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(AP) - With a snowstorm of confetti and paper raining down from skyscrapers, Michael Strahan cradled the Super Bowl trophy like a baby Tuesday as thousands of New York Giants fanscelebrated on Manhattan's streets and saluted their improbablechampions. "I still can't believe it," Strahan said as the team wasleaving New Jersey to come to New York. "I'm still in some kind ofshock." The Giants rode in floats and many players carried video camerasto record the moment, waving to the throngs and basking in thedelighted screams. A huge cheer went up when MVP quarterback EliManning joined Strahan, a star defensive end, at the front of afloat. The float also carried Mayor Michael Bloomberg as well as theVince Lombardi Trophy, which was well protected in Strahan'smassive arms. The parade, featuring 50 tons of confetti, came two days afterthe Giants upset New England 17-14 to ends the Patriots' perfectseason. Fans threw hats to the players, who signed them and threwthem back. Bloomberg gave team officials the key to the cityafter the festivities.
For extended footage of the parade and the ceremony at city hall, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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