Jets superfan Ed Anazalone, aka “Fireman Ed”, tells the readers of NY’s Metro freebie that he’s hanging up the fire helmet “because confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common.” Who’d have thought a Browning Nagle throwback would have ever been the better sartorial choice?
This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another. The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy as well. The fact that I chose to wear a Mark Sanchez jersey this year and that fans think I am on the payroll — which is an outright lie — have made these confrontations more frequent. Whether it’s in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis.
Although I can “hold my own,” I do not want to lose my temper and make a stupid mistake. I have a responsibility to the families and kids that enjoy the game and Fireman Ed.