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article imageGiants beat Patriots in Super Bowl, low unemployment bet pays off

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 5, 2012 in Sports
Make that 18 or 21 Super Bowls where the city's team with the lowest unemployment rate wins the NFL's biggest game. There was drama, both on an off the field, as usual.
As the New York Giants celebrate their win over the New England Patriots, NBC left the airwaves without an interview with losing coach Bill Belichick. As the Giants won a nailbiter 21-17, and Giants quarterback Eli Manning being named game MVP, let the speculation begin as to why the losing coach failed to appear.
With the win, The Giants notch their second Super Bowl in four years. Those two victories coming against the Patriots. It was their fourth win overall.
The Giants previously beat the Pats 17-14 at the 2008 Super Bowl.
To think, the Giants were once owners of a 7-7 record and only a win in their last regular season game were they able to clinch a playoff berth. They hit the road during the playoffs and continued to win.
Much like the Green Bay Packers last season, they seemed to gel and get hot at the right time.
Looks like a city's unemployment rate does play a role in the odds of winning.
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