Super Bowl Friday

Last Friday, February 8, a gracious Irvington resident, Pat Hanlon, Vice President of Communications for the New York Giants, paid a visit to J.P. Doyle’s in Sleepy Hollow. Choosing not to arrive empty-handed Hanlon brought with him the Vince Lombardi trophy that less than a week earlier had been waiting to travel to either Massachusetts or New York. Well, the rest is recent history and the Super Bowl XLII trophy will reside with the New York Giants.

J.P. Doyle’s on Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow is co-owned by Nick Bell and Brian Doyle. Doyle is a personal friend of Pat Hanlon’s and both men brought much joy to the patrons of J.P. Doyle’s along with the youngsters that were as wide-eyed as their parents. A line of fans formed from one end of the restaurant to the other waiting to become one of the smiling faces that would hold the glistening silver trophy. Digital cameras and cell phones recorded the personal moments of many who will not forget the evening anytime soon.

A special thanks to Mr.

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Top: Pat Hanlon, VP of Communication for the New York Giants, and resident of Irvington, uncovering the Vince Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl XLII at J.P. Doyle’s in Sleepy Hollow.
Bottom: Brian Doyle (r.) holding the trophy along with his partner Nick Bell.

Hanlon, the New York Giants, and the owners of J.P. Doyle’s for making so many, so very happy. It was one of those rare moments where a worldwide event was transformed into a unique individual memory.

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