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#2574703 Today is Lauren's final radiation treatment (Thursday 10/16)

Posted by Maxman on 15 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

For the past year, Lauren Sullivan has bravely battled cancer. Three trips to the surgery center, months and months of chemo and now more recently daily radiation for the past two months.  She has faced it all with a smile. She never complains. I watched her lose all her hair and still worry more about our three kids. I watched her get weak and sick and still worry if I was doing okay.


So today, on our 21st wedding anniversary, and not that far removed from her 45th birthday, I get to watch her say goodbye to radiation. I get to watch her put this year of cancer treatment to rest. I get to see her exhale.


In the afternoon I will go with her to her final radiation treatment.


Then we will watch our youngest son (6th grade) play his football game.


Then a dinner to celebrate 21 years of marriage.


Then NY Jets football.  


It is weird how football can seem so important some times. On Thursday night, as badly as I want the Jets to win, I am not going to worry all that much about football (for once). I already got want I wanted out of Thursday.


Lauren is healthy and happy!  


Thank you to everyone for all the support. It has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated.


Phil Sullivan

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#2697329 Newsday: Jets not expected to bring back Kyle Wilson (merged)

Posted by boxman on 25 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

When told the Jets didn't want him back, Wilson could not seem to get his head around it.

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#1818801 Falcon63 vs The Board

Posted by T0mShane on 29 April 2011 - 02:00 PM

I was a safety in high school. Ol' number 23. That's right. Thought about playin' college but, you know, Uncle Sam had other ideas. Ended up in the Navy. But...ah, what the Hell. Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian to Laytee, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like ol' squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.
Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
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#2188702 I GOT IT !!!

Posted by Smashmouth on 13 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Well guys after being out of work for 3 years at my wits end and many dissapointments I finally landed a job at the US Treasury... Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Ive been wanting to work at BEP for many years but its a tough position to get I was up aganist 385 applicants for thre job. This is about as good as it gets in the printing industry so Im really happy right now and I just wanted to share this with you guys :) its been a rough 3 years thank God my wife has a good job and was able to carry the bills while I bummed out on JN heh.

I will be running a Simultan Press and printing parts of the fronts and backs of all US Currency. Only 2 plants print the money, one located in DC and one in Fort Worth Texas.
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#2428761 I now have some idea what it is to be a JN moderator

Posted by AirForceJetFan on 11 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

This past Saturday, for the first time in my life, I was excited to see a pair of balls.


That's right...my wife and I were expecting our second child in March, but had to deliver this weekend.  Our first baby is a girl, born 14 months ago, and we were really hoping for one of each.  Jackpot! 

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#2660066 Credit where it's due: Nice work, Woody Johnson.

Posted by T0mShane on 13 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

I know we have the Maccagnan thread and the Bowles thread, but I personally wanted to give an ol' tip of the cap to Woody Johnson here. I rip on the guy mercilessly, but it appears as though he followed the right path this time around: he hired two of the more respected voices in the game in Wolf and Casserly and then he actually listened to them. Neither Maccagnan nor Bowles are household names, neither one is going to sell a PSL, and neither guy pretends to be a celebrity, but Woody hired them anyway. And he hired them because the two respected football men he brought in interviewed them, vetted them, and recommended them. Woody could have chased Dan Quinn into February, or he could have sold out to hire John Fox. Or, worse, he could have spent a few weeks lurching onto the back pages by tossing futile offers at guys like Bill Cowher and Mike Shanahan, but he didn't. He listened to Wolf and Casserly and picked two guys who seem to be all about winning football games. Maybe this is the corner that Woody turns here. Maybe Casserly and Wolf sat Woody down and explained to him what winning franchises look like on the inside. Or maybe Woody Johnson, fresh off of putting a bullet into Tannenbaum and then Idzik, and finally Rex, realized that his priorities were screwed up. Either way, it looks like he's finally growing into the job. You go, Woody Johnson.

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#2517894 Reality "Jets are a 6-8 win team" Thread

Posted by Maxman on 02 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

Reality: You can no longer post here. Thanks for stopping buy.

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#2714136 2nd Busiest Posting Day Of All Time

Posted by Maxman on 11 March 2015 - 01:20 AM

We had right around 4,000 posts here on Tuesday, I checked real quick and it looks like it was the 2nd busiest posting day of all time.  We were just short of December 28, 2008. I didn't look that day up to see what went on that day.


But there is certainly no shortage of things to talk about. Welcome home Revis. Thanks Mike Maccagnan - you are off to a good start.  

Thanks to everyone who posts here, the conversations have been great. Everyone has been getting along pretty well. So much easier now that Rex and Idzik are gone!  :)

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#2710124 Bring Him Back MAC!

Posted by CrazyCarl40 on 09 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

America, please stop having babies with people you are related with. Thanks.
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#2684422 Bitonti Finally Concedes Superior Intelligence of RJF in the Best of Ways

Posted by RutgersJetFan on 04 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

Bit lost a bet about Rex. He had to do this.



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#2530209 Hey, does anybody know whats going on with this JI/Scout thing?

Posted by Maxman on 28 August 2014 - 12:14 AM

You should have sold it. Lemon laws don't apply to websites. They definitely only looked into numbers and not the actual people here. It's the island of misfit toys. There's little marketing potential for a post game tweet, pitching jerseys.


