In issues regarding New York and New Jersey, there always seems to be one constant: New Jersey’s inferiority complex in comparison to its more glamorous neighbor. Now the Giants’ Super Bowl victory has provided another reason for New Jersey’s finest to kvetch.
They may be called the New York Giants, but they’ve played in New Jersey since 1976. And with a new stadium being built nearby the current Giants Stadium, it’s going to stay this way for a long while. Think there are some bitter feelings about this in New Jersey? Of course, especially with state lawmakers.
The New Jersey State Assembly honored the champs on Thursday, but not without getting their point of view across.
"We appreciate your efforts on behalf of the New Jersey Giants," Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce told tackle Kareem McKenzie as the Assembly honored the team that carries a New York moniker but plays in East Rutherford at state-run Giants Stadium.It’s just a name, right? The Giants have New York name, but doesn’t New Jersey get the economic benefit of not one but two NFL teams? That’s the irony, isn’t it? And so the name shouldn’t matter.
Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone presented the resolution.Ok, I guess the name matters.
"One day I hope to be standing here issuing a proclamation to the New Jersey Giants," he said.