Someone asked last night in the Sunday Night Football Extra live chat what I think about the decision of Fireman Ed to walk away from his status as the unofficial mascot of the Jets.
I said in response I try not to.
But it bears mentioning that the most recognizable fan of the most notorious NFL team has decided to pack it in.
In a column written for Metro New York, which Peter King explained last night is a free newspaper that no one reads, Ed Anzalone writes that he’s calling it quits because of run-ins with other Jets fans.
“The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy,” the Fireman formerly known as Ed wrote. “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.”
So farewell, Fireman Ed. It was nice knowing you. Even though we didn’t know you. And even though it wasn’t particularly nice.