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Manhattan unofficially renamed 'Revis Island' at Jets pep rally

NEW YORK -- Manhattan is now "Revis Island."

The unofficial name change came during a pep rally for the New York Jets held during rush-hour Thursday in Times Square.

Gang Green faces the Indianapolis Colts Sunday for the AFC championship game. The Jets are just a win away from the Super Bowl.

Thousands of Jets fans roared their approval when Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a large municipal-style sign printed "Welcome to Revis Island" with the team's logo in one corner.

That's the nickname Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis had given his man-to-man coverage of the opposing team's wide receiver earlier this season.

The sign will be posted in Times Square as long as the Jets are in the playoffs.

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