Sports Museum of America

Sports Museum of America

June 17, 2008 18:27 ET

"Catch" the Most Famous Helmet in Super Bowl History at Sports Museum of America

Tyree and Manning Put Their Heads Together in Special Summer Exhibit Celebrating Greatest Play Ever

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Kick off the summer with the greatest moments in sports history at the Sports Museum of America (SmA) located in historic Lower Manhattan. Now on display for a limited time only are the most celebrated symbols of the New York Giants upset victory in Super Bowl XLII - the helmet against which New York Giants' wide receiver David Tyree pinned the ball making "the catch", and the helmet of quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

Manning's incredible scramble and throw, followed by Tyree's now-legendary 3rd down catch against his helmet, kept the winning drive alive and enabled the Giants' 17-14 victory against the previously undefeated New England Patriots, making his the most famous helmet in Super Bowl history. The Sports Museum of America will display the helmets, which are on loan from the New York Giants through the summer before they permanently move to The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH this fall.

"David Tyree's catch and the Cinderella story of the New York Giants have already become the stuff of Super Bowl legend," said Jonathan Tisch, Treasurer and co-owner of the Giants. "We are thrilled to be able to share with our fans an intimate look at the fabled helmets right here in New York City at the Sports Museum of America."

"This exhibit is exactly what we've set out to do - bring sports history directly, and personally, to the fans as it's happening," said Philip Schwalb, Founder and CEO of Sports Museum of America. "There are great new moments in sports being made every week, and we are proud that thousands of visitors from around the world can view these artifacts and celebrate the magical, historic moment they represent."

To commemorate the victory, the SmA Store, the retail store accessible both from the museum and from the street, features limited edition and official autographed Super Bowl collectibles, including the Giants' "End Zone Celebration" photo autographed by the entire team and Manning's "Great Escape" autographed merchandise.

About the Sports Museum of America:

The Sports Museum of America (SmA) is the nation's first and only all-sports experience richly showcasing the history, grandeur and significance of sports in American culture. Created in exclusive partnership with over 50 single-sport Halls of Fame, National Governing Bodies and other sports organizations across North America, SmA features amazing state-of-the-art interactive technologies, dramatic original films and an iconic collection of sports memorabilia. SmA is also the home to the legendary Heisman Trophy and the Billie Jean King International Women's Sports Center, including the first Women's Sports Hall of Fame. SmA is located in New York City at 26 Broadway (next to the "Charging Bull" and footsteps from the Statue of Liberty Ferry) and opens daily at 9 a.m. For information and tickets visit: www.sportsmuseum.com.

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