Everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows the New York Giants whipped up an impressive victory in the Super Bowl last night. However, even rock-dwellers were aware of the news if they were friends with any elected officials on Facebook.
Generally, the excited politicians’ responses needed at least five exclamation marks.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and State Senator Marty Golden were examples of this. Ms. Crowley wrote “NY Giants XLVI Super Bowl Champions!!!!!” while Mr. Golden wrote “Congratulations to the SuperBowl Champions the New York Giants!!!!!! Go Big Blue.”
Councilman Jumaane Williams, who correctly predicted the score of the game, might have been the most excited of them all. “UH…Yeah! We did it again. ANY DAMN QUESTIONS!!!!!!!” he declared, adding “WHOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” He also had another “WHOAA” post containing 50 exclamation marks.
Councilman Peter Vallone took a more specific tack, gleefully rubbing Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s taping scandal in his face by announcing “ELI – 2 , brady -0. sorry bill, guess it’s harder to win when you dont have the other teams plays. GIANTS!!!!”
Even politicians who don’t normally follow football were eminently pleased. State Senator Diane Savino wrote “wow! and i really don’t care about football,but damn, that was impressive in the end! congratulations to the Giants and all their real fans!”
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, no less excited, was already thinking of the friendly wager she made with a Massachusetts legislator on the outcome of last night’s results. “I can almost taste the lobsters, clam chowder, and Boston cream pies that Senator Golden and I are about to win from Massachusetts State Rep. Jay Barrows!”
Meanwhile, New York’s chief executive’s response was a little more dry and measured. “I congratulate the New York Giants on beating the odds and winning Super Bowl XLVI,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “After nearly missing the playoffs, the Giants have made history by becoming the first NFL team to win the Super Bowl after going 9-7 in the regular season. I look forward to celebrating this victory with all New Yorkers.”