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East Rutherford, NJ - Giants, Jets Cancel Talks with Auschwitz Insurer

Published on: September 12, 2008 02:37 PM
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A rendering of the new stadium.Photo: Courtesy of New York New Jersey FootballEast Rutherford, NJ - The New York Giants and New York Jets ended naming-rights talks with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis.

Allianz had been looking to buy naming rights to the stadium being built in northern New Jersey.

The move was criticized by Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors. The company says it has atoned for its history and should not be judged by its World War II record.

Allianz officials confirmed that talks have ended. Discussions are continuing with other potential partners for naming rights.

 



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 Sep 12, 2008 at 02:56 PM Gelt Says:

B"H, great news! Now Frumah Yidden shouldn't be going to these ball games!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 02:53 PM avi Says:

Good! Let those nazis stay in germany where they belong. or better yet, let them all rot in hell!!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:07 PM Lock & Load Says:

Gelt;

Why can`t fruma Yidden go to a Football Game?

I have been in Giant Stadium many times to see the Giants and the Jets....
They even have a Kosher food Stand
and we all Daven Mincha at Half Time at a day Game... and Mariv at a night Game....

Lock & Load

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:28 PM Avrohom Abba Says:

Dear JETS,
Thank you for making a great decision!
It was certainly not easy for you, but because you have thought of the feelings of others and you didn't just say, "business is business," you have shown empathy for the emotions of others!
May all the members of the JETS be rewarded with many great victories!
You have the greatest respect from all those you have helped!
Thank you!
Go JETS go!
Avrohom Abba

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:52 PM Anonymous Says:

To Lock & Load

can you tell me what redeeming value there is in watching a bunch of hooligans throwing a ball around? to make such a fuss over such a non-issue

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:13 PM Anonymous Says:

to Anon 3:52
I never understood that argument I heard from my rabbeim about "a bunch of chayos throwing a ball in a hoop..." etc.
It's a competetive sport, the competition and suspense is entertaining. Assuming you believe there is some value to having some downtime, which I believe is healthy and very necessary, it's not the point of the game but the entertainment overall. And then if so, why force people to stare at the name of a Nazi collaborator in big bright lights!

Please explain your comments...

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:00 PM Lock & Load Says:

Its a Ballgame Anon......
We have unfortunately other Issues
as Frumah Yidden.....
Lets go GIANTS & JETS

Lock & Load

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:28 PM jack l Says:

guess we shouldn`t drive a bmw or mercedes, vw, ford or buy a blaupunkt stereo or dolphin submarines either < eh?
where do you start and when does it end.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:55 PM Lock & Load Says:

Exactly jack...
you shouldnt buy anything that has Jewish Blood on them.........
Lock & Load
Every Jew a 22

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:42 PM yankel Says:

unforturnately the more years that pass the more we forget, we cannot forget those roshe'im killing our grandfathers, let's not forget! & I have 1 more comment...

J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 06:14 PM Yeshiva Mann Says:

It's Elul! Wake up! I don't think that this is the way to prepare for Yom HaDin. If you go to the prusta games keep it to yourself.
Gut Shabbos

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 Sep 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM Anonymous Says:

The jewish community is offended by a Nazi run issurance company trying to place its name on a football stadium (really important?), but these same jews drive Japense made cars. Don't you think that is a slap in the face of Americans and British veterans of the WWII Bataan Death March. Yeah, these same WWII vets are disgusted at these same two faced Toyota and Honda drivers.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 10:28 PM Anonymous Says:

they should name it schindler field !

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 Sep 13, 2008 at 11:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Going to their ball games is defined in the Mishna as moshav letzim.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:00 AM Lock & Load Says:

A Moshev Letzim I see every day in Shull....
Never at the BallGame...
Lock & Load

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 08:23 AM political analyst Says:

to avroham abba, I woouldn't be that generous, precisely because "business is business" may have been why the jets cancelled talks

to the one who has a problem with japanese cars, it would be a great miscarriage of justice for anyone &especially a jew to comapre the germans yemach shemom vzichroh, dam reshoim yirkov- to the japanese.
also just for the record, honda & toyota manufacture most of their vehicles in the USA hiring AMERICAN employees.
on the other hand, that GM your driving- good chance it was built in mexico by mexicans.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 11:53 AM Harry Says:

The real problem is that the Jets Suck!!!

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:40 PM Anonymous Says:

If you look in the news, you will find that Allianz was the most reluctant partner in reparations and only paid 12 million. They owed 2 billion. And they want to pay 25 million for the stadium. So why do they give Jews less then that? They insured the engineers at Auschwitz who handled the Zyklon B, and insured the concentration camps. Allianz refused to pay life insurance policies to Jews during WWII. The cheif executive of the company was Hitlers economic minister. So to say live and forget, when they were complict and stole 2 billion and paid a pittance. I say not. I say NEVER FORGET.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:43 PM Anonymous Says:

I forgot to add, but they were also one of the insurers of the World Trade Center. They were reluctant to pay and they only paid last year after the government stepped in. Their actions delayed the building of the World Trade Center.
_addition to 1:40

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 04:39 PM Lock & Load Says:

Atleest the GIANTS won Today....
will update later what the JETS did.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 09:15 PM Lock & Load Says:

JETS Lost

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 Oct 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Lock & Load Says:

Gelt;

Why can`t fruma Yidden go to a Football Game?

I have been in Giant Stadium many times to see the Giants and the Jets....
They even have a Kosher food Stand
and we all Daven Mincha at Half Time at a day Game... and Mariv at a night Game....

Lock & Load

Where is the mincha minyan?

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