It seems like no one (except myself) expects the Giants to win the NFC East. They don’t even get much love in their own town.
The cover of the New York Daily News football preview declares the Big Apple to be “New Jet City.”
“They are brash, have lots of flash and are the toast of this once-Big Blue town,” Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes. “That fact won’t sit well with the Giants or their fans, but as the 2011 season begins, anybody who doesn’t think the Jets own this city isn’t in touch with reality.”
Getting crowned the Kings of New York doesn’t mean anything, of course. But as a fan of the tabloids here in New York City, it’s fun to see this rivalry picking up with a meeting on Christmas Eve this year.
The Giants have a lot of material when it comes to getting “disrespected” this year.
“We got momentum when you look at the two years we’ve had since I’ve been here. And that’s all I am going on,” Jets coach Rex Ryan told Myers. “We’ve gone to the playoffs the last two years, the Giants haven’t. That’s a good football team. There is no question they got a good football team. I want to have the best team in football, not just here in New York.”