Giants' Website Declares Victory

Ad promoting official Super Bowl gear is quickly taken down
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2012 8:24 AM CST
A fan rides a zip line during the Super Bowl XLVI NFL Experience presented by GMC at the Indiana Convention Center on February 4, 2012.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Kickoff in tonight's Giants-Patriots contest is still hours away, but New York is apparently already hawking T-shirts commemorating their victory. In a flub caught by the New York Post, the team's website yesterday briefly featured an ad touting the team's victory in Super Bowl XLVI, and offering up official Super Bowl gear to fans. The ad was quickly taken down, but the Post has a screenshot.

The official NFL reaction: “It’s common practice for web pages to be created for both teams in advance. In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post." (Read more Super Bowl XLVI stories.)

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