2008 Season Kickoff Newsletter
Hey Jets Fans,
I'm sure everyone is eagerly awaiting the first snap of the season and can't wait to see Brett "The Jet" Favre throw his first official pass for Gang Green. It will be even more fun considering that a large bunch of us will be seeing that in person!
Anyway, I hope you have a few minutes to sit and read this newsletter as I've got a TON of interesting news and ideas to share with you including some important information on the Road Trip to Miami.
So lets get to it...
- Staying up to date on the latest Club News, Happenings, and Events
- The "2008 Squish the Fish Road Trip"
- Opening Day against Miami at Peabody's
- Fan Club Membership Rewards Card
- Own a Business? Advertise it with our Business Partner Program
- Jets website to feature article on Fan Club & Road Trip
- Official Fan Club Merchandise Finally Arrives!
- Support the Club - Shop for New York Jets Gear here
- Jets Chant Challenge
- Forum & Message Boards - Moderators Needed
- 2008 Jets Schedule
- Fan Club Contact Information
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The "2008 Squish the Fish Road Trip"
Here's just a quick note to remind you (as if I really needed to) that the Jets season opener is on Sunday, September 7th against the Dolphins in Miami.
As most of you know, we have a contingent of 30+ members heading down to the game in a coach bus.
As of now the bus ride will be $75 per head and will be leaving from the Peabody’s Parking lot (15333 Amberly Drive) at 7am on September 7th. As more people hop on the bus for the trip, the per head price will come down.
If you have your own tickets and would just like to join us on the bus, please send me the name, email, and phone number (preferably cell) for all people coming and include a check for $75/head. SEND IMMEDIATLY / ASAP / PRONTO.
Please make checks payable to Steven Scott, and address to:
New York Jets Fan Club of Tampa Bay
c/o Steve Scott
20810 Woodvale Lane
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
For those of you who have your own tickets and would like to join us on the bus, please give me a call at 813-235-6855 or email me at Festa@Jets-Fan.com right now!
YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO GET ON THE BUS ON THE 7th!!!
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Opening Day at Peabody's - Sunday September 7th, 2008 vs. Miami
Although a big group of us (over 30) will be heading to Miami for opening day, there will still be a lot going on at Peabody's too. We expect a huge crowd of Jets fans to turn up. Super Bowl III Champion Earl Christy may also be joining us again this year for opening day. More on that when I know.
There will also be a HUGE fan club contingent at P's for the Jets home opener against the dastardly Patriots.
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Fan Club Membership Reward Cards
So I've been kicking around an idea for a while now to help raise funds for the club and provide members with discounts to businesses throughout Tampa Bay.
I’m going to start offering a Fan Club Membership Rewards Card. Fan Club members can purchase a Rewards Card for $25. You will receive a numbered card for use at participating Business Partners.
Those who purchase a Rewards Card will get discounts at various businesses around the area including a 10% discount at Peabody's and a 15% discount off my Internet Marketing services or training classes.
Please let me know if you would be interested in becoming a Rewards Card member in return for discounts.
If you have your own business and would like to offer discounts for holders of the Rewards Card, please follow this link...
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Advertise your Business with our "Business Partner Program"
If you own a business (or know someone who does) and would like to become a New York Jets Fan Club of Tampa Bay Business Partner, offering discounts on your products/services to card carrying club members, then please contact me ASAP.
Every club member will be told about our Business Partners as will all new members when they join. All we ask is you offer a discount of some kind 5%, 10%, 20% or more. The choice is yours.
Business Partners will be listed on our website with contact information about your business and you will also be shown as a Fan Club Business Partner Company.
In addition to our Business Partner Program, you may also want to consider advertise your business on the fan club’s website. We average around 1,000 unique visitors per month and come up at the top of Google's search results for Jets Chant, Jets Fan Club, J-E-T-S Chant NY Jets Fan Club and many more so we get seen by folks from all over the country.
You're ad would be similar to the one Peabody's currently has on the site.
Better yet, your cost for the entire year is only $100. Once the season gets started we pull in a lot of local traffic as well.
If you'd like to discuss advertising your business on our website, through our Membership Rewards Card, or both, please let me know ASAP.
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Article about Fan Club & Road Trip to appear on www.NewYorkJets.com
Last month I contacted the director of the Jets web site operations and told her about our Squish the FIsh Road Trip.
I asked her a few questions about tickets, promotional items, and asked her if she thought doing a story on our Squish the Fish Road Trip might make for some interesting news for the official team website.
Well, last week I was interviewed by a web site reporter about the club, it's history, my thoughts on Favre, and of course the Road Trip!
The interviewer told me the article would be up before the season starts. Not sure when exactly.
Stay tuned for update on this soon or subscribe to the blog for updates.
Let me know if you see it before I so too!
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Official Fan Club Merchandise Finally Arrives!
I finally got off my butt and put this thing together. I tried a few times last year but just never got to it. Now you can help support the fan club and get great stuff doing it. I just finished off the latest addition to the Fan Club Website.
We've got lots of great gear for the whole family with lots of different styles and colors to choose from. All items sport our fan club logo. Take a look or get yours here...
We now also give you access to hundreds of great New York Jets team merchandise including authentic jerseys, replicas, caps & hats, flags, banners, tailgate stuff, bed & bath, shoes, even pet supplies and more. Get ready for football season today at our partner store.
Remember, purchases at these shops truly help support the club so we can continue to do fun things for our fans. Enjoy!
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- Shop for New York Jets Merchandise
Be sure to check out our New York Jets Store to shop for the latest JETS Jerseys, Shirts, Hats, Mugs, and tons more.
There's some great Favre shirts as well as Jersey's.
A small percentage of what you spend will go to helping the club pay for stickers, business cards, events, giveaways and more. Click below to see the full catalog.
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J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets Chant Challenge
I tried this last year but I think it's worth another go.
I want to gather and showcase any kind of recorded audio or video of anyone or anything doing a Jets chant.
It could be a recording off your cell phone from the stadium or a video taken of the fella's at the bar using your digital camera. It could even be a webcast of you and your kid or perhaps one of your trained 20 year old parrot.
I don't care where it's from or who says it as long as you can clearly hear the "J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS!!!" chant on it...
Got one? Please send it to me ASAP.
I plan to put the entire collection of them on the Jets Chant page on jets-fan.com. This page of the site is the first page shown by Google for the terms Jets Chant, J-E-T-S Chant, or Jets Jets Jets Chant. Anyone searching for a Jets Chant will see this page. Go ahead.. try searching for Jets Chant yourself.
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Message Board Volunteers Needed
Did you know the fan club website has a message forum?
The Fan Club Message Boards are a great way to discuss all things Jets and to stay in touch with other club members even if you can't be at P's.
I'm looking for a couple of members who'd be interested in moderating the forums to build them up. Moderators can add new topics or create new subject areas. Moderators will also post replies to members who ask questions or leave comments.
If you're interested in participating or if you want to know more, just email me at Festa@Jets-Fan.com
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2008 Jets Schedule
For the current New York Jets schedule, please visit any Jets-Fan.com web page. It will be on the left side of the page.
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Fan Club Contact Information
Please be on the lookout for more info about all these great developments.
I'll also be sending each of these items out individually as we get closer to the start of the season.
The best way to reach me is through my email at
Or, call me on my business line at 813-235-6855.
Looking forward to seeing you at Peabody's very soon!
J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS!!!
Loud & Proud and Green in da'house!