I have been fortunate to meet many of my idols through my career as a broadcaster last night that continued as I met New York Giants Quarterback and Super Bowl 21 MVP Phil Simms.

I have been a lifelong New York Giants football fan, along with my brother Mike and my father we have watched our team go to five super bowls and win four of them.

The Giants were a terrible team for many years but in the 1980’s they started to hit their stride with a great defense and an offense that was built around a young quarterback from Morehead State by the name of Phil Simms.

I remember cursing his name in the early years but then the team started winning and making the playoffs.

Then the 1986-87 season was the most magical and my Giants went to the Super Bowl to face John Elway and the Denver Broncos, the first half was pretty even and I think we were down one point going into halftime.

The second half was all Giants and we won our very first Super Bowl Championship. Phil Simms set a pass completion record and was named MVP of the game.

In the 1990-91 season Phil led us on the road to the post season, but was injured and out for the rest of the season.

We went on to defeat the Buffalo Bills in a nail biter with backup Quarterback Jeff Hostettler, but Phil paved the way and I am not sure we could have done it without him.

My brother Mike and I had a chance to thank him personally for those magical seasons at the sports dinner last night at the Double Tree.

Another great memory to add to all those years being a Giants fan.

Thanks Again Phil.

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