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Blackout Frenzy Hits New YorkDon't know why Jets fans are fretting the possibility of Jets games being blacked out. Currently, the general public does not know how many non-premium seats the Jets have open so this may simply be a ploy to sell some tickets.
At last count we heard it may be in excess of 10,000 seats. We know the upper bowl (which carry no PSL for Jet games) is sold out. The most expensive seats are gone. The premium seats are ineligible to be counted. So that leaves the end zones in the lower two tiers. The Jets will either lower the prices on these seats or attach club access to them in order to make them ineligible. Either that, or they can just buy up enough seats each game to dodge being blacked out.
The Giants have no worries. According to sources the team has approximately 1500 open PSLs and they are going fast. The Giants may end up getting legitimate sellouts. Getting 2014 the Super Bowl might give both teams a boost in sales as well.
Beatty Will Challenge At OTAccording to OC Kevin Gilbride, second-year OT Will Beatty will be pushing hard for a starting spot. The coach likes Beatty's athleticism and footwork.
That will put some pressure on current starters David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie.
"They are going to do everything they can to keep him seated just where he has been which is on the bench. If they don't (play well), then we will work him into the lineup," Gilbride said.
Notable Quotes of the Week"Sports fans, and especially football fans, are not intimidated by weather" - Mark Lamping, the CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium
"We were a team. That's what teams do. I don't think we relied on any one person more than we should have. We had superstars for sure. Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Harry Carson, George Martin, Joe Morris, but I don't think anyone thought of themselves any higher than anyone else. It really was a team of equals. We went out and we played - we really played for each other more so than anything else. It was a great team. You usually don't see that type of teamwork anymore. That's what I miss the most about playing in football. Playing with guys like that." - Former Giants TE Mark Bavaro on the '86 Giants.
"I think its exceptional. It may be the nicest ballpark in the NFL. The seats are terrific, the interior's great. You go inside after the first quarter to get a coke and a pretzel you may not come back out because its so comfortable in there with the couches and the big screens you may just stay in there. Its really a magnificent ballpark." - Sean Landeta, former Giants punter on the New Meadowlands Stadium