Off field Jets stories!

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  1. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Our friend, Alex, flew to SF to see the Jets vs. the 49rs, only to have Garrison Hearst hammer a stake into our hearts and rupture our collective aortic arteries at the same time. Oh, my God, that game still gives me chest pains. I had agita for five days minimum. There aren't enough Rolaids in the world.

    Wesley Walker walked into a sports bar a few hours after the game where a bunch of Jets fans were crying in their beer. He autographed a bunch of bar napkins, and shook hands with everyone. Alex was half in the bag, and says, "Hi, Mr. Walker! I wasn't sure at first, but I had my eye on you! I . . . ooooops, oooooooooo . . . . ." Hahaha, best foot in mouth Jets story ever, Wesley Walker was really great about it, cracked up, and signed the back of Alex's Jets T-shirt with a sharpie.
     
  2. Dierking

    Dierking Well-Known Member

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    I met John Roman at a pizzeria on LI once a million years ago. Nice guy. Had retired a couple years earlier.

    Also met Jeff Lageman at a bar at Hofstra during training camp once. Really cool guy.
     
  3. FrontOfficeFanatic

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    Growing up in Long Beach, Brandon Moore and Jonthon Goodwin lived a few doors down from our house. We used to see them come home from being out and one day my father actually invited them to our Sunday dinner! Only Brandon Moore came and this was when he was an undrafted guy just trying to make the squad. We shared laughs around my grandmothers dining room table and at the end my dad had him sign a bunch of stuff for us and told him "I can tell your going to be a great Jet!" Years later, we were at a Marriott in Nashville, I believe this was opening day for Mangini's first year and we found out we were staying at the Jets hotel....we saw the team walk in through the side door and we were sitting right there. Saw Dbrick Mangold and then we saw Brandon--he recognized dad right away and ran over to us. We chatted for like 15 minutes and caught up. Told him about my grandma passing away and he couldn't believe it...he said "I'll never forget how good her pasta was and how hospitable to invite me in as a no name guy back then". We never kept in touch with Brandon after that, but being a little older now I would love to find a way to connect again somehow. One of the nicest men I have ever met and one of the unsung heroes as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  4. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Good one! Thanks for sharing that. I've said this before, but that user name is beyond funny, I couldn't decide at first if you were being a troll or just scocciato. I'll take a stab in the dark and reckon that you've dropped your tickets.
     

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