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I'm curious how much of an emotional investment people are putting on the table this year for the Jets, and really for the NFL in general... 

Are you putting a lot into it and getting ready for all the highs and lows that come with that? Are you looking forward to settling into your favorite bar stool or couch and getting riled up and raring to go?... How heated or excited do you see yourself getting? How high do you think your heart rate will get?

Or are you sort of 'meh' about it, and sort of watching things with a half-hearted interest?

I think that's where I am right now... I don't have the "I can't wait for Sunday!" mentality... Maybe it's just early, but I don't have the visions of me pacing the room while I watch the game and getting excited for a great TD, or bummed out during a bad loss, or running to the computer to log in and discuss that weekends games..

I'll probably sit down to watch some plays, and I'll read the morning NFL headlines, and I'll read up on the Jets like everyone else... But right now when I read football news I couldn't feel more disconnected from it. It's like I'm reading the weather report. "Oh football is on? That's nice. What's new in baseball?"...

 

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Always invested in the Jets whether i am praising them or dumping on them.  The NFL is another matter the powers that be seem to be trying to bash it to death for the fans with dumb rules poorly implemented rules and poorly though out solutions to problems they themselves have created.

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I don't give a **** about the NFL in general, but I love my Jets. Always will. I've been feeling unusually indifferent to the Jets since the end of last season, so my heart has turned more towards my hockey team lately. There's more hope for the future there. Though, I've felt my love for the Jets re-surging in the past week, as pre-season is getting closer. Will definitely watch every single game, even though I'm an out-of-market fan.

I will always bleed green, even if sometimes my body tries to puke the poison of this team out. :)

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Not too vested.   I think their offense is going to be really, really bad.   Like really bad.

Like, it's impossible to tell if Morton can coach bad, or if either QB can play bad.   They have literally no WR, no real QB, and an average to above average (at best) line.

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22 minutes ago, chirorob said:

Not too vested.   I think their offense is going to be really, really bad.   Like really bad.

Like, it's impossible to tell if Morton can coach bad, or if either QB can play bad.   They have literally no WR, no real QB, and an average to above average (at best) line.

I can't wait for this season to get underway .  It's going to be glorious, and remembered by jet fans around water coolers for 100 years .    

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35 minutes ago, Adoni Beast said:

Usually I'm too invested, and hopeful every preseason. But this year I'm expecting them to be absolutely horrible. 

My investment is in seeing players and team chemistry develop, not for wins and playoffs...not this year.

Same.  I see 0-16 as a possibility. And hard to see a path to even 8-8 as a realistic possibility.  With no hope for playoffs I am less invested than ever for a beginning of the season.  As invested as I was at latter part of last season.  Like to see the team win because that gives me some happiness even in a bad season, and I am in the minority who want to see Bowles continue as coach, and wins help that.  But I know losses get us a better chance at a top pick and (potential) franchise QB, so I am ambivalent.  Imagine I will have more of a sense of humor about losses than the agony I would have in a season when we have a chance.   

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1 hour ago, slats said:

Looking forward to watching this young football team, and seeing who emerges. Mentally prepared to not worry too much about the few wins and many losses. 

Exactly. This is why I'm watching this season as well.

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Really excited to see out new safeties out there knocking the **** out people.  Hoping Lee turns the corner and can be everything that Bowles thought he was going to be.

Looking forward to seeing our young WRs, Legget and McGuire.  But how much development they can make will be dictated on how bad the QB situation is.

 

Because of this, I am reserved because the defense is going to get worn out this year.  As with the entire team, I really hope we don't get hit with any major injuries in what will be a wasted season.

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I was really disinterested last season bc it was clear we were an aging team with overrated talent in decline and with no young talent to root for other than Williams.

Im a little more interested this season.  Don't get me wrong we are going to be way worse than last year, and I have no hope for our current QB situation and I strongly suspect our D is going to be nearly as bad as our O.  However there is a lot of young talent that might actually develop, so I'm looking forward to the beginning of a long rebuild.

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Oddly enough, the better the team plays the less I see them ... UK timings don't work well for later games / Thu nights etc. 1pm Sunday (and occasional 4.15) works best.

Last year I hardly saw a thing after Thanksgiving - not entirely a bad thing though. ;-) 

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16 hours ago, DMan77 said:

I'm curious how much of an emotional investment people are putting on the table this year for the Jets, and really for the NFL in general... 

Are you putting a lot into it and getting ready for all the highs and lows that come with that? Are you looking forward to settling into your favorite bar stool or couch and getting riled up and raring to go?... How heated or excited do you see yourself getting? How high do you think your heart rate will get?

Or are you sort of 'meh' about it, and sort of watching things with a half-hearted interest?

I think that's where I am right now... I don't have the "I can't wait for Sunday!" mentality... Maybe it's just early, but I don't have the visions of me pacing the room while I watch the game and getting excited for a great TD, or bummed out during a bad loss, or running to the computer to log in and discuss that weekends games..

I'll probably sit down to watch some plays, and I'll read the morning NFL headlines, and I'll read up on the Jets like everyone else... But right now when I read football news I couldn't feel more disconnected from it. It's like I'm reading the weather report. "Oh football is on? That's nice. What's new in baseball?"...

