Published: May 25, 2013 at 9:45 AMHey, Jeff, it's about (obscenity deleted) time you got your (obscenity deleted) article posted. I have to admit that it was worth it. I really enjoyed the Mystic Manor video, showing the locations of the vehicles throughout the ride. I was surprised to see how small the attraction actually is. Good stuff as always.
Published: May 26, 2013 at 6:34 AMYeah the thing about the "New York" Giants and Jets is that they both train and play in New Jersey and their team headquarters are both in NJ. Moreover most of the players for both teams live in NJ. Some years ago the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority painted an outline of the state right in the middle of the then Giants Stadium supposedly to remind national viewers that the stadium is in NJ not NY. That, alas, only lasted a couple of years then poof it was gone. As a New Jersey native, born and raised there, I always thought it odd that both teams call themselves the NY Giants and Jets. But being a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan I didn't really care all that much and besides I have since moved, almost 10 years ago, to Orlando. Much nicer here in my humble opinion plus Disney World is a much shorter distance away.
Published: May 26, 2013 at 2:48 PMI'm pretty sure the indoor ski facility is still part of the project, since a huge part of the building is a slope. They'd have to tear down and redesign a big part of the complex if the ski slope was no longer part of the plan.
Published: May 28, 2013 at 2:58 PMTo answer your question on "Why oh Why are they called a NY team if they play in NJ"? The big problem was that New York City developed too fast around the 1930s to 1950s with its mass transit and rapidly progressive business. Back since the early 20s to the 50s, the Giants and the Titans (Jets) played at the Polo grounds which were getting old around the 1950s. As NY teams started developing, so did the city with no much room to create a new stadium for them. Moving the complex close to the New York Metropolitan Area was the best they could perform at the time. The two football teams have a history playing in New York and still play in the New York City Metropolitan area, hence why they kept their "NY" identity. I've noticed a lot of football fans making this statement as if the Giants and Jets play in Trenton or in the middle of Sussex County (Northwest Jersey). East Rutherford which is the city where they play is only 16 minutes (without traffic) from Manhattan. Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington, TX (going to call them the Arlington Cowboys?) Washington Redskins play in Landover, MD (call them the Landover/Maryland Redskins?) Buffalo Bills play in Orchard Park, NY (Orchard Park Bills?),and pretty soon the San Francisco 49ers will move to the beautiful Levi's Stadium (2014 season) in Santa Clara (call them the...? you get the point). Many of these teams play in their sub-urbanized metropolitan areas close to the city, and the Giants and Jets represent the whole area fan-base which includes North Jersey, SW Connecticut, Long Island, and Southern State NY, not just the city.