The state of New York football is a sad one. Well, except if you're the Buffalo Bills. The Giants and Jets, however, have a combined three wins between them through nine weeks, and will do battle this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the so-called "Stupor Bowl."
For Giants running back Saquon Barkley, it's going to be a weird game. His father, Alibay, grew up a Jets fan, and will wear a Joe Namath jersey while rooting for his son.
“The win is for us,” Saquon said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “But he’s also, I think what he said is he’s probably going to wear a Jets jersey. That is going to be an interesting one. I give it to him, because it’s a Joe Namath jersey. I think I got him that jersey actually, the Joe Namath one.”
Barkley's father is a die-hard Jets fan. So much so, that he actually has the team's logo tattooed on his body. Alibay wasn't alone, as Saquon grew up a Jets fan and idolized running back Curtis Martin.
The allegiance changed for Barkley when he was selected second overall by the G-Men in 2018. Of course, there's no changing the mindset of his father, who's supported Gang Green for a majority of his life.
It's a win-win for Alibay Barkley. Either his son wins, or his longtime favorite team wins. There's no way he can lose on Sunday.