New York is one of four metropolitan areas to have two baseball teams (Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco being the others). The city also was once home to the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (now the Los Angeles Dodgers).
All three football teams claim to represent the Empire State—even if the Bills are the only team to actually play its home games in New York . New York Giants: Since leaving Upstate New York , the Giants have taken a fancy to bringing some of Upstate back down to the Meadowlands.
New York City , (just the city) has a larger GDP than Canada. Canada has 8 football teams , not including the Bills. Jets were the AFL New York team while the Giants were the NFL New York team . So when the merger happened both teams stayed in their confrences.
New York Knickerbockers
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New York Yankees
The New York Football Giants, as they were called to distinguish them from their more senior baseball counterparts, were the talk of the town . The Giants won the NFL title in 1956 and lost in the title games in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963.
New York Yankees
The American Football League is launched in direct competition with the NFL . The AFL had eight teams : Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Titans of New York, Dallas Texans, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The Oilers defeat the Chargers in the inaugural AFL Championship.
The New York Giants have always been No. 1 in New Yorkers’ hearts when it comes to the NFL.
So if you want to be completely technical, the state of New York only has one NFL team , which is the Buffalo Bills. However, in practice, there’s 3 teams that represent the state of New York , if you include the Giants and Jets.