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God , I miss those practices at Hofstra

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1 hour ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

no tickets ; no bullspit ; just drive up and sit by the fence ; CHANGE IS BAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spend the money.  It's really not that much. 

SAR I

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1 hour ago, Bless you....Thank you said:

No post has ever resonated with me

more than this one. I used to LOVE that I could roll right up to my favorite teams practice. a friend of mine was a huge jets fan and used to work Hofstra security. Think he snagged a john hall and Curtis Martin jersey one summer

Free tickets.  Free NFL jerseys.  Give me free stuff or watch me complain.

Jets fans are so cheap.

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35 minutes ago, greengeek said:

Is there a good reason (like maybe architecture) that we cannot replicate these kind of fan/player emotional bonds at the new facility? Just asking...

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Yes, architecture comes into play.

I've been fortunate to attend OTA's or TC practices at Florham Park for the last 5 years and it's different than Hofstra.  First off, it's much bigger, so there is more dead space between the fence and the fields, probably about 15 yards of grass.  Next, they built three fields side-by-side with a big tree in between two of them, so the middle field has no fans anywhere near the players except the endzones where they never are.  So unlike Hofstra which had a fence running around three sides of the primary practice field where fans could get really close, Florham Park is built differently.  Fans on the fence really can only see endzone stuff and not much happens there.

On the other hand, when you are invited, ah, whole different world, better than Hofstra was.  Because you're on a set of short bleachers, only about 50 in attendance, under a hospitality awning, and about 10 feet away from the players on the sidelines.  I was just there last month, I could hear them chatting, the works.

Attending an open practice at Florham Park is a bit of a downer if you're along the fence, it's really a waste of time.  If you're in the bleachers with 200 others its much better.  But it's the smaller 50 person VIP events that are really special.  I was at one once where it rained so they brought us all to the indoor facility, very cool.

SAR I

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3 hours ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

NOT EVEN CLOSE !!!!!!!!!!!

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From the cheap seats, you have a point.

But I'm not in the cheap seat club so the boo-hoo view from the Florham Park endzone fence is of no concern to me.  I appreciated the lunch buffet, the shade tent, the complimentary new logo hat, and the I-don't-need-a-zoom-on-my-iPhone view.  Get PSL's.  It's a different world for us.

SAR I

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1 hour ago, greengeek said:


Thanks for the detailed explanation. It sounds like only a very limited number of people are selected for a more personal experience as compared to the large open admission crowds at Hofstra. Likely the fraction of people happy with the new digs is about 50/. Seems consistent with what I’m reading as being a small fraction.

With CJ being such an active owner of late, perhaps he could find creative ways to improve that fraction.

It’s a perk for season ticket holders that doesn’t need improvement.  You need to show the Jets your dedication by becoming a season ticket holder.  

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11 minutes ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

Do you see any fans in those pictures ? NO . My point is made .

The other 49 season ticket holders invited to the event were seated next to me and behind me.

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35 minutes ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

Do you work on salary from the Jets or just commission ?

Neither. 

There are different forms of loyalty, friend.  You think loyalty is "what can the Jets do for me" whereas I see loyalty as "as a fan what can I do to support the Jets".

Facepaint in mom's basement doesn't pay the bills.  PSL's and season tickets do.  Season ticket holders built MetLife Stadium, we built Florham Park, we signed Adam Gase, we attracted Joe Douglas, and therefore we deserve special perks now and then like OTA on-field access. 

Loyal fans open their wallets, compensate the team, and help ensure future success.  Basement pretzel people just whine on the internet about free stuff they think they're entitled to.

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8 minutes ago, y2k8 said:

Adjustable?  I thought you said you were a VIP?

Hate fitted hats. They are too tall and never fit quite right.  These are the first relaxed/slouch style caps on the market with the exciting new color/logo.  I’m blessed to have gotten one.

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2 hours ago, fltflo said:


Need one say more, Money, exclusivity,What you know and who you know. The days of the blue-collar Jets fans have come to an end, very sad but true.

You act like that's a bad thing.

The blue-collar Jets fan was a cheap drunk who spend no money on tickets, blasted bad 80s music, got wasted at breakfast, pissed on luxury cars, stumbled to his seat ten minutes into the first quarter, cursed in front of kids, burped and farted on season ticket holders, got up all game to drink and piss some more, and left his seat five minutes into the fourth quarter so he could drink some more and piss some more and DUI'd all the way to Long Island.

GOOD RIDDANCE.

SAR I

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2 hours ago, y2k8 said:

When I was a teenager, the Halftime Boob Show at the Gate D Spiral was one of the few things that my father and I could agreed on.

I was a season ticket holder in GS from 2001-2009 and didn't know about the Gate D debauchery show until 2006.  So pissed I only got to see the insanity for 1 season before the press found out and they shut it down.

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58 minutes ago, #27TheDominator said:

So judgmental!

The crotchety old weasel doesn't attend Jets games and lectures everyone who attends Jets games.  He's the worst type of quitter Jets fan you'd ever want to meet. 

Most of us have him blocked and its for good reason.

SAR I

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52 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

^^ elitists 

It's crazy, right?  Stands up for the blue collar men, but the blue collar ladies?  Puts them down, no freedom of expression allowed.

The girls who were at the spirals enjoyed the attention, no one touched them or abused them in any way.  Guys get drunk, they piss on German luxury cars.  Girls get drunk, they flash their boobs.  The boob flash is nicer.  Doesn't ruin paint.

SAR I

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4 hours ago, joewilly12 said:

LOL you couldn't compare with a real [content deleted]

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