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Lawmakers: NFL Has Completely Ignored N.J. During Super Bowl Ramp-Up
CBSNewYork ^ | January 27, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 01/28/2014 6:08:25 AM PST by C19fan

With the Super Bowl XLVIII just days away, you’d never know it from the New Jersey side of this two-part equation. Some lawmakers say the NFL hasn’t endorsed any of its events, leaving New Jersey out of the spotlight and in the cold, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported Monday. While the big game is being held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., some Jersey leaders said they are worried that the league hasn’t gotten the memo that this is not New York City’s Super Bowl. “It’s just not a feeling of … it’s almost like not wanting to be here,” Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said of the NFL.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; nj; super
Another example of NJers inferiority complex. Nobody is interested in going to some event in NJ. The actions is in Manhattan. The game just happens to be in a swamp in NJ.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 6:08:25 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Waaaa waas waas.... call me a wambulance. What a bunch of little ( you fill in the blank).

It is NOT the job of the NFL to make the host city feel comfy.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:07 AM PST by Nifster
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To: C19fan

No, I can see the irritation. It IS NJ. What would NYC do without NJ next door to commandeer?

NJ up there has become a major urban area, so it’s not just a swamp. As for the rest of NJ, it’s quite nice. Worst thing is the silly jug-handle turns.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 6:14:16 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: C19fan

They certainly aren’t losing on the taxes....word is players will lose substantial sums to the liberals in Jerwesey!!!


4 posted on 01/28/2014 6:15:10 AM PST by ontap
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To: Nifster

5 posted on 01/28/2014 6:15:28 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: C19fan
Well, I've been to E. Rutherford - taint nuttin there! Of course there is the World Famous "Tick Tock" Diner out 3W in Clifton - about 3 miles from MetLife but that's it!

Try the cannolis - theyre in the case by the cashier - "leave the gun, take the cannolis"

6 posted on 01/28/2014 6:17:14 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: C19fan
They'll pay attention if the bridges are shut down on Sunday.
7 posted on 01/28/2014 6:25:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: C19fan

If the game was played in any other place with similar weather
conditions the NYC based MSM would be blasting the NFL for
booking such a venue. Frost-bite stories would fill the week.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 7:06:29 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: KarlInOhio

Great minds think alike. Just use a “traffic study” to block all access to the stadium, then suggest to the NFL that a “small payment” might get the study finished off in 5 minutes. . .


9 posted on 01/28/2014 7:07:18 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
As for the rest of NJ, it’s quite nice.

It is. I am especially fond of Camden, because no matter where you are from (even Detroit or Cleveland), it allows you to go home feeling good about where you came from.

;^)

10 posted on 01/28/2014 7:08:57 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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Just read that ticket premiums over face value are very low.
Apparently the locals aren’t too psyched and the fans aren’t traveling east in huge numbers.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:27 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: C19fan

Why should they be any different from the rest of us?


12 posted on 01/28/2014 7:12:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sivad
If the game was played in any other place with similar weather conditions the NYC based MSM would be blasting the NFL for booking such a venue. Frost-bite stories would fill the week.

Unfortunately it looks like the weather will be merely chilly rather than Green Bayish like I was hoping for. Predicted high is 41 and low is 26. After my current week that's run around in shorts and barefooted weather.

13 posted on 01/28/2014 7:12:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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But I think you get my point......


14 posted on 01/28/2014 7:28:06 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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Yeah. I've even heard complaints about cold weather domed stadiums because the game may be warm, but the week of festivities is too cold to enjoy. I could imagine a game this week in Minnesota or Indianapolis this week. Brrrrrrr!
15 posted on 01/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Doesn’t matter... I believe Met Life stadium is an open arena!!!


16 posted on 01/28/2014 7:38:00 AM PST by ontap
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To: C19fan

Pray for a REAL Nor’easter— -say about 8 ft. of snow followed by a deep super-bowl freeze.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 9:02:26 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In 1980, Pennsylvania adopted the ad slogan, “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania” to boost tourism. Not to be outdone NJ came up with the slogan, “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania - Go there.”


18 posted on 01/28/2014 11:44:25 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: C19fan

With Queen Latifah and their stupid half-time shows, I am surprised anyone watches anymore


19 posted on 01/28/2014 11:46:07 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

And Philadelphia’s slogan is “Welcome to Philadelphia - And oh by the way, you suck.”


20 posted on 01/28/2014 11:46:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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Quick, legislators, Governor! There is still time to pass and enact a special tax to right that wrong, one that applies to visiting teams not playing a New Jersey team!


21 posted on 01/28/2014 11:54:17 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: atc23

You have to leave a gun to get cannolis??? No thanks - I’d rather just pay cash for the cannolis.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 11:57:31 AM PST by Bob
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To: KarlInOhio

“I could imagine a game this week in Minnesota or Indianapolis this week. Brrrrrrr!”

Or Atlanta!


23 posted on 01/29/2014 9:33:44 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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Or Atlanta!

75,000 fans trapped in the Georgia Dome by two inches of snow making the Superdome during Katrina look like a church social.

24 posted on 01/29/2014 9:41:53 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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