East Rutherford Mayor: NFL is Ignoring My Super Bowl City

Friday, January 31, 2014

View of action between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)

Where is Super Bowl 48 being held this Sunday?

If you said New York, you're wrong. The game is actually being played in the town of East Rutherford, NJ. This fact, which is seemingly ignored by the nation, is frustrating James Cassella, the mayor of East Rutherford.

Mayor Cassella says the NFL has ignored his city, confounded his local traffic patterns, and stole whatever thunder this longtime New York Giants fan hoped to generate this week.

In fact, up until the other day, the mayor couldn't even get tickets to the game.

He joins The Takeaway to discuss his frustration.

Guests:

James Cassella

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Some say Jimmy Hoffa will be at the game.

Jan. 31 2014 04:18 PM

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