New York can say they have the big game all they like but this year’s Superbowl will be kicking off in East Rutherford‚ New Jersey. Confusing? I say!
Growing up in New York near Shea Stadium‚ it was easy to choose a home team‚ not that I cared a lick about sports in general. Then I married a Jersey boy and moved to his home turf. Yes‚ New Jersey has a hockey team. New Jersey does not have a baseball team. New Jersey no longer has a basketball team. New Jersey does not have a football team.
But wait‚ how is it then that this internationally televised biggest football game of the year will be live from the garden state? Well‚ the stadium is here; 2 out of the 3 New York teams play in New Jersey.
So who do Jersey fans root for since there is no “home team”? Well‚ my husband is a Miami Dolphins fan. My Brother in Law cheers for the St Louis Rams. Depending on north or south Jersey‚ most people root for the Eagles‚ Giants or Jets. None of these teams will be playing in New Jersey this February.
What will we say while watching the big game? Yay Football! I just love the commercials.