The New York Giants and Sondra Fortunato are about to make New York the new soap opera capital of the NFL. With Sondra Fortunato burning up the internet and everyone trying to find photos of her in the skimpy Santa outfit she was wearing when escorted from Giants Stadium, it looks as if the New York Giants have come out on top in the melodrama ratings.
Truly. As sure as this writer has one life to live.
There is nothing like the soap opera that has become the National Football League. It seems like every week something is going on with Tony Romo in Dallas (guest starring Jessica Simpson), Adam “Pacman” Jones in Dallas (guest starring a judge), or T.O. in Dallas (a solo performance, because a star of his quality simply cannot be outshone). Dallas has always been a town of tall tales and melodrama.
All they needed was a J.R. and everything would have worked out fine.
But now it is time to move over, Big D. With the strange shooting incident of Plaxico Burress, the New York Giants set the stage for a soap opera coup. The Dallas Cowboys did put up somewhat of a stand, what with all the locker-room melodrama in the past week between Tony Romo, Jason Witten, and Terrell Owens, but New York took the stage and never looked back when stadium security escorted the well-endowed and skimpily attired Sondra Fortunato, a boisterous and “showy” Giants fan who has attended the home games thusly dressed for thirty years, from the Stadium premises.
According to the New York Post, Sondra Fortunato has been the New York Giants unofficial mascot for years. She annoys some. She delights some.
Last week, Fortunato appeared at the game in a tiara, fishnet stockings, a Santa coat, and a bikini bottom — your basic skimpy Santa outfit. She had a bag of presents and two signs: “Go Giants” and “Have a No Guns Christmas.”
The latter was for Plaxico Burress, who had decided to miss a few games by shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub just days before.
According to Andrea Peyser of the New York Post, the Giants’ management had had enough of Sondra Fortunato’s flamboyance and hearing complaints against her. After visiting the security office, she was escorted from the stadium. Before leaving the office, though, she was lectured on her mode of dress. She was told to wear a sweater to future games.
Fortunato said that she thinks some women may have gotten a bit jealous.
Still, the official reason the zealous Giants fan was kicked out of Giants Stadium had nothing to do with her revealing her big love for the Big Blue by revealing her big personality in that skimpy Santa outfit. She was kicked out for violating the stadium’s rules against bags and signs (which are generally ignored), although she had somehow made it all the way to her seat with them.
But is this the last of Sondra Fortunato and her Double-D sized love for the New York Giants? Or will she have to go free agent and give her Double-D big love to Big D? Will Sondra Fortunato trade in her Santa suit for a sweater with a plunging neckline? Does she even own a sweater?
What will the true blue Giants fan do?
Join us next time as we hear Sondra Fortunato exclaim: “I love the Giants! I’m a flamboyant dresser and I’m well-endowed.”
In fact, the NFL Channel on cable would get a lot more subscribers if they started running soap operas. They could start off with two soaps set in New York: “Have Gun, Will Travel To General Hospital” and “The Bold And The Banned.”