You had to figure this was going to happen. The New Jersey political types are all up in arms about the 2014 Super Bowl being called a "New York" event. Listen to Gov. Chris Christie.â†µ
"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.''â†µ
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.'''â†µ
I wondered when this petty, territorial nonsense would start. Just remember one thing, Jersey-ites. If there was no New York connection to these teams, the idea of bringing a Super Bowl to your state would be laughed at.â†µ
So, don't bite the hand that feeds. It's the Big Apple connection that is bringing the event to your stadium. Instead, maybe you want to say 'thank you.'