110-Day New York Jets Warning – Poor Jersey Purchases!

Counting down the days until the New York Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…Poor Jersey Purchases!

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays! 

We continue today with poor jersey purchases! (Note, you can track this entire series right here)


I came across these when cleaning out my closet a couple of weeks ago. I suppose it is unfair to say all these were poor purchases. Jerricho Cotchery, Chad Pennington, Laveraneus Coles, Kerry Rhodes and Santana Moss were all relatively “long” tenured Jets who had successful careers here. Those jerseys got plenty of run. Curtis Conway, though? CURTIS CONWAY? He played one season for the Jets, in 2003 (when they were awful) and finished with 46 receptions, 640 yards and 2 touchdowns. Why oh why did I buy that? I played wide receiver my whole life and must have been bitter about Coles being traded so I bought the jersey of the newest receiver the Jets signed. SO SAVVY.

What are some of the other awful jersey purchases you are sure to see around MetLife Stadium this upcoming season (outside of that AWFUL Vernon Gholston jersey you see at the top…if you own a Gholston jersey, I feel bad enough for you and won’t pour salt in the wound).







And the worst…


On the flip side, what are some of the best jerseys to own from recent years (we’ll say from the mid-90s on…)

  • Curtis Martin – You damn sure better own one of these
  • Wayne Chrebet – Not far behind C-Mart as a must own
  • Shaun Ellis – Appreciate the tenure!
  • Nick Mangold – Appreciate the big fellas and the beard!
  • Victor Green – Long tenue, big hitter

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY – 900 words on Rex Ryan’s new diet since receiving his lap band surgery. An unnamed dietitian claims that Rex actually ISN’T eating in that much smaller portions like he publicly states. This quote was corroborated by a Taco Bell employee near the situation who once sold Rex TWO Doritos Los Tacos in one sitting. If Rex isn’t telling the truth about his portion size, WHAT ELSE ISN’T HE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT?

RANDOM JET TO REMEMBER OF THE DAY – KEVIN SWAYNE! – Logged 3 years with the Jets from 2001-2003, finishing with 20 career catches for 310 yards and 1 touchdown (a 27 yard TD on Monday Night Football against the Titans…we could have used him last year!) Personally, I love how in his Wikipedia bio, it says the following – “In a 24-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, Swayne caught a 27-yard strike for his only “NFL touchdown (to date)” … The “to date” is key because, hey you never know who could get a call this November if Santonio Holmes goes down again.


Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • Harold

    I still have my Moss jersey always hoped he would come back like Coles.

  • Richard

    lol I have like 8 jerseys and only 2 are currently on the team. I still wear my Ellis jersey but some fans give me a hard time since he went to the Pats. Even though he did that he still is one of my favorties

  • twoshady

    i have a Thomas Jones jersey. I’m not sure a couple years with the Jets is jersey worthy. I think i was drunk and pissed that they released him right after he just had a huge season.

  • Dima

    Since every Jets fan and his grandma has a Revis jersey, I’d say it might be the worst one if we consider the aggregate. I’ll just sit here in my Favre hat and stew.

  • I have a Revis high school jersey. He wore number 2 and said Revis on the back.It was my pride and joy, cause nobody else had it!! I would get stopped 4 to 5 times just on the way in the stadium. Now, I m going to get a Wilkerson jersey, but until I do it’s my Mitchell and Ness 1968 Broadway Joe in home green.

  • Richard

    Twoshady I would say it is he was a beast with the Jets. I was pissed when they let him go too.

  • Boomer

    I bought a Justin McCareins jersey still don’t kno why just glade I said no to buy a gholston one

  • fozzi58

    I don’t buy jerseys unless its someone that has or was with the team for a while and a worthwhile player so I’m fortunate not to have any jersey that sucks – Martin, Pennington, Testeverde, Ellis, Chrebet, and Cotchery.

  • Drew

    I love the NY Daily News Pitch of the day. Keep it up!

  • AJ

    No mention of Brett the Jet!

    I bought 2 of his jersey’s. One home, one away. Talk about bad decisions.

  • @ AJ I feel your pain. What I hate the most about that jersey, is people still wear it to the games!

  • DJ

    I had a Bart Scott home and a Revis away for 2 years now. I am going to get a Mangold to replace them. Looking into getting a Wilkerson soon.