Cuomo Sacks Patriots Over “New England” Name

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In advance of the Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took some hits at the Patriots today, saying no one even wants to claim them as their own.

“I’ll let you what’s interesting about the New England Patriots,” Cuomo joked with reporters this afternoon. “Isn’t it interesting that no specific state identifies with the team? Like the Mid-Atlantic Chargers. Why didn’t Massachusetts say, ‘It’s our team. Massachusetts Patriots. Vermont Patriots. New Hampshire Patriots.’ They all have semi-deniability. That’s what I think this is.”

And on the topic of whether New York or New Jersey can lay claim to the Giants, Cuomo tried to put an end to that dispute with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:
“He should read the helmets: New York.”

Christie has said he wants a parade in New Jersey, where the Giants play, if they win the Super Bowl.

Cuomo said he hasn’t worked out a bet with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, but they will come up with one.

“Bet all your money on the Giants,” Cuomo said, adding, “I said anything he wants to wager, I will wager. We’re going to work it out.”

Here’s some of the video from Cuomo:

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