The New York Jets will open up their brand new stadium the opening week of the season.
But it will be the New York Giants that play the first game, as they will play Sunday afternoon. This is the result of a coinflip dispute that happened throughout the day. Both teams wanted to play the first week at home. The league agreed to a coin flip to resolve the issue. Only one problem, neither team was present for the flip.
So when the Giants won, Woody flipped out about the flip, calling out the NFL for the way it handled the toss.
In turn the NFL gave both teams week one NFL games, with the Giants getting Sunday and the Jets Monday. Also, Gang Green will have the preseason opener as well.
Nothing wrong with this. While I'm not the biggest Monday Night Football fan for going to the games, in September, when the weather's still nice, that's going to be a fun game. Most likely, the opponent will be Minnesota or New England. Favre on Monday night would be the most appealing against his other former team, but the NFL loves bringing the Patriots to New Jersey for the Jets' home opener. Miami is an outside shot, especially after Rex Ryan's battles with the team, most recently flipping off a belligerent Dolphins fan at an MMA event. Imagine 80,000 Jets fans giving Chad Henne the bird. That would be a good way to open the new stadium.