Jets NY Jets suggest ‘far-fetched’ way to keep J-E-T-S chant going in absence of ‘retired’ Fireman Ed
In a book the team sent out to season ticket holders, there is a page titled "The J-E-T-S chant is in your hands!" with a map of MetLife Stadium, divided into four sections, each given a corresponding letter.
By Daniel O'leary / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:28 PM
Perhaps in reaction to the "retirement" of Fireman Ed — the former Gang Green superfan and leader of the "J!-E!-T!-S!" chant who handed off his role last season — the Jets have sent out written instructions to season ticket holders about how to keep the chant around.
In a book the team sent out to season ticket holders, there is a page titled "The J-E-T-S chant is in your hands!" with a map of MetLife Stadium, divided into four sections, each given a corresponding letter. The blurb explains:
"In 2013, we are launching an all-new J-E-T-S chant tradition. As a first step, please find your section on the map for your letter on gameday. Call your Jets Relations Representative to find out more at 800-469-JETS (5387) and start practicing your loudest J-E-T-S chant!"
The instructions were brought to the attention of the Daily News via Twitter user @Jayyyson, who identifies himself as Jason P. from Seacaucus, N.J.
"The @nyjets answer to no more #FiremanEd — Letters by sections" he tweeted Wednesday.
"The idea is far-feteched," he said when reached by the News. "Can't work with a fan who has no idea what section the cutoff is for a certain letter."
"It's better in theory not reality," he said.
Then again, reality has never been the Jet way.