Whoops! Ad on official Giants website claims Super Bowl win
Talk about getting ahead of themselves!
The official website of the New York Giants posted Saturday that the team won Super Bowl XLVI. This was, of course, more than 24 hours before tonight’s kickoff against the New England Patriots.
The poster on the site, seen above, featured Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul celebrating next to the iconic Vince Lombardi trophy. There were also links directing fans to buy Giants Super Bowl-winning gear.
The image was an ad, explained the Giants, that someone accidentally turned live too early.
“It is common practice for both teams to create web pages in advance of the conference championship games and Super Bowl,” the NFL said in a statement. “In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post tomorrow night.”
The ad was only up briefly before it was taken down yesterday, according to a report in the New York Daily News.