Jets’ Ed Reed Calls On Fireman Ed To Make Comeback Sunday
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ed Reed was looking forward to his first home game with the New York Jets, expecting to see Fireman Ed leading the MetLife Stadium crowd in loud “J-E-T-S!” chants against the Miami Dolphins.
“That guy with the hard hat on, is he still here?” the safety said Wednesday. “I need him getting the whole stadium crunked.”
Well, one problem: The firefighter helmet-wearing fan named Ed Anzalone stepped away from his role as a famous cheerleader after increasing “confrontations” between him and other fans.
Anzalone’s last game as Fireman Ed came a year ago, the Jets’ 49-19 Thanksgiving loss to New England, which included Mark Sanchez’s now infamous “Butt Fumble.”
“He retired? I can’t believe it,” a smiling Reed said. “We need to bring him out of retirement.”
Don’t hold your breath waiting for a comeback.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Team Toews Outscores Team Foligno 17-12 In NHL All-Star Game
- Butler Routs No. 24 Seton Hall 77-57
- Duke Imposes Its Will In Second Half, Beats St. John’s For Coach K’s 1,000th Victory
- Luck-Led Team Carter Meets Romo-Led Team Irvin In Pro Bowl
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)