Jets, Giants to throw Super Bowl soiree

Updated: May 11, 2010, 5:04 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

It's more ceremonial than anything else, but it's yet another step in the process: Wednesday at the New Meadowlands Stadium, the Giants and Jets will hold an official send-off for their 2014 Super Bowl bid.

The owners for both teams, along with quarterbacks Eli Manning and Mark Sanchez and former running back greats O.J. Anderson and Curtis Martin, will be on hand to release details of the bid before it's delivered to the NFL office.

No, there won't be any secret coin flips. The Jets and Giants have clashed during the construction of the new stadium, most recently over which team would get to play the first regular-season game in the $1.7 billion building, but the two rivals no doubt will present a unified front Wednesday as D-Day approaches.

It's getting down to crunch time. The league owners will vote on Super Bowl XLVIII at the spring meetings in Dallas, May 25. New York is considered the favorite, with Miami and Tampa also in the running. If New York lands the 2014 game, it would mark the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl in league history.

Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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