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Hagar
11-26-2012, 12:05 AM
Jets hit new low as superfan 'Fireman Ed' quits his beloved team for season (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--jets-hit-new-low-as-superfan--fireman-ed--quits-his-beloved-team-for-season-030828017.html)

I'm not a Jets fan, but its getting pretty ugly in Jersey.

"This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another," Anzalone wrote. " The fact that I chose to wear a Mark Sanchez jersey this year and that fans think I am on the payroll which is an outright lie have made these confrontations more frequent. Whether it's in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis.

"Although I can 'hold my own,' I do not want to lose my temper and make a stupid mistake,"

As far as reasons to not show up at games, that one not half bad. But then again, how bad is it getting up in those stands when people for the same team can't get along.

Playoffs
11-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Kevin Depew ‏@kevindepew
Obnoxious Jets Fan in Fireman Hat Stepping Down as Imaginary Leader of Something

Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
So "Fireman Ed" will be just Ed sitting in a different section without his hat? Drama much? So stereotypical #Jets

NitroGSXR
11-26-2012, 12:22 AM
I can't agree with Steph here. It's not like Fireman Ed has a history of flip-flopping... over 40 years of proven loyalty. It's good to see their fans lashing back at the Jets for the garbage they have put out there. I just wish they weren't attacking each other so much. That part is disgraceful... and probably the Jets front office's fault. You can't have stupid leading the stupid.

Corrosion
11-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Maybe they should move the Jets to LA .... Bah , those bastards would still have the Giants .... They wouldnt know what it was like to have no team. I hated Sundays without the Oilers .....

El Tejano
11-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Cry us a frickin river!!!!

Signed,

All Real Texan Fans from the '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09,2010 seasons.

texanhead08
11-26-2012, 09:09 AM
What a ***** try a 2-14 season and lets see how you handle that.

Khari
11-26-2012, 09:09 AM
Kevin Depew ‏@kevindepew
Obnoxious Jets Fan in Fireman Hat Stepping Down as Imaginary Leader of Something

:ahhaha:

GP
11-26-2012, 09:29 AM
All he had to do is not wear a Sanchez jersey. How hard is THAT?

Geez, Ed, figure it out. Some things are an easy fix, pal.

Of course, IMO, this was him wanting to quit...he just needed a good enough reason. All those years of being Super Fan and you quit over the remarks received because of a Sanchez jersey??? That's what blows my mind.

Why not wear a Namath jersey anyways? So funny.

thunderkyss
11-26-2012, 10:05 AM
So, is it Tebow time?

thunderkyss
11-26-2012, 10:13 AM
Kevin Depew ‏@kevindepew
Obnoxious Jets Fan in Fireman Hat Stepping Down as Imaginary Leader of Something

Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
So "Fireman Ed" will be just Ed sitting in a different section without his hat? Drama much? So stereotypical #Jets

I think we may be making more of this than it is. He's not quitting on the Jets, he's just not going to make a spectacle of himself anymore for the team.

If this is because he's being heckled by "Jets fans" then I can understand the issue. What are you going to do? Get in a fight with some !diot because you're a bigger !diot?

I'd also imagine there is some !diot watching the game from home who may be disappointed that he isn't leading the crowd as they've come accustomed to over the years, so I understand his public announcement explaining his decision.

GP
11-26-2012, 10:54 AM
I think we may be making more of this than it is. He's not quitting on the Jets, he's just not going to make a spectacle of himself anymore for the team.

If this is because he's being heckled by "Jets fans" then I can understand the issue. What are you going to do? Get in a fight with some !diot because you're a bigger !diot?

I'd also imagine there is some !diot watching the game from home who may be disappointed that he isn't leading the crowd as they've come accustomed to over the years, so I understand his public announcement explaining his decision.

Multiple problems with his line of thinking, though:

1. At some point, he's going to be back in that stadium....Jets fans are relentless in their fanhood, they will heckle him for quitting. It's the nature of the beast. You're screwed one way or the other.

2. All he had to do was drop the Sanchez jersey. Which has merits on many levels: (A) He sucks as a QB, so it comes off as a bit dense to wear a sucky QB's jersey especially right now, and (B) He had been accused of being paid by the Jets organization to wear that jersey...drop the jersey and it shows there was never a payoff, and (C) Him quitting DOES make it seem like he had been on the Jets payroll. If you're not guilty of something, just do the things necessary to show you're not a shill for the organization.

