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PFT Daily: Coin-flip flap exposes trust issues between Jets, league

We haven’t said enough — and, really, enough can’t be said — about the decision of Jets owner Woody Johnson to publicly lambaste the league for the coin-flip that was held to determine whether the Giants or the Jets will host the first game at the new stadium they’ll share.

So let’s say a little more about the situation, and what it all could mean, via PFT Daily.

If you’re not sure whether you want to watch it, flip a coin.  Heads you watch it once; tails you watch it twice.

 
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35 Responses to “PFT Daily: Coin-flip flap exposes trust issues between Jets, league”
  1. jayz says: Mar 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    No really, enough can be said…

  2. MrHumble says: Mar 17, 2010 12:19 PM

    This is about as ironic as it can get! The league and all the redneck fans who think a coin toss to determine the outcome of an OT game is just fine but yet all the freakin’ uproar over a coin toss to decide who plays in a new stadium first……….gotta love the friggin morons who post on PFT.

  3. dboom92 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:20 PM

    If he made this much fuss at home he might still have a daughter.

  4. zalis says: Mar 17, 2010 12:24 PM

    Why can’t they face each other?

  5. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 17, 2010 12:25 PM

    i flipped a coin it landed upright on its side, so i don’t have to watch it :)

  6. nyj-gate D says: Mar 17, 2010 12:25 PM

    The NFL is not a dictatorship (even though Goodell acts like it is), so what’s the problem with voicing a concern on a matter that was dealt with inappropriately? Just because the NFL decided to do it one way doesn’t mean that it is automatically the right way and nobody should question it! A coin flip is the right way to go about it, but at least have a rep from each side there to make sure that it was done without bias.

  7. Krow says: Mar 17, 2010 12:28 PM

    Seriously… maybe the Jets should just go play football… and stop all the whining and posturing. Who cares who plays what game when?

  8. Richm2256 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:44 PM

    Who cares if the Jets cry “foul!” ?
    That’s the karma they get for Mangini crying foul at the Patriots for doing the same thing that they themselves were later caught doing. People seem to forget that part though.
    Hypocrites suck, Woody.

  9. ZombieRevolution says: Mar 17, 2010 12:52 PM

    Florio writes “…and, really, enough can’t be said…”.
    Florio- you are like those political pundits who are so myopic on issues that they fail to see they are one of the few seeing it as important. For the real world- enough is enough.

  10. broncosaddict says: Mar 17, 2010 12:56 PM

    @dboom92
    That is a despicable thing to say

  11. Cro-Mags says: Mar 17, 2010 12:59 PM

    If the Jets are so upset, why then do they, for the third time in a row, agree to be a tenant in another team’s building?
    Build your own stadium or join forces with the other 2nd rate NYC team in the Mets.
    Woody is a joke.

  12. Dave J says: Mar 17, 2010 1:10 PM

    They got to play the final game at Giants Stadium.

    Maybe they should shove it and be happy that the Jets can use New Meadowlands, after their plans for a stadium on the West Side fell through.

  13. carlin53 says: Mar 17, 2010 1:20 PM

    This whole “jets against the world/nfl” is played. You are supposed to be a professional sports club, and the fact that they resort to bush league, high school “psychology” to motivate themselves as a franchise is pathetic. So is wearing the “working class” team label like a badge against the big Bad Giants. Heres a plan, get better talent on and off the field and just play the game.

  14. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 17, 2010 1:21 PM

    Now that Congress is calling the shots in the NFL, the League is taking all its cues directly from Washington–unilateral dictates, mandates, tyrranical decrees, over-legislation, super-regulation, and utter, absolute CONTROL.
    “This is the way it is, underlings–you will not only TAKE IT, but you will LIKE IT.”

  15. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2010 1:25 PM

    Anyone notice the Toyota logo? Figures.
    Jets cant do anything right and are really annoying.

  16. DG0122 says: Mar 17, 2010 1:27 PM

    life is so unfair when you are born into billions, isnt it, woody?
    born on third base and thinks he hit a triple…

  17. Wrathchild says: Mar 17, 2010 1:40 PM

    If anyone, at all, thought the league was going to allow the Jets to play the first game in that new stadium, they’re on some mind-altering pharmaceuticals.
    I really doubt a coin-toss actually happened. Unless it was a two-headed coin and the giants got “heads.”

  18. Dolphinized says: Mar 17, 2010 1:42 PM

    It is obvious that the Jets are looking for sympathy for being considered “the second rate team of the City”. Whining is not gonna get you the respect you think you deserve. Be happy how your season ended, people showed pity on you, thus the reason any jets fan have a mouth to talk with this year. Your Run game was only good cause thats all you guys could do anyways. Now onto your coach, i respect his defensive genius, but crying to the public for……about…… come on! BooHoo i want everyone to feel bad for us and give us a chance… grow a set. With that said there was a coin flip this has been the way of the NFL since its induction of the Superbowl. Win out and you will open up next year in Giants stadium.

