How true is this story because this article came out yesterday and nothing had been even set to happen then. I find the bold statement interesting however and if this coin toss has already happened then this really is the NFL screwing the Jets and this is a conspiracy.
[quote]The Jets want to use a coin to determine which New York football team gets to play in the new Meadowlands stadium first.
Maybe boxing gloves would be a better choice.
The Giants and Jets might need them to settle their latest dispute, because the equal partners in the new $1.7 billion stadium are at odds over who will play host to first regular-season game there in September. The NFL is aware that both teams want the game badly, according to a league source, and have been unable to settle the dispute on their own.
On Saturday night, the Jets announced on their Web site that the NFL had approved their plan to settle the issue with a coin flip.
But there was one problem: The NFL refused to confirm that plan.
In fact, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Daily News yesterday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is the one who "determines the schedule," and the spokesman added, "other than that, we have no announcements on the schedule now." Asked if that meant the announcement of a coin flip that was posted on the Jets' Web site was false, Aiello reiterated his statement.
Jets spokesman Bruce Speight said yesterday that the team stands by the story. He insisted that the NFL has officially informed the Jets that there will be a coin toss to determine who plays host for the opener and he added, "We look forward to the coin toss."
[B]A Giants spokesman said the team had no comment on either the Jets' announcement or whether the coin-flip story is accurate. However, according to one team source, the Giants weren't pleased with the Jets' surprise announcement. The source said that the Jets have been aggressively pushing the coin-flip idea because they're worried that the NFL had already decided to give the opening game to the Giants.[/B]
The schedule is slated to be released in early April.
The Jets, to the dismay of many in the Giants organization, were given the honor of hosting the final game at the old Giants Stadium - a 37-0 regular-season-ending win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Some speculated that when the Jets were given that game, the Giants were promised the first game in the new building in 2010.
The Giants and Jets are not scheduled to play each other during the 2010 regular season, so they can't share the spotlight in the stadium's first game. They are expected to play each other in their annual preseason game in August, which usually takes place during the third weekend of preseason games. It's possible that the game, which would be a Jets home contest this year, could be moved to the opening preseason weekend. The Jets, however, have their sights set on the bigger prize of the regular-season opener at the still-to-be-named stadium. According to the story on their Web site, "The Jets are willing to let the verdict be determined the same way that the league's teams have settled some scores for decades."
That story was clear that "the NFL has said" the flip will take place, although details of the plan were still being worked out. The Jets' story added it was possible that the flip would take place "in the week ahead" inside the stadium in front of members of the media and possibly fans.[/quote]