The New York Giants and New York Jets will both host games at their new home, Meadowlands Stadium, on the opening weekend of the 2010 regular season.
The Giants will play Sunday afternoon, September 12, and the Jets will play the following day in the first nationally televised Monday Night Football game of the season. Opponents will be announced soon, as the league is still completing the 2010 schedule.
After deciding to have both teams play at home on opening weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resolved the issue of which team plays first with a coin flip. Woody Johnson has long been trying to get the Super Bowl to come to New York and the New York Daily News is reporting that Johnson’s sudden public outrage at Goodell may put the possibility of the big game coming to the Big Apple in jeopardy.
Goodell flipped the coin last Friday with his staff at the NFL office, then notified both teams. But shouldn’t there have been at least one representative from each team been there to witness it?
In addition, the NFL announced that the Jets will host the first NFL game at the new stadium during the preseason in August. That still does not sit well with Jets fans. Jets fans took a back seat to Giants fans in Giants Stadium and it seems it is happening all over again.