Lawsuit claims fans want Giants to drop “New York” from name
The Giants have been served legal documents demanding they drop “New York” from their name. The reason? Well, obviously, it’s because they play in New Jersey and have since 1979. New Yorkers are a proud people, and it seems two of them are seeking to have their city’s good name removed from the Giants team name until they return to New York. (The suit also involves the Jets, but I could not care less about that franchise.)
The lawsuit is an amended claim, as previous filings demanded that the Giants and Jets move back to New York. But, of course, the NFL’s lawyers were able to shut that down immediately. Still, some fans are left unhappy with the current state of affairs, as evidenced by these legal proceedings.
Plaintiffs Abdiell Suero and Maggie Wilkins are sick of going back and forth between NYC and the Meadowlands. According to Suero, the Giants’ recent play has made the experience even more unbearable.
While I find this hilarious, as I do the suffering of any rival fan, I can’t help but empathize. North Jersey is quite honestly one of the worst places in the contiguous US, and traveling from a cultural capital like NYC to that industrial hellhole has to get old quickly.
When it came to the Giants’ home stadium, the pair’s lawyer didn’t mince words:
“Not only isn’t the Meadowlands in New York, it was the site of one of the country’s biggest garbage dumps for decades before defendants’ stadiums were built on top of it.”
Even some Giants players are confused by the stadium’s location upon signing. The team’s 2022 first-round pick Evan Neal thought the team played in New Jersey.
Typical Giants (and Jets, I guess).
Mandatory Credit: NJ.com