  19. tacious says: Mar 17, 2010 1:42 PM

    @ Cro-Mags
    You really don’t keep up-to-date with the NFL, do you?
    FYI… the Jets and Giants are equal co-owners of the new stadium.

  20. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 17, 2010 1:47 PM

    This new stadium is as much our stadium as it is the Giants. We will make this clear when everyone sees how horrible the Giants have become, and how much the Jets have improved. You all can hate on the Jets like your good buddy Florio, but that won’t stop us from getting better than all of your teams. The only fans that can really say anything right now are Colts and Saints fans. Your memory might be out of whack, but we still made it further than 28 teams.
    Of course coming to terms that the Jets are now better than your team is out of the question, so you call it a fluke. Whatever helps you sleep at night. We sleep great knowing you guys were watching our team win in the playoffs.

  21. D wins games says: Mar 17, 2010 1:47 PM

    Why wouldn’t Baby Woody build his own stadium in Queens, nearer his fan base? And why is he so hung up on being first to play there? I’m a Giants season ticket holder who couldn’t care less. Hey Woody–if you are tired of playing second banana to the Giants in NY, here’s a word of advice: Shut up and go win a Super Bowl!

  22. carlin53 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:07 PM

    The AFL isn’t around anymore, lose the chip on your shouder and act like you belong in the League.

  23. carlin53 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:09 PM

    I take back what I said about LT, he’ll fit this franchis like a glove. I don’t know how anyone could be a fan of this whiny crybaby franchise. I know I would be embarrassed if I was one.

  24. skaybaltimore says: Mar 17, 2010 2:12 PM

    Is it just me…or does Mike Florio constantly sound like some gossipy little Junior High School girl?
    http://i40.tinypic.com/5d5gjm.jpg

  25. hufcane says: Mar 17, 2010 2:23 PM

    im a g men season ticket holder and could care less who opened the stadium–im just glad i didnt get stuck with a thanksgiving nite game. it just shows u how much woody could care less about his fans and care more about team exposure. im sure thats the first place i would want to be on thanksgiving nite all turkeyed out. are the jets goin to pay back the giants the money they will owe them for not being able to sell beer on those nite games

  26. overkil2 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:36 PM

    “mrzazz41387 says:
    March 17, 2010 1:47 PM
    This new stadium is as much our stadium as it is the Giants. We will make this clear when everyone sees how horrible the Giants have become, and how much the Jets have improved. You all can hate on the Jets like your good buddy Florio, but that won’t stop us from getting better than all of your teams. The only fans that can really say anything right now are Colts and Saints fans. Your memory might be out of whack, but we still made it further than 28 teams.

    At the end of the day, you and the other 28 teams watched the superbowl from home. There is no prize for coming in any position except first. The only thing you guys got was a worst draft pick which you guys will still screw up.
    Maye you’ll draft a punter this time.

  27. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:39 PM

    Jets cant handle the truth.

  28. MagicMan407 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:48 PM

    The Jets are sooo annoying of a team. They just dont shut up ever always crying about something or talking smack. This is going to give Rex a heart attack because he is fat and his body cant take the kind of stress of losing a coin toss.

  29. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:54 PM

    We all saw what the real Colts team did to the Jets anyway.
    Jets shouldnt have even been in the playoffs but most of their fans cant admit it.
    Giants beat the 18-0 Pats. Cant win it all every year.

  30. toothpick says: Mar 17, 2010 3:12 PM

    dear dboom92,
    i can tell from your input here in this insignificant thread that you would have best served the world if you had ended up in a crusty piece of kleenex next your father’s bed. unfortunately for humanity though, you some how beat the odds. to make matters worse, someone taught you along the way to use a computer. alas, we are exposed to you and your mind.
    enjoy yourself responsibly.

  31. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 17, 2010 3:27 PM

    kev86 says:
    March 17, 2010 2:54 PM
    We all saw what the real Colts team did to the Jets anyway.
    Jets shouldnt have even been in the playoffs but most of their fans cant admit it.
    Giants beat the 18-0 Pats. Cant win it all every year.
    ————————————————-
    *Remembers SB42*
    *Cries in corner*

  32. Pier588 says: Mar 17, 2010 4:29 PM

    To me the simple answer would be to have the Jets play the Giants in this game and switch colors at half time.
    “Woody” continues to live up to being the “Richard” he is.

  33. jetters149 says: Mar 17, 2010 5:01 PM

    all of you people posting in here are idots, jet haters, And for somebody saying the jets don’t know how to draft take a look at our history of our draft you 12 year old little punks get alife.

  34. Pier588 says: Mar 17, 2010 5:12 PM

    jetterLikesUpsideDown69 – do you want some cheese to go with that whine?
    If the Jets and Giants would play each other in this game – what is a better way to start the joint stadium venture than the 2 principle tenants playing the first game to open the stadium?

  35. RaiderChile says: Mar 17, 2010 5:56 PM

    Looks like alot of you feel the same way: Let both teams open on a prime time show, Sunday or Monday night then both can be happy. i guess neither team want to have the first loss, so that might not work.
    Screw NY and all the drama!

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