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There?s been so much hype already about the Harbaugh brothers facing each other in the Super Bowl that it has clouded another famous sibling rivalry: the Manning brothers.

Though their respective teams will not be playing in the big game this season, imagine if the brothers meet in the 2014 Super Bowl.

The Giants and Broncos will be playing in the 2013 regular season, since Big Blue will be playing the AFC West this season.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2014 Super bowl, broncos, Eli Manning, giants, harbaugh, harbowl, manning brothr, metlife stadium super bowl, Peyton Manning, Editorial Aside, Super Bowl
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Hurricane Sandy has really done a number on the Tri-State area. The recovery promises to be a slow one. We have never experienced storm surge this great in these parts and contingency and cleanup plans are still being formulated.

The NFL, however, has confidence the Giants-Steelers game will go on this Sunday as scheduled. MetLife Stadium has not sustained any major damage, although the surrounding parking areas and racetrack got touched up and flooded.

According to John Brennan of northjersey.com: "PSE&G also is reporting damage to one of the sports complex?s power feeds along Paterson Plank Road."

Tags: Giants-Steelers, Hurricane Sandy, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants News, NFL
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? When the Jets take the field at a hostile Gillette Stadium this Sunday to face the Patriots, they will have a little bit of home blaring in their locker room, with rookie safety Josh Bush?s ?Jet Life Dreams? being the track of choice.

Bush wrote the rap during training camp, specifically for the talent show that all rookies have to participate in, a rite of passage if you will around NFL circles. Both composer and lyricist of the tune, Bush said he wrote the song about his own life and how he?s fought to get where he?s at right now but in it, he used football as a metaphor. The song is played during pregame warm-ups at MetLife Stadium but rookie linebacker Demario Davis told The Jets Blog that the team often plays it on the road in the locker room to get themselves ready for the game.

?I?ve been playing music for a while; I don?t even really know how or when I first fell in love with music,? Bush told The Jets Blog. ?I guess in high school, it started when someone bet me that I couldn?t learn how to play the guitar and I did. Then one day, I started to teach myself the piano. From there it has only grown.?

Tags: Jet Life Dreams, josh bush, MetLife Stadium, Music, New York Jets, NYJets, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Pregame, Reports, safety
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36 years ago, Wellington Mara ended his franchise's nomadic trek across the Tri-State area and settled them in a new stadium in the swamp alongside I-95 in East Rutherford, NJ. New Yorkers were pissed. Fans from Connecticut, who had faithfully filled Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds for decades, weren't happy either. New Jersey fans were pleased, but even they had their druthers.

Now, no one is happy. The Giants, along with the Jets, replaced the utilitarian Giants Stadium with MetLife Stadium, a $1.6 million food court and mall with a football field in the middle of it. The fan experience is a wonderful one. Everyone raves about it. Just one problem, though.....it's still in the swamp.

Travel to and from the game is lengthier than ever, even with the addition of a NJ Transit rail spur that shuttles fans in and out of places like Secaucus and Hoboken. The parking is also still a horror. Mike Philbrick, of the esteemed sports blog Grantland.com summed it all up this week after he attended the Giants-Cowboys game the other night:

Tags: MetLife Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants, New York Jets, The Meadowlands
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The Giants travel across the parking lot to face their co-tenants, the Jets, in their annual preseason meeting now known as the MetLife Bowl. The Jets are the home team.

Last week: the Giants fell, 32-31, to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Jets were defeated by the Bengals in Cincinnati, 17-6.

Kickoff: 7:00pm

Tags: 2012 NFL Preseason, Giants-Jets, MetLife Bowl, New York City, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL
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The Giants will meet the the Jets in the second annual MetLife Bowl tonight at 7:00pm. The game can be seen locally on Ch2 and nationally on the NFL Network. The game can be heard in NYC on WCBS-FM 101.1.

GEICO SportsNite has sound from Giants and Jets players concerning Saturday's preseason game against each other.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=23989853&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_23989853&v=3

Tags: Giants-Jets, MetLife Bowl, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants Links, New York Giants News, New York Jets News, NFL, NYC
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Giants' CEO John Mara took a lot of heat from Giants fans for placing a personal seat license on every seat sold for his team's home games. Two summers later, he was asked by WFAN's Mike Francesa if it was worth it....

What have you learned bout the PSL process several years in?

"People certainly expect more, and rightfully so, as they've had to pay a lot more money. Whether it be your parking situation or the traffic or your concessions or how they're treated while they're at the stadium, they definitely have higher expectations."

Tags: John Mara, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants News
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The NFL may be in their greatest period of prosperity in its history, but ticket sales and attendance are actually down over the past five years.

Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal recently outlined the decline in ticket sales and how it is leading the NFL to rethink its infamous "blackout" rule....

With declines in ticket sales each of the past five years, average game attendance is down 4.5% since 2007, while broadcast and online viewership is soaring. The NFL is worried that its couch-potato options?both on television and on mobile devices?have become good enough that many fans don't see the point of attending an actual game.

