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Like Father, Like Son: The Evolution of a Cynical New York Jets’ Fan

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

"I love him—and I hate him. We went all the way with his guarantee, but he put the horns on us. I've been suffering all these years since that Super Bowl victory."

-My father, 77-year old Pat Gatti, Sr on his love/hate relationship with Joe Namath

 

So, what do you say to a father who thinks his football team is eternally cursed?

It's tough to give him a big hug and say, "we'll get 'em next year Dad" when he's gone through 40 seasons of that 'next year' nonsense without experiencing a championship.

That's exactly the dilemma I face each season when something goes wrong for the New York Jets.

The second they throw an interception, give up a big run...

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