For anyone who doesn’t know, the picture to the right is from the classic movie, “West Side Story”. “West Side Story”, is the Broadway musical/movie based on “Romeo and Juliet”. In the picture, are the two gangs that were fighting with each other, the “Jets” and the “Sharks”. It seemed appropriate to go with this post because we have a similar gang fight going on in New York, ladies and gentlemen. Only with the New York Jets, can you have a gang fight, not with Jets and Sharks, but with Jets fans, and Jets reporters!
Jets media members have been in an uproar this week, at the fact that the Jets haven’t had a press conference this week. Yes, it’s a rule violation, but this is the choice that the Jets have made. That being said, the reporters have taken to Twitter to complain like crazy about how the Jets are not talking. The Jets fans, in return, have been backing the team, saying it’s smart not to talk until they have all their ducks in a row. Fans are saying that it is better to make sure they have a unified message, before having Rex in front of a podium.
Whomever is wrong or right, off it goes. Fans going after beat reporters, beat reporters defending themselves to fans. On and on it is going. There have been a lot of times in my life that I have said, “only with the Jets”. Blair Thomas, Rich Kotite, a Bubby Brister shovel pass, fake spike, the list goes on and on. But now, fans fighting with reporters. You ever hear of this stuff with other teams? I mean, with social media, this stuff is bound to happen, but, fans against reporters?
I’m waiting for Manish Mehta to lead a group of reporters out to a basketball court with a knife, to meet up with a group of fans, a la “West Side Story”.
Only with the Jets.