Don’t rub it in, governor.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted that the Buffalo Bills are the only professional football team that actually plays in the state of New York — after they defeated the “NY” Jets and Giants — — in consecutive weeks.
Cuomo admitted he was entering politically perilous ground on Long Island Radio News Monday morning as he raved about the play of the Bills and their young quarterback Josh Allen, saying their early success “warms my heart.”
“Josh Allen I think shows a lot of promise. And I have to be careful here, forget politics aside, I root for all New York teams, OK,” Cuomo said. “And it’s sad to watch the Giants the past couple of games.
“But, what is the only New York football team that plays in New York? It’s the Buffalo Bills,” the governor zinged, noting the Giants and Jets both play who play in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
“Buffalo has a love for their team that is really special and to see the Buffalo Bills doing well really I think warms my heart. I hope all of Buffalo is excited. And you know, the Buffalo Bills, God bless them have come so close so many times. And they keep getting up, they keep coming forward,” gushed Cuomo, who grew up in Queens — solidly Jets territory.
“And they look good. I’ll tell you, they really look good. You’re right, they were down in the Jets game, but they didn’t give up, they stayed in there. Giants game they looked good. So I’m excited about them. I am.”