ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- Even though it hasn’t been the season they wanted, the Jets fans still made their presence be known at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.
At times, often in the fourth quarter with their team ahead, the Rams’ opposition’s fanbase, in particular the Jets and Packers, has been at its loudest as the Rams faithful departs for the dome’s exits following another loss.
This is nothing new for the Rams. A team that hasn’t posted a winning record since 2003 will find it hard to get its fans back to the games.
The passionate collection of Jets fans might have been the strangest to come through the turnstiles at the dome this season (example: see picture). That’s saying a lot, but then again these fans should be strange. They support Tim Tebow as a backup quarterback after all.
“We did what we do best when everyone is against us,” Alix Bartoni, the die-hard Jets fan pictured above sporting the Gallagher hair along with a bedazzled Jets jacket, said. “And that’s win as underdogs. J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!”
In addition to Bartoni’s creeped-out mask, I witnessed a man, I would guess he was 70 years old, have his face painted white and his mustache dyed green. I could see a 24-year-old doing this sort of thing, but a 70-year-old man? Unreal.
Also walking the streets outside the dome were Jets fans wearing just normal NFL jerseys. Except the jerseys were that of the Bears and Colts. They said they were Jets fans but I guess they meant they were closet Jets fans.
You have to love these fans of New York. Maybe this is why Robert Turner, a former Jet and current Rams lineman, likened the team to the Chicago Cubs. The Jets have suffered for a long time without a Lombardi Trophy so it’s too hard to dislike them.
The Redskins and Packers fans were just as passionate when they made the trip to St. Louis, but were relatively tame with their attire. The Redskins faithful wore the team’s jersey (like normal fans would do) and the Packers wore a block of cheese on their head.
The Jets fans just took things to a different level at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.