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New Jersey officials not happy with talk of "New York Super Bowl"

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in East Rutherford, New Jersey — not New York City. Some New Jersey politicians think the NFL needs to make that clear.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted people who have referred to the 2014 game as the “New York Super Bowl.”

Those comments would come from the geographically challenged,” Christie said. “I’m looking out that door, and it’s New Jersey, and I look where that stadium is, and it’s New Jersey, and when everybody gets on the train or in their cars or on buses, they’re going to be coming to that game in New Jersey.”

U.S Senator Frank Lautenberg also wants New Jersey to get credit as the host of Super Bowl XLVIII, writing a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and asking him “to ensure that the NFL appropriately describes the site of the game as ‘New Jersey/New York’ and not simply ‘New York.”’

Obviously, the New Jersey officials are correct that the game is going to be played in their state. And obviously, people will continue to refer to the game as the “New York Super Bowl,” for the same reason that the NFL doesn’t have two teams called the New Jersey Jets and New Jersey Giants.

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  1. FFSentinel.com says: Jun 1, 2010 8:18 AM

    The 2014 Superbowl should be referred to as the Gateway to London.

  2. ebr362 says: Jun 1, 2010 8:24 AM

    Now that they have built a rediculously not needed stadium ensuring they aren’t going anywhere, put a heavy tax on them as a NY registered business doing business in NJ. Find a loop hole and screw them. If they don’t want to be known for playing in NJ then f’em.

  3. Brownwood26 says: Jun 1, 2010 8:26 AM

    Dear Governor Christie,
    If you’ve got such a huge burr up your ass about New York getting credit for New Jersey, perhaps you should look into having teams play within your jurisdiction that–I don’t know–actually bear New Jersey’s name. You’ll excuse me for not giving a crap until you speak out against the discrepancy in lieu of reaping the financial benefits of piggybacking off New York’s name.
    Sincerely,
    Common Sense

  4. JerseyJoe says: Jun 1, 2010 8:29 AM

    I am from New Jersey a rout for the Eagles simply because the Giants and Jets never changed their names to the Jersey Giants of the Jersey Jets, something about marketing contracts I heard. anyway GO EAGLES!!!

  5. realitypolice says: Jun 1, 2010 8:32 AM

    The entire state of New Jersey has a huge inferiority complex. This is due to the perception that half of the state is a suburb of New York, and the other half of the state is a suburb of Philadelphia.
    They have no one to blame but themselves for this perception. They court business from both cities agressively, market their beaches as get aways for people from those cities, and tout new train lines from Manhattan to Atlantic City. Out of one side of their mouth they link themselves to NYC (north jersey) and Philly (south jersey) every chance they get, and out of the other side of their mouth they bitch about not being identified as a separate entity.
    It is certainly smart business to court NYC and Philly, but you can’t have it both ways. The Super Bowl may be in NJ, but it’s only there because of NY.

  6. east96street. says: Jun 1, 2010 8:33 AM

    Of course they are upset. As close as NJ is to bankruptcy, it would have defaulted long ago without Northeast Jersey. Just like NYC carries the weight for the dead beat upstate NY and Western Connecticut carries the rest that state. I think it was Koch that suggested decades ago that the Tri-State area become a separate state and remove itself from the three dead weight, dead beat State Governments and keep all it’s tax money for itself instead propping up failed State Governments in Albany, Trenton, and Hartford. Might have been the only really intelligent thing he ever said. Christie wants to make sure his “piggybank” knows it’s staying right where he can get at it. None of the three state Governors ever want people to think they might not have to support the rest of their states indefinitely. Of course, supporting all three states doesn’t stop all three state governments from passing laws that punish the Tri-State area. We’re good enough to hand over all our money and support them, but that doesn’t mean they have to respect us or even give us the slightest consideration. I especially love how upstate NY Senators get to write NYC rent laws while our tax money keeps their cities from total collapse.

  7. mike_311 says: Jun 1, 2010 8:33 AM

    Do they realize only the game is going to be played there, the rest of the festivities held in the city and crowd will be shuttled to and from the city. New Jersey cant handle the crowd, Manhattan can.
    I live in jersey and there is nothing up there, but NY city.

  8. Duck Fallas says: Jun 1, 2010 8:33 AM

    Maybe the two NJ teams should finally quit their little charade. Funny how they mimic their fans who’s homes are in dirty jerz but claim to be New Yorkers.

  9. tomservo24 says: Jun 1, 2010 8:37 AM

    “I’m looking out that door, and it’s New Jersey, and I look where that stadium is, and it’s New Jersey, and when everybody gets on the train or in their cars or on buses, they’re going to be coming to that game in New Jersey.”
    And I’m looking at a map, and I see the stadium is 10 minutes away from Times Square. Nobody cares if technically the stadium is on New Jersey soil, it hosts 2 New York teams and is hosting a New York Super Bowl. Get over it Governor.

  10. 4th&Goal says: Jun 1, 2010 8:49 AM

    Funny no one seems to be campaigning for the Maryland Redskins…

  11. TheToolofTools says: Jun 1, 2010 8:53 AM

    new jersey is a pimple on new york’s financial ass.

  12. IrishDawg42 says: Jun 1, 2010 8:59 AM

    I think the Jets should change to the Jersey Jets since they have that fan base already. Some Giants fans that live in Jersey might also jump ship since one of the teams would finally recognize their roots.
    If your headquarters, practice facilities and stadium are in a state, that state should be the recognized team name IMO. Doesn’t matter that the fans are having pregame/postgame across the bridge…
    As for the Super Bowl though, it should be recognized as the New Jersey/New York Super Bowl because there will be official festivities taking place in Manhattan throughout the whole week.

  13. Munze Konza says: Jun 1, 2010 9:01 AM

    They have a point and this comment “” for the same reason that the NFL doesn’t have two teams called the New Jersey Jets and New Jersey Giants.”” is ridiculous. We don’t call the Superbowl based on what NFL team is hosting the site but what city is.

  14. Burritto says: Jun 1, 2010 9:02 AM

    If I didn’t know better, I’d almost think that NJ has an inferiority complex. Heh.
    And don’t worry, Christopher Chris Chrissie KRS Christy, everyone’s nose will tell them they’re in Jersey as soon as they cross the bridge.

  15. irishsamurai says: Jun 1, 2010 9:03 AM

    the 2 teams should be called new jersey giants and new jersey jets,until they get a stadium in the bronx or somewhere else inside the actual state of new york,they should be refered to as “new jersey” teams,the only team in new york is the bills and they should just be the new york bills seeing how they are the only true new york team

  16. ampats says: Jun 1, 2010 9:11 AM

    Gov Christie states he looks out his door and its New Jersey, look up to see the new stadium its New Jersey, looks up and see the highway signs for the Meadowlands, its exit 9 in New jersey.
    Continue down the highway and sees thousands of highway exit signs, its New Jersey, look off the side of the highway at the smokestacks along the NJ Turnpike,
    ITS NEW JERSEY

  17. jerseypatriot says: Jun 1, 2010 9:12 AM

    Not being from New Jersey, I always thought it was an insult and disrespectful not to call the Giants and Jets who they really are.
    Imagine if the Oakland Raiders keep the same name when they moved to LA. The NFL cares only about one thing, MONEY!

  18. Krow says: Jun 1, 2010 9:14 AM

    Yeah… where teams play their 8 homes games makes so much difference. Those 24 hours negate everything. Right… morons… so let’s line them up..
    Glendale Cardinals
    Orchard Park Bills
    Irving Cowboys
    Miami Garden Dolphins
    Foxborough Patriots
    Nashville Titans
    Hyattsville Redskins
    When you get that all done then call us. Till the STFU.

  19. Mattmanus says: Jun 1, 2010 9:20 AM

    I am from New Jersey and I didn’t realize what a bunch of douchebags are on here. There is a whole lot more to NJ than NYC & Philly. Asswipes…..

