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Gov. Christie: Reminder, Super Bowl XLVIII Is In NJ!

Super Bowl signs are seen at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 27, 2014, as the venue is prepared to host Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Super Bowl signs are seen at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 27, 2014, as the venue is prepared to host Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is reminding the world that the Super Bowl will be played in his state this weekend.

Christie weighed in Monday on recent comments by New Jersey politicians who say the state was getting slighted in the NFL’s promotional game materials.

Christie said he wanted to “remind his friends in New York” that the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks arrived Sunday at Newark Liberty International Airport and are staying and playing in New Jersey.

“They did not land at LaGuardia Airport. No they didn’t,” Christie said during a NY/NJ Host Committee press conference in Newark. “God knows, they did not land at JFK.”

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Christie said visitors were free to go to New York and enjoy “a couple of good restaurants, and some theater and stuff to do.” But he added that game announcers on Sunday “are not going to say live from New York City, because that would be a lie.”

Some N.J. lawmakers say the NFL hasn’t endorsed any of its events, leaving the Garden State out of the spotlight and in the cold.

New Jersey officials feel snubbed by a lack of official Super Bowl events being held in the towns surrounding Metlife Stadium. (Credit CBS 2)

New Jersey officials feel snubbed by a lack of official Super Bowl events being held in the towns surrounding MetLife Stadium. (Credit CBS 2)

“It’s just not a feeling of … it’s almost like not wanting to be here,” Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli told CBS 2.

Secaucus was forced to dub its pre-game bash “Winter Blast” because the NFL hasn’t recognized their event, and therefore they can’t use the official name “Super Bowl.” East Rutherford, the home of MetLife Stadium, is throwing a party called the “The Meadowlands Tailgate Event.”

“It’s a double-state Super Bowl, but New Jersey seems to be getting the short end of the stick on it,” Gonnelli said.

The game is scheduled for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium.

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