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Jets vs. Giants Culture

Friday, December 23, 2011

Former New York Times sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, author of Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes at Thirty-Eight (Well, Thirty-Seven) Seasons of New York Jets Football Futility, discusses the differences between Jets and Giants culture - from the locker room to the stands. 

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Comments [10]

Amy from Manhattan

Did Brian say that poll was done by the Wall St. Journal? That might explain the diff'ce. btwn. its results & what Mr. Eskenazi has observed.

Dec. 23 2011 12:00 PM
j neuman

Defending Jets fans: For all the snarky comments about Jet fan behavior, don't forget that the Snowball Game -- when rowdy fans threw snowballs and injured people on the visitors' sideline -- was a GIANTS game, not a Jets game.

Dec. 23 2011 11:57 AM
corben

disrespectful neighbors sounds very republican to me..

Dec. 23 2011 11:55 AM
Evan S. Cowit

You can't be a fan of both. That's like being a vegan cannibal.

Dec. 23 2011 11:50 AM
jeff

Jets: Joe Namath. Giants: Wellington Mara.

Dec. 23 2011 11:50 AM
Pete

Jets, mets fans appreciate winning more!

Dec. 23 2011 11:49 AM
Evan S. Cowit

Six words: Giants - knowledgeable, loyal. Jets - bandwagon jumpers

Dec. 23 2011 11:49 AM
David A. from West Hempstead

To be a fan in either case suggests that one is longsuffering.

Dec. 23 2011 11:44 AM
clive betters

to anticipate a silly rebuttal- yes, i know mark sanchez was born in the U.S.,so what? his name is still sanchez, and he's of mexican extraction. so, those that dislike latino/mexicans, or "illegals", as they say, needn't stretch too far, in their warped minds, to dislike mark sanchez.

Dec. 23 2011 11:42 AM
clive betters

conservative sports talk [espn], won't get into why there is all this love for tebow,and almost equal disdain for mark sanchez. even the jets fans boo sanchez. of course, ny fans are boorish idiots, who boo their own anyway. [btw-where is adult civility, in booing to begin with,but that's another show]. i know this is a bit off topic,but i think it's more important. the fact that mark is mex-american, and lives in a country with large numbers of people that hate or at best are indifferent, to immigrants of spanish speaking origin, has got to have something to do with something. do the math.

Dec. 23 2011 11:29 AM

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