Love this story from Randy Besharat, who has been described as a Teemu Selanne superfan: “I try to go to down every single year. It’s kind of funny, I have a little bit of history with going down there. My friends kinda razz me. wholesale jerseys For the last five years, I’ve always suspected that Teemu was going to retire and I always wanted to say I’d been to his last game. And for four years or five years we went down and the bugger would never retire.
Then the one year I decided on a whim that I’m not going to try to fly down and watch a Game 7, he loses and it’s his last game in the one year I missed.
Here I am going back after all these years and I’m going to see the jersey raised to the rafters. It’s gonna make me pretty happy to be there for that as well as a couple of thousand other people from Winnipeg that are doing the same.”
by Ted Wyman 1/7/2015 3:54:38 AM
Well, the trip is underway and we’re currently delayed at the Denver airport. Bad news, since it’s supposed to be 27C in Phoenix today and it would nice to get there soon to enjoy it. Have seen a few Jets jerseys on our flights so far as fans make their way down to Phoenix for the start of this road trip. in Anaheim at TJ Schmid’s Brewhouse and Bar across from the Honda Center. Norm is hoping any Jets fans in town for the game will join him there. He has a group reservation.
by Ted Wyman 1/7/2015 6:37:48 PM
It’s Day 2 of the Jets Army Tour in the desert . Didn’t run into as many Jets fans as I expected last night. Was pretty quiet in Glendale . Then again, this place is to Phoenix, what Selkirk is to Winnipeg so it’s hard to expect it to be hopping I’m a Wednesday night when neither the Coyotes or Cardinals are playing. Imagine it gets pretty lively when there are games (especially football). Still, ran into quite a few Jets fans who are making this trip and most said they are doing something like this for the first time especially because of the Teemu Selanne Tribute in Anaheim on Sunday
by Ted Wyman 1/8/2015 4:26:20 PM
Jets coach Paul Maurice talked about the huge amount of fans expected for games this week in Glendale, Los Angeles and Anaheim: “Could be the weather, eh?,” he said. “What was that? About a 50 degree swing yesterday getting off the plane in Phoenix after starting out in Winnipeg? That might have something to do with it. It’s great to have so many fans on the road. I first game of the year here there was a lot of our fans and during spring break here last year there was a huge contingent of fans. It’s great, it really is. You can count them in the national anthem. You know then how big a turnout you get and it’s nice to have that on the road.”
by Ted Wyman 1/8/2015 7:42:22 PM
Jets rookie centre Adam Lowry on having so many fans on the road with the team this week: “I think they’re just trying to escape the cold to be honest (laughing) . https://www.cheapjerseysq675.top It’s always nice. You went on the road for our last game in Minnesota and had tremendous support there and it’s always special to get on the road and have people cheering for you and standing behind you. It kinda takes out there home crowd too when they have to battle with our fans. It’s always nice to have fans on the road.”
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