So here's what I'm thinkin about today. Some people on this board who are Giants-Yankees fans have a lame problem with us Giants fans who are also Mets fans. Thing is, I also happen to know a lot of Yankees-Jets fans. In fact, my dad and brother in law happen to be Yankees-Jets fans. A few of my friends are as well.
Seems a lot of people who are bitter toward Giant fans being Met fans use the whole traditional teams argument, yet they never acknowlege the fact that there another group of fans who also go Yankees-Jets (ew).
Personally, I'm not old enough to have been a NY sports fan when it was only the Giants and Yankees, or when the Mets and Jets were first created. To me, being a Giants-Yankees fan has become less automatic for younger generations because the Mets and Jets are now about 50 years old.
I can't say why some are Yankees-Jets fans, but I know why I'm a Giants-Mets fan. First, they were both good in the 80s when I was growing up (Giant fan since '84, Mets since '83). Second, they wear similar colors. Third, they are both in the National Conference whereas Yankees and Jets are in the American Conference. Fourth, I test-marketed the Yankees and Jets and remember being bored watching them both. (The yankees in the '81 WS, and the Jets when my dad had them on).