Okay, it’s come to my attention that this might be sort of confusing, so let me briefly break this down for those of you who do not follow sports.
There are two teams called the Giants in professional American sports: the New York Giants, who are a football team, and the San Francisco Giants, my sweet darlings, who are a baseball team.
The reason this happened is because the San Francisco Giants used to be from New York, and the football team stole the baseball team’s name. (They’re about the same age, give or take a couple decades.) There was also a baseball team called the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the two teams understandably maintained a vicious and extreme rivalry. Both the baseball Giants and the Dodgers moved out to California in the fifties, the Giants to SF, the Dodgers to LA, and they took their rivalry wholesale with them.
There was a third baseball team called the New York Yankees, which has a reputation for being rich and parodically evil. That team did not move, but apparently New York can’t do without a second (fourth?) team and so they shortly picked up a new team called the Mets AND THAT’S THE END OF NEW YORK BASEBALL, now nobody move. Meanwhile, US colonialism spread baseball to Japan, so there’s also a famous Japanese baseball team in Tokyo called the Yomiuri Giants. This is a very, very good team that has a lot of money thrown at it, making it the Yankees of Japan, making this the single most tempting moment of my life to make a Who’s On First joke.
The football team remains in New York and is still called the Giants, and this year they won the Super Bowl.