I "get it" that he didn't want the high drama anymore. But if he's that loyal of a Super Fan, which by all counts it's true that he IS that caliber of fan, then how does this make a guy quit? Which brings me back to my original post in this thread, the idea that he was ready to be done with it and it might have been a burden he was no longer ready to "go to the hilt" over.

Fine. But he's going to have a hard time anyways. Out in public, people will hammer him for being a quitter. If the team in 2013 (or beyond) improves, what does he do? Does he come back to the stadium, and if he does how is he received by the fans around him and in the concourse and out on the parking lot? On the streets, do people heckle him for "quitting" even though he never really quit the team, he just laid down a role for awhile.

He's screwed, by then again it's of his own doing. He created a role for himself that required full commitment and now he's decided to leave the mob. You never ever realllllly get to leave the mob, if you know what I mean.

AngryNateFTW
11-26-2012, 10:54 AM
So, is it Tebow time?

Yes.

GP
11-26-2012, 10:57 AM
And btw, I smell a book deal.

I can see the title now: Fireman Ed: The Day I Laid Down My Helmet

If somebody isn't knocking on his door, asking him to publish a memoir of being a Jets fan through thick and through thin, then I might need to locate the guy and introduce him to GP Publishing Company.

Dutchrudder
11-26-2012, 11:39 AM
I can tell you one thing, I could never see Joe Texan doing this. I bet he'd tell you, "You can pry my hat from cold dead hands!" This Jets guy just sounds like a shameless attention whore, but that kind of makes sense given the organization he follows.

chicagotexan2
11-26-2012, 12:07 PM
After realizing he won't be the Jets starting QB, Tim Tebow will replace Fireman Ed, but instead of a firemans hat he'll wear a crown of thorns with the Jets logo.

El Tejano
11-26-2012, 12:26 PM
Fireman Ed is full of crap. Not a real fan, move on!

StarStruck
11-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Fireman Ed is full of crap. Not a real fan, move on!

Thirty-seven years is a long time and a lot of loyalty. Things must have really soured recently. Once upon a time fan smack was just that, but over the last few years some of what was once good natured fun, has taken a turn for some really ugly incidents. The shirt could have gotten him assaulted by disgruntled fellow fans.

Hookem Horns
11-27-2012, 12:07 AM
I can tell you one thing, I could never see Joe Texan doing this. I bet he'd tell you, "You can pry my hat from cold dead hands!" This Jets guy just sounds like a shameless attention whore, but that kind of makes sense given the organization he follows.

Didn't a Patriots fan grab Joe's hat and take a bite out of it when Houston hosted the Super Bowl? I seem to remember him telling me that story.

Every team has "super fans". Of course I have known Joe, Preston and some others there in Houston for years. I have already gotten to know and tailgated with the ones here such as Capt Bones, Shiphead, Capt Rino, etc.

They all like the attention. It's why they dress up in their costumes. It's part of the fun for them. I personally enjoy being around them on game day as it adds to the experience.

That said, underneath the costumes they are no different than most of us fans. They feel the same frustration when things are going bad and the same excitement when things are going well.

Of course with the costumes comes the attention and sometimes the spotlight as in the case of Fireman Ed. I am sure he has gotten perks over the years so you have to take the good with the bad.

Norg
11-27-2012, 01:54 AM
i think its TEBOW TIME !!!!!!

SheTexan
11-27-2012, 09:05 AM
15 min of fame! I've never heard of him before the media decided they needed something else to talk about, since the Jets apparently SUCK this year, and they just can't give up trying to find SOMETHING to talk about when it comes to the Jets.

ONE fan does not represent all fans!! The media loves to sensationalize stories and try to make something out of nothing. So he quit!! BIG deal!! Move over Ed, I'm sure there's someone who would just love to take your place!! It's all about attention!! JMO!

thunderkyss
11-27-2012, 09:55 AM
15 min of fame! I've never heard of him before the media decided they needed something else to talk about, since the Jets apparently SUCK this year, and they just can't give up trying to find SOMETHING to talk about when it comes to the Jets.

ONE fan does not represent all fans!! The media loves to sensationalize stories and try to make something out of nothing. So he quit!! BIG deal!! Move over Ed, I'm sure there's someone who would just love to take your place!! It's all about attention!! JMO!

Fireman Ed's fame goes way beyond 15 minutes. I'm sure all the hardcore football fans know him (& it's not an insult to insinuate you aren't hardcore, I'm not hardcore, I'm more of a Texans fan than a football fan). He's prominent at the games. Every Jets game, they show fireman Ed on TV. He's been to every draft I can remember. Dude's made a spectacle of himself for years. Even without the get-up, I would think New Yorkers would recognize him.

