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Tantalizingly Close: The Anatomy of a New York Jets Fan

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It all started on a Sunday afternoon in September of 1998.

I had just turned eight years old, and I was going through a time in my life when sports became my life. It's about the age where you start to comprehend sports, and for me, an obsession was born. At that point, I pretty much rooted for whatever teams my parents rooted for.

My Mom occasionally rooted for the Jets, and my dad didn't really have a team, so the Jets became my favorite after I decided I was going to follow football that year.

If only I had known what I was getting myself into.

The Jets stumbled out of the gate that year, starting out 0-2. But then, an injury to Jets starting quarterback, Glenn Foley, led to the starting jo...

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