Country music star Kenny Chesney strode along an extended stage at MetLife Stadium, holding aloft a Giants helmet in one hand, a Jets helmet in the other. Overwhelmingly, the loudest cheers came when he extended the blue Giants head gear.
Chesney knowingly mentioned, in reference to his 2011 hit song, that the ''Boys of Fall'' are coming back. And pretty much everywhere except on that night at the Meadowlands, the Super Bowl champions are being overshadowed as we close in on another season.
Eclipsed by Tebowmania. By Rex Ryan and his entertaining proclamations. By a cornerback declaring he is the second-best receiver on the roster.
By the feuding and fighting during practice by Gang Green, which didn't even make the playoffs last season.
The Giants couldn't care less.
''This is just the way we like it,'' team owner John Mara said as he watched his team prepare for Saturday night's annual ''Battle of New York,'' which hasn't been played in New York in decades. ''We are not tryin...