Some reaction from Giants players on the announcement that the Super Bowl is coming to New York:
"Nobody knows how to host an event like the greatest city in the world. The Super Bowl is the greatest event and I think meant to be played on the greatest stage. I’m happy for John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families and for Woody Johnson and the Jets. They have invested greatly in this region, and it’s good to see them rewarded and New York and New Jersey rewarded.”
"This region is a world class champion, and it deserves to host the biggest game in our new stadium."
"That is great news. Our goal every year is to be Super Bowl champ. If it's even possible, knowing our home stadium will host the Super Bowl gives us even more incentive."
"I know a lot of people have talked about the weather. All I know is that when we won the NFC Championship game in Green Bay in minus-23 wind chill, it felt like Miami Beach to our team and our fans. I was ready to have an umbrella drink on the 50 when Lawrence's kick went through in overtime, and I don't drink."
"As a player, you love idea of playing the greatest game in the shadow of the greatest city in the world. For the Super Bowl, you want great accommodations for your team and family, a great practice facility to prepare for the game and great hospitality to keep your family and friends occupied. You also want a state of the art stadium for a great game day atmosphere. A New Jersey and New York Super Bowl accomplishes all that."
"I think the vote to play the Super Bowl here is a tribute to our ownership and what our franchise has meant to the evolution of our league as a business and in terms of its popularity. Our ownership has always done what's best for the league, and this is a way for the other owners to acknowledge that, as well as what it has taken to build a new stadium. And, of course, it is an acknowledgment of what this region and New York City has to offer."