Remembering the ‘Stick, where Giants had both high and low moments

Blowing out the Candle: On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers defeated Atlanta 34-24 in the final regular-season game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco will move to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California next season.

The 49ers have called Candlestick home since 1971 and Monday marked the 36th time the stadium has hosted Monday Night Football, the most of any stadium in NFL history. The NFL stadiums to host the most Monday Night Football Games in NFL history:

Candlestick Park – 36
Sun Life Stadium – 32
Giants Stadium – 30
Texas Stadium – 28
Soldier Field – 25
Qualcomm Stadium – 25

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The football Giants played at Candlestick 18 times (7 wins, 11 losses), including five playoff games (2-3) and four on Monday nights (1-3).

Highs include two NFC Championship Game victories (1991, 2012) and two memorable MNF games: a 21-17 win on 12/1/86 in which TE Mark Bavaro carried what seemed to be the entire 49er secondary on his back; and a 7-3 loss on 12/3/90 in what has to be one of the physical battles in NFL history. That game, if you recall, ended with an on-field confrontation between Phil Simms and SF safety Ronnie Lott.

Lows include a devastating 44-3 playoff loss in 1994, which also happened to be the final game of both Simms’ and Lawrence Taylor’s careers. The other was the complete collapse in a 1/5/03 Wildcard game where the Giants lost a 24 point lead in the last quarter and a half.




88 comments
chudogz1
chudogz1

It's great how Stat averages 11.9 points and has the worst contract in the league yet Melo takes the blame... People need to pull their own heads out if their own anus' and face reality... Stat sucks, BarnBoy is worse, Tyson never learned one offensive move his whole career and Felton should try herbal-life!!! Besides that, our ball boy has more bball IQ than WoodRow.... Good Night

McGeorge
McGeorge

Start the rebuilding, after next year the high salaries are gone and we can  get back to normal.

chuco
chuco

Stat all about that money he not helping the knicks anyone with bad knees who have a chance to make 23mill woudnt use the eto

whizz17
whizz17

Melo needs to get with a team with a few other superstars to win a championship. That should tell you all you need to know about the kind of player he is.... If he was a championship type player he would make those around him better players. The Knicks gutted the team a few years ago to get Melo on the Knicks, where he wanted to be. Now he wants to leave, let him go and build a team of players that can win together like the Spurs are doing.

theking
theking

If Lin had the heart of Beverly he would be a decent pg but he is a softie who is always injured around playoffs

blackwood1
blackwood1

Wow I all these years of nothing from amare & still cats get on here to defend this insane bust of a contract & signing.....yet have the balls to crap on Melo who actually earns his money. Scoring titles, playoffs & games for the ages from Melo but he's the bum & amare is the hero?? lol you cant make this $h!t up lol.

manchu
manchu

I honestly don't get the popularity of trading Melo to the Bulls. If youre a Melo fan then yes you should love it, but if youre a knick fan why in the world do you want a player as talented as Melo in a division where he can sink the Knicks in a playoff setting. Im not too anxious to see him drop 35 plus against the Knicks and have him, Rose and Noah celebrate while we get sent home. Trade him to Houston or something.

mike23
mike23

too bad he isn't going to do the knicks a favor after taking so much money for very little, i'm sure most would appreciate it if he decided to opt out. Of course there is no way that would ever happen (turning down that much $$) but he hasn't earned it. 

theking
theking

call 911 , amare robbed the knicks of a 100 million dollars

Max Denby
Max Denby

I wish STAT would agree to take a pay cut.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Jaime. Don't waste you're time.. These morons BOW down to Stat because he always gets injured, but talks the best game in the NBA, and then comes back for another month.. The clown averages 10.9 points and has the worst contract in the league, by a land slide... These people wear the blinders horses wear in Aqueduct!!!

rico
rico

@Gee Daniels but Melo is going to wait to see if teams can jettison salaries and players to sign him, so it could take time, which will be painful.  I promise you this ain't going to be "you're in or you're out".  It doesn't go that way and it won't.



chudogz1
chudogz1

@whizz17 please te me the last star that won a championship by himself.... I'll be waiting for you to get back to me, whether on this post or another... I'm NOT holding my breath.... And I highly doubt LeFlop could make any of these scrubs better. Fatty couldn't throw a rock in the ocean all year, ranked 35 out of the starting pgs when there is less teams then that in the league... FOH

theking
theking

@whizz17  just like how LeBron makes everyone around him better yet he need wade bosh and allen? ok

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Beverly averaged only 1.8 assists per game in the playoffs. If he were a Knick, he would get killed here.

knickfan2
knickfan2

TKB is like the Twilight Zone.

theking
theking

Lmaooo if u think amare is better then melo u have no hope young sir. 8 boards for a true pf is pathetic but ok

rico
rico

@mike23 they say you get a contract based on what you did in the past and hope you will continue to be that good in the future.  Amare got his tract based on what he did with the Suns. It was a risk but the Knicks felt they had to take a risk, they also thought they were going to have a big 3 that included Paul.  It was a bad contract, just like Marbury, Eddie Curry, Allan Houston, all of those guys clogged the cap and held the team back. 


