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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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#2746794 Rex Bingo

Posted by dbatesman on 15 April 2015 - 07:54 PM

In the 16-page (and counting!) thread on the Rex article in SI, several of our esteemed board ombusdmen noted how obsessed certain posters are with Rex, how people need to stop talking about Rex, how we all just need to get over it. To that end, I have created this handy Rex bingo board. From now on, please refer to this chart when discussing Rex. For example, if you want to argue that Rex plays New England better than any coach, please post simply D2. 


Though it will take some getting used to, it should save us all a lot of time and effort. Thanks for your cooperation!



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#1990006 Abort Mission: The Best of PatriotReign37

Posted by dbatesman on 06 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

Sorry, crow and eggs isn't good enough for me. Search feature FTW.

Pats are winning the Super Bowl.

Suck on it.

Brady is due for a big game.

Theres too much at stake for him to lose. A win gives him more post season wins than Montana, 4 rings like Bradshaw and Montana, sets the table for an NFL record 5 rings and ends the Brady has lost his mojo talk.

Hell be wearing his 4th ring the next time Rex sees him.

Pucker up Fatboy.

Goodell owes Krafty for ending the lock out. The Pats have had all the calls go their way the entire season. BB had to deliberately lose 3 games so folks wouldnt get suspicious. So far it looks good.

This ones already in the books folks. Pats win. Get the champagne ready.

Brady got right in Rays Rays face on a 1st down run. Then he sold out on the 4th and goal TD. Lewis speared him in the back.

Hes going to b slap the Giants on Sunday.

Pats are going to win.

Pats will beat the Gmen.

Outdoing even himself:

The Giants are walking around like theyve already won the game.

The Giants think they have this game already won.

And, of course, the granddaddy of 'em all:

Im positive the Pats will win it all. Brady is on a mission.

Now go get your ******* shinebox.
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#2747538 Baby Crusher is a Bear

Posted by The Crusher on 16 April 2015 - 04:34 PM

NO ARSIS!!!  Not that kind of bear.



A lot of you have followed my little Baby Crusher as he played high school football and enjoyed it with me.  A lot of you had awesome comments about his highlight films and pictures. .  Uncle Dom even came to a few games and enjoyed them with me.   It took a long time to finally decide but he has made his decision to play at the next level.  He will be leaving June 1st to go to University of Central Arkansas and accept an offer to play nose tackle in their 3-4 defense.  Very proud of him but I will miss him terribly.  Happy but has sad too.



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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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#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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#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 AFJF 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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#2741208 NY Jets Rumors: Mike Glennon Trade Option

Posted by Beerfish on 09 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

Glennon now...




Glennon 30 years from now...



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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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#2088146 Fight Club Mafia - May your ass be kicked

Posted by Pac on 01 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

"Well lovely, juuust lovely. You simpletons are too dense to understand the brilliance of my posts and for that, I'm being demonized. If you'd bother to look back you'll see that I've not only shed light on certain situations, but have all but given you multiple anti-town suspects".

"dude... shut up".

"No I won't shut up you mouth-breathing faggot. I've given the town invaluable information by poking and prodding multiple players. They've tried to case me but I've verbally taken their legs out from under them with salient point after salient point. If everyone would only listen to the absence of logic from those who question me, you'd see that I'm single-highhandedly winning this thing for the town. See there's a few things you have to understand the first of which is that I'm smarter than you. That's not ego, that's fact. As I've shown by the amount of information I've been able to elicit playing react to the Ape".

"omg, please put a sock in it".

"Ah yes. Nothing to counter my salient points with so instead of engaging in debate, you answer with slanderous posts meant to undermine my cases. This is the type of muddying of the waters that scum teams crave. They all want to shut me up to try and save themselves. Well guess what? I don't care. I will not loosen my grip on scum until I've identified each one. If that takes me going through each and every one of you, so be it. They don't call me the purveyor of the salient point for nothing. Look at this scrapper for example. I spoon fed him posts designed to trap him into slipping and he fell for it hook, line, and sinker... I've emasculated him with logic. I'm having the type of game that will go down in mafia lore. When newbies ask on message boards how to play mafia, there will be a link to this game thread with the simple instruction: read the Apes posts".

*crowd shouts in unison*


"hehhehe, I say, HE HE HE. Pshaw you nincompoops. I unilaterally reject your admonishments. They only lead me to believe I'm kicking the right tires. If my salient points offend your gentle sensibilities, that's your fault... This whole exchange reminds me of a debate I had in college... I...."

*he continues to drone on. a dull murmur - similar to the person on the other end of the phone with Charlie Brown -can be heard in the background as the town discusses their next move*

"Ok so what do you guys think. I can't take this anymore".

"Death by castration I say"

"Aye. Time to extinguish this flamer".


JiF was the first to strike. He ran in swinging an industrial sized chain and smacked the Ape across the ass.

"WHO DID THAT?!" exclaimed the Ape. "Who dares challenge me"?!?!?

Christine was next to act. She picked up the nearest brick she could find and whipped it directly into the Apes groin.... ripping off his balls in the process.


It was 80s turn.. he chose a more conventional method of attack with a drop kick to the Apes fragile back.

"OMG WHY"!!!

Crusher came wobbling in and promptly belly bounced the Ape into a brick wall.

Smash had seen enough. He pulled a slingshot out of his trench coat and launched a metal ball directly into the Apes left eye.


Tinas turn. She noticed the Ape was hobbled, but still upright. She came in with a samurai sword she purchased off Ebay and lopped off both of his legs.


Nolder was not going to be outdone. He was wearing the helmet that was prescribed for him so he ran in and started a vicious series of headbutts to the Apes face, chest, and penis

JVoR had been patiently waiting for his turn.. He identified a spot that hadn't been attacked yet. He ran up with a rusty knife he was carrying and slowly scalped the Ape.


The Ape was barely breathing.. all it would take is one more blow.

BG stopped laughing in time to finish him off. For some reason he had arrived on a riding lawn mower. He put it into first and slowly ran over what was left of the Ape, starting at his feet.

"bbbuutt.. . sssalliency"...


Ape, (aka Richard Head, ambitious SK) is DEAD!!

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#2765047 NFL.com Grades Jets Draft *MUST SEE*

Posted by slats on 02 May 2015 - 08:38 PM

Fully expect this thread to focus on the A- for day two.
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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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#2159672 Hurricane Sandy

Posted by joebabyny on 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

I'm in staten island. Our house is on the south shore 2 blocks from the ocean but we are 52 feet above sea level so no water damage, just a bunch of trees down. We lost power Sunday and just got it back yesterday. Thankfully I had some generators and directv for my tailgatejoe setup so we had tv and refrigerators kept going the whole time.

Yesterday when power came on I shared my generators and now that my family is ok I went today and bought 1,000 hot dogs and 100lbs of polish sausage. Dropped about 900 bucks. Going to take the tailgate trailer to one of the hard hit areas tomorrow on staten island and set up, show the football games and cook and give away the food to all the displaced and those without power.
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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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