Il Mostro

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About Il Mostro

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    Out West
  • Interests
    This and that.

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  • Tell us a little bit about yourself...
    Renaissance man. I can send back the wine or take out the garbage.
  • Where do you live?
    SoCal & Tokyo most of the time.. The scary parts of SE Asia part-time.
  • What are your interests? Hobbies?
    Family. Sports (Jets, Mets.Knicks, Rangers - how cursed can a man be?) Food. Wine. Cars. Travel.
  • What do you do for a living?
    Mainly a marketing guy. Part time professional trouble maker.

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  • What is your favorite Jets related memory?
    Not SB III. I knew we had that. Mine was at Shea on the usual windy day. Namath bringing the team from behind in two plays with passes to Sauer and Maynard. The first for 50 yards. The next for the TD. I cannot remember the team (hell, I have been following this team for 50+ years), but it was one of our big rivals back then and at a critical time in the AFL season. The way Joe would look right and in a split second throw a long bullet to the left side was effin' magic. .
  • Do you have season tickets?
    No. I try to get to one game at the Hackensack Swamp and a road game every season.
  • What Jets memory broke your heart?
    Too many to re-visit. I let that $hit just drip off me. I noticed you left the most room for responses to this single question. Assholes.
  • Who is your favorite member of the NY Jets flight crew?
    The one with the tight a$$.
  • Where you alive for Super Bowl III?
    Very much alive and kicking. I was 16 and a Jets nut job even then. I have been a fan since Day 1.

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  1. And their players, as well.
  2. Cherry pick all the examples you like, but over the long haul teams are generally far more likely to hit on a pick at 4 rather than 28. Benjamin came in with a boom or bust tag, and just so happened to work out great for Carolina. 28th is where you take a chance on guys like that.
  3. Hilarious stuff -- oh yeah, it's going to be a very long off season.
  4. Trading down from the top pick or two gets you something. Trading back from #6 gets you ugatz. Dumb friggin' move -- stay put and just get the pick right .
  5. I believe, brother. I believe...
  6. Yes, they suck because it is depressing to watch players fly all over the field. One of the common denominators of good teams today is how fast they are. My Jets, on the other hand, lumber around the field. It is such a sucky and stark difference.
  7. Screw a new stadium in Oakland or moving to Los Angeles, the Raiders got the brass ring with Las Vegas -- jackpot!!!
  8. That back-fill will be incredibly lucrative for the collective NFL owners.
  9. No question that the Raiders would have posed a greater threat had the Chargers passed on their option and left an opening for them. However, an expansion team in Los Angeles would have been far preferable to both the NFL and the Rams. That was the plan. The Raiders' Vegas relocation process has been smooth by Raider/NFL standards for this reason. The NFL will have to settle for London and Mexico City for exorbitant expansion team fees. God only knows what a Los Angeles expansion team would have cost.
  10. I know it seems unlikely since the Jets are an established team with no attendance or revenue problems. But with the jets gone, the NFL could put an expansion team in NY with the owners pocketing incredibly big money. They'd leave the team name in New York. Nothing, no matter how absurd, would surprise me these days. On the other hand, anyone screaming for a complete and total re-build will get their wish with an expansion team.
  11. Like in all too many businesses, the stagnant name-guys with 30-years of 2-years experience are the ones that are continually recycled.
  12. He'll be 32 going on 50 in a couple of years. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. Kiffin 2.0, or an unprecedented success story?
  13. What is the estimated value of the Jets? It's got to be up there. They have no operating issues (other than on the field) so the team would have to sell at top dollar. I know the built-in revenue for NFL teams is tremendous due to the TV money, but it's hard to imagine this working on any level other than the NFL owners pocketing a lot money by putting an expansion team in NY to replace the Jets. Back to the Chargers, I would have thought that Spanos could have leveraged a lot more help from the NFL in getting the stadium he wanted in San Diego. That would have left Los Angeles open for an expansion team and a big payday for the owners, including Spanos.
  14. It's a soccer stadium (Galaxy) that has also held HS football, X-Games, etc. Nice little facility with obviously great sight lines. It's adjacent to the USTA's western training facility, the tennis stadium is in in the background. Just never designed for high capacity or NFL teams.