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Why I Am a Fan of the New York Jets

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Welcome to the refreshed Gang Green Nation! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card [contest rules]. We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us!

Good morning, everybody. As you may have noticed, the powers that be at SB Nation have made a decision to change the layout of this site as they believed you would like this new one.

They are launching a sweepstakes for a $500 Fanatics gift card. You need to explain why you are a Jets fan. Details of the contest will be below. Many of you share your stories with the GGN community each year during our annual bye week post explaining why we are fans so this would just be an extension of that.

Before I ask you why you are a fan, I guess I should share why I am a Jets fan. It's pretty simple. My dad was a Jets fan. When I was a kid,I didn't pick any of the other teams he roots for. I even picked one he hated, the Yankees. I wanted to have at least one team we could cheer for together.

The funny thing is he wasn't thrilled with my decision. Multiple times he tried to convince me to root for the Giants to spare myself the pain the Jets put him through. He told me there was still time for me to change. There wasn't, though. Once you pick your team, they are your team. So here I am all these years later.

Share your story with SB Nation. Details are below.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  SB Nation Why Are You a Fan Reader Sweepstakes starts on 8:00am ET on May 25, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm ET on June 8, 2017. Open only to eligible legal residents of the United States, 18 years or older. Click here for Official Rules and complete details, including entry instructions, odds of winning, alternative method of entry, prize details and restrictions, etc.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Sponsor: Vox Media, Inc.