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I was sitting in the south stands in Denver when Blake Spence blocked the punt in the afc championship.  It happened right in front of me. I looked down the jets sideline and saw a team as fired up as I e ever seen a pro team. I heard a J E T S Jets jets jets chant from the upper deck. It was game on and the boys came to play.  Absolutely amazing. 

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Never attended Jets games until I was an adult but both my favorite and least favorite Jets memory was the same day at the NC Jets fan club with my dad and all the transplanted Jets fans.

Best memory: the sheer elation first half AFC Champ Game '98. Minnesota had just lost the NFC championship to a very beatable Falcons team on Gary Andersson's first missed FG of the season as time expired  -- we were gonna win it all! It was destiny!

Worst memory: the sheer dejection second half AFC Champ Game '98... then the next time the Jets took the field Vinny tore his Achilles.

we suck again GIF

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Tangential but a funny Jets memory regardless.

I think the year was 1980 or 81.

My dad and I were at a Yankee game (he had season tickets). After getting seated we saw that Jimmy the Greek Snyder and a group of his friends were sitting over in the next section.

The previous season this dummy had boldly predicted the Jets were going to win it all. As usual they stunk and went 4-12.

I think it was Matt Robinson at QB that year.

There was obviously a lot of Jets fans at this Yankee game because as soon as he was recognized the fans in the surrounding sections were heckling him with some very funny stuff about it and by the 4-5th inning (the Yankees were getting blown out) and as the beer flowed it got worse and worse so much so that he and his friends got stadium secuity escorts to leave. Man the stuff being yelled was hilarious (and vulgar). Of course a bunch of greek culture x rated references were being thrown in the mix.

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It was a Jets/Fins game and a fight broke out in upper rows of the lower end-zone. Security came to break it up and one of the security people got sucker punched. Two security guys grabbed the guy by his ankles . Rather than taking him out at the top drag him down to field level to the tunnel his head bouncing off every step.

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It was a Jets/Fins game and a fight broke out in upper rows of the lower end-zone. Security came to break it up and one of the security people got sucker punched. Two security guys grabbed the guy by his ankles . Rather than taking him out at the top drag him down to field level to the tunnel his head bouncing off every step.
I think I was at that game a few sections over !! Oh wait that could have been any Jets / Phins game ... Was is the game the team ran for like 250 yds ?

Hahahah ... Amazing.

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Favorite Jet Memory. Became a Jets season ticket Holder in 1979 (section 26 row J seats 1&2) Then after all the sporting events that he took me too growing up one of them being going to the Mets first home game at the Polo Grounds I was able to take my Dad with MY own tickets to the Jets- Bills playoff game 1981 without him paying for it. One of the proudest days of my life 

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4 minutes ago, shawn306 said:

The pumpkin game and the burning of painters hats was the same game. 1988 MNF against the Bills. I was there the Jets were getting blown out and things got totally out of hand that night.

For me it was the last game of 2002 against Green Bay. Out in the parking lot tailgating and things were not going great as the Jets needed like 2 or 3 things to go their way in order to make the playoffs. New England was like way down to Miami and as we are getting on the escalators going up to our seats we hear that the Pats had scored to close the gap and then when we get our seats and the game starts the Pats tie the game and then towards the end of the quarter we learn the Pats had won and now the Jets are playing for the division the place erupts. The Jets go out and blow out the Pack and win the division.

That Gb was nuts.

Old stadium had small tv's mounted under the mezz at least in the lower endzone seats so we were watching the fg attempt. Just crazy circumstances

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I was in a suite at the Jets vs Cowboys game 8 years ago when we had Fitz, B-Marsh and Decker and we won the game with :41 seconds left.

So it was me and 3 of my buddies who went. 2 Cowboy fans (not douche bag fans though) and the other is a DEN fan, but bc he hates the Cowboys was cheering for the Jets with me and wore all Jets stuff I gave him for the game. So obviously the tailgating and fans before the game and in the 1st half were heckling us. We were doing some serious drinking. Another one of our buddies family owns a suite with the Cowboys and told us at halftime we might be able to go and watch the 2nd half in the suite depending on who all showed up or left at halftime. So sure enough there was room for us, so he came and brought us our passes and we went to the suite. What he didn't say was who was in the suite. We go up there and it's Bill Bates, Larry Allen and Leon Lett are in the suite. So they see me in my Jets stuff and start giving me crap, but in general were really nice guys. They let us put on their SB rings and everything and we were all drinking and having a good time. But as the game was coming down to the wire late. Bill Bates in particular really started chirping me. And of course I was giving it back to him. It was all in good fun for the most part. Needless to say when we got the ball to have the chance to win it... I bet Bates 2K we'd win. He said no way and took the bet right away. So now everyone in the suite was amped. We go down and kick the FG and slammed his glass on the countertop and it broke. Waitress had to come over and clean it all up and make sure everything was ok. And I think all of that embarrassed him and calmed him down. And we wound up still hanging out there for a bit after the game. I wasn't really going to hold him to the bet, bc I knew he didn't just have 2k on him and this was before venmo and such. But sure enough a couple days later my buddy he had the suite said that he had the 2k for me and Bates paid up on the bet.

