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The Giants‘ Week 1 victory against the Titans in Nashville was a long time coming. It was the first time in six years (!) that New York won a season-opening game. This contest had its fair share of ups and downs, and head coach Brian Daboll let it all out once time expired.

After heading into halftime down 13-0, the Giants came out in the third quarter and tied things up with a couple of big plays from Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard. New York then took a late lead with a gutsy two-point conversion call by Daboll. The celebration was short-lived because Tennessee immediately began marching down the field to set up a game-winning field goal attempt.

It was assumed the Giants were headed for another 0-1 start until Randy Bullock shanked it left and handed New York an unexpected victory. We saw Daboll’s initial jubilation immediately after the clock hit zero, but nothing once he got on the field. Until now:

We saw so many emotions in less than a minute. First, it was disbelief that they had actually won, followed by relief that his head coaching debut was a successful one. Last, but most certainly not least, he let all of those emotions out by getting incredibly hyped.


The good vibes kept coming after that once he got into the locker room and started dancing with his players.

What’s the best part of this? Well, probably the fact that every single Giants fan did some version of the same thing once time expired. As if the fanbase wasn’t already excited about this victory and the franchise’s new direction, the first-year head coach’s reaction was completely relatable.

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Matt Musico is an editor for ESNY. He’s been writing about baseball and the Mets for the past decade. His work has been featured on numberFire, MetsMerized Online, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo! Sports.