Rex Shoots from the Hip, Not a Smart Comment

Rex Shoots from the Hip, Not a Smart Comment

Rex Ryan was asked if he expects to see Cowboys fans at the game in the stands Sunday Night and the head coach said that they shouldn’t wear “Cowboys Stuff”.  Now Jets fans, PLEASE don’t take that to mean that if you do see Cowboys garb that you won’t take the heckling too far.  You can talk, but don’t touch, fight, etc.

Jets Play on 9/11

Take if from a Jets fan who visits other stadiums often.  I can handle all the verbal abuse, but when you take it to the next level, it’s not fun.  Trust me, I was wearing my Jets stuff at the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh and let’s just say that we were abused for wearing green.  It was razzing beyond tolerable.  Hands were placed on many Jets fans for just being.  Please don’t be like the Steelers fans.

Not to defend Rex, but he was probably shooting from the hip, but I’m going to say it wasn’t the smartest thing to say.  The game is for 9/11 and it’s much bigger than the Jets and Cowboys Sunday night.  I know Jets fans, and we don’t act like that, but if you do, expect to see the Yellow Jacket swarm.

Rex Ryan
“I don’t know why they’d be here,” Ryan said. “They’re coming into our stadium. It’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff, I would think.” Ryan made the remark off the cuff, but it is not the smartest message to deliver in light of recent fan violence at stadiums in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Just this week, a soccer fan in England was attacked outside Wembley Stadium and died. Ryan clearly wasn’t advocating violence, but there will be enough problems with an 8:20 p.m. start to open the season without him inciting fans.

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  • Lori

    As soon as I heard this, I thought of our experiences at Heinz Field last year. Some things are just  better left unsaid!

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      That’s exactly what I thought of…. We don’t want to become THOSE fans.

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      That’s exactly what I thought of…. We don’t want to become THOSE fans.

  • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

    I’ll never understand why a small section of the stadiums aren’t allocated to visiting fans like in European soccer games, and the tickets sold through the visiting teams. Segregated support would be far easier to manage for security.

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      How does that work though.  What happens when fans of the other team buy tickets in other areas or are given them from friends.  Is it sit at your own risk?

      • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

        Pretty much. Allocation is usually at the home side’s discretion and based to a certain extent on demand (They will only allocate a certain number, but can limit it if there are fewer visitors expected). If you choose to sit in a ‘home’ section it is at your own risk.

        • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

          I don’t think that would work here but you won’t know until you try.  I hope it doesn’t come to that though… I can’t believe fans take things over the top like that to beat other fans.  Come on!  Alcohol?

          • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

            There are other benefits besides safety – visiting supporters generally prefer to sit with people cheering for the same team, allocation controlled by their own team can be managed even-handedly, with priority to certain groups, etc., foreknowledge of the numbers of visiting fans makes arrangements easier for the home side and it is probably easier for visitors to get tickets close to home than to trust to scalpers or online resellers.

            I always assumed the reason it wasn’t implemented in the US was because of reduced numbers of visitors on account of the distance between teams.

        • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

          That said, there are rarely problems. If you’re sitting in a nasty crowd you cover your colours and swallow your tongue, if you’re in a more easy going stadium then you can be less furtive. In certain games you’ll see it like the Jets at Miami with away fans strongly represented in home areas, then there’s courage in the numbers.

          Segregation also lets the visiting support go through their own repetoire of cheers, songs, etc.

          • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

            At the AFC Championship game in Indy, those fans were thanking us for coming.  It blew me away, but we were sitting with TONS of Jets fans all around us so we felt safe in numbers like you said.  Pittsburgh, wow, a different story.  I was getting shoulder blocked going to the bathroom.  That was interesting.

  • Sevenohthree

    To be totally honest, with the 9/11 memorial all going on, I highly doubt visiting Cowboys fans are even going to be an issue.  At least I’d like to believe that.