Phil Simms at Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame
Phil Simms was the MVP of Super Bowl XXI and was a standout for the New York Giants for 15 seasons. Monday night he was a “Giant” hit as the featured guest speaker at the Third Annual Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Simms signed autographs and posed for hundreds of photos before, during and after the dinner. By the audience’s reaction throughout the evening he knew he was in “Giants Country”.
He spoke to the crowd on hand for the dinner for about a half hour and then fielded numerous questions after his speech. Simms won a pair of Super Bowl championships for the Giants in 1987 and 1991. In 1987 when he earned Super Bowl MVP honors he completed 22 of 25 passes as the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos to win their first Super Bowl crown.
Since his playing career ended Simms has remained in the spotlight. For the past 12 seasons he has teamed with Jim Nantz on CBS’s top broadcasting team for television coverage of the National Football League. Beginning this season Simms moves into the CBS studio for analysis and commentary.