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01/23/2012

New York Giants? Or New Jersey Giants?

The NEW YORK Giants are headed to the Super Bowl, but as everyone knows, the team calls East Rutherford, New Jersey, home. So which state has closer ties to the team, the Big Apple or the Garden State? Send us your thoughts, and you could see your response on Eyewitness News.

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ernie hake

they were born in new york in 1925, so technically they belong to the new york football association.

Rosemarie

THEY WERE BORN IN NEW YORK AND LIVE IN NEW JERSEY. THATS ALL THAT MATTERS. GO GIANTS!

DonValdino

NY Giants should be called NJ Giants for lots of reasons. Their home is in jersey, they practice in jersey not albany like some r saying, all revenue, taxes, and above all every penny made stays in NJ. Yes they had their start in Ny, but for nearly 40 years they have been playing and practicing in Nj. Hey, the nj nets r going to be playing in brooklyn, ny and will be called brooklyn nets, no longer nj nets and it makes perfect sense, now the giants having the NJ on their helmets makes great sense too. No matter what anyone says, the Giants have been a NJ team for almost 4 decades, and that the bottom line. Let's Go NJ Giants! Kick some patriots ass!

Brooklyn

Many NFL and sports teams don't play in the city they represent. For example, the washington redskins play in Maryland! Detroit Pistons play in Auburn Hills! Buffalo Bills play in Orchard Park! Face it...North/Central New Jersey is in the New York Metro area...thats all that matters...plus they play a few miles away from Manhattan. When I go to another city if I'm from jersey...the first thing I say is I live newar New York!!

Lee Kuchenreuther

Um, where is the stadium???? LOL But how do the Patriots deal with this ? The NEW ENGLAND Patriots- guess it doesn't matter where the stadium is...so would Metro Giants work? New York- Jersey Giants? I'm from NJ by the way.

Winton Hancock

When the Giants won their first Super Bowl after the 1986 season, then-governor Mario Cuomo of NY wouldn't let the Giants have a Manhattan ticker-tape parade. So they celebrated at the old Giants Stadium in NJ, where they'll never be denied. NJ will always open their arms to them - call 'em the NJ Giants.

Tina Torres

How do you know that the Giants are going to win the Super Bowl???.... Because they have the perfect " Salsa mix"!! Eli ,Cruz and the rest of the GIANT Chips <3..Refreshments too follow (: 

celeste q

well i guess if new jersey would like to give back money for renting arena, they play in; then maybe the New york Giants would consider celebrating with them !

Markus G.

The ONLY reason why the Giants play in NJ is because there is no where for them to play in NY. Also if New Jersey wants a football team so badly why don't work something out with the Jets.

Ed

I am a NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FAN in New Jersey, if both teams play in New Jersey the helmets should be changed and they should be called the New Jersey giants and jets. If they want to keep (NY) then find a place in New York.
GO PATRIOTS #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joann Santana

Joann from Hasbrouck Heights N.J - New Jersey is where they live and New Jersey Giants is what they should be called. New Jersey Giants are going to the Super Bowl and practicing all season in East Rutherford, NEW JERSEY !!!! Not in New York!!!!!

Sally Clinton

The NY Giants Team was born in NY!!!!! Therefore they ARE the NY Giants.

Freddy

The Giants and the Jets play in NJ there offices are in NJ. They should eather change the logo on there helmets or go back to NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gunny

giants have been playing in nj for years when in one super bowl 87 they where called nj giants and taylor when ask said his check comes from ny c'mon jersey spend the money

BobNYC

Sorry but historical reality check. There is no question here, because the NY Giants made this decision by moving to NJ. They ARE the New Jersey Giants - at least until that new stadium is built and they become the NY Giants again. Face it - they are in Jersey - they are the Jersey Giants (if that isn't an oxymoron)

Dennis Spano

The New York Giants were given Birth to in New York. So if your child moves out of state is it no longer yours. Of course not. So it is and always will be the New York Giants.

Geeta Cesar

First NY had the statue of Liberty for many years until Jersey recently claim it. Now they want the NY GIANTS hello......

Jim

Giants been playing in NJ way before all the players on the team were even born.
NY tries taking credit for the Giants Jets and the Statue of Liberty

Maryann M.

NEW YORK GIANTS ALL THE WAY!! I BELIEVE THAT THE NEW JERSY FANS ARE JEALOUS OF US NEW YORKERS TO HAVE A TEAM AS GREAT AS THE NEW YORK GIANTS. AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION, N.J., THE GIANTS PRACTICE IN ALBANY, NEW YORK!! They Jersey fans are just wanta be New Yorkers

Christine

NEW YORK GIANTS!!!!!! Definite its the New York Giants, they practice in Albany New York you can not have the title or the ties to the New York Giants. They have been new yorkers for years, plus our new york team.

WAYNE GREER

where do the giants file their taxes? end of story

Roy

The NY Giants are a NY team. I bin a Giants fan for 35 years so to me they will always the NY Giants. Not NJ or PA. I no we have fans from other states but you can't change who they are. Sorry NJ.

Maryann

DEFINITELY NEW YORK GIANTS!!!!! And for your information, they also practice in Albany, NY. So, if anyone wants to say who has closer ties, it is New Yorkers all the way!!

Leslie G

NY, NJ; who cares?!? They're MY Giants! Go Big Blue!

