- There were plenty of heated fans among the crowd of more than 50,000 Tuesday afternoon when two international soccer rivals, England and Colombia, squared off at Giants Stadium for an exhibition match.
But no one in the stadium was hotter than acting Gov. Richard J. Codey when he stood on the field before the match and heard the national anthems of both competing nations, but not "The Star-Spangled Banner."
"I was shocked, absolutely shocked," Codey said yesterday...
Codey said the failure to play the U.S. national anthem tainted what should have been a proud moment for international soccer, New Jersey and the United States. He dashed off letters...
I know of a state that's a perfect playland with white sandy beaches by the sea;
With fun-filled mountains, lakes and parks, and folks with hospitality;
With historic towns where battles were fought, and presidents have made their home;
It's called New Jersey, and I toast and tout it wherever I may roam. 'Cause...
I'M FROM NEW JERSEY and I'm proud about it, I love the Garden State.
I'M FROM NEW JERSEY and I want to shout it, I think it's simply great.
All of the other states throughout the nation may mean a lot to some;
But I wouldn't want another, Jersey is like no other, I'm glad that's where I'm from.
If you want glamour, try Atlantic City or Wildwood by the sea;
Then there is Trenton, Princeton, and Fort Monmouth, they all made history.
Each little town has got that certain something, from High Point to Cape May;
And some place like Mantoloking, Phillipsburg, or Hoboken will steal your heart away.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading