Though the Jets and the Giants will christen the new stadium they share with a preseason game on Monday night, the new venue officially opens in Week 1 of the regular season.
On Sunday afternoon, the Giants will host the Panthers. On Monday night, the Jets will host the Ravens.
And Gang Green will commemorate the event with a halftime performance on the 50-yard line from Green Day, the three man punk-turned-pop (sort of) band that Florio Jr. no longer thinks is all that cool. (His old man disagrees.)
Green Day last appeared on Monday Night Football four years ago, along with U2 at the re-opening of the Superdome.
They’ll play Last of the American Girls, along with the cast of the ultimate sign that the boys from the Bay Area have sold out — their Broadway show called American Idiot. (Says the guy who sold out as of July 1, 2009.)
Unfortunately, we doubt that ESPN’s Chris Berman will stand down from his “fastest three minutes of face time” to allow the one-song concert to be televised. Maybe ESPN will be able to get him to change his mind, if they promise to get him an Oscar. If not, hopefully someone will bootleg the thing and upload it to YouTube.