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Giants, Jets tried to keep Super Bowl rivals out of their facilities

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10:08 AM ET 01.27 | As part of their bid for Super Bowl XLVIII, the Jets and Giants proposed the AFC team use the Giants facility and the NFC team use the Jets facility. The reasons were clear: The Jets were not thrilled at the prospect of the Patriots descending upon Florham Park and the Giants were not necessarily excited about the Cowboys, Redskins or Eagles checking into their facility for the week in East Rutherford. The NFL has final say on who practices where and the suggestions by the Giants and Jets were rejected. It's standard Super Bowl practice that when an AFC team is hosting the game, the AFC team practices at their facility. And the NFC team practices at the NFC facility when they are hosting. So the NFL is just following protocol.

New York Daily News

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January 27, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Meh, slow day, huh Interns....

January 27, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Where's the beef?

January 27, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Thats the problem when adults make a living playing a game

January 27, 2013  10:46 AM ET

The only thing I hope for is a typical winters day and the crying from the losing team how it is so unfair to play the game in a stadium without a dome.

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January 27, 2013  11:22 AM ET

It's very simple to fix.Do not have the Super Bowl in New York.Their for the little babys that do not want to share can forfit the Super Bowl in New York.

January 27, 2013  11:31 AM ET

I may be a bit pessimistic here... but I don't think the Giants have to worry about the Cowboys using their facilities.

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January 27, 2013  11:55 AM ET

We need to keep this adult, don't use the facilities, just crap on the floor and piss on the walls

January 27, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Well it sure looks like the Giants will once again have the ability to use their own Facility, Home Sweet Home!!!!

January 27, 2013  12:17 PM ET

if they are so worried about it, maybe they should have done more to make it to the game themselves..

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January 27, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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Sad.

What's really sad is that by their proposal of which team uses which facility they're basically saying that their team (Jets and Giants) have no chance to make it to the game. Now that's throwing in the towel a year before the game even starts. Sad.

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January 27, 2013  02:59 PM ET
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Not to mention that if the switch were approved and the Patriots (don't laugh, it could happen) were to use the Giants facility, well............................................

Heh heh heh...

January 27, 2013  03:21 PM ET
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What's really sad is that by their proposal of which team uses which facility they're basically saying that their team (Jets and Giants) have no chance to make it to the game. Now that's throwing in the towel a year before the game even starts. Sad.

The GGGMen should never be ruled out until they are mathematically eliminated. But as long as Rex is coaching the J-E-T-S, there should be a ceremonial towel-throw on opening day.

 
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