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MetLife Stadium Celebration at Bryant Park Friday

Posted by jetsstaff on August 25, 2011 – 5:49 pm

Here’s a reminder for fans of the Jets, the Giants, and their shiny new home. You’re invited to gather at Manhattan’s Bryant Park on Friday from 1-2 p.m. to celebrate the naming of MetLife Stadium.

The Jets will bring three of their big green guns — head coach Rex Ryan, quarterback Mark Sanchez and cornerback Darrelle Revis — to tomorrow’s festivities, along with other front-line players. The Giants similarly will be represented by head coach Tom Coughlin, QB Eli Manning and safety Antrel Rolle.

The players will talk about the 2011 season just around the corner and they’ll join MetLife’s celebrated PEANUTS characters for fun visuals and interactive experiences, with special emphasis on the youngest fans in attendance.

Another part of the proceedings will be the giveaway of 500 pairs of the annual Jets-Giants preseason game, the first to be played in the newly named MetLife Stadium, on Saturday night, kickoff at 7 p.m. EDT.

Ryan and Coughlin will address the crowd adn MetLife chief marketing officer Beth Hirschhorn will also be on the stage, along with the event’s host, Mike Golic, half of ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike Show.

MetLife Stadium is home to the Jets and Giants and is thus the only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams. And the stadium will play host to Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

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5 Responses to “MetLife Stadium Celebration at Bryant Park Friday”

  1. By Vin Ciavatta on Aug 25, 2011 | Reply

    OOOHHHHH, so you will go ahead with the plans for Bryant Park tomorrow, the day before the Hurricane strikes NY/NJ, but a practice (with a chance of rain, but the sun is currently shining) @ Hofstra gets cancelled??? How is that fair to the fans? You really dropped the ball with this one Jets! AND you are giving away 500 tickets to a game that will be rescheduled/cancelled due to said Hurricane?? That makes a lot of sense!

  2. By scjoe on Aug 25, 2011 | Reply

    64, there is a pretty significant difference when you compare B Smith and how he was used and Kerly and how he will be used. Kerley WAS a WR and K&P returner in college, not a QB who was transformed into a WR and a K&P returner. If you want to compare apples to apples what do you think would become of Kerley should they attempt to transform him in to a QB while continuing to play WR, KR, and PR? That would put both on the same playing field and you would be able to make a more accurate comparison wouldn’t you say?

  3. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Aug 25, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly, scjoe, Kerley was picked to do what he did in college, Smith was picked to do something other than what he did in college. That’s been a Jet problem with draft picks for as long as I’ve been watching the team. I’m the first one to say that Smith coulda been a great NFL QB if we’d given him a chance to be one. It’s a little late now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he can still do it. But by now we’ve bet the farm on Sanchez and also drafted McElroy, so there was no chance for him to do it here. My basic belief, which was obvious to me three years ago, is that Smith has very little potential at WR. Even money he never plays the position again anywhere.

  4. By GaryC on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    this is what the players negotiated for in the new cba contract, no bus rides longer than two hours and if cheeseburgers weren’t available they would not leave the bus.

  5. By NC on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    “Metlife” Stadium. Ugh. Do the Mets play there? I hate the practice of naming stadiums after corporations. Do the Yankees play in IBM Field? Do the Dodgers play in Sony Studios Park? I know the Jets and Giants share the place, but they could have come up with a name that reflected the teams and their history, or that of New York City, instead of some impersonal business. Then again, NFL football is the most corporate and soulless of all professional sports, so this is just the latest example of that.

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