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Jets becoming New York's team?

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07:58 AM ET 08.16 | Big Blue or Gang Green ... Who owns New York? There's been enough trash-talk leading up to Monday night's football premiere of the $1.7 billion New Meadowlands Stadium they built together with the help of your PSL dollars, to illustrate that not only are the Giants competing with the Cowboys, and the Jets competing with the Patriots, but they take the rivalry with each other very seriously. The Giants have owned this city forever, except for three hours on the afternoon of Jan. 12, 1969, and the Jets are attempting to talk their way into a hostile takeover.

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Jason Taylor, AP Jason Taylor, AP
August 16, 2010  08:00 AM ET

Anything's possible.

August 16, 2010  08:02 AM ET

Here I thought it was Buffalo.

August 16, 2010  08:02 AM ET

Until they win a few more championships, the J-E-T-S will always be perceived as the "other team"...

August 16, 2010  08:03 AM ET
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With the exception of the Yankees, I would say so...

Hey, your alive!!!

August 16, 2010  08:06 AM ET

The bubble will burst Week 1 against the Ravens.

August 16, 2010  08:09 AM ET
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Yes!Minus 5 lbs....

I guess you found something better than Jennie Craig.

August 16, 2010  08:12 AM ET
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Yes! Minus 5 lbs....

So what was it? Botulism? E coli? Tell me, man, I need to lose more than 5 pounds...

August 16, 2010  08:13 AM ET

The Jets serve the NY Metro area's role as the hometown team not named the Giants. Most Giants fans are over the top obnoxious so by being a Jets fan you can disassociate yourself with the Giants (Yankees <>METs). This is at least what I would want to do if I lived there....

August 16, 2010  08:20 AM ET
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So what was it? Botulism? E coli? Tell me, man, I need to lose more than 5 pounds...

You really don't want to lose it that way.

August 16, 2010  08:27 AM ET
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Next time Packer, I think I'd rather do Jenny Craig.

You know well start the week right, when we talk about Chico 2.0's intestinal problems.

August 16, 2010  08:33 AM ET
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The Jets serve the NY Metro area's role as the hometown team not named the Giants. Most Giants fans are over the top obnoxious so by being a Jets fan you can disassociate yourself with the Giants (Yankees <>METs). This is at least what I would want to do if I lived there....

What's curious is that most Giants fans are also Yankees fans, while Jets fans always seem to be Mets fans and hate the Yankees. I've always been curious why that particular dynamic exists in the New York fandom.

Obviously there are exceptions (I'm one of them: Yankees/Jets). So I'm not saying it's always like this, but there is a startling correlation among the vast majority between Giants/Yanks<> Jets/Mets.

For example people outside the city always **** their heads in confusion when I tell them I'm a Yankee fan who roots for the Jets. Like the concept is totally alien to their worldview. I just respond that the Jets "keep me grounded" and prevent me from becoming a total **** like most Yankee/Giants fans seem to be. While I thoroughly enjoy the Yankees' unparalleled success and awesomeness, the Jets let me experience a little humility and suffering to balance life out. In my opinion, too much of one thing or the other taints a person and disrupts their ability to be objective.

August 16, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Wait a sec, a blowhard coach, overly hyped players and selfish players? Yep, sounds about right to me.

Oh, don't forget about that bottom 5 QB from last year.

August 16, 2010  08:40 AM ET

Wait till they have three rings on their hands--- then maybe you can write this dribble...

August 16, 2010  08:44 AM ET
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Wait till they have three rings on their hands--- then maybe you can write this dribble...

Indeed.

August 16, 2010  08:45 AM ET
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Until they win a few more championships, the J-E-T-S will always be perceived as the "other team"...

right on the money!

just because they have a loud mouth coach and a pretty boy QB. they've been in the news lately. big deal. they need win before they can claim to be the new york's team

August 16, 2010  08:50 AM ET

They're good enough to be the better of the NY teams, they just need to play like it.

August 16, 2010  08:53 AM ET
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right on the money!just because they have a loud mouth coach and a pretty boy QB. they've been in the news lately. big deal. they need win before they can claim to be the new york's team

Sanchez sucked last year. His numbers were pretty bad but he is paraded around like he is a star.

His rating was below Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jay Cutler, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel. Sanchez had 8 more picks than TD's.

They hit their high water mark last year, gonna be a long season with all those bulls-eyes on them.

August 16, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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Next week, they'll be "America's Team."

In Rex Ryan's mind they already are.

August 16, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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Sanchez sucked last year. His numbers were pretty bad but he is paraded around like he is a star.His rating was below Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jay Cutler, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel. Sanchez had 8 more picks than TD's.They hit their high water mark last year, gonna be a long season with all those bulls-eyes on them.

True, but I don't think they do any worse than they did last year, their going in the right direction. that's whats important. P.S. nice Duck Hunt avatar. its old school.

 
August 16, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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Sanchez sucked last year. His numbers were pretty bad but he is paraded around like he is a star.His rating was below Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jay Cutler, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel. Sanchez had 8 more picks than TD's.They hit their high water mark last year, gonna be a long season with all those bulls-eyes on them.

yes indeed!!

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