Yes, this is politics and it stinks the stink of Bloomberg's backroom meddling.
This organization has gotten so little "right" in its 49 years. But, one thing it did get right was giving us back our tradition in 1998 - THANK YOU BILL PARCELLS!!!
Oh, but we "need" to have a "NY" on the helmet so people in Japan will know who we are? Our logo is already the most used by British advertising firms more than any other when depicting an American football team on the "tele" (the Packers were the 2nd most often used) This was reported in the NY Times I remember back in 2002.
And, we have the #3 best uniform/logo in 2 separated polls (American and British)