The rivalry between the Giants and Jets has spilled over to the radio front in New York. Bob Raissman in the New York Daily News reports that Eli Manning no longer will be appearing on ESPN-1050. The QB had been a regular on the station for eight years.
It seems ESPN-1050 is the Jets’ radio outlet. Now, Manning will be appearing on WFAN, home of the Giants games.
Why did the situation change? Who put the kibosh on Manning continuing his relationship with 1050?
All paths lead to the increased flow of bad blood between the Jets and Giants. It finally occurred to Giants brass that having the face of their franchise as a featured voice on the radio home of the Jets was a terrible idea.
Although the Giants walked away from last season on top of the football world, management is still angered over Jet brass covering those Giants Super Bowl logos with curtains in MetLife Stadium before Jets hosted the Giants on Christmas Eve. They also haven’t forgotten how Gang Green put a picture of Manning being crushed from behind by Calvin Pace on the cover of their defensive playbook heading into that game.