Tags: Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants, New York Jets
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The Giants had their day in the proverbial sun yesterday as blue skies mild weather sent hundreds of thousands of fans into the streets of NYC and the seats of MetLife Stadium to celebrate the team's latest Super Bowl victory.

The Giants received keys to the city from Mayor Bloomberg in a ceremony at City Hall after a parade up the legendary Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan.

?Thank you. Thank you very much. It?s wonderful to be a part of this great day. Only ? only ? could this happen in New York," head coach Tom Coughlin told the throng of joyous fans. "Only in New York. That?s why it?s so important and so wonderful to be and to have the opportunity to be the head coach of the New York Giants and play for the New York Giants because this is the greatest city in the world and it?s wonderful that we?ve returned the Lombardi Trophy to exactly where it belongs ? right here in New York.?

Tags: MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Parade
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The winner of the Giants-Falcons game gets the pleasure of flying to Green Bay next week to play the 15-1 Packers. The New Orleans Saints blew past the Detroit Lions last night, 45-28, to earn themselves a trip to San Francisco to play the second-seeded 49ers.

The game will televised on FOX. Kickoff is 1pm. Yes, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be calling the game.

The radio call can be heard on WFAN 660AM with Bob Papa and Carl Banks.

Tags: MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Expected Mild Meadowlands Conditions to Favor Falcons? Guess Again

The prevailing notion about Sunday?s wild-card playoff matchup between the fifth-seeded Atlanta Falcons (10-6) and the fourth-seeded New York Giants (9-7) is that the southern-based, warm-weather, ?There?s no place like dome? Falcons, who have yet to win a game outdoors in a cold-weather locale this year, would welcome the expected unseasonably nice January conditions at the Meadowlands.

A closer look though, might suggest just the opposite, since the Falcons possess the better rushing game behind running back Michael Turner (1,340 yards, third-best in the NFL this year), facing a New York defense (ranked 19th in the league) which has often been susceptible to the run this year.

Tags: Giants-Falcons, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Playoffs
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As I listen to the ringing of the bell in the intro of AC/DC?s Hells Bells, I always get goose bumps as it always reminds me of what Giant Stadium/MetLife Stadium is about: noise, passion and energy.

However, with the Giants moving into a newly constructed stadium, that mojo was lost as the Giants have been too passive and underwhelming and lost far too many games at home in the stadium?s two-year existence. Many of those losses have come via the head-scratching variety.

Tags: ATLANTA FALCONS, MetLife Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants
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It's the holiday season, and this year money is tighter than ever. With nearly half the country teetering near the poverty line, folks have been cornered into making tough choices.

Tickets to sporting events are a luxury in this day and age. They are also a valuable commodity. Online ticket services have made it easy to unload and profit off of your assets.

Conversely, it also gives opposing fans an opportunity to gobble up huge chunks of real estate in your stadium for game day.

Tags: Giants-Jets, Giants Tickets, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Jets, Standard
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MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and Jets that opened in 2010 is still working out the kinks. That is to be expected. ?Local fans are still trying to feel the place out and to many, it does not feel like home.

We have our own theories of why home games don't have the feel of a home game and why fans are subject to an inexplicable malaise upon entering the place. The crowds for both teams are not as enthusiastic as they were in the previous venues. Opinions on the subject vary.

Tags: MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants Links, New York Giants News
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Beer prices at sporting events are always a bone of contention for fans. Our colleagues at Business Insider put together some data on the subject, applying it to NFL venues:

The highest beer prices in the league are in St.Louis ($9.00), the home of Budweiser. The lowest prices were in Cleveland ($5.00) and Green Bay ($5.25).

MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets, charge $8.75 for a beer, the second-highest in the NFL.

Tags: Beer Prices, Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants Blogs, NFL Beer Prices, NFL Venues
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The Giants will host the surprising Buffalo Bills tomorrow at MetLife Stadium. If you want to attend a Giants game this season, this might be the one.

The weather will be perfect for football - mid-60's and sunny. There are plenty of great seats to be had...just click the title link of this post to view....

Tags: Giants-Bills, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Tickets, NFL, NFL Week 6
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Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played at MetLife Stadium, has been set for February 2nd, 2014.

The date was moved up so would did not interfere with the Winter Olympics which are to be held in Sochi, Russia beginning the next week.

The NFL also announced the 2015 game will be held in Glendale, Arizona - the site of Super Bowl XLII. ?This year's game is scheduled for Indianapolis and New Orleans will host the 2013 game.

Tags: 2014 Super bowl, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Jets
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If you're planning on attending the Giants-Rams game tomorrow night at MetLife Stadium, be prepared for the extra layers of security thanks to an incident involving a stun gun at last Sunday's Jets-Cowboys game.

Apparently, a Cowboys fans was able smuggle a stun gun past the security detail and then used it in "self-defense" in an altercation with Jet fans who took umbrage to the man sitting and using his cell phone during the special 9/11 national anthem presentation.