  20. AirlineGuy says: Jun 1, 2010 9:22 AM

    And the SuperBowl this year isn’t in Dallas, it is in Arlington.
    Babies will cry, that is what they do.

  21. FireJerryJones says: Jun 1, 2010 9:24 AM

    THey had the Super Bowl in Jacksonville. They didn’t refer to it as the Jaguars Super Bowl.
    Who cares if th Giants and Jets use the satdium in the regular season. Neither team will be in the 2014 game.
    In New Jersey.
    Trouble they have here is that the Super Bowl is usually tied to a city… not a state.
    Seems like they should be promoting the big game in East Rutherford…

  22. Mattmanus says: Jun 1, 2010 9:26 AM

    BTW, most people from NJ not only don’t try to make themselves appear from NYC, they can’t stand them. They come down to the shore and piss all over it every summer. You all have to get your facts straight and not get your info from some dumb ass MTV show that has nothing to do with The Jersey Shore….

  23. Krow says: Jun 1, 2010 9:26 AM

    Oh… and by last count only 4 NFL teams named themselves after States. The other 28 used cities.

  24. jimmySee says: Jun 1, 2010 9:26 AM

    New Jersey does get the benefit of the income taxes paid by the players who earn their incomes in New Jersey, and property taxes from the homes in which the players live, and sales tax revenue from all those Escallades and big mutha trucks and SUVs that they drive.
    The NFL can run but it can’t hide from New Jersey!
    (I’m ex- exit 164).

  25. Duck Fallas says: Jun 1, 2010 9:27 AM

    4th&Goal says:
    June 1, 2010 8:49 AM
    Funny no one seems to be campaigning for the Maryland Redskins…
    =================================
    Nonsense. I’m sure plenty of D.C. residents have taken up the cause.

  26. mann1976 says: Jun 1, 2010 9:28 AM

    first right thing this terrible governor has done since his term started…

  27. larryeagle says: Jun 1, 2010 9:31 AM

    And what is the reason that they don’t take the name of Jersey Jets or Jersey Giants. New York didn’t build a stadium New Jersey did.

  28. Playmaker's Dealer says: Jun 1, 2010 9:34 AM

    It’s a New York-centric run league they want everything in New York. Same reason the league placed an honorary “home game” for the estranged ’05 New Orleans Saints in….NEW YORK!!!
    Laughable.

  29. homercles82 says: Jun 1, 2010 9:37 AM

    4th&Goal says:
    June 1, 2010 8:49 AM
    Funny no one seems to be campaigning for the Maryland Redskins…
    ___________________________________
    Yea because they are too busy campaigning for the team to be moved back into DC. Moron.

  30. Otto Graham says: Jun 1, 2010 9:39 AM

    Can we give Cincinnati to Kentucky then ? LMAO!

  31. realitypolice says: Jun 1, 2010 9:39 AM

    irishsamurai says:
    June 1, 2010 9:03 AM
    the 2 teams should be called new jersey giants and new jersey jets,until they get a stadium in the bronx or somewhere else inside the actual state of new york,they should be refered to as “new jersey” teams,the only team in new york is the bills and they should just be the new york bills seeing how they are the only true new york team
    =================================
    OK- but no more home games in Toronto. Will they be the Canada Bills when they play there?
    Ladies and Gentleman I give you your 2010-
    Arlington Cowboys
    Landover Redskins
    Orchard Park Bills
    Foxboro Patriots
    Who are you to say what people should name the teams they paid hundreds of millions of dollars for?
    Oh, BTW- why don’t you ask the New Jersey Nets or New Jersey Devils marketing departments how having New Jersey in their names is turning out?
    The Nets failed to sell out conference championship games, and the Devils have won 4 Stanley Cups yet have one of the smallest fan bases in the league.

  32. John Harbaugh's Dad says: Jun 1, 2010 9:49 AM

    @4th&Goal
    Maryland already has one of the top run franchises in football, why in the hell would we want the Redskins in our state too? I’d rather go to a Super Bowl in New Jersey.

