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Daily Blitz: Giants inspired to play like champs

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 26, 2012 – 9:00 am

In the hallway splitting the weight room and locker room at the Timex Performance Center, the Giants recently installed a new mural commemorating the Super Bowl XLVI championship. Plastered on the opposite wall of a similar montage from the 2007 run, it will remind and motivate players as they walk through the practice facility.

But the bye-week renovation was part of a larger theme, which a 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., drove home better than any picture could.

Adam Merchant, diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, attended Giants practice on Friday and Sunday night’s game against the Packers thanks to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. With that wish, he also had a command. As the team wrapped up its final full practice before the Green Bay game, Adam huddled up the players and told them to “play like world champions.”

And they did.

In a primetime game between the past two Super Bowl champions, the Giants jumped out to an early lead on Green Bay and didn’t rest until the final whistle blew on a 38-10 victory.

“They freaked out,” Merchant recalled after the game, sitting in front a group of reporters at Justin Tuck’s locker. The defensive captain was seated on his left while his father was on his right. “It just came from the heart.”

“They get to do whatever they want to do with that wish and he chose to come to a New York Giant game,” said Tuck, whose team broke a two-game skid. “That’s kind of humbling, the fact that a kid’s only wish is that he wants to come see us play.  When he stepped out and we gave him the floor, he just came up and said we need to go out there and play like champions, play like the champions that we are.  It kind of hit home.

“You’ve got this kid that doesn’t know us but from watching us on TV every Sunday and it’s so profound because certain people can tell you that, but when you see a kid, an innocent kid, come up to you and say ‘you need to play like a champion’– I told him he needs to go into motivational speaking because he kind of woke us up a little bit.”


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20 Responses to “Daily Blitz: Giants inspired to play like champs”

  1. By Devin Burr on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    this inspires me, I wish I could do that but man it would be nerve-racking

  2. By Trish on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    There are so many Adams,kids fighting a real fight against awful illnesses! So these champions need to take a page out of their book and fight to win!! God bless you, Adam.

  3. By Andrew on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    That is an amazing story that I was unaware of, but the giants need to know there are so many fans out there eager for them to win and will always have faith in them

  4. By tom pucciarello on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Adam…God Bless you man…Now you need to take that speech to Washington and talk to Congress…The Yankees would have gained from having you in their locker room too..I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas…And my prayers are with you for a speedy and full recovery…

  5. By Joe Catalano on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’m so glad that Adam had his wish come true and it proved to be a humbling experience for the defending World Champions. A job well done. Great heart shown with all involved.

  6. By Michael Di Bona on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Adam, GOD BLESS YOU :) Not only did you touch the Hearts of the N.Y. GIANTS you also touched the Heart of every GIANTS Fan especially me. You are the TRUEST GIANTS FAN I will ever know of. You were given a wish, a single wish and chose to use it to inspire your Team. You are the Strongest most Selfless person ever. You are whats Best in all of us. “Play like World Champions” are the Battle cry words I will forever use. Thank You. Our Prayers are with you and your Family to get through this as Best as Possible. Have a Wonderful and Safe up coming Holidays. Love you dude :)

  7. By jerrygogo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    When look back on Tom Coughlin’s Giants’ teams I hope they remember moments like these along with being ___ x World Champions.

  8. By Rory on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    AWESOME! just another reason to LOVE and SUPPORT our team

  9. By Malaki Azul on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    And in his always classy way, Coughlin led his post game press conference talking about this young man! Great inspirational message they needed reminding of!

  10. By Jeff Ross on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Adam,
    Your profound words hit home to every Giants fan. We should all strive to play (live) like champions. Clearly, you have the heart of a champion. We all wish you a speedy and full recovery.

  11. By P.B. Morgan on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Adam, those simple words woke the giant in many of us. Your love for this team is obvious. So now as one fan to another, I say to you, thanks for your courage, and determination. Love life, and live for tommorrow. And coach, maybe this could be an annual occasion? Your Friend P.B. Morgan

  12. By VTgreenNYblue on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Another reason why I so love this team! Class act all around. And best luck to Adam!

  13. By Louise Marrier on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    From a fellow fan in Vermont Adam you are an inspiration to all. I wish you and your family peace and happiness.

  14. By Frank Reed on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Adam. Me, my family and everyone that I know will be praying for you and your family.

    You are a brave young man and what you said to that group of football players has impacted me and my family here in NC.

    Keep fighting, Adam. The world needs young men like you who understand what it means to fight and inspire others.

    AMEN!

  15. By Gary Merchant Sr on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to take a minute to say that I am in total awe over the way the New York Giants organization has reached out and welcomed our grandson Adam and fulfilled his Wish.
    It is truly heartwarming to watch and experience. Our most sincere thank you to Coach Coughlin and all the Giant Players. You are our grandson’s heroes and your kindness and friendship towards him will only make him respect you more(if that is possible). Good luck on your season and God Bless you all.

  16. By Scott on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    WOW!!! I just read this article and as a die hard NY Giant fan I am absolutely touched, inspired and motivated by Adam! His simple but true words not only inspired our NY Giants but also myself with what I am doing with my life. How I can play like a champion for my team, MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER! Thank you Adam! You are forever in my prayers! Now as for the NY Giants, you guys better take this kid seriously and keep up the good work! These next 6 games is nothing we havent done before and if the Gianst play like we all know they can, then there isnt a team on our schedule we cant destroy and it starts in Washington next week!! Go Big Blue!! Go Adam!!

  17. By Dick F. on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Good Luck Adam and to the Big Blue the rest of the year. Your a real champion and inspire everyone.

  18. By Rob Ioli on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    A wonderful story about a courageous young man and his love for Big Blue. I can’t even imagine what the players felt when they heard Adam’s speech in the huddle.

    Adam may you experience a speedy recovery. I am honored to love the same team as you. GO BIG BLUE!

  19. By Dan Walsh on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    It is things like this that make proud to be a Giants Fan ! This organization has had class and dignity for a long time, and situations like Adam only continue that proud legacy. I will say an earnest prayer for you Adam, and I know that you will fight to overcome this challenge that has been put before you. Keep the faith Adam. God answers prayer. I am sure in my heart that your words will motivate this championship team to new heights, and together we will all be successful. God bless you and your family during this special holiday season. I’m a true blue giants fan forever. Go Big Blue !!

  20. By James Baldwin on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Out of the Mouth of Babes* the bible says* that GOD* Himself* can take something and someone so simple and innocent….to inspire a Defending Championship team in a mini-slump….Wow* how awesome* and how fitting* 1st you get Hurricane Sandy…a Tough Gut Wrenching Lost to Pittsburgh…A What was That! Horrible Performance in Cincinnati….What would it take to come back from that? Tom Coughlin is a Coach who has seen it all* yet NOT ONCE* does he lost Faith in the men who brought him here*The Giants have been my team for over 45 years* and they PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS* they use ADVERSITY* and never lost Focus* they may get WEARY* but no group has more resolve* GO GIANTS! onto another Back-to-Back Super Bowl Victory* to the OVER COMER IS A REWARD* never forget that G-MEN*** HOOORAAAAAH!!!!!!!

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