Giants Fans Confused About Empire State Building Colors

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via @djimenez9
Last night the Empire State Building was lit up in red and yellow, to the sports ignorant, that fact would seem not that big of a deal. But for Giants fans something in that color scheme was awry: red and gold are the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, the team that the Giants will play for the National Football Conference championship Sunday. But NY1 reports it was just a misunderstanding.

The building was actually lit in the offending color scheme in anticipation of the year of the dragon, which begins Monday, not in an affront to Giants fans.

In confusion, Giants fans took to message boards. One thread was titled "Empire State Building ..... Lit in 49er colors?? WHAT THE @*&#?" Comments in that thread and another included the following:

  • Time to paint the Golden Gate blue!
  • Apparently it's because of the lunar new year (Chinese New Year) / Such poor timing
  • Some funny business going on with the empire state building tonight. I read that Tyree will be lighting it blue tonight but on my way home and being that I have a constant view of the building due to where I live (Edgewater, NJ area), I see the red and gold and not the blue. Not pleased about this at all! Defintiely funny business going on.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, a 49ers fan took pride in the coloration.

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via @djimenez9

According to NY1, the Empire State Building will indeed be illuminated in Giants blue tonight and tomorrow night, but it's back to red and yellow for Lunar New Year Monday.

[EstherZuckerman / ezwrites]

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N Sumstine
N Sumstine

Just proves how stupid football fans can be.

Rrbferrari
Rrbferrari

Golden Gate is supposed to be GOLD.

SingleSpeed
SingleSpeed

I loving the Red and Gold Empire State Building.  That is better than any bet outcome the Mayors of these cities could have done.I had found some great youth jackets, but they just happened to look like Dallas Cowboy colors.  I refused to buy them, I had to find other jackets.

George
George

Haha- sports and their idiotic sycophantic fans are pathetic

Simonsays49ers
Simonsays49ers

No coincidence here. All truth is revealed when God is in it

Samuel Ramey
Samuel Ramey

They don't even play in New York.  They're the Jersey Giants!!

Jgrahan120576
Jgrahan120576

BBum ass niners we will see when ur bitch assess are crying tnight

Willitout
Willitout

What city outside of China has the highest density of population of Chinese residents? 

Answer: San Francisco

Go 9ers

Ninerfan
Ninerfan

It'll be red and gold after we win to remind them who's their daddy

DefenseWinsOut
DefenseWinsOut

That is showing respect to the NINER EMPIRE! That which the Giants NEVER had!

Hi
Hi

even NY knows what's up!!!!

Icy
Icy

NYs hella scared!

Akafoggy56
Akafoggy56

Outstanding!!!NY knows what's up.GO NINERS!

Rltowler
Rltowler

The golden gate bridge is actually made of solid 14 caret gold. Pelosi has been secretly stashing it there for years.  As for the game, my prediction (aided by reading this article after the fact) is Giants over San Fran by a touchdown.  So the Empire State building is neither Red and Gold or my teams color, Green.  We are both green with envy.Next year my friend!!

Bob NY  

vociferous
vociferous

No, the Golden Gate Bridge was so-named because it crossed the Golden Gate straight, named that in reference to its similarity to the Golden Horn.  The bridge has always been international orange. 

Funny
Funny

You know that the Meadowlands are closer to Manhattan than Candlestick is to downtown SF?

Guindarancher
Guindarancher

You've got to be kidding! Going for 6th Super Bowl trophy maybe you'll be able to buy some seats to see it.

vociferous
vociferous

You know your geographical knowledge is pretty bad. 

Hell's kitchen to Medowlands Sports Complex: 8.5 miles

Market and Embarcadero to Candlestick: 6.7 miles

There is pretty much nowhere you can go on mainland SF that is more than 8.5 miles as the bird flies. 

oorfenegro
oorfenegro

At least the 49ers don't share the homefield with enemy number one.  Better to live alone in a shack rather than share a mansion with a divorced wife or estranged girlfriend who hates your guts who has equal say of when you can come and go and entertain guests.   What would have happened if both the Jets and the Giants had the best records and rights to host home games today?

Robispikes
Robispikes

Wait but not only in the same city it's the same state!

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