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Fireman Ed resigns as Jets unofficial mascot

10:12 AM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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Like all great goodbyes throughout history, this one was submitted to Metro New York newspaper and was written by a guy who willingly wears a Mark Sanchez jersey. Ed Anzalone blamed his resignation on the increasingly hostile attitudes of other Jets fans, which he also said is a metaphor for the continuing decay of society, or something like that.

This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another. The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy as well. 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.

Fireman Ed left the Jets Thanksgiving home game before halftime, which sounds insulting until you remember that no one on the Jets showed up at all.

The superfan said he'll continue to attend games, but not in character.

(Copyright © 2012 USA TODAY)

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