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Giants’ Tynes Blocks Crowd Noise to Hear Neighbors’ Complaints

Lawrence Tynes wears earplugs to block crowd noise when he attempts field goals and extra points for the New York Giants. What he heard in a deli two days after kicking his team into the Super Bowl for the second time in four years came through loud and clear.

Tynes, a native of Scotland whose 6-foot-1, 194-pound frame doesn’t match that of most National Football League players, and his wife, Amanda, were eating breakfast in Oakland, New Jersey, on Jan. 24 as diners a few feet away discussed the Giants’ championship chances.