The owner of the New York Giants finally spoke to the media today but it wasn’t the owner you’re thinking of. John Mara has yet to opine on his team’s horrific season and no one is sure when he or his general manager, Dave Gettleman, will come out of hiding and face the masses.
Today, co-owner Steve Tisch spoke with WNBC Ch 4’s Bruce Beck at the March of Dimes event and shed a little light on the current state of Big Blue.
â€œItâ€™s been a very frustrating season,” Tisch said as per Beck’s Twitter feed. “At the end of the season John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.â€
Tisch had a message for Giant fans, who are at the end of their collective rope.
â€œIâ€™m asking for patience. Iâ€™m being patient which you know at times is challenging. Please be understanding and patient. I want Giants fan to feel that their voice is being heard.â€
Beck asked Tisch is he still believed in Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, who are off to a 7-21 start with the Giants.
“Those decisions & conversation are not going to be made this morning,” said Tisch. “Itâ€™s really at the end of the season that John and I are going to sit down and talk about these issues.”
This is all generic information. Tisch is not heavily into the football end of the business but does hold some weight in the decision-making process. Right now, fan confidence is low and the results have been embarrassing for one of the league’s most storied franchises.
The average price of a ticket to a Giants game is $115, which is eighth-highest in the NFL. Every seat in the stadium also has a personal seat license which can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars.