The image on the television screen is still vividly etched in Vinny Testaverde’s mind. The former Jets quarterback was in the trainer’s room on Sept. 11, 2001, and had trouble making sense of the gaping, smoke-spewing hole in one of the Twin Towers.
It is hard for me to believe 10 years have passed since that fateful September morning when forever all of our lives changed.
Jets coach Rex Ryan has been involved in lots of big games during his career: a Super Bowl, conference title games and fierce rivalry matchups. The season opener Sunday night against Dallas on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks tops ‘em all.
Rex Ryan and the Jets had surprised construction workers at the World Trade Center site chanting “J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!” on Wednesday.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 and honor the memory of the victims, the Mets will wear the hats of first responders and service agencies for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 11.
It was just last month that the National Football League and its players’ union put aside their differences to end the NFL lockout. Now they’re coming together again — to support a cause close to New Yorkers.
The NYPD is strengthening its safety net around the city as the 9/11 anniversary approaches and the city’s top cop says he’s very concerned about an attack timed to coincide with the memorials.
A white “9-11-01″ will be painted next to the court in September for the US Open men’s and women’s singles finals in Flushing Meadows. “Our goal is to mark this very solemn occasion in a dignified and respectful matter,” said USTA president Jon Vegosen.