Wedding Among Crowd Watching Game
Jan. 26, 1987
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) _ A dentist and his hygienist who exchanged wedding vows at halftime were among the many New Jerseyans who flocked Sunday to taverns to watch their beloved Giants in the Super Bowl.
Tom Greco, 39, and Claudia Briscoe, 31, both of South Orange, were married in a 10-minute ceremony before a crush of reporters and TV news cameras at Manny's, a tavern known as a hangout for Giants coach Bill Parcells and his players.
The ceremony was performed by a Manny's regular, Ridgefield Park Municipal Judge Joseph K. Greaney.
''I'm very happy,'' said Greco, who had promised Ms. Briscoe to tie the knot between halves if the Giants made it to the Super Bowl. ''I didn't think it would get thi crowded. Now I only hope the Giants can come back,'' said Greco.
The Giants, losing 10-9 at the half, won the game 39-20.
His bride said she wanted ''nothing less'' than the chaotic ceremony.
Greco said he proposed at the two-minute warning of the NFC championship game against the Washington Redskins, when he knew the Giants would be in the Super Bowl.
After the couple were pronounced man and wife, the wedding party dumped a bucket of confetti on them, an evocation of how Giants players dump a bucket of Gatorade on coach Bill Parcells as victories end.