Both head coaches (Tom Coughlin, Giants and Bill Belichick, Patriots) and quarterbacks (Eli Manning, Giants and Tom Brady, Patriots) will return from Superbowl XLII and will meet each other once again on February 5th.
At Superbowl XLII the Giants beat the Patriots 17 - 14, and it is widely known that the thought of the 2008 results still stings Tom Brady. So expect emotions to be high, as many sports writers are already billing this year's final as Brady vs Manning.
It was Tom Brady's touchdown in the Patriot's game against the Baltimore Ravens on 22nd January, which you can see below.
The Irish American has been reflective on the season up to this point. Thought of as underdogs by many critics, the Patriots are heading into the final with equal measures of preparation and eagerness.
'We've been in a lot of tough games all year. Some balls have bounced our way. Yousee the same thing from the Giants. They barely got into post season, and now look at them. They're playing their best football'
This is sure to be an exciting final for Wild Geese all over the world. Boston and New York each have very strong Irish communities, bot of which will surely be out in force supporting their respective teams.