People in New York and New Jersey have a new rivalry, and as both states prepare to co-host the Super Bowl, Jon Weinstein hits the streets to find out whose game it is.
NEW YORK CITY -- The first shots in the rivalry were fired just moments after New York and New Jersey were awarded the Super Bowl in 2010.
"I don't know, I'm looking out this door. This is New Jersey, and I look where that stadium is, and it's in New Jersey," said Governor Chris Christie.
The stadium itself is in East Rutherford, New Jersey. However, most of the events associated with the big game are happening in New York City. Super Bowl Boulevard is just one example, as the fan fest takes over a large stretch of Broadway.
"Everybody's gonna stay in New York, they're going to party in New York, and they're just going to hop on New Jersey Transit or shuttle, and go out and watch the game," said one passerby.
For that reason, many people believe it's fair to call it the New York Super Bowl.
"I'm a native New Yorker, card carrying, flag waving, New Yorker, I live in New Jersey now. It's a New York Super Bowl," said another passerby.
Another person added, "If you look at any of the promotions or anything, they're not showing the Newark skyline right? They're showing the Empire State Building."
At Penn Station, the people who ride New Jersey Transit have a different opinion though.
One person said, "New Jersey deserves respect because we're the one holding it. If it wasn't for that stadium, then there would be no Super Bowl."
"Because it's being played in the Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and that makes it a New Jersey Super Bowl, there you go, there you go," noted another person.
Still, some people are holding out hope that the cross river rivals can share the distinction of hosting Super Bowl XLVIII.