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Coffee with the Jets: Is there any reason to attend home games?

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets fans celebrate an overtime victory over the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. New York Jets defeat the New England Patriots 26-20 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets fans celebrate an overtime victory over the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. New York Jets defeat the New England Patriots 26-20 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
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For those of you that live in New York, the past few days have been scorching hot but the weekend is finally here. A loyal reader this time around, asks if there is any reason to attend home games this upcoming season of the New York Jets.

The weekend is finally here and for many, a break from a long week of work or in many cases, the end of homework, studying, and finals. When it comes to fans of the New York Jets, they’re anxiously awaiting organized team activities and well, trying to keep busy in the grand scheme of things.

In this edition of my Coffee with the Jets series, a loyal reader presented me with a question that I’m sure many fans of the Jets are asking as they prepare for the tough season ahead. Here is what he asked via my personal Twitter account:

@LTJ81 @TheJetPress Any reason to attend games this year ?

— disgruntled jets fan (@KingKaiser718) May 18, 2017

Thanks for your question as I presume you’re a disgruntled Jets fan. It all depends on the situation that a fan is in heading into the regular season. For those that want to catch a game or two, it’s worth going out there since, at the end of the day, a football game is a football game.

Now, if fans are PSL owners, I know for a fact that many are selling them because they know the Jets will more than likely end with another losing season as it might be a few years before they’re competitive again. They’re rebuilding towards a youth movement as the regular season will give many of them valuable experience. Will it equate to actual wins? Most likely not but if anything, it’s getting them ready for a brighter future.

If a Jets fan is excited to see what the younger players bring to the table, it’s worth attending. If they want to see what Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg can do if one of them wins the upcoming quarterback competition in training camp, that’s always worth checking out in person. Who knows, perhaps one of them will actually play above average when it comes to the most important position on the team.

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Overall, if you’re excited to see the youth movement in person, enjoy tailgating and meeting up with fellow Jets fans, it’s definitely worth attending at least one or two games tops. Misery loves company and if the Jets are as bad as many predict they will be, it’ll be fun to discuss what needs to happen in the future with fans in attendance over adult beverages. If you don’t care to waste money on traveling, tickets, and everything else that comes with attending a football game at MetLife Stadium, your best bet is to stay home and watch on television.

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