We recently started doing NY Jets tailgating videos and although we are only three Jet Nation shows in, I have already learned a great deal. What goes on in the minds of Jets fanatics? That is the essence of what we are trying to capture with these videos. I’ve done a decent amount of NY Jets pod casts, however, those consist of one-on-one conversations, and mostly me stating my opinion and defending the beloved New York Jets. The shows, however, are a whole new world.
Talking to people you have never met before, as you walk around the parking lot at MetLife Stadium is an incredible experience. I fully enjoy talking to dedicated fans about not only the Jets, but football in general. I do not limit this topic of discussion to pre-game ceromonies either and I let my frustrations fly and opinions soar…after all we are Jets fans. However, I enjoy the rebuttal more from fans that have a burger in one hand, a beer in the other, wearing green war paint, and smell like a greasy grill. We do not always have to agree. Heck, a disagreement makes me all warm inside. As long as we can talk football, I am a happy fan.
The pre-game shows from MetLife stadium allow me to understand what exactly goes on in the minds of Jets fanatics. So far, I’ve seen much loyalty and sacrifice from my fellow green and white. From small trucks converted into gargantuan grills, to custom-made clothing and mobile man-caves. A big thank you to those who I have met already, and have invited me into their world of Jets dedication. Jets fans are a far cry from the average fan, and have established themselves as a unique breed in the world of the NFL. And I want to see more. With that said, let Jet Nation know where you prepare for a nail-biting, roller-coaster of emotions Jets game! Show us what you do to get ready for the game. Share your traditions and rituals with fellow fans. Vent to us about your frustrations. You can feed us too 🙂
Hope to see you at the next home game! Go Jets!!