About the Author
Recent posts by Mike Wilkening
I posted this video last year, and I'll post it next year and the year after that, too, simply because it's so fun to watch. It's a Draft Day tradition I hold dear.
Here's a look back at the reactions of Jets fans when their team wasn't drafting so well. I love everything about this video — the impassioned reactions of the fans, Pete Rozelle's cool, Paul Tagliabue, seeming to be surprised ever so slightly by the loud cries of the Jets' faithful as he announced the selection of Blair Thomas in his first draft as commissioner / master of ceremonies for the 1990 draft.
My favorite part: the fan shouting 'Oh, no!' as Rozelle announced that the Jets would be taking a fullback (Roger Vick) with their 1987 first-round pick.
I'll always hold that the TV cameras capturing the passion — and anguish — of Jets fans hoping their team hit a home run with their first-round pick has had its own little role in why the event is so popular today. I'll have the volume turned up a little higher when they're on the clock in Round One.