Some notable New York Jets news over the past week. Darelle Revis will attend training camp despite not having a new contract. D’Brickashaw Ferguson signed a new six year deal with the Jets as well. Not to mention the New York Jets will be on HBO’s Hard Knocks in a few weeks. Seems the team has some good news going for them before the preseason starts. But the tune may change once the season begins. They still have yet to sell all of the PSL’s and thousands still remain unsold. Many long time ticket holders will not cave in and many still have yet to find the money to afford them. Even with the lower prices and payment plans many can not afford it, including me. I am in the midst of looking for full time work and it is like looking for a needle in a stack of needles. Anyone know of anyone hiring or they are hiring themselves, contact me. Shameless plug, I know.
The documentary will be done filming at the end of the 2010 season. No reason to go past the first year at the new MEadowlands Stadium. Already have had a few people ask what I will be writing about not just when the season is over, but now that the old stadium is gone. I have written for weeks now about the old stadium and many seem I may not have much to write about. I could write about the Jets like everyone else does. news updates, draft prospects, Twitter feeds, and everything else every other blog writes about. I just like to be different. I tried doing the news thing but I prefer to write what is on my mind and what goes on in life. I may decide to write about the Jets in future posts if the news is worth writing about. I am just not the type to devote an entire article on why Darelle Revis should be paid what he is asking and pump the article full of stats.
I read a lot of blogs dedicated to Jets news and fan posts. But I prefer to cover all aspects of the Jets, even the news that some media outlets will not reports about. Let’s face it, the main media outlets skirt the PSL issue a lot. Why is that? Because they still want locker room access, field level access, and all the access they need to report the team first hand. They know if they report the Jets in a bad light or too much negative press they will not be allowed to cover the team anymore. Someone like me they do not like because I answer to myself. My documentary is something only I have control over when it comes to editing and content. They know they have no control over it and can not sway me. What will they do? Stop me from going to events? I am sure I am on their radar, but only a small blip.
The Jets fan blogs also cover the Jets and their players in a positive light. Not too many of them would cover the Jets in a negative light. They are all Gang Green fans and would not do that. The only posts I have read on blogs that paint the Jets in a negative light would be the PSL’s, nothing else. Might bad mouth some trades or front office decisions, but they do not cross the line enough. I think I am the only Jets fan who sees the organization and writes about them in an honest light. I do not hold back or cover what the truth may be. Even Fireman Ed knows how the media will not cover the Jets in a bad light so they continue to get their press access to the team and events. We talked about that off camera.
I guess I will keep writing about the Jets in the future and what business decisions they make. I have already started down that path so why turn back now. From doing this documentary, I stepped over the line and view football as both a fan and as an unbiased reporter. I still cheer on the Jets players but at the same time find business decisions they make to be ridiculous. It is hard to go both ways with a team I grew up following. Both ways, funny, I know. It is hard to be a fan and a reporter of a team you love. One part wants to cheer and write nothing but great things but another side wants to be honest and report about the truth. The truth everyone should know that many turn their head to. No business wants any bad news to get out there about their company. But people deserve to know everything, even if the truth is harsh and it makes a company look bad. There is never good news all the time. People need to make their own decision based off all angles, good and bad.
I enjoy writing. I like to speak my ind and go from the gut. Sometimes I speak about my documentary, the Jets, the old stadium, myself and anything else that seems newsworthy. But sometimes I like to write about my life, my stories, what I think makes a great story. I guess that is why I like to write. There is so much going around in my mind I just need to get it all out and not hold back. Maybe that is why some of my other posts deal with family and fans I have met over the past few years. I like telling their stories on top of mine. People should hear more than what is reported in the media and the blog nation is one of the best places to find them. I would like to find more Jets blogs that talk more from the heart rather than re-reporting the news.