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Super Bowl 48: New Jersey political calls out Pete Carroll for saying Super Bowl is in New York


Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Super Bowl is next week and that has a lot of people flocking to New York to take in all the festivities. This is all well and good with 49 states in the country, but the folks over in New Jersey are not at all tickled that their neighbors to the east are getting all the credit for the big game.

While New York is getting credit for the Super Bowl, New Jersey is actually hosting the game which has politicians and local leaders uniting together to make sure that the oversight is corrected anytime New York is mentioned in relation with the Super Bowl.

Pete Carroll, who coached the New York Jets in East Rutherford back in the 90s, mentioned how happy he was to be back in New York for the Super Bowl and was promptly called out, in person, by a politician who corrected him.

Via Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger:

“Coach, I just want to say something. I’m Rich Boggiano with the city council. You said you’re glad to be back in New York,I just want to remind you, you’re in New Jersey.”

New Jersey is no doubt getting the short end of the stick in this whole giving credit for the Super Bowl situation, but this is just getting embarrassing. If New Jersey wants credit for the Super Bowl, that’s fine, but they’re now going to be remembered not as the state who hosted the Super Bowl but the state that cried like Kim Kardashian every time they weren’t mentioned.

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