Monday, November 26, 2012

Rock Bottom in New York

Fireman Ed


If a Thanksgiving blowout loss at home and basically getting eliminated from the playoffs wasn't enough, this news is certainly absolute rock bottom for the New York Jets. Ed Anzalone, famously known as "Fireman Ed" has for years lead the famous "J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!" chants at all home games in the Meadowlands for the Jets. However, he has lead his last chant. He left at halftime during the Jets thanksgiving loss to New England and apparently will not be returning to his post ever again. He will still attend the games, but not in his famous fireman hat leading the chants from his old section. But it gets a little worse, he didn't even leave because the team sucks. He left because fans have been getting on him for wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey. Jets fans can't even get behind a team icon anymore in the face of this quarterback controversial.

Though many of you know I am a Buffalo Bills fan, I still loved Fireman Ed. I usually attend the Bills vs. Jets game in the Meadowlands every season, and he had become part of the tradition. Though I obviously never root for the Jets, everyone must admit that the "J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!" chant during every kickoff is one of the best traditions in football. The way he was able to silence a whole stadium and get every single person involved in one chant was always amazing to me. He will be missed by all fans going to the Meadowlands for a Jets game, no matter which team they root for.

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