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Posted 25 Jun 2013http://deadspin.com/...t-boo-580634617
At this point it's already starting to make some good airwaves. There's a comment on the shoutbox that shows part of the video, but the whole thing is on this link.
Personally for me, I would be training my ass off to make sure my competition doesn't get a knot up on me. While it's still very early, and this could be just an isolated incident and Sanchez just having a good time, it is not great to see a QB prancing around smoking E-Cigs and showing his ass for the world to see. For me, it seems like he doesn't really care at all right now that he could lose his starting job and just be another QB that's failed since Namath.
Posted 20 Jun 2013
Tony Soprano and the Jets
June, 20, 2013JUN 2012:33AM ETBy Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com
The Jets lost one of their most famous fans Wednesday with the stunning death of actor James Gandolfini, 51, aka Tony Soprano, who reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack or stroke while vacationing in Italy.
"We're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our friend James Gandolfini," the Jets tweeted Wednesday night. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends."
James Gandolfini, who died at age 51 on Wednesday, was a longtime New York Jets fan.Gandolfini was a Jersey guy long before he became a suburban mobster on TV. He was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Rutgers. He went to many Jets home games in recent years. In fact, he witnessed at least three memorable games -- a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Houston Texans in 2010, the emotional and dramatic 2011 opening win over the Cowboys on the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 and the crushing Christmas Eve loss to the Giants in 2011.
The accompanying photo is from the Christmas Eve game. Judging from the look of angst on Gandolfini's face, it could be his reaction to Victor Cruz's 99-yard touchdown. (On a personal note, the gentleman in the background is my father. Gandolfini, seated in the row ahead of him, graciously posed for a picture with members of my family before the game.)
Not many people know this, but Gandolfini narrated the video of the Jets' 2011 season, which was used as part of NFL Films' "NFL Yearbook" series. It was probably the best thing to happen to the Jets that year, an 8-8 disappointment.
Gandolfini's most celebrated connection to the Jets occurred in June 2007, when then-coach Eric Mangini made a cameo appearance (as himself) in one of the final episodes of "The Sopranos." Mangini didn't have any speaking lines; it was just a quick exchange of pleasantries with Tony Soprano in the fictional restaurant of his boyhood friend, Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia).
"It took me a long time to get into character," Mangini joked at the time. "Playing me eating dinner is a real stretch, but I worked with an acting coach and I think I really nailed it."
Mangini said he wasn't afraid of getting whacked.
"I knew the context of what we were doing prior to getting into it and felt very comfortable with being at the restaurant," he said, laughing. "It's not like Tony and I had any previous affiliation or subsequent affiliation. It was more or less just meeting another person at a restaurant who happened to be a fan of the Jets."
Posted 3 Jan 2013First off, let me say I am a current sophomore at Marist college and I am trying to become a sports analyst sometime soon, so I felt it was time to go on a forum site to start voicing my opinions on the team and also of the NFL. I personally love the look of this site, especially the chatroom/shoutbox, and it seems like most of the people on here are knowledgable of the game. With that I can't wait to start contributing with posts and polls as well, and I also would love feedback on my opinions as well.
Anyways of course the Jets are a complete mess at this point, and it doesn't need to be said how much the organization is in shambles right now, so time to change the topic. I want to know who is rooting for who in the playoffs this year. With the story about Ray Lewis retiring yesterday, the scenarios for this weekend's games can't get that much better.
Personally I'm for Denver, Minnesota, and Baltimore. Would love to hear other people's opinions on who their teams are and why.
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