  33. BroncoBourque says: Jun 1, 2010 9:51 AM

    For everyone complaining about the team names not being New Jersey Jets and New Jersey Giants; Should have been the Irving Cowboys all these years or now the Arlington Cowboys in the new stadium? How about the Orchard Park Bills? Maybe the Landover Redskins or the Owings Mills Ravens? Teams take on the name of the major metropolitan area they represent, not the location of their stadium. As you can see the Jets and the Giants aren’t the only teams to not have the city in which they play represented in the team name.
    As for the Super Bowl, the same thing applies. Nobody is going to be calling this year’s Super Bowl the Arlington Super Bowl, it will be Dallas as it should be. The same thing back when the game was played in the Rose Bowl and they called it the Los Angeles Super Bowl and not the Pasadena Super Bowl.

  34. Krow says: Jun 1, 2010 9:57 AM

    And finally… I think the Gov. of New Jersey should just tellthe Giants and Jets to vacate that stadium as soon as possible. In fact the State should just buy them out. There’s no reason NJ should have to tolerate all that extra revenue. Unless they’re whoors of course… and are just in it for the money.

  35. Duck Fallas says: Jun 1, 2010 9:58 AM

    Mattmanus says:
    June 1, 2010 9:26 AM
    BTW, most people from NJ not only don’t try to make themselves appear from NYC, they can’t stand them. They come down to the shore and piss all over it every summer. You all have to get your facts straight and not get your info from some dumb ass MTV show that has nothing to do with The Jersey Shore….
    ====================================
    Oh right, we all forgot the third demographic. There’s NYC-NJ, Philly-NJ, and Shore-NJ. Shore-NJ gets all pissed off that people visit there during the summer, ignoring the fact that without all the tourist dollars their respective cities would be ghost towns (like they are in the off season, but all year round).

  36. Dryheave says: Jun 1, 2010 10:00 AM

    I flew into New Jersey once…..I got off the plane, took one look around….and got back on the plane. ….a truly awfull place. I swore I would never step foot in that God forbidden hellhole again….and I haven’t.

  37. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 1, 2010 10:13 AM

    Ladies and Gentleman I give you your 2010-
    Arlington Cowboys
    Landover Redskins
    Orchard Park Bills
    Foxboro Patriots
    ________________
    Umm…doesn’t exactly hold for the Pats, because they aren’t the Boston Patriots….they’re the New England Patriots….and last time I checked, Foxborough was firmly inside New England (in fact it’s about 25 miles away from me right now. If you want, I can run out and check).

  38. johnny64 says: Jun 1, 2010 10:17 AM

    The reference to “New York” as the host of the Super Bowl is a reference to the city of New York, not the state of New York. I realize the game is not played in NYC, but the game is played in the metro NYC area, just as the Super Bowl in Glendale was played in the metro Phoenix area. Same with Dallas/Arlington. The only difference is that Glendale and Arlington happen to be in the same state as Phoenix/Dallas. But the fact that the Meadowlands is located in NJ does not change the fact that the host city is the metro NYC area.

  39. bronxville jets fan says: Jun 1, 2010 10:21 AM

    The reference to the Super Bowl being in “New York” is a reference to New York “City” — and not “State” — which is where most people in northern NJ work and identify with.
    It’s no different than last year’s Super Bowl being played in Miramar but still labeled as Miami.

  40. CJ SPILLER says: Jun 1, 2010 10:21 AM

    Krow says:
    June 1, 2010 9:14 AM
    Yeah… where teams play their 8 homes games makes so much difference. Those 24 hours negate everything. Right… morons… so let’s line them up..
    Glendale Cardinals
    Orchard Park Bills
    Irving Cowboys
    Miami Garden Dolphins
    Foxborough Patriots
    Nashville Titans
    Hyattsville Redskins
    When you get that all done then call us. Till the STFU.
    ___________________________
    Hey moron, at least all of the above teams play in “their” own state except the Redskins, and they don’t play in Hyattsville, but Landover, Maryland. The Giants and Jets should never have taken the name New York, only the Buffalo Bills, even though they play in the suburbs outside of Buffalo, NY in Orchard Park, NY…. last time I knew Orchard Park was in New York!!

