NEW YORK – I couldn’t believe what I read just now. It looks like the owners of New Meadowlands stadium, which is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, have sold the naming rights today. From this day forth, the brand new multi-billion dollar stadium will be called, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Field. Sources close to those involved say that the bid to name the stadium was just too much money to pass up. Apparently, the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” people offered $1 billion dollars for the naming rights and free butter for life for the owners and a 10% discount card for all of the staff and players.
I know some of you are outraged by this blatant “sellout” to the corporate world and non-violent Giants fans are said to be arriving at the stadium with butter knives and arranging them into words, spelling out “Just Say No” on the parking lot ground. Giants fans have also organized a petition and will be voicing their displeasure to the owners later this afternoon during a press conference. They are also raising money for legal costs and plan on letting their season tickets lapse in payment until their voices are heard. The NFL lockout entered it’s 21st day today and may lend fans more time to fight this atrocious name and get the victory in the court of public opinion.
Jets fans are arriving wearing Joe Namath jerseys (the last time they won a Super Bowl) and supposedly think they were invited to vote on the stadium name. After the more informed and intelligent Giants fans let them know the deal has already been done, Jets fans threw their arms up in the air and have been wandering aimlessly in the parking lot yelling J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets to themselves. It’s not pretty at all and I would suggest that any other Jets fans, who plan on traveling to the stadium, should just stay home because you’re not helping the situation.
Most Giants fans wanted to keep the same name “Giants stadium” when the new one was built but the Jets felt like the name should be neutral. After letting the Jets stay in their house for 30 years, the Giants agreed to give it a neutral name since the Jets would now be paying for half of everything. At the end of the day, what does this say about us as human beings? Are we willing to sell our dignity to the highest bidder and allow tradition to be replaced by a butter product that isn’t even butter? That in itself is bizarre and strange. Fans can expect a press conference later this afternoon announcing the new stadium name. As if it helps at all, they say the stadium can now be called ICBINBF for short. How do you even pronounce that? Am I going crazy?
Gotcha! This entire article is an APRIL FOOLS joke!!
In all seriousness though, I hope the owners of New Meadowlands stadium drop the word “new” from that name and just call it Meadowlands stadium. There is nothing “new” about the Meadowlands at all, anyone in the tri-state area can tell you that.
RD – nygreporter.com
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