http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/13761418/new-york-belongs-to-giants-despite-how-loud-jets-roar "It's just one of those things. Most New Yorkers like the Yankees. The Yankees are New York's baseball team, and I'm a Mets' fan, so I respect that. But if you live in New York you know the Giants are New York's football team. The Jets haven't won a championship since 'Broadway Joe.' They have a lot of new talent over there, and a lot of things going for them, but they don't even play in our conference." Of course, that doesn't fly with Ryan and Generation Rex, and I get it: They're looking to make names for themselves, and they did last season when they reached the conference championship game while the Giants sat home for the playoffs. Then the Jets went out and loaded up on high-profile talent in the offseason, acquiring former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor and former Pro Bowl star Antonio Cromartie. But that wasn't enough. So they landed a gig on HBO's Hard Knocks, introducing Ryan to a national audience that might have missed his standup routines. Ryan followed by proclaiming the Jets the team to beat this season, a risky gesture by a coach who went 9-7 last season and didn't win his division. Then he completed the hat trick by calling the Jets -- you guessed it -- New York's team. "We're the biggest show in town," he said. If nothing else, Ryan has made the Jets irrepressible. So you don't like them; you can't ignore them. Ryan not only makes for great copy; he makes for must-see TV. So does his telegenic quarterback, Mark Sanchez, New York's favorite bachelor quarterback. And ditto the all-everything cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is definitely on "Revis Island" now with a contract holdout that has defenders across the league riveted. But that doesn't make the Jets New York's team. Maybe it makes them "America's Team," but I know some people in Texas who would disagree. I also know that the Jets are New York's football team like the Mets are New York's baseball team. Which means they aren't. "It's going to be our city sooner or later," Ryan insisted, "and it might as well be now. I have a great deal of respect for the New York Giants, but I'm not playing second fiddle ... and our team is not playing second fiddle ... to anybody, let alone a team that plays in our building." Correction, their building, Rex. Until or unless someone buys the naming rights to the building, the new stadium will be known as Giants Stadium. I know, the official designation is Meadowlands Stadium. Big deal. Old habits die hard. "Just tell Rex this," said Giants' defensive end Justin Tuck, "I'll see him on Monday." He's delusional. Though, I'm sure we already knew that after their losses to the Dolphins last season. When we got lucky for using "trickery" even though the Jets also use the wildcat and fake punts as well. Hypocrites. And then when he forgot that Special Teams, Defense and the Scoreboard still count when you play a game.