Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Met, not a creature was stirring, not a Giant nor a Jet — In a decision to save one team the embarrassment, Giants and Jets brass have decided to end Christmas Eve’s much-anticipated game after the pre-game coin toss.
The decision was made late Sunday night after both New York squads lost miserable games to inferior opponents. By all accounts this upcoming game would have been season ending for one team, so in a gesture of sportsmanship, each team will have their captains stand at midfield and relegate their season to a simple call of “Heads or tails.”
“I’m more confident in the toss right now,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “Every game this season … hell, every game since the Super Bowl has been a 60-minute coin toss anyway.”
Both Coughlin and Jets coach Rex Ryan informed their teams of the news to little objection.
“I’m a gambling man,” Ryan said. “Normally I’d get up here and tell you how great we are, and blah blah blah, and yada yada yada, but ya know what? Neither of these teams are making noise in the playoffs anyway. I’d rather be home filling my wife’s stocking.”
Fans who purchased tickets are still welcome to show up to MetLife Stadium and watch the flip, but are being offered full refunds as well as a decorative holiday candle for their inconvenience.
“We just didn’t want to subject the fans to more stress over the holiday season,” said Giants’ owner John Mara. “We’re in the business of entertainment, and we felt that ruining half of New York’s Christmas was not the best thing to do in these tough times.”