Can’t say I blame him. The Giants are probably going to get shredded by the Packers this weekend on the frozen tundra. Signing that Packer hat might have won him a handful of votes in Wisconsin but at the expense of losing New Yorkers forever. You could say that Rudy made a strategic calculation or that he refused to pander. Either way, it was the right call.
“I won’t sign that,” he said after campaign chairman Pat Oxford handed him the hat. “No, no, no. That would be bad luck right now.”
The Giants are set to play the Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday and Giuliani is a life-long fan of his hometown team.
“I’ll sign it after (the game),” Giuliani told the man as he instead signed another supporters’ Giants visor. But the Packers fan was relentless, again demanding Giuliani “sign it now!” Giuliani refused the request after which the man could be heard grunting.