SheTexan
11-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Fireman Ed's fame goes way beyond 15 minutes. I'm sure all the hardcore football fans know him (& it's not an insult to insinuate you aren't hardcore, I'm not hardcore, I'm more of a Texans fan than a football fan). He's prominent at the games. Every Jets game, they show fireman Ed on TV. He's been to every draft I can remember. Dude's made a spectacle of himself for years. Even without the get-up, I would think New Yorkers would recognize him.

Well, escuse me for NOT watching the Jets!! Could care less about them, except when they play us, and I've never seen him on TV. ALL I'm saying is that you don't have to make a spectacle of yourself to be hardcore! If the man wants to "quit" whatever it is he is doing, then so be it!! Let him go in peace! There will be someone else ready to step right in and take his place.

Just curious! what's the definition of "hardcore" anyway? I know some "hardcore" fans who don't know the D from the O, and have NO flippin clue who some of our players are. Is it a person's overall knowledge of the GAME, including all players and teams, or just someone who attends all the games but doesn't know squat about the game? just wondering!:peek:

thunderkyss
11-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Well, escuse me for NOT watching the Jets!! Could care less about them, except when they play us, and I've never seen him on TV. ALL I'm saying is that you don't have to make a spectacle of yourself to be hardcore! If the man wants to "quit" whatever it is he is doing, then so be it!! Let him go in peace! There will be someone else ready to step right in and take his place.


Like I said, I meant no disrespect. Just saying he's not one of those 15 minutes of fame guys.


Just curious! what's the definition of "hardcore" anyway? I know some "hardcore" fans who don't know the D from the O, and have NO flippin clue who some of our players are. Is it a person's overall knowledge of the GAME, including all players and teams, or just someone who attends all the games but doesn't know squat about the game? just wondering!:peek:

We've got some hardcore Texans' fans & I put you in that category. Hardcore Football fans are like emdiggy, rmartin/beerlover/badboy, Dutchrudder & several others. They're all into the draft, capology, watch all teams etc.... where someone like me, I'll watch the Texans & a few other teams.

I'm not hardcore.

Specnatz
11-27-2012, 03:35 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/27/dolphins-top-fan-rips-fireman-ed-youre-a-disgrace-man/

Dolphin's super fan rips ex-fireman ed

brettfavresmidget says: Nov 27, 2012 2:56 PM

I wonder if Super Fans give each other autographs?

Norg
11-28-2012, 01:52 AM
in our section we kinda have our version of firemen ed cept he wears paper machae Bull horns :P

Dutchrudder
11-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Wow, Jets fans harassing the Jets players as they walk off the field. I can't imagine this happening at Reliant.

http://youtu.be/vi7Qv0aZGc0

Stay classy New Jersey.

AnthonyE
11-30-2012, 01:35 AM
in our section we kinda have our version of firemen ed cept he wears paper machae Bull horns :P

I sit the row behind him, about 5 or so people to the left. The guy gets on TV/Newspapers more than anyone else. Anyone know if he's on TT?

GP
11-30-2012, 08:13 AM
I sit the row behind him, about 5 or so people to the left. The guy gets on TV/Newspapers more than anyone else. Anyone know if he's on TT?

What I like most about his attire is that it's not perfectly created.

It's simple, it's genuine, and I appreciate that.

b0ng
11-30-2012, 10:11 AM
Wow, Jets fans harassing the Jets players as they walk off the field. I can't imagine this happening at Reliant.

http://youtu.be/vi7Qv0aZGc0

Stay classy New Jersey.

Didn't David Carr get beer poured on him once or twice going into the tunnel at Reliant?

thunderkyss
11-30-2012, 10:39 AM
Didn't David Carr get beer poured on him once or twice going into the tunnel at Reliant?

Even worse, They poured beer on his wife.

Specnatz
11-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Even worse, They poured beer on his wife.

She is hot so maybe they thought she was on fire?

SheTexan
12-01-2012, 08:53 AM
Even worse, They poured beer on his wife.

AND his son, who was about 3 at the time.

GP
12-02-2012, 06:51 PM
Did you see the CBS halftime show during our game today?

A fan in the Jets stands was wearing a jersey that had "Fireman Fred" written on the front, and he was wearing a children's red fireman's hat.

I was laughing so hard! LOL!

I figured there would be a pic on the Internet by now, but there's not.

I wish you guys could see it. I'm too lazy to sap it off my TV and post it right now.