If Spencer Paysinger had it his way, it would still be called Giants Stadium.
Prior to the New York Jets-Carolina Panthers preseason game Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants reserve linebacker took a swipe at Gang Green, tweeting, “2 visiting teams are playing at MetLife Stadium tonight.”
The Giants and Jets have been sharing MetLife Stadium since 2010. The two teams have always battled for city supremacy -- especially of late. Jets coach Rex Ryan wrote in his book that the Jets were the “big brother” in town, but Big Blue responded by winning the Super Bowl.
Prior to their 29-14 Christmas Eve rout in the 2011 regular season, the Giants were upset that the Jets covered up the Lombardi Trophies outside their locker room with black curtains, calling it “a sign of disrespect.”
“Before the game we said fine, let them hang them up,” Diehl said. “But after the game -- after we took care of business -- we wanted to show them that this is an organization with pride and we exposed them.”
The Giants beat the Jets, 26-3, on Aug. 18. In three preseason games, the Jets have yet to score a touchdown.
One person tweeted back at Paysinger, “I respect the #Giants and I’m a #Jets fan. But you only made 12 tackles in ’11.”
To which Paysinger, a second-year pro, responded, “So you looked me up huh?”