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Woody Johnson still not ambassador yet

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Jets owner Woody Johnson will be the ambassador to the United Kingdom. Eventually. Apparently.

Via Rich Cimini of, Johnson is still waiting to be approved, thanks to an “appointment bottleneck.” Training delays also are a factor.

Johnson also turns 70 on Wednesday. As Cimini notes, Johnson bought the team at 52, with six playoff appearances during his tenure with the team.

Johnson’s brother, Christopher Wold Johnson, is expected to take over the day-to-day operations after the ambassadorship becomes finalized. Johnson and his brother reportedly attended the annual league meeting together last month, presumably in preparation for Woody’s temporary exit.

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18 Responses to “Woody Johnson still not ambassador yet”
  1. ricko1112 says: Apr 12, 2017 12:27 PM

    Woody Johnson, the man who put the “ass” in ambassador.

    This platinum spooned numbskull will have Great Britain itching for a rematch of the War for Independence…

  2. eetadick says: Apr 12, 2017 12:30 PM

    Well deserved. Very qualified. Loved by every one of the fans of that powerhouse, historic winning franchise. Bucky.

    Oh, he own the New York JETS?! Haha nah he’s a chump and so is that team

  3. ballistictrajectory says: Apr 12, 2017 12:33 PM

    Perhaps the Jets could relocate to London and fulfill the wish of the Lord High Commish…

  4. hawksfansince77 says: Apr 12, 2017 12:38 PM

    Oh, its the NFL ownership swamp that gets drained.

  5. factschecker says: Apr 12, 2017 12:52 PM

    In a way Woody Johnson is an ambassador of tears.

  6. boknowsvt says: Apr 12, 2017 12:55 PM

    He doesn’t happen to have a son named Damien does he?

  7. lildeucedeuce says: Apr 12, 2017 12:55 PM

    6 playoff appearances in 18 years of ownership… good job Jets.

  8. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says: Apr 12, 2017 1:09 PM

    The appointment bottleneck is very much on purpose. Steve Bannon’s stated goal is to “deconstruct the administrative state” and as such this administration is purposely not filling dozens or even hundreds of posts that are essential in order for our government to function properly

  9. fordmandalay says: Apr 12, 2017 1:42 PM

    It might have been decided that he’s actually not incompetent, corrupt, stupid or evil enough to work in the Traitor-President Trump ‘administration’.

  10. tunechi90 says: Apr 12, 2017 1:48 PM

    Since Woody bought team = 18 Years + 6 Playoff Seasons + 12 Playoff Games + Brand New Facility + Brand New Stadium.

    Jets History Before Woody = 34 Years + 8 Playoff Seasons + 13 Playoff Games + Worst NFL Facility in League + Shared Oldest Stadium in NFL.

    For those who hate on Woody so much – give it a rest.

  11. redsea1111 says: Apr 12, 2017 2:01 PM

    Well, the man’s name has been brought up before.

    But, imagine being a diplomat, versed in the English language and its innuendos, and walking into an office to be met with the introduction-

    “We’d like to introduce you to Ambassador Woody Johnson.”

  12. The Phantom Stranger says: Apr 12, 2017 2:06 PM

    Why would a rich NFL owner even want to be an ambassador? If he wants to live in London, he could just do it, without all the work that goes with it.

  13. mikeytoth says: Apr 12, 2017 2:29 PM

    Maybe since he’s one of the owners trying to screw the Pats, Ol’ Trump won’t let him be ambassador since he’s in cahoots with the GOAT.

  14. ikeclanton says: Apr 12, 2017 2:33 PM

    “Ambassador Woody”.

    That would have to be a first.

  15. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 12, 2017 2:35 PM

    I wonder if his brother will have the latitude to try to build a winner or will his hands be tied.

  16. 345snarkavenue says: Apr 12, 2017 3:11 PM


    which name is worse: Woody’s, or that of one of his sons, Jack Wood Johnson? (I’m not making this up)

  17. matterson20 says: Apr 12, 2017 4:16 PM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Apr 12, 2017 2:06 PM

    Why would a rich NFL owner even want to be an ambassador? If he wants to live in London, he could just do it, without all the work that goes with it.

    Because now he can do it on the taxpayer’s dime.

  18. dallasbeast says: Apr 13, 2017 2:46 PM

    Don’t come back Woody.

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