Originally posted on T-Rock's Take On The Giants  |  Last updated 2/1/12

WASHINGTON - APRIL 30: New York Giants President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara (R) speaks while President George W. Bush (C) and quarterback Eli Manning stand nearby during an event to honor the Super bowl XLII Champions on the south lawn of the White House, April 30, 2008 in Washington DC. Last February the Giants beat the New England Patriots 17 to 14, in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
They will be rooting like crazy against one another, hopeful their respective teams will win Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. But if it wasn't for John Mara and Robert Kraft standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a tension-filled offseason of arduous labor negotiations, there might not be a Giants-Patriots Super Bowl.
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