  41. pramis123 says: Jun 1, 2010 10:22 AM

    And this is why the NJ Nets will never be able to get Lebron or Wade, because they are, sadly, considered the ugly step child to NY. They are the equivalent of the Jr Varsity squad compared to the Varsity which is the New York, Chicago, LA’s, Boston’s and Miami’s of the world.

  42. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 1, 2010 10:23 AM

    # mike_311 says: June 1, 2010 8:33 AM
    I live in jersey and there is nothing up there, but NY city.
    ——————————————————
    What are you talking about? The Aqua Teen Hunger Force live there. And so does CARL with his bootleg GNATS jerseys.

  43. Sdivine says: Jun 1, 2010 10:31 AM

    They should just be lucky they have a Hockey and Basketball team. Probably wouldn’t even have those if it wasn’t for the city of New York either.

  44. csonka39 says: Jun 1, 2010 10:33 AM

    NJ gets NY’s teams and NY”s garbage…why complain Gov? NJ gets plenty of exposure around the country via NJ Housewives and Jersey Shore…….jersey is now, and always will be a NY wanna-be joke!!! Glad I moved….NEVER go back!!!!

  45. obscenery says: Jun 1, 2010 10:33 AM

    -To all the people saying Orchard Park Bills and whatnot. It’s not quite the same thing.
    New York is both a state and a city. The stadium is in neither.
    The closer comparison to use, explaining why people from NJ might be mad, would be one to a stadium in Poland calling themselves the Berlin Jets, or the Germany Giants.
    I don’t watch the CFL, but I could just imagine how people in Hamilton, Ontario would feel about the Toronto Tiger Cats. There would be blood.
    Inferiority complex? Imagine you buy a BBQ, let the Smithfordsons nextdoor use it, you both throw a party and all the invites say “Come BBQ on Smithfordsons awesome new grill!”
    If you took issue with that, nobody would accuse you of crying.
    2014 is a New Jersey Superbowl, regardless if NYC is more popular, like maybe the Jim Smithfordson might be.

  46. Panda_Claus says: Jun 1, 2010 10:38 AM

    Wow. New Jersey really sounds upset about the 2014 New York Super Bowl.
    Isn’t this game going to be played at the same stadium where the New York Jets and the New York Giants play their home games? Why isn’t THAT a problem?

  47. pftfanboy says: Jun 1, 2010 10:46 AM

    isn’t it like an hour from manhatten to east rutherford?
    i havent gone to the stadium from ny in about a decade so i could be wrong.
    nonetheless, i encourage visitors of our fine state to enjoy the turnpike on superbowl weekend. that won’t be unpleasant at all.

  48. 4th&Goal says: Jun 1, 2010 10:47 AM

    My point is if this Super Bowl goes well and Snyder gets one at FedEx field, it’s going to be known as the D.C. Super Bowl. It’s no different then the New York/New Jersey complaints.

  49. Krow says: Jun 1, 2010 10:49 AM

    CJ Spiller… talking to you moron. Seeya in Toronto. Then you fanboys can stop babbling about being the only NY team. It’s pathetic. Try winning something instead. Oh right… ain’t gonna happen is it.

  50. 90ragtop says: Jun 1, 2010 10:59 AM

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted people who have referred to the 2014 game as the “New York Super Bowl.”
    ***********************
    Perhaps he would prefer the “Toxic Waste Dump Super Bowl.”

  51. jamaltimore says: Jun 1, 2010 11:03 AM

    New York, the city that has it all except stadiums to host it’s terrible football teams so let’s give it a superbowl? I get it that it’s all connected and they cover up the name by saying Meadowlands rather than NJ. Just Can’t wait till the Ravens get to come to NJ and open up the new NJ stadium the same way they shut down the Texas Stadium!

