JetsFanatic Posted July 13, 2020 Share Posted July 13, 2020 44 minutes ago, CSNY said: Disagree completely with this. As I recall when I first got my seasons tickets Section 26 Row J 1 & 2 in 1978 there was an very kind elderly man by the name of Conrad that sat in the section who every week would bring his megaphone ( think prototypical college cheerleaders in the 40’s and 50’s and in the winter would where his long woolly coat he was a truly wonderful person always upbeat and cheerful ) and would start the chant by yelling into megaphone with Allright Allright Allright then go into J E T S JETS JETS JETS. Then a short guy who had a helmet without a face mask picked up the chant and got up on the railing and start the chant. I think he was section 28 or 30. Then it started to become a competition where the closed end of the stadium would start then open end of stadium ( or vice versa) would reply louder as it would go back and forth all game long. Truly a fun time at Shea. What I meant by nostalgic was 1978 was my first year with season tickets and I had a great time at Shea especially with one of the guys I went with that has since passed, killed in the 9/11 attack. As far as the origin of the chant I sat in the top row of section 37 upper deck located exactly on the 50 yard line. Though I remember the chants, I personally have no direct knowledge who really started it. The video of the that era brings back great memories, thus my nostalgia quote. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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