Frank Gifford (No. 2) and Charley Conerly (No. 6).

"No list of this decade would be legit without Willie, Mickey and the Duke — and Yogi and Campy each contributed three of the 11 MVPs awards in the '50s for the three city teams," Vaccaro wrote. "And no team in New York history was as beloved as the mid-'50s football Giants, repped by their two Glamor Boys, Giff and Chuckin' Charley.)"

To read the rest of the top 10 by decade, CLICK HERE.

Amy O'Hara starts #BeARainbowProject, bringing flowers to doctors, nurses and patients at hospitals all over the Tri-State Area

Former nurse Amy O'Hara has helped start the #BeARainbowProject, which brings flowers to doctors, nurses and patients at hospitals all over the Tri-State Area during the coronavirus pandemic.

"They've been talking about what a war zone it has been at the hospitals. They've been telling me about what it's like for the patients. They're in these rooms alone, they're not allowed visitors," O'Hara told CBS-2 New York. "I thought this might brighten up their day and let them know we're thinking of them."

She added: "My sweet husband cuts all the ribbons for me, and then the kids, they thread the tags, and then I tie them all and make the deliveries."

That husband is former Giants center and Super Bowl champion Shaun O'Hara.


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