I am one of the lucky ones. I never thought I’d say that about my parent’s divorce, but my mom remarried a life long, die hard Jet fan. My step dad Ed was a Jets season ticket holder from when they played in Shea Stadium going back to the 1966/Namath era. What a treat it was to listen to his stories about some of the games he witnessed. His experiences were amazing. He watched players today’s Jetfans only know as names of Jet lore; names like Namath, Maynard, Ewbank, Walker, Klecko, Lott, and McNeil come to mind. What always impressed me though was Ed’s knowledge of East Rutherford. If there was an accident or a traffic snarl, Ed knew how to get around it. If we were running late, Ed knew how to get there fast. He could get us to Rut’s Hut and in our mezzanine seats in less than an hour despite traffic, weather, and/or road conditions.
My New York Jets Experience
I have been to 86 Jets games. My stepfather brought me to more than 60 games. I am quite proud of this number and some of the games I had the opportunity to witness. I was there in 2002 when the Jets beat the then AFC East rivals Colts 41-0. To this day that is still Peyton Manning’s worst playoff loss. I was at the Monday Night Miracle in the Meadowlands in October 2000 when the Jets came back from a 30-7 deficit in the fourth quarter. I was at the infamous 1994 game when Dan Marino faked the spike to score the winning touchdown. I was even at the first Monday night game to be played after 9/11 when the Jets lost to San Fransisco. I have suffered through many 3-13 seasons and I went to every home game in 1998, the only time we made a run at the Superbowl in Giants Stadium. In other words, I have seen it all.
Hey, it’s the off season; I have to write something! The only reason why I bring it up is because I am now a Jets blogger and I thought it relevant information. Who wants to read about the Jets from some uninformed moron who has never been to the stadium? Not me. I wrote this for one reason – My observations and comments come from a long line of Jets experiences dating back to the late 80′s. Beat that! So for future references, you all now know exactly where I’m coming from. Where are you coming from?