Hey Jets Fans,

December 19th, 2010 was certainly was a big day in Jets history! Gang Green wins a game in Pittsburgh for the first time ever, LaDainian Tomlinson moves ahead of Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen into 6th place on the all time yards from scrimmage list, Brian Schottenheimer actually called some decent offensive plays and the New York Jets Fan Club of Tampa Bay registered its 500th member.

All-in-all… a good day to be a Jets Fan!

The turnout at Peabody’s was a little light yesterday (probably due to the outcome of the last couple of games and because the game was on regular TV here in Tampa) but still, the crowd of about 75 was quite Loud and Proud as our Jets opened the game big thanks to Brad “give that guy the ball some more” Smith.

As for highlights, well besides the Brad Smith opening kickoff run-back, just about everyone in P’s (and the country?) was completely fooled by Sanchez’s run into the end-zone. The play looked like just another one of Schotty’s Shitty calls up the middle when all of a sudden we look up and see the Sanchize scamper into the end zone… HOLY CRAP! Did you see that? WOW!!! Nice call Schotty… you think maybe we can see some more of that the rest of the way?

The defense didn’t disappoint either. I’ve always been a big fan of a defensive safety and with punter Steve Weatherford consistently pinning the Steelers deep, it was a beautiful thing to watch Jason Taylor bust through the line and get 2 for the Jets late in the game. I do wish we could have held the ball a bit longer and kept the Steelers offense off the field but hey… I’ll take it!

Of course it wouldn’t be a Jets game if your heart was not pounding and your nails were not chewed to the bone and our boys in Green did not disappoint did they? Watching Ben and the Steelers march down the field in the last minute of the game was not on my list of things to do yesterday. But in the end the Jets kept them from scoring and took home a much needed win.

Next week looms large now as the Jets must head to Chicago and take on the Bears for a 1pm game that’s sure to make for a packed house at Peabody’s. Be sure to be there early as we are winding down the regular season and 1pm games on Sunday are always the most crowded. If you’ve been thinking about coming out but have not yet made the trip, Sunday’s game would be the time to do it.

We’re also going to be doing Secret Santa next week so be sure to bring a wrapped Jets-related gift worth between $10 and $20 dollars to Peabody’s to participate.

Lastly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to become a registered member of the New York Jets Fan Club of Tampa Bay. I never would have thought when I started this thing six years ago that it would turn into this amazing adventure with over 500 registered members and nearly 2,000 visitors a month to our website. I may have been the one to get the ball rolling but it’s thanks to all of you that our fan club is one of the largest and most cohesive Jets fan clubs in the world. Next milestone… 1,000 registered member. Make it happen people… make it happen. Send your Jets fan friends and family to http://www.jets-fan.com/join.htm and have them become part of the family. As our slogan goes… “If you’re a Jets fan , you’re family!”

Happy Holiday’s to everyone and GO JETS!

Big Day for our New York Jets and the Fan Club was last modified: March 31st, 2012 by Festa

About Festa

My given name may be Steve but my friends have been calling me Festa for the last 30 years. While I really miss going to all the JETS home games and tailgating with a large group of friends, it’s really great being here in Tampa around other JETS fans while we root for our team. When I founded the fan club in October of 2004 I never imagined it would become as massive as it now has with over 600 members from around the world and sister Fan Club Chapters in 4 other Florida cities and growing.

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