Can't expect Amare to walk away from his contract, though if he and Bargs decided they wanted to explore other opportunities I would not be displeased/

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@mike23 That's my main problem with him. He hasn't earned $100,000,000.00. Not the least bit. It's crazy when you actually think about it!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@theking Magoo made that contract out of desperation after his 3 year plan crumbled atrociously.

It's not on Amare that he accepted a ludicrous contract.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Mel Brown
Besides that fire extinguisher incident, the injuries have been beyond his control.  He has continually worked his a$$ off to get back on the court despite these ongoing setbacks.  

It is what it is...don't hate Amar'e, hate the front office incompetence that put the Knicks in this position.

theking
theking

@Mel Brown  its disdain because he is the highest paid player on the  team and is expected to at least help melo and he hasn't. he is constantly hurt and then when he comes back we are forced to get him involved due to that healthy contract. you cant tell me another team that highest paid player is a bench player and that barely plays.


personally I want him far away from this team as possible its just certain faces that shouldn't be attached to this org as it brings bad memories .... isiah, herb and stat should not be allowed in the garden any more lol

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Mel Brown I agree that Amare is a hard worker and a descent person but I just wish we had someone better for the contract he was given. For me it's more resentment than disdain.

whizz17
whizz17

@chudogz Yes, Melo has Chandler (Already One a Championship), Smith (6th Man of the year winner) , Shumpert, Hardaway (Top Rookie), Stat, Prigioni, Felton, Kenyon Martin. They play in the WEAK Eastern Conf and Melo can not make these guys good enough to even make the playoffs??? You telling me Jordan or Durrant or even Lebron couldnt even get this team in the playoffs??? You should hold your breath because he stinks!!

theking
theking

@Knicks_Fanatic  he was a lock down defender that took the challenge of guarding westbrook .... did lin?

knickfan2
knickfan2

Gee Daniels, let's not forget the game 2, 42 pt/ 17 reb performance against the C's while Billups and Stat were nursing injuries and our starting backcourt was Tony Douglas and Landry Fields.

Let's not forget Chandler having the flu, Shump & Davis tearing their act's in the same series, Stat boxing fire extinguishers, while Melo was left to face the Heat. Let's not forget Line sitting out of that series because he was only 85%.

Let's not forget that Melo played the last 3 months of the season (including the playoffs) last year with a torn muscle in his shoulder, while JR got suspended, Chandler had the flu again, Woodson was clueless, Kidd was uselss, etc. And what did Melo do? He dropped 30th / 7 rebs in a memorable game 6 against Indy.

Melo has been completely unappreciated by this fan base and NY media. I wouldn't blame him for leaving. The times we've made the playoffs with Melo, other Knocks have always left him high & dry. And you're seriously blaming Melo?

theking
theking

@Gee Daniels @theking  im not. its the truth


amare made 22 million last year and averaged 12 ppg and 5 boards ....


and you call him a very good player?

theking
theking

@knickfan2  its the melo hate ... lin scores 15 points he is a king melo could score or average 30 and he would be called a bum

knickfan2
knickfan2

Please forgive the grammatical errors. I'm typing from a new smart phone and the spell check is "correcting" things that don't need correcting such as names and numbers.

theking
theking

@Mel Brown @theking  thats true ... but melo wanted out of Denver anyways he def was gonna come here imo regardless of stat

theking
theking

@knicksgirl35 @theking  lol for real tho. and he thinks im trying to start something no ... im just point out facts. amare gets paid more then melo yet has no pressure on him and doesn't get criticism. we play better when he is hurt and could have had gasol and rondo for what we are paying stat ...


very good player he said ..

theking
theking

The same Felton who was almost an Allstar before the trade and had amare looking decent? Not that Felton right?

theking
theking

Amare is man enough? Lmaooo dude he opted in because he will never get 23 mill again if he had toughness he would opt out and take a paycut of his true worth dumbass

theking
theking

Lmaoooooo the mental toughness to get hurt and never evolve his game? Lmaooo I'm out this dude is a dummy

theking
theking

We know you will take Lin over anybody lml Lin is better then lebron and jordan hahahahaha fvckin groupie

theking
theking

Ok is stat worth that contract yes or no. If u say no u agreed with me if you say yes then u are truly as dumb as most here think

theking
theking

You got Lin man juice on your lips go wipe your mouth