...just thought I would get an interesting discussion going as to why all of you became Jets fans...you know, the whole "origin story" of how/why you chose to adopt the Jets as your favourite NFL team. I thought this would be an interesting topic, especially since the NY/north Jersey region (where I am assuming most of you were born or grew up) has two teams, so for those of you from this region of the country, why did you choose the Jets over the Giants as your team? I know that people choose teams for all different sorts of reasons. Some just choose their "local team", others adopt whatever team their father pulls for, while still others really like a particular player and just choose his team as their team, others choose a team based solely upon how successful that team is while some of us choose a team based on the BIG picture...the "personality" or "gestalt" of a particular team or organization if you will. For instance, I grew up about 15 minutes away from the Meadowlands in North Arlington, NJ in the mid 80's when both the Jets and the Giants had great teams, but I choose the Bears as my favourite team. There was and is something special about that organization, it's history and tradition, it's classic uniforms, the fact that it plays in Soldier Field which has those distinctive neoclassical columns, the fact that the '85 Bears were the greatest team of all-time etc. which no other organization can match. So anyway, why did you become a Jets fan?