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Tags: Jets-Cowboys, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants, Stun Gun
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From NJ Transit:

There will be NO service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex tonight for the Giants/Jets Game due to expected limited equipment and crew members.

Coach USA will supplement its bus service from Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Tags: Giants-Jets, Jets-Giants, Meadowlands, Meadowlands Rail Link, MetLife Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, New York Jets, NJ Transit
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The Giants-Jets game, originally scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 27), has been postponed until Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. due to Hurricane Irene.

?Along with the NFL office and the Jets, we have closely monitored the hurricane and the forecast and its potential impact on our area for the past several days,? said Giants President and CEO John Mara. ?After conferring with (New Jersey) Governor (Chris) Christie, (Jets owner) Woody Johnson and (NFL) Commissioner (Roger) Goodell, we have determined the best course of action for the safety and well being of all is to move the game to Monday night.?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Jers, New York Jets
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Due to the possibility of a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, NJ Transit has announced that rail service will be suspended system-wide at noon tomorrow.

There will be no rail service to or from the Meadowlands for tomorrow's Giants-Jets game.

NYC is also planning on taking all mass transit out of service midday.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Giants-Jets, Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Jets, NJ Transit
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The Giants will not practice today, which is supposed to be nice day here in New York City. That cannot be said for tomorrow or Sunday when a Category 1 hurricane is scheduled to barrel into the Northeast and drop more unneeded rain on us.

The game between the Giants and the Jets, originally set for 7pm tomorrow has been moved up to 2pm. Giants' CEO John Mara said it was "the right thing to do". Can't argue with him there. Folks here were freaked out on Tuesday when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the Big Apple sending thousands into the streets. With the tenth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks just two weeks away, New Yorkers were already on edge...

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he had not been keeping up with the news about the weather but had planned on catching up quickly. He also said the first team would at around "30-35" plays in tomorrow's game.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Giants-Jets, MetLife Stadium, New York Giants, New York Giants Links, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, New York Jets, NFL Preseason
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In anticipation of Hurricane Irene, the Giants-Jets game originally scheduled for 7pm Saturday night has been moved up to 2:05pm.

A state of emergency has been declared in both New York and New Jersey even though the most recent forecasts have downgraded Irene from a Category 3 storm to a Category 1.

"We moved the start time based on the weather forecast and to give everybody an opportunity to get home safely after the game," said Giants President and CEO John Mara. "There are, obviously, many issues to consider. Our players played a game on Monday night, the stadium personnel has to secure the building post-game and, most importantly, the safety and welfare of Giants and Jets fans. We felt like this is the right thing to do."

Tags: Giants-Jets, Hurricane Irene, Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Jets
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Insurance giant MetLife will officially take over today as the overarching sponsor of the stadium known as the New Meadowlands. For the next quarter-century, the stadium will be known as - what else - MetLife Stadium.

From Bloomberg.com:

The venue will be known as MetLife Stadium. The agreement also makes the company the official insurer of the Giants, Jets and the building, and provides the company with 120,000 square feet of promotional space. Its name will be displayed on four signs outside the stadium.

Tags: MetLife Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL
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SportsBusiness Journal is reporting that MetLife is close to a deal to buy the naming rights to the New Meadowlands Stadium. According to the report, the deal will be worth between $17 and $18 million a year.

MetLife is in advanced discussions with New Meadowlands Stadium to upgrade its corner sponsorship at the year-old facility to a full naming-rights deal. A source close to the deal described the negotiations as "very advanced, but not complete."

Other sources familiar with the matter emphasized that while a deal to name the home of the New York Jets and Giants, and the site of the 2014 Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium was not finalized, discussions have progressed enough that those inquiring about naming rights in the last month have been told that they were not available, though a cornerstone sponsorship could be. Several sources said MetLife is paying about $7 million a year for its cornerstone deal, and that the naming-rights package being considered would average between $17 million and $18 million a year.

Tags: MetLife, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants
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MetLife Central is hosting Brian Kelley, former Giants linebacker, this Sunday, 10/17. He will be on the stadium plaza before the game at the Met Life gate ? from 11:30-12:30 ? signing autographs for fans, so don't miss this exclusive opportunity....

As far as prizes go ? MetLife Central Countdown Card holders will have the chance to win the following big time prizes on Sunday:

????????? Attendance at an in-season Giants practice: one lucky winner will have the opportunity to watch the Giants get ready for game day and will be able to check out the Giants training facility in a behind-the-scenes tour.

Tags: Brian Kelley, Giants-Lions, Metlife Central, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News
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As you know, the New Meadowlands Stadium does not have an overarching sponsor as of yet.? But it does have four "cornerstone" sponsors.

On of those sponsors is insurance giant MetLife, and they are running a campaign to enhance the fan experience.

"MetLife is one of the "Cornerstone" sponsors of the Meadowlands as well as the official insurance company of the Giants. As such, we have setup MetLife Central at the stadium and will be doing some really great prizing giveaways and fun interactive events.

Tags: Meadowlands, MetLife, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants
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