Giants’ website announces Super Bowl champs … on Saturday

An image proclaiming the Giants as Super Bowl champions appeared on the team's official website.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Giants haven’t been short on confidence or swagger this week.

This image soon appeared on the Giants' website after the earlier publishing error.

Unlike the close-lipped Patriots, the Giants have chirped and chirped leading up to Super Bowl XLVI. Chris Canty told New Yorkers to get ready for a parade next Tuesday. Antrel Rolle said the Giants didn’t come to Indy expecting to lose.

Then on Saturday, someone at accidentally posted an image announcing the team as the Super Bowl XLVI champion. There was a picture of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Eli Manning and an ad for official Super Bowl champs gear. It looked quite nice, actually, just not on the day before the big game.

The page quickly was taken down and replaced with a “page not found” screen, which links you back to the regular home page.

But thanks to screen grabs from Comcast SportsNet New England, the pics will live forever — and probably in the Patriots’ locker room.

It’s unclear if Tom Brady or Bill Belichick were checking out on Saturday, but someone over at certainly was and alerted New Englanders.

— David Ely

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