Joe Klecko

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

Jets center Nick Mangold, left, takes on Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during the game on Oct. 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 79-70

We’ve already counted down the best local players from No. 99 to No. 80. Now let’s try our luck in the 70s.

09/17/2014

Quinton Coples (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets Legend Klecko On Coples: ‘He Looks Like Tarzan, Plays Like Jane’

Joe Klecko respects Quinton Coples, thinks he’s a very good player, but says there’s something missing from his game.

05/02/2014

Joe Klecko (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Klecko On WFAN: Rex Possibly Returning To The Jets Is Really About Control

As far as Joe Klecko is concerned, it’s not really about whether Rex Ryan deserves to come back next season. It’s more a matter of the Jets deciding if they want to get with the 21st-century NFL.

12/26/2013

Joe Klecko (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Ex-Jets Joe Klecko And Skip Lane Talk About The Locker Room

After the fun subsided, Boomer talked about the anatomy on display in an NFL locker room…

WFAN–11/08/2013

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Joe Klecko Says Jets Not Going ‘Anywhere’ With Mark Sanchez

As Klecko sees it, this team confirms the old adage that if you have two QBs, you have none.

07/30/2013

Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver of the San Diego Chargers throws the ball as New York Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd hits him during a game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Ken Levine/Getty Images)

Jets Retire Dennis Byrd’s Number 90

The Jets retired Dennis Byrd’s number 90 on Sunday. The fans at MetLife Stadium gave the inspirational Byrd a standing ovation.

10/28/2012

Dante Cano, age 11, presents referee Walt Anderson as commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to a game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

11-Year-Old NJ Boy Presents NFL Refs With Pink Flags

11-year-old Dante Cano presented pink flags to NFL officials at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

10/28/2012

Defensive lineman Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets tackles San Diego Chargers quarterback Billy Joe Hobert during a game at Jack Murphy Stadium in 1990. (Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport)

Schwartz: Dennis Byrd Will Finally Get The Honor That He Deserves

Byrd’s triumph over tragedy will take center stage this Sunday when his No. 90 jersey is retired at halftime of the Jets-Dolphins game at MetLife Stadium. The painful memories of that fateful December Sunday from 20 years ago will surely come to mind.

10/24/2012

Curtis Martin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jets Retire Curtis Martin’s No. 28

The Jets retired Curtis Martin’s number 28 during halftime of Sunday’s game against the Bills.

09/09/2012

Stadium at SUNY Cortland (Credit: SUNY Cortland)

Schwartz: The Roundup From Jets Camp In Cortland

This is shaping up to be quite a weekend for Gang Green. The highlight of Friday’s practice was when Mark Sanchez threw a “game-winning” touchdown to Patrick Turner, after the defense dominated almost all of the workout.

08/03/2012

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Joe Klecko Sings For A ‘White Christmas’

Joe Klecko is a member of the Jets ‘Ring of Honor’ as well as the famous ‘New York Sack Exchange,’ so he knows a thing or two about preparing for and playing a big game in New York.

WFAN–12/23/2011

Joe Klecko (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Joe Klecko Calls In To Vent

Joe Klecko surprised Boomer & Craig with an early morning phone call, as the former Jets standout had a few things he wanted to get off his chest, beginning with his thoughts on the recent inflammatory comments made by Jets wide-receiver Santonio Holmes.

WFAN–10/14/2011

Our very own Boomer Esiason (Getty Images)

B&C Show Blog & Audio: Game Time

As was to be expected, today’s edition of the Boomer & Carton Morning Extravaganza was all about the J-E-T-S Jets-Jets-Jets, as Gang Green prepares to avenge last year’s loss to the Colts by beating the Steelers in the AFC Championship.

WFAN–01/21/2011

New York Jets players gather as one holds up a football during NFL Football practice Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets are scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 23, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Ihedigbo, Coleman On WFAN: Jets ‘On A Mission’

Jets safety James Ihedigbo joined Boomer & Carton on Friday morning to give the guys some insight into New York’s state of mind heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Afterward, cornerback Drew Coleman called in to dissect the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WFAN–01/21/2011

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