Jets Fans Troll Jets Organization By Wearing Tim Tebow Jerseys
Why the hell would you wear Tim Tebow's Jets jersey?
We all know the guy, and if you truly like him you'd remember the better times. Tim Tebow was a Heisman Trophy winner, BCS National Championship winner, University of Florida Gator and college football legend. He won a few football games for the Broncos -- many of which left you to pick your jaw up off the floor. But he didn't accomplish anything with the Jets. So wear his Florida Jersey or his Broncos Jersey and celebrate him. Because in many ways, his career died in New York. (Yes, he went to New England, but it was only a cameo.) What fan would want relive that Jets’ nightmare?
Answer: The kind of fan that would rather toil in the pain -- one who'd like to wield their depression and target those who cause it. Using Tebow's jersey, at least two Jets' fans are trolling the organization, and it’s a type of objection of which only Jets' fans (and maybe the Raiders, Jaguars and Browns) are capable.
“I do look at this as sort of a protest jersey,” a 27-year-old lifelong Jets fan, A.J. Basile told Sports Illustrated.
“You want to wear this in protest of what the Jets are doing,” said Jeff Smith, another 27-year-old. “Because obviously what they are doing now is not working.”
No, it certainly isn't. The Jets won a game last week and the sporting world was stumped. We've come to expect butt fumbles galore.
They all missed. pic.twitter.com/j12CQXiOyW
— Steve Politi (@StevePoliti) September 22, 2014
Admittedly, not all of them were trolling the Jets' organization. Smith and Basile were the only two of the 10 Tebow-jersied fans that SI interviewed that felt like they were using their jersey in protest. And trolling the franchise wasn't their full intent. Basile said Tebow's jersey was $20 after he left the team, so he bought it because it was a bargain.
And while the Jets are frustrating Smith, he was kind of a Tebow fan.
“I mainly wear this because I like his attitude and faith,” he said to SI.com. “I like him as a person, and have followed him since college.”
Come on guys. Tim Tebow didn't even like that jersey -- if he did then why did it seem like he was never wearing it. But I guess, fans will be fanatics.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 23, 2014
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