DEER PARK, N.Y. (CBS 2) – As Jets fans across the Tri-State prep for Sunday night’s AFC Championship game, there’s one family on Long Island that’s already set for their beloved Gang Green.
Bill and Diane Scott have been Jets fans for what seems like their entire lives. To visitors of their house in Deer Park, it won’t take long to learn about their love for the Jets.
Almost everything in their house is dedicated to Coach Rex Ryan’s team.
“We have stuff in every part of the house and we just love the jets,” Diane said.
Their prized possession is an autographed Curtis Martin football, and they’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the Jets to make it to the Super Bowl. The trip to Dallas may finally be here.
“Rex Ryan brought this team up big time. They’re going all the way,” Bill said.
Bill and Diane aren’t alone. More than 7,500 fans turned out in a raucous rally of support to send the Jets off to Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. Not even the freezing temperatures could stop the fans from showing their support and conviction that the Gang Green was going all the way.
“Last year, we came close. This year we’re bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to New Jersey,” Gov. Chris Christie said on Saturday at Jets Camp in Florham Park.
The fans, adorned with green faces, green lipstick and Jets on the heads, have no doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s outcome.
“It’s going to be 24 to 17. Jets win. They’re going to win the ball, be effective on the ground, open up the game and kick butt. Great day,” Jets fan Bill Lyness said.
Earlier in the week, an equally large and exuberant rally took over Times Square.