[QUOTE=copernicus;3429666]Grew up with Fireman Ed in the same neighborhood.
Although he is older than me I have nothing but positive memories about this guy throughout my life.
Later on he worked for my father in the firehouse and always had a nice thing to say about my dad.
He is just a good person and gets a bad rep from many uninformed fans.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Jet Blast;3429756]I understand the sentiments about the new stadium and I think what happened (or what didn't happen, I should say) stinks. But at some point, you either have to move on or become a fan of another team. Ed was very vocal about this failed cause. But it failed. Ed has moved on. Does that make him bad? Not in my eyes.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=copernicus;3429828]Maybe I'm not understanding this, help me if I'm wrong. The JETS use his image to promote a new stadium. An image that pays him nothing. He takes his own time to be a part of this and in the end is lied to like the rest of us. There were other options than Manhattan that were never explored. He is upset by this. Now he shouldnt go to games or be a fan anymore?...........
What makes him a fraud? He is a proud JETS fan that doesnt take a penny for the T SHirts sold in his image. ALL the money goes to families of widowed firemen.
Yeah, what a jerk...............[/QUOTE]
I still don't understand the vitriol some people have for this guy. He is a great fan and is a GREAT and respectful symbol for the face of Jet fans.
I've met him once, seems like a pretty decent guy and as a season ticket holder, he does a great job getting the crowd going.
A New York City fireman leading chants at a Jet game. What the hell is wrong with that? I, for one, like having him as our unofficial mascot, as it were.
I don't get the hate.