Archive for June, 2013

After the Jets eliminate annual practice on L.I., petition created to tell Woody that fans feel slighted.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Many Jets fans (including myself) are still sore about the Jets total exile from NY five years ago. From teaming up with the Giants to build the new behemoth double money grab in the swamps to the following kick in the groin when the Jets announced they would move permanently from their 40 year home at Hofstra University to Florham Park, NJ.

As they left town, the team said they cherished their roots and would never forget their huge fan base (a source within the team has told me on multiple occasions that LI accounts for 50% or more of all Jets season ticket holders) on Long Island.

Please sign our petition letting the Jets know you are unhappy that the team has eliminated their annual Long Island camp practice.

Throwing Long Island a small bone, after the team moved in 2008 the Jets announced they would hold one practice per summer back at Hofstra. When they came back, the fans on Long Island showed that they didn’t hold a grudge by packing Shuart Stadium in Hempstead to standing-room only crowds. Apparently that didn’t move the Jets’ brass very much.

In 2011, the team cancelled LI Jets day due to threatening weather and did not re-schedule an alternate day.

Last year the team cancelled the event and moved it back to Jersey at Met Life Stadium due to a “maintenance issue” at the Hofstra (the team never elaborated this excuse).

This year, the Jets basically told Long Island to drop dead by not even scheduling an event for their fans here.

A team spokesman quote in Newsday on Tuesday said the team is “interested in engaging directly with as many fans as possible including hosting events and practices in Queens and Long Island”. Their actions speak much louder than their words.

In taking a step to show Woody Johnson just how much Long Island Jets fans feel slighted by this, we have created a petition for fans to sign and leave comments about their displeasure.

Please sign it and respectfully ask Woody to make LI part of the Jets again.

To sign the petition: CLICK HERE

Thanks for your support!

Jets Announce Training Camp Schedule

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The New York Jets begin the 2013 NFL season when the team arrives at SUNY Cortland on Thursday, July 25. The Jets 2013 Training Camp is presented by Atlantic Health, EMC/SAP, JetBlue, MetLife, SNY, and Toyota.

Players will take the field for the first time on Friday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. at SUNY Cortland. This will be the first of 15 practices at SUNY Cortland that are open to the public. After Training Camp breaks from Cortland, fans are invited to watch Training Camp practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ on Wednesday, August 21. At each Training Camp location, fans will experience the excitement of competition with an up-close view of practice. Fans can also gear up with their favorite 2013 merchandise at the Jets Shop tent and enjoy Jets Fest, an interactive theme park with skill challenges and inflatable rides.

The Jets kick off Training Camp in Cortland, NY on July 26th.

Following each practice, Jets players will sign autographs for the fans along the sideline. Available players will sign autographs if weather, time, and other circumstances permit. Please note, however, that autographs are not guaranteed. In addition, Gen Jets Kids Club members will have a kids-only player autograph area at all practices. Space is limited to the first 100 kids each day, so fans are encouraged to check in their children upon arrival.

Admission to all Training Camp activities is free, but tickets are required. Fans can register and print tickets in the coming weeks on newyorkjets.com/camp. The entrance to SUNY Cortland is located on Stratton Drive off Route 281. Parking attendants will greet fans at the entrance and direct them to the Camp parking area. Cortland parking costs $5 per day. For practices in Florham Park, free offsite parking is available across from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. The lot is within walking distance of the facility and shuttle service is also available. The parking lot can be accessed from Park Avenue. Once on Park Avenue, fans will be asked to please follow the posted signs.

The Jets invite all fans to attend open practices; please note, however, that practice may be cancelled or closed to the public in the event of inclement weather. Fans are encouraged to call the team’s fan line at (973) 549-4844 or visit newyorkjets.com/camp for the most up-to-date news regarding practice schedules. Updates are also available on Twitter (@nyjets) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Jets).

All attendees will be subject to security procedures upon entry, including screening and bag searches.

2013 NEW YORK JETS TRAINING CAMP PUBLIC PRACTICE SCHEDULE

All dates and times are subject to change.

In Cortland, for every practice listed below, gates and Jets Fest will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. For the Green & White practice, gates and Jets Fest will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 26 10:00 a.m. (Shells)
Saturday, July 27 10:00 a.m. (Shells)
Sunday, July 28 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Monday, July 29 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Wednesday, July 31 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Thursday, Aug. 1 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Friday, Aug. 2 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Saturday, Aug. 3 Green & White Practice at 6:00 p.m. (Pads)
Monday, Aug. 5 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Tuesday, Aug. 6 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Wednesday, Aug. 7 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Sunday, Aug. 11 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Monday, Aug. 12 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 10:00 a.m. (Pads)
Wednesday, Aug. 14 10:00 a.m. (Pads)

Atlantic Health Jets Training Center practices:

Tuesday, Aug. 20 Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Practice, 12:30 p.m. (Gates/Jets Fest at 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 21 Open practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, 11:15 a.m. (Gates/Jets Fest at 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)

*Press release above courtesy NY Jets.

JetsInsider Radio: Minicamp Wrap-Up Edition (Player Embedded)

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Jets Insider Radio broadcasted live this past Thursday night with our Minicamp recap show. We break down all aspects of OTA’s and this week’s full-team Minicamp and discuss all other Jet doings.

Joining us in this week’s show is Yahoo Sports and Metro NY Jets writer Kristian Dyer who will share all of his observations and opinions on the team this spring and also share any late breaking NY Jets news and rumors. We also welcome JetsInsider.com beat writer Chris Nimbley.

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