Headed for another heartache?

On the brink of their team's first playoff berth since 2006, Jets fans are wary

Originally Published: December 30, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Like so many New York Jets fans, Gene Ragone's spark of commitment ignited more than 40 years ago in Super Bowl III.

Most of his buddies growing up in Westchester County followed the Yankees and football Giants, but the savvy cool of Joe Namath proved irresistible. When the Jets stunned the Baltimore Colts -- in a monumental game that proved the American Football League could play (and surpass) the NFL -- Ragone was hooked.

"When they won, I was a fan for life," said ...

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