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I picture Ed hanging out with Swoop and Wolf on weekends drinking, getting rejected by the ladies and bounced out of clubs. k.C.%20Wolf.jpg 927089.jpg
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In all seriousness, okay, firehats off to the guy. I hate being on the non-hate thread and discussing this... it's more fun to just hate on everything Jets. But okay, it definitely is sad that their mascot-fan has to ditch the "gig." It would be like barrel-guy giving up on the Broncos, for those of you who remember barrel-guy.
On occasion, you need only accept the proposition that traditions may face obsolescence. In the case of the barrel-guy, how could he compete with the monkey riding the dog during the halftime show?
I can't stand the bastard. I wish him well as I would anyone else, but talk about an attention whore.
If he is a real fireman, then I respect him for that, though...
Fireman Ed was actually a FDNY fire fighter who was injured on the job in 2007. The fact that he was injured during the 2007 season with Spygate, Eric Rat Snitch Mangini, 16-0 and all is a bit ironic.
Rex Ryan gave Fireman Ed a game ball in 2009 from the Jets 16-9 victory over the Patriots. It's only fitting that he resigns his commission as king of the dipsticks following the Butt Bowl, unquestionably the most embarrassing loss in the history of the NY Jets.
Ed Anzalone was a firefighter and has my utmost respect for his service as a first responder.
A couple JI posts by SAR I lend some reasonable perspective to the Angry Fire Elf "societal tragedy":
Originally Posted by SAR I
The fact that a fan would need to write a column explaining his rationale for quitting what is an unpaid, unofficial "job" is comical yet predictable."
I said this last night, he should have just let the last two games play out, do a couple of chants, and then fade. All he's done is made himself the target of more vitriol unnecessarily. He didn't need to go out like this. Now that he has, he gets what he deserves.
Originally Posted by SAR I
There are a measly 2 home games left in the season. 2 hours of football before the nightmare ends.
If Fireman Ed were truly the loyal goodie-goodie you portray him to be, he'd have shown up for Arizona and San Diego, did a handful of J-E-T-S cheers, and faded into February. Come June, announce that he's getting older and retiring from public view, just going to attend games quietly.
That would be the classy, correct thing to do. Would have protected his image, left some value in the Fireman Ed brand. Instead, he pulls this public stunt to draw more attention to himself to the detriment to the very team he supposedly bled green for all these years.
Wait...SarI wrote all that reasonable stuff? Wow.
__________________ Ice_Ice_Brady writes:
The difference is that Brady calmly calls audibles while Manning flaps like a chicken, barks 11 code words, and makes sure every camera in the stadium has documented his once-in-a-generation (and patented, I believe) ability to see a defensive formation and change the play. Both have the same effect, but Manning transcends measurable human intellect while Brady merely chooses a different play.
Good news everyone...while the loss of Fireman Ed will surely leave a huge hole in the ongoing Jets Dog and Pony Show, I'm happy to inform everyone that the Jets have made a move to fill this chasm by signing a one eyed, three legged Dalmation named Tire Biter Ted to take over the duties of top clown in Green town....R-O-W-F rowf rowf rowf!...
LOL, Joker. Even though I actually feel sorry for Fireman Ed, your posts always make me laugh...