Fans for Generations Choose Couch Over the 50-Yard Line

Drowned out by the din of the new season, the disaffected are nonetheless out there, in Giants blue and Jets green, dealing with detachment and dismay.

In Staubo’s case, after making a quick decision not to pay $20,000 for each of the family’s six seats in 2008, she did initially agree to buy four seats in the upper deck that carried a $1,000 P.S.L.

“They sent me my assignment — the last four seats in the last section,” she said. “I said, ‘Wow, what a slap in the face.’ All those years, all that loyalty, and what they were telling me was, ‘You don’t matter.’ And I said, ‘O.K., I’m out.’ ”