Chris Christie: If Giants win Super Bowl, party should be in Jersey
It's the closest thing to a cold war in these parts: the struggle between New York and New Jersey over ownership of the city's football teams.
With the Giants standing one win away from the Super Bowl, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heated up the longstanding conflict by firing a volley in New York's direction on the "Today" show Wednesday.
If Big Blue beats the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and wins the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, the squad should hold its victory parade in New Jersey, Christie said, not lower Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes.
"They play in New Jersey. They train in New Jersey," Christie said of the Giants.
When host Matt Lauer pointed out the "NY" on the team's helmet, Christie added: "That's about it."
"We're taking it one game at a time, and we're focused on beating the Niners," said Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in response.
After the Giants' Super Bowl victory in 2008, the team held a parade in the city and a rally at Giants Stadium.
The Giants have played in New Jersey since 1976.