Greetings from Indianapolis. I had to connect through Detroit to get here today and there was a slew of Jets fans on my flight, including several wearing Yankees hats/shirts/sweatshirts. The AFC Championship game is, obviously, tomorrow at 3 p.m. and – judging by the comments on here and in my email inbox – there is a fair amount of crossover between Yankees and Jets fans.
What I didn’t know, however, was that the crossover also carries over to the Jets themselves. According to this piece, several Jets made a point of attending a number of games during the Yankees World Series run and have been talking about what they saw in the Bronx as inspiration.
One of my earliest sports memories is watching the Mets win the 1986 World Series and, a few months later, enjoying the Giants taking home the Super Bowl trophy, too. Could this be the year for the Yankees and the Jets? Certainly the group that led a “J-E-T-S” chant as we landed is hoping so, but how about you? How many of you pinstriped fans are now wearing the Gang Green too?