Originally Posted by OneTime
80 - Chrebet
28 - Martin
Originally Posted by Traitor Jay & the Woodies
The chant doesn't work unless someone leads it. In the 80s, the video board would try to start it, but it just doesn't work. You need a certain amount of coercion and instigation to get that thing going.
The chant doesn't *need* Ed to continue - but he was exceptionally good at getting people riled up and energized to belt out the chant. His seat location (proximity to sideline cameras) in Giants Stadium, his intensity and his brothers shoulders -- made him stand out and a natural to lead a stadium wide J-E-T-S chant. People forget, the chant was a section thing. Dueling ends of the upper deck would chant it back and forth. Ed didn't invent the J-E-T-S chant, but he was the first (and only) to lead the entire stadium. A few of those in the late 90s - were absolutely spine tingling.
Ed gets credit for taking the chant where it is today in American sports lore. His participation in game day will not be forgotten and will most certainly be missed.
Cheers to Ed Anzelone.
Such a great sentiment that I want to close the thread here.