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September 2, 2011

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Jets FS, Eric Smith hosts Fantasy Football League with Pro Interviews

by Max Strauss
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Eric Smith and Pro Interviews are hosting a fantasy football league. Check this out for more information on how you can join the league. Getting a chance to play on an NFL roster is tough. For many players, making the final cut to the finalized 53-man roster is even more of a dream. New York Jets’ captain and starting safety, Eric Smith is giving fans a chance to make his roster.  It’s definitely worth your time. Make sure you follow Eric Smith on twitter too. 

Getting a chance to play on an NFL roster is tough. For many players, making the final cut to the finalized 53-man roster is even more of a dream. New York Jets’ captain and starting safety, Eric Smith is giving fans a chance to make his roster.

Less than two weeks ago, Smitty decided to make a fantasy football league. He said, “I thought it would be a great way to interact with the fans.” Smitty has always been known to be a competitor on-the-field, so he now plans to bring that environment to his fans online.

He created a league with ten spots (eleven for fans) with hopes of giving away spots to fans who entered contests on Facebook and twitter. After Marquice Cole approached him about joining the league, he increased his roster size to fourteen spots, and opened three more spots for fans. 

Along with Pro Interviews, Smitty has hosted different contests for fans. He asked them for different ways for them to send photos of their fandom. He also asked for fans to predict scores of the preseason games for spots. He has received about five hundred submissions.

The winner of the fantasy football league will be receiving two game tickets and a signed, authentic Eric Smith jersey. There are two spots left in the fantasy football league. It’ll be exciting for fans to see who gets the opportunity to make Smith’s finalized roster.

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  1. Travis
    Sep 2 2011

    Because I’m the first one posting here. Been trying to get the other spots. Need one of these last two.

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  2. Sep 2 2011

    I think that’s awesome that an NFL player is interested with connecting with his fans in such a way! Huge fan of Eric Smith! You are a great role model

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  3. Josh Roberts
    Sep 2 2011

    I think that I should be in this fantasy football league because I have been a Jets fan since birth and it would be a huge honor to be in the same fantasy league as the great player that is Eric Smith. I have been doing fantasy football for about 4-5 years now and I know how it works, and I would greatly appreciate the chance to compete with Eric Smith and #TeamSmitty. Thank you Max and I hope I win!

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  4. Sep 2 2011

    Credit as well to Max Strauss and prointerviews.org
    Great site!!!

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  5. Kyle Chirsky
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in the Eric Smith/Pro Interviews fantasy football league because I’m the biggest Jets fan ever! At my mom’s and dad’s house I have Jets stuff all over. Also, up until this year the football team I played on was the Jets, which I played on for 5 years. I also should be in the fantasy football league because this year I went to Jets training camp and was yelling to Eric to sign my helmet but he signed on the other side. I also think I should get in the Fantasy Football league because I would go on the league every day and check my team and the standings. I would also like to be chosen for the fantasy football league because I will give everyone a run for 1st place in the league as last year I finished 2nd in a league against 11 people with a not very good team. Thank you and I hope I get picked

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  6. u will never pick me cause ur scared of me …. u know ill beat u

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  7. Sep 2 2011

    I don’t know of a reason of why I would be more deserving than someone else! I have everything I can ask for…a great family…a wonderful Fiancee…that’s all I can ask for! God bless all! Good luck!!!

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  8. Charles
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in this because im a big eric smith fan he a man that plays 100% every down an is know for his big hits even if he hurts himself ( anquan boldin )plus if I join ima win cuz I always pick jets d!

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  9. Sep 2 2011

    I will be crushed worse than if Rex had sat on me if I don’t make it in. I’m a huge Jets fan and I would love the challenge of playing my favorite Jets player at fantasy football.

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  10. Sep 2 2011

    Eventually we all need to compete amongst the elite and this league presents just such an opportunity; whereas fans can face off against a real NFL player. Reviews of this league have already been all over Jets nation and it would certainly be an honor to be a part of this league. Interestingly enough, there is a possible Patriots fan in the league, and I always enjoy beating their faithful in football (fantasy or otherwise). Certain to make an impact, I look forward to the Jets season this year. Smitty has looked fantastic already, well worth the money I’ve spent on my jersey (in transit now!!) Marching towards February my intentions are to attend both the Ravens and Redskins away games! I have lived in the Northern Virginia area for some time now; I miss going to see the Jets and I’m excited about their chances this year. Truth be told, being part of this league would make it even more exciting; winning would be icing on the cake. Hopefully I am selected to participate; hopefully you noticed I spelled ERIC SMITH with the first letter of every sentence.

