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The Jets Win the Snoopy Trophy

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29:   Danny Ware #28 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Bryan Thomas #58 and Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets during their pre season game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Before you say anything else about the Jets' 17–3 preseason win over the Giants last night — and honestly, there isn't much to say — you have to love the trophy that goes to the winner. Now that the stadium has a freshly minted name, the winner of the annual preseason game earns the Metlife Trophy. And doggone it if it isn't Snoopy in a old-school leather helmet. Look at Rex Ryan hold that thing. He looks so happy! It's Snoopy! Who wouldn't want a trophy with Snoopy on it?

The game itself was a pretty dreary one. Because no one knows what to write about this morning after such a dull night, they're all focusing on how poorly the quarterbacks played, but it's a preseason game: Nothing that happened last night has anything to do with anything. (Mostly, people just seem disappointed that Plaxico Burress didn't catch any passes, ruining a ready-made fake narrative.)

Mostly, the takeaway from the game was that MTA and NJ Transit didn't quite have everything in gear by game time yesterday. They were perhaps a little busy.

This game might have meant a little more — might, but probably not — had it been the only Jets–Giants game of the year. It isn't. On Christmas Eve, the two teams will play, Week 16, in a game that will have markedly larger stakes. That one will be worth watching. Even if there's no cute Snoopy trophy.

Photo: Jim McIsaac/2011 Getty Images