Jets’ Cheerleading Squad
I am not afraid to admit I am not a die hard sports enthuasist. I don't sit in front of the tv every time my team tosses a ball. I don't catch every play that is completed. However, I did grow up in a household where we were loyal to two teams through thick and thin. And of those years, there were more thick times than thin. Until now -- at least for one team.
It's probably the most neutral way of following sports living here in Upstate, New York. For the most part, I've found, you either have your New England regioners who are die hard Patriot & Red Sox fans; your downstate, upstate or bandwagon riders who cheer for the Giants & Yankees; or us, the non-conformists, non-confrontational, maybe even a few former New Jersey residents, who love the Jets & the Mets. Just an observation.
Now of course there are a few cross dressers who like one of these "New York" teams, whether it is baseball or football, but have choosen to go outside the box and pick one out of state team for one of many reasons, but I think being a Jets and/or Mets fan, says one of two things about you. Either you don't follow sports enough to truly care about switiching from the team you grew up watching back home or you have become comfortable with riding the rough times just as much as good times.
I will admit I am a little of both. I catch a Jets or Mets game every once and a while, but it's not that I don't care to watch them through out the season. Unless the stakes are high, I don't really see the point. Sure it is an excuse to sit on the couch in front of the tv and drink beer all day, but I don't see the excitement if the playoffs aren't in the near distant future.
I did catch the game last night and how glorious it was. The Jets showed up to play and they owned the game, holding the lead for the entire game. Sorry Patriots' fans -- you've had your time to shine and it will come again. It is the Jets' time now, and I'm not afraid to wear that green and white jersey (especially because it brings out the color of my eyes).