A bit of a side note but here is a life lesson for you.  DO NOT under any circumstances tell your wife that you didn't sign a Non Disclosure Agreement that would have led to an offer, when you are in a Cancer hospital with her. Also, definitely don't mention that the company that wanted you to sign the NDA was backed by a billionaire.  One last thing not to mention to her is anything about the importance of message board integrity.


Don't ask me how I know, haha.

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#2438321 A thank you from the NY Jets

Posted by Maxman on 27 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

Well the Jets just floored me, in a good way.  Yesterday my wife Lauren said we missed a Fed Ex delivery and they were coming back today. But she was going to be out all day.  I said no problem I am working from home on Thursday, I will sign for it.  She starts chemo on Friday for her breast cancer treatment so we are getting all sorts of deliveries these days (medical and get well wishes).


I sign for the delivery and notice it was from the NY Jets.  I thought that was weird and was pretty much speechless when I opened this up.





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#2684429 Bitonti Finally Concedes Superior Intelligence of RJF in the Best of Ways

Posted by RutgersJetFan on 04 February 2015 - 03:36 PM


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#2648645 Balanced Article by Costello, including a swipe at Mehta (merged)

Posted by Bruce Harper on 04 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

Sorry if it was already posted.  I bolded the stuff on Mehta.  You don't see football writers taking shots at each other like that all that often.

The hires that prove Woody Johnson finally gets it

By Brian Costello

January 4, 2015 | 6:24pm
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Woody Johnson, Ron Wolf (top right) and Charley Casserly (bottom right) Photo: Bill Kostroun; AP (2)


Brian Costello



Woody Johnson is in the midst of the most critical juncture of his 15 years of ownership of the Jets. This is the fifth time he will hire a head coach and fourth time he will hire a general manager, but the hires have never been as important as they are now.
Johnson seems to get this and it may be time to believe Johnson will do the right thing.
This is a tough sell right now after watching Johnson mistakenly hire John Idzik two years ago, and some of the moves the team has made in recent years from Tim Tebow to PSLs and Johnson’s sometimes uninspiring public speaking.
I get it.
But, contrary to what some will have you believe, Johnson is going about this search the right way. By bringing in longtime respected GMs Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly, Johnson did something he’s been criticized for not doing in the past — he admitted he knows what he doesn’t know. Johnson brought in “football men” to hire his football leadership.
Any criticism Casserly or Wolf has taken over the process is misguided. They are leading the process, exactly what they were hired to do. Johnson will ultimately choose the candidates he wants, but, of course, Casserly’s and Wolf’s fingerprints will be on the hires. They are the ones choosing the candidates, as they should be. Would you rather have Johnson thumbing through some NFL directory to pick names?
There is also this idea floating around the Jets are destined to remain in the AFC basement if they choose a coach before a GM. The truth is their preference remains to hire a GM before the coach. To that end they have already interviewed Rod Graves, Bill Kuharich, Trent Kirchner and Rick Mueller for the job. They will interview Mike Macaggnan on Monday. But there also is a competitive element to a coaching search. Much like recruiting a free agent, the Jets are in competition with the other teams that have coaching openings. If they waited to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, they might be waiting until after the Super Bowl because it looks like that is where Seattle is headed.
Then there is Doug Marrone. None of the other candidates seems to have stirred as much discussion as the former Bills coach. The initial perception was the Jets would blow up their entire coaching search to hire Marrone. That initial perception was wrong. Marrone interviewed with the Jets on Saturday, but there is no indication the Jets will just hand him the job. They intend to interview Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles this week with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak a possibility after the Ravens’ season ends.
That has not stopped a character assassination on Marrone by one agenda-driven reporter in town, who clearly fears the idea of Marrone coming to the Jets. Some have bought in to his thinking. Let’s hope Johnson is smart enough to see through the sleazy attempt to undercut Marrone.
The truth is hiring a GM and coach is not easy. Who knows how any of these candidates will translate to the Jets? Is Quinn the guy because the Seahawks’ defense has been so dominant over the last two years? Is Kubiak the right choice because he has a strong offensive background, something the Jets have lacked? Is Marrone right because he has already been a head coach and knows the organization already from his time as an assistant with the Jets?
No one knows. None of these candidates are automatic slam dunks who have guided teams to Super Bowl titles. Even that doesn’t always work out (see Shanahan, Mike and Redskins). That is why Johnson, Casserly and Wolf are spending three to four hours with each candidate, trying to understand their philosophy on everything from Xs and Os to putting a staff together to dealing with the media.
The Jets rarely get the benefit of the doubt, and the truth is they have not done much lately to deserve it.
But, in this case, Johnson has put good people in place to help him make these hires.
Can we let him make the hires before we already decide he screwed up?

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#2592949 Plane carrying “Fire John Idzik” banner flies over Jets practice

Posted by PatsFanTX on 05 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

You need to fire Rex at the Bye now. Otherwise, his idiot troll army will just get worse.

Rex probably paid for the banner.
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#2505201 4 Weeks of Chemo left

Posted by Maxman on 22 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Lauren has 4 more treatments. It is such a long process, this started last November. But it feels like the end is finally close.  4 more treatments, she goes once per week on Friday.


Really looking forward to July 18th.  She has to do 6 weeks of radiation after that, but it is going to be nice to be done with chemo.


She is doing great, the oncologist is very pleased with how everything is going.  Thanks everyone for all the support, it is greatly appreciated.

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