Yankees fans know all about what Jets fans are feeling today. For the Jets, today is pretty much like Game 7 of the ALCS — something with which Yankees fans are intimately familiar. They’re one game away from the biggest stage of all.
Remember what it felt like in 2003? That’s what the Jets fans are hoping and praying they’ll get to feel tonight. Remember what it felt like in 2004? That’s what they felt like a year ago in Indianapolis.
I know this is a baseball blog but obviously the Jets and the NFL have been the dominant story in New York lately. If you know a Jets fan, take sympathy on them today – they’re probably going crazy waiting for kickoff. If you are a Jets fan? Do your best to stay sane until 6:30!
(By the way, for those who are interested: Here’s a story I wrote in today’s paper about the Jets long road through two – and maybe three – championship quarterbacks this postseason. Here’s a column I wrote on how they’ve shown they can take a punch and keep coming back. And here’s my unit-by-unit breakdown of today’s Jets-Steelers match-up. Read down for my prediction!)
* That’s a camera phone shot of the field from the press box, three hours before kickoff.