Every year as the National Football League season approaches the same conversation happens in my family – why do television networks feel the need to label Big Blue the New York Giants.
The Giants have been playing in the Garden State since 1976 when they moved their training and home field from that pesky, hanger on Empire State. Just eight years later, Gang Green also moved to New Jersey; sharing what was then Giants Stadium. The teams built MetLife Stadium together and are fighting the American Dream Meadowlands project as New Jersey-based businesses.
I didn’t need Dallas Cowboy-loving Jersey Boy Gov. Chris Christie to voice his two-cents about being bothered by the constant reference to both teams as from New York. But I am glad he did; saying what I have been saying for years only so much more eloquently and cleaned up than I could muster.