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Poll: How Does a Garden State Super Bowl Grab You?

Will the big game live up to its name -- at least for NJ -- or is just a matter of words into hype?

Last week, NJ Spotlight reported on some local officials who were skeptical that the Super Bowl would actually deliver its super-hyped economic benefit to New Jersey. Now that the world media has descended en masse and the clock is ticking down to the big game -- not to mention the half-time commercials -- we want to know . . .

How are you feeling about a Garden State Super Bowl?

  • It’s a fantastic showcase for the region and will be a boon to local businesses and hotels. New Jersey is sure to get some great national exposure.

  • It’s exciting to have the game in our backyard, even if the world doesn’t get the “It’s New Jersey, not New York” distinction. Hey, the Jets and Giants play here and they still have “New York” in their names. It is what it is. Pass the wings.

  • It was a two-state bid to get the game, and NFL officials have made concerted efforts to include New Jersey in their pre-Super Bowl festivities, such as Media Day in Newark, pre-game tailgating at Meadowlands Racetrack, and contributions to local charities working on Hurricane Sandy recovery.

  • It’s irritating. All the NFL marketing proclaims the game to be in New York, and the security measures are making it hard for local businesses to benefit. Once again, Jersey gets no respect.

  • Who cares? It’s a football game. The very idea that somehow it would lead to $600 million in economic benefits was laughable from the start. Let’s get it over with so we can move on to the next thing.

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