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Three New York assemblymen are taking up a longtime Garden State complaint: sports teams keeping "New York" in their names even when they play in New Jersey.

A bill recently introduced by Assemblyman Ivan Lafayette of Queens would prohibit teams, such as the New York Giants and Jets football teams, from using the Empire State's name or abbreviation if they do not play their home games there.

The bill also would apply to the Red Bulls New York Major League Soccer franchise, which caused a brief firestorm last year with a name change from the former MetroStars. A spokesman for Governor Corzine remarked at the time that the New York moniker "seems like a different kind of bull altogether."


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This bill isn't going to pass. The Giants and Jets would be on a rampage. But even if they did, I guess we could change our name to Red Bull [United, FC, USA, City, etc]

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cmon, Red Bull New Jersey...that's just terrible. You already have the Nets and the Devils, just take what you can get and accept the rest!!!

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This bill isn't going to pass. The Giants and Jets would be on a rampage. But even if they did, I guess we could change our name to Red Bull [United, FC, USA, City, etc]


How about Red Bull Metro? :lol:

This will never work. If it was just the lowly soccer team, maybe, but when you've got the two football teams and their sway, they'll strike this down with a holy vengance.
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Won't happen also why would they go after us and not the other 2 teams that use NY and play in Jersey unfair won't happen.

#RedBullOUT


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The Giants and the Jets would never let this happen. My guess is Jersey threatens to pass this bill and then the Giants and Jets threaten to leave and the bill is forgotten.

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i think the whole part of RED BULL NEW YORK is the New York in the name. You know so they sell their soda, it's as simple as that.

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David Beckham would have to change his son's name from "Brooklyn" to whatever.

And the New England states could pass a law requiring the NY "Yankees" to change their nickname.

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Gentlemen . . . I give you our new name . . .

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A whole lot o NOTHING!

The Washington Redskins don't even play in D.C., I think! We are safe, since the Giants and the Jets don't allow this to happen.

Now that I'm getting used to New York, they are going to call it Harrison...

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The Giants and the Jets would never let this happen. My guess is Jersey threatens to pass this bill and then the Giants and Jets threaten to leave and the bill is forgotten.



These are New York assemblyman trying to pass the bill not Jersey.

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So im guessing that when we play in the new stadium which will be in NEW JERSEY we will still have the New York part in our name?
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And the PDL team Brooklyn Knights play in Queens!

Switching to bucketball- there are the Harlem Globetrotters and their constant nemesis the awesome New York Nationals. Do 1 or 2 games a year in MSG and other coliseums in NY state make them NY teams?

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I istantly thougth of Metro Red Bull or Red Bull Metro but when I kept reading and saw the other posts I saw the whole they about the NFL teams, and I agree the giants and jets would never allow it. We're stuck with Red Bull New York.
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