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  11. If you wanat a fan interaction, you want me on the team. You want to laugh, cry and have a good time? i’m your guy. I wont draft any Jets on my team because I do not want to intensify my pride or frustration if my Fantasy team wins or loses. My trash talking and Trade proposals come with a fan’s analysis filled with metaphors to awesome Segal, Dolph Lunderin, and Van Damme movies. I’ll also throw in an occasional 80s baby or 90s kid reference to SNICK or nick.

    Think thats it?

    Oh no theres more, I dont know if im going to win the league but I will beat Smitty. Thats my goal. You like competition bring it “awn” buddy im talking about a knock out drag down fight like Stalone and Snipes in the gun museaum in Demolotion Man.

    Simon says…add me! lol

    Seriously add me, it will be good fun.

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  12. ken alcott
    Sep 2 2011

    Been a fan for over 30 years, I have had to suffer through Browning Nagle, Blair Thomas and Bruce Coslet.
    Need I say more??!!

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  13. spartanjames
    Sep 2 2011

    Easy – Cause I’ve been a fan since his early MSU days. I remember him committing, and seeing he was a two start recruit. Nothing to get excited about on paper, in fact those of us that follow usually groan. But when you watched Smitty’s film, even out of high school – there was one thing that stood out – he knew how to tackle. At MSU, I can count on one hand the number of tackles he missed. Perfect technique, and he made it look easy. I said you were going to make the league when you were a sophmore at MSU to my friends, they said I was crazy. Now me and him got the last laugh.

    And he’s still in the Green and White with Plaxico and D.Mason – Go Jets!

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  14. Pete baran
    Sep 2 2011

    I belong in the league bc I am a die hard jets fan who hasn’t missed a minute of a game in at least 10 yes and even though I didn’t have the right prediction yesterday the fact that I had therefore scoring zero point shows my confidence in the jets and especially the defense!! J E T S jets jets jets!!!

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  15. Eugene Batsuk
    Sep 2 2011

    My friend earlier this week informed me that Smitty has created a fantasy football league and is giving spots out to fans, this was my primary reason for creating a twitter account. i have never even been on the twitter website prior to me creating my account. i honestly feel that its an awesome thing that he is doing. You don’t see a lot of players give back to their fans like this. Ive been a huge Jets fan all my life and to actually get the opportunity to play with somebody who is a pro football player would just be amazing. I believe that i would be a good competitor to have in the league, i have won 2 championships and have been runner up numerous times. I love having good competition and the opportunity to beat Smitty in his own league would be icing on the cake. Go JETS!!! all the way this year!! Thx for taking the time to read this.

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  16. joey marino (@sackinthatqb92)
    Sep 2 2011

    I have grew up a die hard jets fan, my friend actually knows sanchez, i can prove that im smittys biggest fan, i start him over ed reed in my franchise, i deserve it because i have tryed and failed in all the othrr contests and I knoe so much about the jets!!

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  17. BrICkCiTyKiDd
    Sep 2 2011

    Here I go.I believe I should win one of the remaining two spots because for one,I’ve been following my good friend @prointerviews and love all his writings and interviews.I’ve tried getting in on the other contests but haven’t had time with the birth of my son.So to my amazement while he is napping in his swing,my buddy @prointerviews dropped this contest,so here I am writing this.I WANT in this league!I believe I’m more then deserving and am a die hard jets fan unlike like that new england guy who won the other night!Give me a shot at this smitty and max I will not disappoint!!Thanks.

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  18. Chris Mitrovich
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in Smitty’s fantasy league because I am the biggest Jets fan. So big that I was tweeting players the night before the 2010 opener while my wife was in labor! I had my favorite Jets shirt on. It was funny because I got reponses from Dustin Keller and Darrelle Revis

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  19. Ethan King
    Sep 2 2011

    Well everyone has put Good Reasons so Ill just say bc ima die hard Jets Fan!!! Smitty Fan!!! And It would Be Awesome to Play with one part of the BEST NFL tandem Safetys in Football!!!! GO JETS!!!

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  20. Craig Hoffman
    Sep 2 2011

    I deserve to be in this league because I have an extensive knowledge of football and have played in leagues for years.

    I also need a break. It has been a tough year with being unemployed, then having major surgery which will put me on disability soon.

    Dont get me wrong I am extremely lucky to be a stay at home dad to help my son grow up right and have a great family. I just need a distraction right now.

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  21. bfadds
    Sep 2 2011

    Thanks for the invite to share my sales pitch, Max:

    I’ve been playing Fantasy Football since 1997. Since that time I’ve accrued several championship wins and an overwhelming majority of the playoff berths in each league. Outside of being a uber competitive fantasy manager, I add a bit of color to the league through taunts, smack talk, and “in-your-face” rubbing.

