The Giants are a big-city team, but there is something decidedly small town about them. Eli remains the little brother. Guard Chris Snee is the coach's son-in-law. The Giants talk a lot about family.
Then there's Ahmad Bradshaw, who scored the biggest touchdown of his life, though he didn't really mean to. In the backyard, in the park with friends, in daydreams, you don't hope to score a Super Bowl--winning touchdown the way Bradshaw scored it, by unenthusiastically falling on your rump in the end zone. Then again, maybe that doesn't matter.
"It was the happiest moment of my entire life," Bradshaw would say. Indeed, these are complicated times.