The New York Giants and New York Jets will be doing a coin flip to decide who gets the first home game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. I read this earlier in the day and thought for sure something was wrong. I was sure that since the Jets got the honor of playing the final home game in the old Giants Stadium in 2009, then the G-men would have the honor of opening up the new one in 2010. Apparently, the Jets no longer want to be considered the Giants little brother and are making a stink about it. I expected more from the franchise that was allowed to play in Giants Stadium for all of those years.
Reports are claiming that the G-men are taking the high road in this battle and keeping their thoughts in house. The Jets on the other hand are making it known publicly that they want the game. I think the Giants will agree to the petty coin flip the Jets are proposing, win the coin flip and end up opening the new stadium anyway. Fate and Karma have a way or making everything OK in the end. It would be a shame to have the Jets play the final game at the old Giants stadium and then play the first game at the new stadium. Something just doesn’t seem right about that. The stadium will no longer have the name “GIANTS STADIUM” in big glorious letters across the building marque but make no mistake, this is still the home of the New York Giants first and foremost. The Jets were riding the wave of Big Blue for many horrible years when they struggled and didn’t have a home of their own. The Giants have won three Super Bowl Championships since the glory days of Broadway Joe and the Giants are the premiere football team in New York.
With that being said, I guess it doesn’t really matter who plays the first game in the new stadium. This is about principals and class now. Both are areas where the G-Men pride themselves in maintaining at all times.
RD – NYGReporter.com