Royalty witnesses the 2011 Boston Massacre in Foxboro!
I'm in the house
After seeing the Jets get embarrassed back on December 6th against the New England Patriots it was time for a payback.
The King and I found our way into the building with a little help from my good friend James Gabriele who was there with his son.
I was able to get us one ticket for the game on Ticketmaster when they went on sale.
We still needed another ticket so we both could be in.
James went out of his way to do whatever he could to accomodate us. At the last minute, he called us and he said his NBC station, WHDH, in Boston had an extra ticket. I wound up getting in touch with Marcy and Chris who had the ticket. I met them by the gate and I went into the building.
The King wound up sitting upstairs and I lucked out into a seat just 14 rows from the field behind the Jet bench by the 25 yard line.
What a view I had. I can't thank James, Marcy and Chris for making this happen. Needless to say, I'm very grateful.
During the week, Jets coach Rex Ryan talked all week long and on Sunday night his team executed his game plan to perfection as the Jets got their revenge on the Patriots.
For the second year in a row, Royalty was in the house to lock the doors on Gillette Stadium.
Last year the King and I saw the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice run all over the Patriots as they ended their season.
This time the Jets confused Tom Brady most of the game after he started out on fire. Then David Harris picked off a pass and put the Jets in position to score.
Unfortunately Nick Folk missed a 31 yard field goal that would have gave the Jets the early lead. The Patriots came down the field and had to settle for a field goal after Alge Crumpler missed a pass in the end zone for a touchdown.
After that the Jets went to work, they pressured Tom Brady a number of times and they sacked him 5 times. He was forced into making bad passes. In addition, he didn't seem in sync with receivers on a number of occasions. His receivers went one way and the ball went another.
Rex Ryan wrote a masterful blueprint that the Patriots couldn't figure out.
On offense, Quarterback Mark Sanchez was brilliant. He had no turnovers and he got everybody involved.
There were great catches by Jerricho Cotchery, Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes.
In addition, there were timely runs by LaDainlian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene which enabled the Jets to control the clock as they dominated the line of scrimmage.
It was an amazing performance as they beat the best in the business in their own building.
Next stop: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the AFC Championship Game
To quote Jets coach Rex Ryan "Same Old Jets".
It's going to be the Jets year. After seeing all those miracle wins, they're destined to win it all.
I have attended on average 350 Sporting Events a year the last 21 years as follows:
190 Baseball Games
80 Hockey Games
60 NBA Games
20 NFL Games
I have arranged travel plans to be present at the following:
Every current Major League Baseball Diamond (59 Total)
Many different Minor League Baseball Parks (106 Total)
Every current NBA Court (59 Total)
Every current NHL Rink (66 Total)
Various Minor League Hockey Arenas (71 Total)
Every current NFL Gridiron (60 Total)
Variety of College Football and Basketball venues as well.
I have traveled extensively through North America, the Caribbean, Japan, Australia, England & France.