Johnson realizes Super Bowl dream

Jets owner instrumental in bringing NFL's showpiece event to New York

Updated: May 26, 2010, 2:03 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

IRVING, Texas -- The idea was hatched in September 2005, when the New York Giants and New York Jets agreed to become 50-50 partners in a new stadium. Jets owner Woody Johnson mentioned it to his Giants counterparts: Let's bid for a Super Bowl. To them, it sounded as realistic as a glass hammer.

"I said, 'Yeah, we can consider it,'" Giants co-owner John Mara said Tuesday at the NFL spring meetings, rolling his eyes for effect. "I wasn't sure we'd be able to get much support, but the more ...

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