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Volume 20 No. 41
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For Ann Mara, a rare turn in the spotlight

Ann Mara stepped out of the shadows and into the realm of Internet sensation earlier this month, good-naturedly scolding Fox personality Terry Bradshaw on air in the locker room after her New York Giants’ NFC championship win for never picking her team.

Mara and Joan Tisch actually co-own the Giants, having inherited the club from their husbands, Wellington Mara and Robert Tisch, each of whom died in 2005. Their sons, John Mara and Steve Tisch, run the club and are frequently referred to as co-owners, but their titles are actually president and chairman, respectively.

So, now that Mrs. Mara has had her turn in the spotlight, what about her fellow octogenarian, Mrs. Tisch?

Steve Tisch laughed when asked that question last week. He said he ribbed his mother about it, going so far as to advise her on the best place to attack Al Michaels so that she too could get some attention.

Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will handle the broadcast duties for Sunday’s game on NBC. Consider them fairly warned for any pregame predictions of Patriots over Giants.

— Daniel Kaplan