The owners of the New York Giants and New York Jets are playing nice these days. What, with the opening of the shared New Meadowlands Stadium coming this fall and a potential Super Bowl on the horizon they need to.
All of that camaraderie among the suits is nice. It does not, however, extend to the on-field combatants.
On the field there is an intense competition brewing between the two teams. The upstart Jets are feeling pretty good about themselves, having made the playoffs last season and having HBO's 'Hard Knocks' focus on them this summer. Oh, and maybe finally owning a piece of their own stadium has something to do with their current giddy attitude.
Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs said the other day that no matter what the records the city's heart will always be blue -- not green -- when it comes to football.
"This city is always going to be blue," Jacobs vowed. "The Jets had a good year last year and they're a good football team this year. But this is a new season and we're going to bounce back. ... We'll never be the other team, for the simple reason that we won a Super Bowl. We didn't stop when we got [to the NFC Championship]. We got past people we needed to get past. We beat teams nobody had beaten and got want we wanted. We're Super [Bowl] XLII champions. Last time I checked my watch nobody has done that in New York."