  52. AllThat says: Jun 1, 2010 11:20 AM

    You know you are all a bunch of freaking idiots. It is called the Superbowl. Period. Not the Miami, New Orleans Superbowl. Just the Superbowl.
    Now they may talk about the Superbowl in Miama or New Orleans or Dalls (Arlington), or Indianapolis, but it is not called the (City that it is in) Superbowl.

  53. Bruce Leroy says: Jun 1, 2010 11:22 AM

    With the exception of Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona & New England, all NFL teams are named after the large cities they’re near, NOT the state they’re in. I live in Jersey but complaining that the Giants & Jets should change they’re name to NJ is stoopid.

  54. pdxbolt4life says: Jun 1, 2010 11:29 AM

    What does Tony Soprano think about this??? He runs Jersey right?

  55. alewatcher says: Jun 1, 2010 11:34 AM

    realitypolice says: June 1, 2010 8:32 AM
    The entire state of New Jersey has a huge inferiority complex. This is due to the perception that half of the state is a suburb of New York, and the other half of the state is a suburb of Philadelphia.
    —————-
    It’s not a complex if you actually are inferior.

  56. Bob S. says: Jun 1, 2010 11:43 AM

    Should be called the Garden State Super Bowl.

  57. Cahill says: Jun 1, 2010 11:50 AM

    The people bashing New Jersey for it’s perceived appearance near the airports and right outside NYC have obviously never been anywhere in NJ other than that small proximity of area. A majority of New Jersey is actually filled with trees and beautiful suburbs. I don’t know what you expect the transit hub of the largest city in the country to look like but it’s not going to be beautiful forests and no highways. Do yourselves a favor and go somewhere nice in New Jersey rather than looking out the airport window and making your mind up from small view. How ignorant can you people be? I don’t judge a state upon its one terrible area, if I did, there wouldn’t be any good states in this country.
    And for all the people from New Jersey who are complaining about this, just stop it. We all know where the Super Bowl will be, the people will realize it’s in NJ when they show up and see no stadium in downtown Manhattan. If you’re going to complain, at least wait till 2013 or so. That Super Bowl is a few years away. If you’re going to use your energy on anything, use it on your franchises to ensure they actually field a winning team that year so you even have a chance to reap the true benefits of having the game in NJ/NY. Jets vs. Giants Super Bowl 2014.

  58. BoltsFan says: Jun 1, 2010 11:59 AM

    I understand Jersey’s frustration. Growing up near Kansas City, MISSOURI (where the REAL Kansas City is located), Missourians got sick of Kansans trying to act like the Chiefs and Royals also belonged to them. They didn’t. Lots of Kansans came over the line and rooted for both teams, and no one cared…until Kansas politicians tried to force a name change for the ’85 World Series between the Cardinals and the Royals (both MISSOURI teams) from the Show-Me Series to the I-70 Showdown (which would be more friendly to Kansas and take away the MO emphasis). The issue with Jersey and NY is a bit different, though, since both the football teams carry the NY moniker.

  59. sacdaddy says: Jun 1, 2010 12:00 PM

    Hey NJ politicians, they’re referring to it as the NY Super Bowl because NJ is a toilet and they’re embarrassed to have to NFL associated with that state. If Manhattan or LI had 100 spare acres for a stadium believe me it would prob be there.
    Gym, Tan, Smush

  60. Dapollock says: Jun 1, 2010 12:00 PM

    Let’s just call it Hoffabowl I

  61. steelerfan9598 says: Jun 1, 2010 12:02 PM

    Much like Los Angeles Angels of ANAHEIM, how about New York Giants/Jets of New Jersey? Equally dumb. I like how the New Jersey Nets play across the parking lot from the New York Giants. Giants Stadium is, however, closer to New York than Dallas is to Arlington or Detroit was to Pontiac.