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This would have been back after graduating college and working first job.  My buddy George and I were lucky to get a pair of the Company tickets.  However, the were in the first level of the SE endzone.  It was freaking cold, windy and by the time the vendor handed us hot chocolate it was cold type of day.

After one particular play I am complaining to George about how unpredictable the play-calling was when Freeman McNeil ran up the middle.  

Then the announcer came in..."Freeman McNeil for 24 yards.  First down."

That was when I decided a new car was not important - I needed my own tickets to the games.  :)

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Jets-Bills MNF during one of the Kotite years.  A Bills fan was sitting a few rows in front of my STs.  Had an air horn and would jump up, scream running up the stairs screaming.  As the game went on the screams went to Jets suck.  By the 4th quarter, game over essentially he jumps up, runs up the stairs and a monster of a Jet fan punches him square in the face.  I never saw anyone crumble like that and then rolled down the stairs until he hit the concrete entrance.  

Would have gone with either the pumpkin game or the blow up doll but Max used up two funny memories in the OP.  Thanks Max, lol

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Favorite Jets memory is going to Jets 41-0 win over the Colts in 2002 with my dad. Stadium was absolutely rocking the entire game -- I'm not exaggerating when I say nobody sat down the whole time. The place was just like a raucous party -- a high five for you, a high five for you. Core memory of my childhood/adolescence.

More in the spirit of this thread (abscure/funny anecdotes) -- I went to Jets/Vikings in 2002. Jets were 1-4 going into the game but were shutting out the Vikings through the first three quarters. We were in the upper deck and a belligerent drunk Jets fan was going after a teenager in a Randy Moss jersey. Every time the kid tried to squawk back the drunk Jets fan screamed "ZERO!" and would hold up the goose egg sign for the number of points the Vikings had.

Upper deck was different in the Giants stadium days.

 

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For me it was the Pats game we won in OT. Fitz was our QB and the Pats rallied in the 4th qrt to tie the game. The Jets O looked lifeless and I was prepared for another heart wrenching loss to the evil empire. Now we were beating the Pats soundly up to this point and all the Pat fans around us were quiet until that 4th qrt comeback. They were going insane at the end of the 4th qrt. They do the coin toss and the Pats won and they deferred. BB showed the ultimate disrespect by giving the Jets the ball in OT. I think that was all this team needed because they marched straight down the field and Decker caught the game sealing TD by completely  undressing the guy that was covering him in the EZ. Now just so you know, I think everyone in the stadium was shocked by BB deferring to us. When it happened we were all looking at each other with confused looks on our face but when the Jets scored the TD, the confused looks turned to utter shock on all the Patriot fans faces, and there were a lot of them around me, more than Jet fans. It's  something I will never forget. 

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2 hours ago, Trotter said:

Heidi bowl.

watching my dad lose it when they took the game off and my mother trying to find the phone number for nbc in the yellow pages

For some reason I think of Marlo Brando from "Streetcar Named Desire" in his sweaty wifebeater throwing a bowling ball through the TV.

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2 minutes ago, UntouchableCrew said:

Favorite Jets memory is going to Jets 41-0 win over the Colts in 2002 with my dad. Stadium was absolutely rocking the entire game -- I'm not exaggerating when I say nobody sat down the whole time. The place was just like a raucous party -- a high five for you, a high five for you. Core memory of my childhood/adolescence.

More in the spirit of this thread (abscure/funny anecdotes) -- I went to Jets/Vikings in 2002. Jets were 1-4 going into the game but were shutting out the Vikings through the first three quarters. We were in the upper deck and a belligerent drunk Jets fan was going after a teenager in a Randy Moss jersey. Every time the kid tried to squawk back the drunk Jets fan screamed "ZERO!" and would hold up the goose egg sign for the number of points the Vikings had.

Upper deck was different in the Giants stadium days.

 

I was at the Colts Jets game. The stadium was actually shaking. I'm serious. It was like a mini earthquake going on. 

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2 minutes ago, jgb said:

For some reason I think of Marlo Brando from "Streetcar Named Desire" in his sweaty wifebeater throwing a bowling ball through the TV.

I was 7 at the time but vividly remember my father going ballistic. He was probably about 6 or 7 martinis in at that point and lost his mind. I still can see my mom rushing thru the yellow pages (yeah Boomer, dinosour etc) finally finding the number for NBC and trying to get through.

No wifebeater t shirt though.

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3 hours ago, Bocajetfan said:

It was a Jets/Fins game and a fight broke out in upper rows of the lower end-zone. Security came to break it up and one of the security people got sucker punched. Two security guys grabbed the guy by his ankles . Rather than taking him out at the top drag him down to field level to the tunnel his head bouncing off every step.

Security back in the 80s was nothing to screw with.

We used to go the the 4th of July Yankee game every year, they'd have a Beach Boys concert, fireworks, just a great day.  

