New Jersey Irked Over Super Bowl Coverage

By James Gardner
|  Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010  |  Updated 1:42 PM EDT
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 25: The New Meadowlands Stadium is seen on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The NFL has annouced that the 2014 Super Bowl will be played in the Meadowlands. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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It's an age old battle, but  now it's over the Super Bowl.

New Jersey hates being the step-child to New York, and now the Garden State is whining over Super Bowl XLVIII coverage.

Yes, it's a fact that the New York Giants and the New York Jets technically play their home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It's also a fact the Super Bowl in 2014 will be held and the new Meadowlands Stadium.

Just after the NFL made the announcement of the 2014 Super Bowl, headlines read "Super Bowl XLVIII will be outdoors... in New York!'' and "Greatest city gets greatest sports event.''  The papers had New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fuming.

"Those comments would come from the geographically challenged,'' Christie said, "I'm looking out that door, and it's New Jersey, and I look where that stadium is, and it's New Jersey, and when everybody gets on the train or in their cars or on buses, they're going to be coming to that game in New Jersey.''

And he's not the only one, U.S Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is asking the NFL to include New Jersey.  In a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Lautenberg asks him "to ensure that the NFL appropriately describes the site of the game as 'New Jersey/New York' and not simply 'New York.'''

Well maybe it's also time to write a letter to the Giants and Jets to tell them they should include New Jersey in thier name as well.  The two teams seem to get a fair amount of media coverage.

But, that would only leave the Buffalo Bills who've never won a Super Bowl as New York's only team, and not many from our area really want to claim them anyway.

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