  62. finsbooyah says: Jun 1, 2010 12:04 PM

    Whoever said Times Square and East Rutherford are 10 minutes apart never made the trip. I live right smack in the middle of the two and travel back and forth that way all of the time. That is AT LEAST a 40 minute drive with NO TRAFFIC. Haha on Super Bowl Sunday it’ll probably take about 5 hours.

  63. smiley says: Jun 1, 2010 12:07 PM

    Who cares what they call it (NJ/NY)?!!! We’ll take the revenue!! And most of you idiots bashing Jersey coudn’t afford to live here anyway….so stay the f*** out! And stay off the F***ing roads…you slow us down!! Go to Times Square and overypay for knick knacks. Ru tards. Hail!!

  64. dlmcc0909 says: Jun 1, 2010 12:28 PM

    The only reason NJ has a Super Bowl is because two New York teams play there and the stadium is a close commute from Manhattan. I dont know where this 40 minutes crap comes from, the stadium is literally 2 exits into NJ from the Lincoln Tunnel. 95% of people coming to that game will stay in Manhattan hotels and dine in Manhattan restaurants. If NJ had a problem with being considered basically a suburb of Manahttan, then they should have never allowed two NY teams to play in that stadium without changing their names. Would Texas or California have allowed this? When you do, dont complain that people dont take you and your state seriously

  65. Cahill says: Jun 1, 2010 12:31 PM

    While Smiley’s comments can be perceived as crude, he does make a point. NJ is a very expensive state to live in and most other states have terrible drivers. And yes, Times Square is not 10 minutes away from the Stadium. It may seem like it since you can see the city but I challenge anyone here to get to Times Square from the Stadium or vice versa in 10 minutes. It can’t be done.

  66. finsbooyah says: Jun 1, 2010 12:42 PM

    dlmcc0909, yea you’re right about that, I wasn’t thinking about the Lincoln. My house is right outside of the Holland Tunnel so I was talking about coming from that way.

  67. GB3Pack4 says: Jun 1, 2010 1:28 PM

    It’s not realistic to expect people to call it the New Jersey/New York SB, but they could call it the Jersey-York SB. Who knows, by 2014, some might be referring to it as the King Rex Bowl.
    Seriously, New Jersey has every right to remind people that the game is being played in NJ – not that they’ll win that battle. The Gov & Senator, etc., would be better advised to think of ways & means of charming everyone into remembering that it’s in NJ, rather than hollering about it when they don’t. Flies, honey, etc.
    Those who say if they don’t like THIS situation, they shouldn’t have done THAT in the past, are making a specious argument. The people who decided one thing are not the people who decided the other, and the people behind the first decision could not have anticipated something like this. Nor could anyone else.
    EVERY state extracts as much marketing benefit from the states they’re near, as possible. Wisconsin loathes Minnesota, sportswise. Minnesota is contemptuous of Wisconsin, sportswise. But when it comes to federal benefits for wildlife, water, fishing, or preservation programs, they unite, because it’s in their mutual interest to do so. THAT’s common sense, not hypocrisy.
    If we could juggle the states of the US around for a second, there are only TWO I can think of that could survive, with its self-confidence intact, the juxtaposition to NYC, with its bigger-than-life rep in so many areas: Texas and California.

  68. joey-pickles says: Jun 1, 2010 2:02 PM

    OMG! This has been going on for nearly 40 YEARS! give it a rest people! New york doesn’t want a football stadium (see NYJ & Cable Vision). The stadium is literaly 10 minutes away from the city (without traffic). Big F’n deal it’s in another state. Don’t get me started on how many pro standiums don’t actually reside in the city for which the team is named…

  69. jibfest says: Jun 1, 2010 2:20 PM

    I’m in a New Jersey state of mind…..
    Whoever was saying how NJ is divided between NYC and Philly is 100% correct. South Jersey roots for Philly teams, we go to their crappy NJ beaches, etc. Northern NJ like the NY teams, obviously.

  70. clemin says: Jun 1, 2010 2:43 PM

    Yea we all should recognize that the Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey so we can remember where the worst Super Bowl was actually played. Better bundle up for a cold and possibly icy or snowy night.

