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Wellington Mara passes away


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He will be greatly missed.

 

Mara was instrumental in the outstanding accomplishments of the Giants: 26 postseason appearances (the second-highest total in league history), including 18 NFL Divisional championships and six NFL championships, among them the Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV titles. The only interruption in Mara’s Giants career was during World War II, when he served with distinction for more than three years in the Navy, seeing action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters aboard aircraft carriers and emerging as a Lieutenant Commander.

 

More on W.M. here.

 

http://www.giants.com/news/press_releases/...?story_id=10302

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A class act, a good person, and truly a Giant.  We will have to dedicate the giants superbowl win this year to him.

 

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Now that would be some story. Go Big Blue.

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What 'Old Guard' are left at this point?

 

Godspeed.

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If we're talking old-school NFL family owners, Dan Rooney barely qualifies, and he's about it. I'd throw Al Davis and Lamar Hunt in there too.

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He will be greatly missed. 

 

More  on W.M. here.

 

http://www.giants.com/news/press_releases/...?story_id=10302

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The last Giants game of Mara’s life was Sunday’s thrilling 24-23 victory over Denver. Prior to the game, Coach Tom Coughlin had talked to the players about Mr. Mara, as well as the Giants’ other owner, Bob Tisch ,who is suffering from brain cancer. After the Giants won the game on an Eli Manning touchdown pass to Amani Toomer with five seconds remaining, Coughlin spoke to the team in the locker room. The players then came together in a tight circle, raised their hands and chanted, “Duke, Duke, Duke.” Mara’s nickname was “Duke.”

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