 

I, as always put my heart and soul into this team. I want to see progress and a plan for the long term viability of the franchise. 

I never had a more miserable season than when Curtis Martian was playing on 2 high ankle sprains while Jordan sat. Mathimatically eliminated by November but still playing injured Veterens, and punting on 4th and 1.

Herm was saying you play to win the game, but also kicking 40 yard field goals to tie on 3rd down after 2 runs up the middle.

"A punt is sometimes as good as a scoring". "All you can ask for is to be within striking distance in the 4th quarter.". Trading him was one of the happiest days of my life.

Players can improve, or be replaced but inept coaches/management that refuse to change really crush my spirit.

If we win with the young kids I'll be ecstatic.

If we lose with the young kids but play fast and loose I'll be happy.

If we win 6 games with McKnown, and Forte because "He gives us the best chance to win." then I'm going to think about donating to a new billboard. 

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For me, I've lost interest in the NFL over the past decade. The sport has become over-commercialized, and the rules to create supposed parity, have diluted its worth. The NFL is not my favorite sport, and id declining steadily.

It is a sport built upon the popularity of gambling and fantasy leagues, and I do not participate in either at this time, so I do not have as much of the fervor.

All that said, I am interested in the Jets to just see how some of the young guys develop, and what this team can do, if built correctly. To me, this is the essence of sport and fandom--Watching a team evolve from nothing to hopefully something. Whether that happens, of course remains too be seen.

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Just like the proverbial train wreck .. I'll be watching.

I am interested in seeing who on the team overlooks the accepted lack of talent and steps up.

One of the many things that could come out of this situation is the powers in place actually do know what they're doing and the rebuild could yield a post season football team for the future.

Note that I'm not predicting that outcome - but it is one of the possibilities.

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I am not very invested in this season. Not bothering with Sunday Ticket for the first time in a while, but I will watch the games when its convenient.  I have a Sunday Kelly so if Im at home and they're on, I'll watch. But I dont see myself going to the local sports bar very often to watch games (which Im sure my wife will be thrilled about), because Id rather take the boys to the pool or beach or Disney or whatever on weekends off.

 

But all that being said, Im curious about which of the young guys is worth a sh*t, and also mildly interested in whether or not the Jets Offense can be the worst in recent memory.

 

I WILL however be VERY interested in College Football, particularly the Pac-10 and....is Wyoming in the Mountain West? Yeah, I'll be paying particular attention to the performance and development of certain NCAA QBs this year, thats for sure.

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I'm a Jet Fan. I cannot help it. So I will sit through the blowouts, 6-3 games, buttfumbles, and all that goes with it. It is my gift and my curse. Bleed Green for life baby!

Gave myself my first buttfumble!

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On a scale of 1 - 10 I would say a 3

Similar to Rex's last year or two (basically the Idzik years - the rebuild idea and 12 picks the following year was getting exciting until draft day 2014)

It jumped to about a 6 with the spending spree (Revis was back) and the 10-6 season, there was another feel good moment when Fitz and Mo were signed and then last season happened - Fitz was terrible, Revis gave up, the dline dogged it, Bowles lost the team and the roster purged the Jets back to an expansion team

NCAA on Saturdays will be the focus, if the Jets youth have some fight I will watch games on Sundays if not I will catch highlights here and wait for the 2018 draft

 

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More invested each year.

Slowly losing all interest in baseball as the games take way too long and I get more and more bored with it.

July was torture.  Really looking forward to this year.

Like everyone else, I will be watching Hack closely to see if he is the real deal.

And I am fine if it's Petty.  Will be p*ssed if it is McCown.

 

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There is only one gear for me when it comes to the Jets, and that is full throttle. I wish I could change that as it would alleviate a lot of heartache, and headaches, but then again, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Fully invested every week of every season. I'm hoping that one day these almost forty years of investments finally pays off.  

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I have never made a post like this .... but I will now. 

This is has been a nightmare year for me. I wont get into the details as we have a preseason game to watch this team begin to reshape itself!!  Anyway .. . I was able to make it out to Florham Park a couple days ago to spend the day with my nephews watching this team try establish trust, toughness and accountability with each other. It was refreshing.  Not to say teams of past didn't do this .. I have been a fan since '84, but this years seems different.  A true clean slate. 

The day was amazing .. the kids were lucky and got to escort players to the field.  ArDarius Stewart and Jonatthan Harrison.  Funny story ... ArDarius asked my elder nephew why he was a Jets fan. The kid responded that his Uncle was to blame and that living as a sole Jets fan in a house of Patriots fans was tough (6 immediate family members, 7 extended family members are patriots fans ... from Boston either by blood or living there.) . Adarius laughed.

Being a Jets fan has taught him that 'sometimes' the struggle and resilience is more memorable and important than the outcome. It's how you build upon those seemingly negative experiences.

The day ended with a photo op with Lorenzo Mauldin.

Anyway .. I wanted to send out a public thanks to the team for being so great with the kids ... we are pulling for all of you.

Here are a few photos from the day ... I have a ton of others that are pretty cool too. You can see a few here ... https://goo.gl/photos/nCeHvExbH8HKsvfPA

So .. yeah ... I'm committed.

 

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