  71. richkotitte says: Jun 1, 2010 2:48 PM

    Look out your door at the Statue of Liberty, NJ Governor. Yes, she has her back to you. Lebron will turn his back on you also….

  72. Jim "Bob" says: Jun 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    I can’t wait to see the “suits” freezing their corporate butts off while the real fans who the Giant’s screwed with their PSL’s are forced to watch the Super Bowl from the comforts of home!

  73. Burritto says: Jun 1, 2010 4:03 PM

    “pdxbolt4life says:
    June 1, 2010 11:29 AM
    What does Tony Soprano think about this??? He runs Jersey right?”
    No, dumdum, he coaches the Dolphins. That’s not even close to NJ. Heh.

  74. FMWarner says: Jun 1, 2010 4:23 PM

    This argument from the Governor may sound ridiculous to people from other parts of the country, but it’s not. NYC uses New Jersey as its junkyard, and then has the stones to use it as the butt of jokes and feed its hungry maw with even the smallest things New Jersey might feel good about and claim them as its own. Just as an example…how many people know that the Statue of Liberty is actually in New Jersey? This is a bigger issue than what to call the geographical area hosting the Super Bowl.

  75. Bious says: Jun 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    Considering it will be a total disaster, the people of NJ should be embracing that nobody is thinking of them during the SB

  76. VoxVagina says: Jun 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    I don’t think most of you people have been to NJ. Therefore, many of the commenters are probably unqualified to comment about NJ. It’s not a terrible state. But our governor is a moron

  77. ttommytom says: Jun 1, 2010 5:28 PM

    28 cities: 3 States: 1 Region
    28 cities (although Washington can be a District and or a City).
    3 States: Minn, Arizona and Tenn.
    1 region: New England
    And for the billionth time there is only 1 team in NY and it is the Bills.
    The Jets should have built a stadium in Suffolk County. Pilgrim State would have worked.
    Also, NW Jersey is one of the best kept secrets in the tri-state area. Big hair girls nowhere in sight.
    Avoid Connecticut. Period. Tailgating is a sport in that state.

  78. jibfest says: Jun 1, 2010 6:36 PM

    Bious says:
    June 1, 2010 4:33 PM
    Considering it will be a total disaster, the people of NJ should be embracing that nobody is thinking of them during the SB
    —Haha good one. The whole spirit of the event is going to be ruined. I feel bad for the fans of whoever is playing, what a rotten deal. The Superbowl and the events leading up should all be in the same proximity, people are going to be so scattered. Of course you could always get a hotel in East Rutherford (rutha-fud).

  79. John Harbaugh's Dad says: Jun 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    @4th and Goal
    It IS different because Maryland has a football team, unlike New Jersey. There would be no jealously if a Super Bowl at Fed Ex was called a DC Super Bowl because, concievably, if they put a Super Bowl in Dannyland, they could put one in Baltimore. Given the fact that M&T Bank Stadium is exponetially better than that dump in DC, Balimore has a better chance of hosting a Super Bowl than Danny does, until he spends $900 billion on a new stadium that seats 250,000 people and has jumbotrons 6x the size of Jerry’s.

  80. JrzyJony says: Jun 2, 2010 8:01 AM

    “And I’m looking at a map, and I see the stadium is 10 minutes away from Times Square.” The only one who can get from Times Square to the Meadowlands in 10 minutes is Speed Racer or the Governor of NJ (in his helicopter). Why not call it the NY Super Bowl in NJ. Makes as much sense as the NY Giants or NY Jets playing in NJ.

  81. TheSleepness says: Jun 3, 2010 5:07 PM

    NYC reminds me of an 90 year old woman still in her prom dress. NY used to be good but now it’s a shell of it’s former self. Unless you have money, you’re treated like rats in a can. Wanna see the sights? Come on a tour in our rusted, piss infested world famous subway systems. Garbage littered streets and a crumbled infrastructure..nah..no corruption here..

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