In between the Yankee game and the concert, we see a couple guys getting into it, security shows up.  Someone swings at a security guard, the dude picks up the fan and full body slams him on the concrete, WWF Hardcore Style.  All they fans let out the collective "ooohhhhh", the slammed person did not pull a Hulk Hogan and hop back up.  He just lay there like a broken doll, until they scraped him up and took him off, somewhere.

Legend has it, they took him to MSG and ran over him with a Zambonee.

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Two games come to mind for me.  Both in Indianapolis and both with my son.

2009.  Week 16 against the undefeated Colts.  It was the late game and we drove in from Chicago with no plans to do a tailgate.  Instead we go to BWW in Indy.  We get there early, before the early games start.  We are seated at a large table for 8-10.  Just the two of us.  They told us they would seat us there, but we would need to share the table.  And they start sending other Jet fans to our table.  Pretty soon we took over a couple more tables and probably had an impromptu group of 25-30 Jet fans in the middle of  the place.  As play began that Sunday, we needed about 4 or 5 early games to break our way.  And they all did.  We had a blast.  And then entered the stadium for our game in control of our own destiny.  Curtis Painter helped take care of the rest.

Next season, we are back in Indy for the Divisional Playoff against the Colts. We all remember the dramatic comeback win on a last second Nick Folk FG.  But it was after the game.  Folks hits the FG and the Colt fans seated around that all start patting us on the back, congratulating us on the win.  Leaving the stadium, Colt fans are telling us to beat those MFers in New England.  The game was great, but leaving the stadium after that game was awesome.

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29 minutes ago, Gibby said:

Old stadium Klecko coming out of his car in the parking lot. He stopped to talk to me for like ten minutes. Super awesome guy very down to earth and humble.

I met Joe at his bar in Rockville Center, Klecko's..  Friend of mine tended bar there and introduced us.  He sat down with a group us for a while over a few beers.  Really nice guy. 

So happy for him to finally get the honor he deserved for so long.

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5 hours ago, Trotter said:

Heidi bowl.

watching my dad lose it when they took the game off and my mother trying to find the phone number for nbc in the yellow pages

It was my first season of being a Jets fan and I was at my Uncle Tony’s house in NJ and like a lot of traditional Italian households back then (my dad, grandfather & uncles were all born in Italy) all of the women (my mother, grandmother, aunts, female cousins) were all up in the kitchen & dining room hanging out after dinner. I was downstairs in the den with all the men (my dad, grandfather, uncles, male cousins). My uncles (especially my uncle Tony) use to bet a lot of money on the games (my dad only would bet a little bit because we didn’t have a lot of money-LOL). 

So similar to your story with your dad, when NBC cuts from the game to start the Heidi movie my uncles all jump up out of their seats and start screaming every curse word they know in Italian (combined with every hand gesture) at the TV set. My male cousins & I were all looking at each other and trying not to break out laughing, but none of us actually did because it was a little like a scene out of the Goodfellas movie if you know what I mean. I can still remember everything so vividly like it just happened yesterday.

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2 for me for different reasons:

1) 2008 mid october game. Don't even remember who we played against...maybe Bengals. Lots going on here. Favre was a Jet. He was also my Dad's favorite player so he became my favorite player. It was the first time I bought tickets to a game, and I did it to take my younger brother for his birthday as both of us are raging fans. On top of that, my grandmother (dad's mom) had just passed away a week before, and in our parents' culture, it is customary to mourn for 13 days meaning you definitely shouldn't be out at a football came cheering on your favorite player playing for your favorite team. However, my Dad spoke to my Grandmother's brother, and both of us told us that people mourn in different ways and that we should go to the game regardless of the custom. They were/are very progressive in that way. It was the most emotional I've ever been at a sporting event that didn't have to do with us winning or losing. Just being there with my brother given all of the above dynamics was amazing.

2) The first defensive third down in the first home game of Rex's tenure in '09 against the Pats. It was the loudest moment I've ever been part of, and it was unbelievable. We converted the stop, and the celebration was mind-blowing. That play is still the most energetic crowd I've ever been part of - and that includes all the UCONN games and championships that I've attended and we've won. That moment is simply unbeatable. 

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December 29th, 2002, 4pm start.   The game that set up 41-0.  Jets were 8-7 and needed a miracle to make the playoffs.   
We needed the Pats to beat the fish.  It was a blast watching the game on a small TV in the parking lot.  Pats tied the game, we all ran into the stadium and the Jets played the end of the game on the video board.  No one was watching the Jets-Packers game.  Place exploded when the Pats kicked the game winning FG in OT.   All we had to do was beat Favre and the 12-3 Packers.  We abused Favre, won 42-7.  

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I was at the Jets-Jags playoff game in January of 1999 with my dad. I was a young teen and it was just a magical experience from start to finish. We were hanging out with some guys at the tailgate before the game and the entire stadium just had a party-like atmosphere. Honestly, the best thing about that game was how juiced the crowd was. Legit euphoria in the stands. I'll never forget how loud our section got when the Billboard at the old Meadowlands displayed "Next game: Jets @ Broncos, AFC Championship game" 

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