New York Jets famous unofficial mascot Fireman Ed has returned to MetLife Stadium for his team’s Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns.
By Robby Sabo
When the infamous Butt-Fumble occurred on Thanksgiving night against the New England Patriots in 2012, the New York Jets most recognizable face left the stadium at halftime.
We’re of course referring to the Jets unofficial mascot for so many years, Fireman Ed.
When he left he vowed to never return, the guy who started the “J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets” chants so often was suddenly gone.
Well, despite his word of never returning to the team he loves so much, Ed is now back in the house as his Jets take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season.
In open letter published by Eddie Anzalone of Metro, Ed explained himself:
“I want to say thank you for all the support for the 28 years of leading the cheer for the greatest chant in all of sports,” Fireman Ed wrote. “The New York Jets organization asked me to come back and lead the chant with the new leaders of the chant one last time. I know the fan base loves the chant and rocking our house and I know that the tradition will continue with these energetic and passionate leaders.”
He now vows to help the Jets:
“I want to help this team. I love this team and I love this chant, it’s the best chant in all of professional sports,” Anzalone told Metro. “I’ve been to every game since that Patriots game when I walked away. I will never give up on this team.”
Despite many people feeling the guy is a complete fraud, somebody who actually used to root for the Miami Dolphins of all teams, his presence today will bring a familiarity to the entire scene.
That “J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets” chant will be nice to hear in full effect. It’s something that’s sorely been missing the last two-plus seasons.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 13, 2015
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