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Posted April 20, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Jets & Giants kick-off on 9/11

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The 2011-2012 NFL schedule was released last night, and it is relative with the NFL and NFLPA at straights. The NY Giants are set to take on the Washington Redskins in the nation’s capital, and the NY Jets will host the Dallas Cowboys on the Sept 11, 2011. That marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the WTC and Pentagon. These games will steal the spotlight and emotion for the first Sunday of the football season. Read the excerpt, courtesy ESPN:

“For nearly 10 years, we have felt an obligation to use our platform to make sure none of us ever forget the tragedy and heartbreak and courage and heroism of Sept. 11,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said. “That responsibility becomes even greater.”

“That stadium is going to be full of emotion, not only the people from the area but in the entire country,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan, who will be matching wits with his brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. “The fact that it’s the 10th anniversary of 9/11, that’s where the focus should be, not me playing against my brother.”