Giants and Jets to Flip a Coin to See who plays First Home Field Game

My man Andrew has just added some new features to the blog to help us get even more out of this site. We know will be able to post videos directly into the posts and we can also insert poll questions (something I have definitely wanted to use before) so that’s good to have.

Speaking of polls Andrew posted one earlier about whether or not the Giants should have signed Antre Rolle and so far 39 out of 40 votes say, Yes!

And I agree.

Nick Collins, the Green Bay Safety, just got a three year contract worth 3 years and 23.4 million dollars (which is 7.8 million dollars a year). Green Bay’s General Manager Ted Thompson is very conservative so if Nick Collins ( a very fine young player) is worth 7.8 million dollars a year for the team he is already on then I think Antrel Rolle’s contract worth 7.4 million dollars a year is definitely fair as far as I’m concerned.

The ONLY thing I’m worried about is Cap Space if they cap comes back NEXT year because Eli has a big contract, Rolle, Canty. The Giants are definitely paying some players so that might be an issue later, but if there is no Salary Cap I have no qualms at all.

And now onto the story:


Coin toss to determine whether Jets or Giants get dibs on first game at new digs

Posted by Mike Florio on March 13, 2010 8:20 PM ETSo with a brand new stadium opening soon in New York Jersey and two teams sharing it and no NFL equivalent of calling shotgun, the Jets and the Giants needed to come up with a way to determine who’ll play the first home game there.

And in this age of high technology, they have resorted to a decidedly low tech device.

Flipping a coin.

Per the Jets’ official web site, the league has said that a heads-tails contest will be used to decide who’ll get the right to christen the new venue.  The Jets, according to the report, have presented a plan for the flip to be held in the coming week.

The need to do it soon; the league will be unveiling the 2010 schedule in April.

The fact that a decision has yet to be made likely means that neither team will be hosting a prime-time event there in Week One.  If history holds, the games played under the lights during the first weekend of action will be announced during the annual league meeting that opens on March 21.

We’ll post on the outcome once the coin toss occurs; hopefully, there won’t be any interference. 

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3 Responses to “Giants and Jets to Flip a Coin to See who plays First Home Field Game”

  1. Steve B. says:

    As far as the Rolle contract and future cap space, The giants gave him a lot of up front money. And am pretty sure they structured it as if there was a cap.

    Coin toss seems fair, but I bet Eli is telling them to pick tails, thats what Eli always picks, and seems to work out pretty well.

    Tails never fails, as they say.

    • Steve B. says:

      Found out that the Jets are the ones that are pushing this, because they believe that the comish is going to give it to the Giants, he has final say.

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