Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants celebrates with his son after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After emerging as an emotional leader for the Giants down the stretch of the season, safety Antrel Rolle seemed almost drained and overwhelmed immediately following their dramatic Super Bowl XLVI victory over the Patriots.
“This is the only reason I came to New York,’’ said Rolle, a former Cardinal. “My mother will tell you, I care less about money, I care less about a ring, I care less about a parade, the only think I care about is us going out there and giving 120 percent and let’s see what the outcome will be. No one can take this away from us, no matter what. They can say what they want to say, they can put us down, they can say we got lucky, they can say we won because [Rob] Gronkowski was hurt. We’re going to hear it all, but at the end of the day we are champions.’’
Rolle promised a few days before Super Bowl XLVI if the Giants won, he would unveil a brand-new T-shirt from his collection of designer shirts available on his website, rollegear.com. He planned on the shirt saying, “At the end of the day,’’ in honor of the phrase he used during the season to punctuate almost every sentence he uttered.
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