Aru

It all depends on how Giants are registered in NFL registery or in NY stock Exchange. Can we still call Brooklyn Dogers?
It is a good idea to call Tristate Giants. It is my personal openion.

Tommy A

If gov.christie is so desperate to have a new jersey team,he can have the jets because when you think of new york you think of champions and when you think of champions you think of the NEW YORK GIANTS!

Joanne

The New York Giants have always been a NY team, they started here and the owners have never changed their name when the started to play in jersey. If they wanted to change their name, they would have done it already. LETS GO NY GIANTS. ALL THE WAY.

Angelo J Sposta

I have been a New York Giants fan for 50 years. They will always be New York ! If you want a ! teem that bad, you can have the Jets ! Hess is based in NJ anyway!

george torres ,bronx

ny giants r from ny if gov of nj wants a foot ball team he should get one n stop saying that the ny giants play in nj n work out in nj n most of the players live in nj so they r the nj giants no i dont think soo gov ,get your own team n leave us enjoy this
victory . go ny giants

Sharon

New Jersey has the Giants, New York Has the Jets!

Linda

Listen they should just be called the Giants. why because they pratice in NJ, play thier home games there. Will give NY a break just called them the GIANTS, same goes for the Jets. Be real would you call San Fran 49ers, a different name no that thier home. Go Giants

Bill Van Wert

They are the New Jersey Giants everyone knows it but nothing is ever done to change it. Wake up people and make the change.

Cristina

How about being called The Giants. It's unfair to say they are not a New Jersey team when they play and practice in NJ. They get paid and pay taxes to NJ. So what really makes them a NY team?

Bill Storm

THEY PLAY AND PRACTISE IN NEW JERSEY, THEY PAY NEW JERSEY TAXES, THEY ARE NEW JERSEY'S GIANTS

barbara

It should be NJ GIANTS and NJ JETS. I'm a ticket holder since they came over to NJ over 30yrs. Its time to change the name. sorry NYC.

Ninia

Does it matter? We say "let's go Giants!"....we love our local teams where ever they play...they make us proud! And we're so grateful for that....so LET'S GO GIANTS!!!

Tom Reidy

The football team was incorporated as the "New York National League Football Company, Inc." in 1929 and changed to "New York Football Giants, Inc." in 1937. If they are incorporated in New York, they are a New York team!

ANGJOE1842

NY OR NJ WHERE DO THEY PRATICE? duh!!!!

Debbie

They play in the State of New Jersey........so the taxes must go to New Jersey. I think that should make them THE NEW JERSEY GIANTS. Unfortunate New York does not have it very own football team!

Brian

Just because the Giants have fans in NY and NJ why should there be a parade in both states this is NJ team .So when the Yankees win the World Series there should be a parade in NJ as well since there are fans in both states.

Edwin Pagan

NJ Giants have play here in New Jersey for a long time and the players love the Garden State.

Patricia

NY Giants. I am a New Yorker and New York's team is the Giants. We are keeping it that way!

Jean

The official name of our team is THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS...If people in New Jersey cannot read, including Gov. Christie, the "ny" on the helmet is not for New Yersey. If Mayor Koch had given us a chance to build a stadium in New York the way Bloomberg did for the Jets (but no one wanted them here), we would have remained in New York proper!

Sam

Jersey will be happy to take the name, but New York can keep the parade. I don't think Secaucus could take the traffic!

Jay

Jersey Giants when they win, New York when they lose!

ANGJOE1842

THEY ARE DEFINITELY FROM NEW JERSEY !!!!wHERE DO THEY PRATICE NJ OR NY?

Felicity

They can't be the NJ Giants, they played in the polo ground from 1911-1957 so you can't change where they came from. Always will be the New York Giants!

ANGJOE1842

no not really..........check where they always practice NJ.n.J.

Christine from Massapequa, NY

I believe the Giants helmets have an NY NOT an NJ. Sorry NJ. Until it says different, they wil be a NY team!

Mark Luna

Calling them New Jersey Giants is just wrong, New York Giants all the way!

Susan

Of course they're the New York Giants!!!! Just look at their helmets!

Samantha

Its a NY TEAM! AND it will always be a NY team so NJ Get ur own team and we want ours!!!:)

Edwin Pagan

NJ Giants they have played here and most of the players live in New Jersey.

Jucha

NY Giants

Dave

New York only cares about them when they are winning.

G man fan

What does NY get out of them?? All the revenue stream goes to NJ. Taxes payroll and such. They will never change the name but way more tied to NJ.

cindy miller

the Giants have been playing in NJ for many years. They may be called the NY Giants, but to us they are the New Jersey Giants

Su Lynn

The Giants and Jets have not been New York teams for years. The only New York team is in Buffalo! New York City can't afford its own team.

Alicia

NY Giants tickets have been in my family since the Polo Grounds. And they spent over 50 years playing in the state of New York. To date they have played in NJ for 35 years. Maybe in 15 years NJ can talk. However to me and my family the Giants started in New York and will ALWAYS be our New York team.

Nicole Kulina

Since they play and practice in New Jersey it would make sense to change the name but because they were established as the New York Giants I can understand why some don't want it changed

Kim

This is the reason why I wont support the Giants or Jets. It should be called the NJ teams. They ARE IN NJ!

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