Live like a Giants rookie during Super Bowl week 

Dec 25, 2013

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Broker Susan Carlson and her fiance, NY Giant Rookie Cooper Taylor have figured out a way to get a Super Bowl check, even though his team blew its chance to make the big game.


A New York Giant has figured out a way to get a Super Bowl check, even though his team blew its chance to make the big game.

Big Blue rookie Cooper Taylor is renting out his New Jersey condo with roof-deck views of MetLife Stadium — because it will be too depressing to stick around for the madness, he told The Post.

The strapping defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up their 2 bedroom, 2 bath Rutherford apartment for $9,000 during Super Bowl week.

“We thought it would be the best time to get out of the city and go on vacation because that week will be a madhouse,” said Taylor, 22. “I am definitely disappointed that we are not playing in it. It would make it a lot more fun.”

The couple opted not to mention Taylor’s high-profile career in their Craigslist and AirBnB ads — but did drop some subtle hints.

“We are big fans of a local team here and unfortunately will not be attending this year,” they wrote in a Craigslist pitch for the space.

The 1,000-square-foot apartment is outfitted with a 70-inch TV, a pair of comfortable couches, and a pile of freshly washed NFL-player-used linens — all within one mile of MetLife Stadium.

Carlson, a former collegiate volleyball player who met Taylor during their time at Georgia Tech, said they plan to watch the showdown with family in Texas or with Giant teammates in Manhattan.

Successfully renting out their Rutherford digs would more than finance a mini-vacation, she said.

The couple rent their furnished apartment month-to-month for $2,700.

“We rented it with furniture included because, with such a volatile lifestyle, we didn’t want to have to worry about transporting furniture in case we had to move cross-country,” she said.

A late-round draft pick who was unsure if he would even make the team this year, Taylor pulls in a relatively modest $450,000 annually and could use a quick Super Bowl cash infusion.

Carlson, a broker with Kleier Residential, has been dating Taylor for four years and moved to New York with him as his NFL dream slowly began to materialize. They had three days to find an apartment after Taylor impressed the coaches enough to make the cut.

“We were looking for enough space to entertain and host family on the weekends the Giants played at home, but not break the bank and be unreasonable,” Carlson said.


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