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Jets, Giants Trade Jabs Following Arrival Of Tim Tebow In N.Y. Market
Published March 26, 2012
RIGHT BACK AT YA: The N.Y. DAILY NEWS’ Myers notes the Giants yesterday were “not flinching, but they also took some not-so-subtle jabs at their crosstown rivals.” Giants President & CEO John Mara was asked if N.Y. is big enough for the Giants and Tebow. Mara, referring to the team re-signing its backup QB, said, “I don’t know. But the David Carr press conference will be tomorrow afternoon, too.” Jets coach Rex Ryan said, “When you win a Super Bowl, you can say anything you want because they are the world champions. That’s all fine and dandy. To the young man, he’s not going out there trying to get the attention. The attention follows him.” Giants Chair & Exec VP Steve Tisch said of the Jets' Tebow trade, "Well, they are getting a lot of attention, so if that was one of their goals, I think they have been successful.” Tisch: “My feelings are that I may attend a Jets game” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/26). Ryan said of Mara's comments, “If we had won the Super Bowl, we would have done the same thing. I don’t look at it like, has this team won the Super Bowl or not? We don’t care. I care about one team, and that’s ours” (NJ.com, 3/25). In Newark, Jenny Vrentas notes both Ryan and Johnson “dismissed the idea that they are trying to upstage the Super Bowl champion Giants.” Johnson said in response to Mara’s remark about the team re-signing Carr: “Well, that’s pretty interesting” (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 3/26).