NFL teams like to think the home field crowd makes a big difference in determining a game’s outcome. In
fact, some teams refer to the value-add a raucous crowd provides as being the equivalent of a ’12th man’ on the squad.
The Jets are no exception. Except that their stadium fans are god-awful, and quick to pounce on mistakes by ‘Gang Green.’ Case in point: on Sunday the entire stadium booed as injured Jets Quarterback Chad Pennington hobbled off the field (this despite a 16-21 performance with two touchdown passes). They also mercilessly heckled a halftime entertainment show that included fellow fans randomly selected to attempt field goal kicks. After one particularly gruesome attempt, thousands of fans began chanting, ‘You suck.’
The Jets are a weak team with lots of needs. One thing they don’t need, however, is a disloyal stadium crowd. It’s time to ‘boot’ the long-term season ticket holders and bring in actual supporters. The Jets need to cut their 12th man.
Thanks to Repman, Jr. for the idea.
ok rep..clearly your ears need to be checked. no one booed when chad went down. there was a standing ovation when kellen came in. the fans were booing chad when he played like the piece of meat he is. he is a leader and a trooper but he isnt a champion quarterback. in terms of the field goals..no clue what you are talking about…i have never stayed in to watch a halftime show. the action is much more fun outside…
Med supply guy: I was at the game as well. The fans were booing chad. Were you injecting something at the time? Or was that you attempting the field goals at halftime?Withclue: Methinks you have way, way too much time on your hands.
Fear not Med, you have not held yourself out as a good writer or criticized others for poor writing while all the while mangling the language yourself.
i was at the game on sunday and was one of those fans cheering when kellen clemens came in. no one was “cheering” that chad went down, it was b/c us real fans see the painful truth- chad just doesnt cut it anymore. defenses dont respect him and they dare him to throw more than 20 yards. so cheering for kellen was the fans’ way of saying we were behind him.
booting the season ticket holders? brilliant idea- your best yet. guess what- we have a right to cheer or jeer as we please. we pay good money to go to the games. if you want tickets, there are plenty of places you “loyal” fans can buy them.
withclue- pardon my spelling and grammar…
This “takes the cake” as your dumbest post to date. To wit:
“NFL teams like to think [Teams think?] the home field crowd makes a big difference in determining a game’s outcome. In fact, some teams refer to the value-add a raucous crowd provides as being the equivalent of a ’12th man’ on the squad.”
from wiki: “In American football, the “12th man” is typically only loud after plays while the home team is on offense, but loud immediately before the snap on defense. This can make it very difficult for the away team’s offense to co-ordinate plays, call audibles, and hear the snap count. If the away team’s players are unable to hear the snap count, they are more likely to incur false start penalties, losing their team precious yards on offense.”
“Except that their stadium fans are god-awful, and quick to pounce on mistakes by ‘Gang Green.’ Case in point: on Sunday the entire stadium booed as injured Jets Quarterback Chad Pennington hobbled off the field…”
Well “kiss my grits!” New York fans are hard on their teams. Guess what Repman, Knicks (the Knicks play basketball) fans boo the Knicks, Yankees (they play baseball Rep)fans have booed Jeter (he’s a very good player on the team), Giants (they play the same sport as the Jets) fans have booed the Giants players and coaches, Rangers (Ice Hockey Repman) fans boo their teams poor play. In short Repman, It is conventional wisdom that New York fans and sports writers are notoriously hard on NY’s professional athletes.
“It’s time to ‘boot’ the long-term season ticket holders and bring in actual supporters.”
If the forgoing were a word it would be an oxymoron. [Ask one of your junior colleagues to explain]