    Essentially, I play the role of the bad guy who always wins. I’m the wrestling heel you love to hate. The Ric Flair, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, or Triple H who, dispite the hatred, always comes out on top.

    Outside of the fantasy credentials, I’m a huge Jets fan. I wouldn’t be posting on this website if this were a fantasy league for the Giants or any other NFL team. Recently engaged, my fiancee and I went to Macy’s to register for gifts. I registered for 2 items: a vacuum cleaner and Jets pilsner glasses.

    In a nut shell, there’s no fancy cannon or creativity to this post, but it’s me. If Smitty and the other members of this fantasy league want to feel like they’ve earned the league’s championship, they’re going to have to face *real* competition…

    …and it doesn’t get any more “real” than the guy described above. Thanks for your consideration.

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  22. Ken Filete
    Sep 2 2011

    I’ve always been a big fan of #33 and I’m pretty solid a fantasy football player having done it for close to 15 yrs. To go against a true athlete like Eric would be a friggin dream come true. As I live in Northern CT, I am also an island in a sea of Patsie fans. Being in this league would give me solid bragging rights that I can use a leverage to put these idiots in their place. Alot of other solid comments here Max, you’ve got a tough job to do. If you use the phrase “You’ve been Smithed” to send to those of us who didn’t win, I will totally LMAO, Thanks for the opportunity!

    Ken REDEXPLOR

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  23. The reason i should join the league is that i am very persistent. Ive tried almost every contest to get in but have been unsuccessful. I will keep trying though!. I am also interested how the actual players in the league do in fantasy football. it would be great perspective on who they think is actually the good players in the NFL. i am in 2 other leagues and very active in them. i am a huge jets fan and if i get selected to be in the league i am coming for the championship. Watch out Mr. Smith

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  24. Sep 2 2011

    I would like to be in the league because if I win…I would donate the ticket portion of the prize to charity!!!
    …and I am a die hard Jets fan!!!

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  25. Anthony Malandra
    Sep 2 2011

    As I suggested last night to @prointerviews the final spots should be determined by a pizza eating contest. I think if that were the case I would have a chance. However this is the next best alternative. Why should I be in the league? I could go on about how I am a huge Jets fan, or how I respect the play of Eric Smith, or even how I am an excellent fantasy player. But I believe that most everyone who enters this contest has those traits.

    What sets me apart from everyone else that enters this contest is my life situation. Consider me to be George Costanza. I have a dead end job, live with my parents, have no prospects, and even some of my friends think I have no reason to get up in the morning. I do like to get the daily news and would like to work in sports (currently earning my Masters in Sports Management). I have turned women to lesbianism, and enjoy watching movies like Rochelle Rochelle, and getting musical numbers from Les Miserables stuck in my head…”Master of the House, Keeper of the Zoo” (hopefully this doesn’t drive me made like Schuman).

    Basically what I am saying is that I need something to go right. Kinda like when George did the opposite for a while and got a cute girl, a job at the Yankees, and moved into a nice apartment. I think being given a spot in the fantasy league would be that moment that could turn things around.

    Anybody who reads this might say “This guy is just writing this to try to be funny and steal a spot in the league.” However much like when George is forced to take Krueger to Festivus, I can prove all of this if I have too. I look forward to your decision, and even if things continue to be crappy all around for me, I will always love and admire the J-E-T-S, JETS JETS JETS.

    Now I’m Done.

    Anthony Malandra
    @malandander on twitter

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  26. Sep 2 2011

    plain and simple, because im a jets fan

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  27. Garry
    Sep 2 2011

    Huge Jets fan and Fantasy Football fan. Have been playing fantasy football since the 90’s and am an active participant with years of football knowledge. Also would love to play in a league with a player from a team that has both tortured me and given me great joy. Born in 1974 and prior to Rex Ryan had seen the Jets play in 2 AFC Championships 1982 & 1998 now we are on the verge of a shot at the ultimate goal. Have to say though if I do play in this league I might have to draft the Jets Defense in the first round to make sure I get them because I draft them every year and if I don’t get them in the draft I eventually get them in a trade maybe by overpaying for them at times but I always feel they can be special especially this season. GO JETS!!!!!

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  28. Jimmy C
    Sep 2 2011

    I live in Boston. I rock my retro Jets cap in Boston all the time. I went to the Jets v. Patriots playoff game last year. Eric Smith is the man. Do I need o say anymore than that?

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  29. I may not be the best predictor of preseason scores, nor the best artist, and I certainly won’t claim to know all of Eric Smith’s high-school jersey numbers (mainly because that’s really just creepy and a little too close to stalker status); but what I do know is that Jets football consumes my life 365 days a year, I know good talent when I see it, and I deserve a spot in Smitty’s fantasy football league. The reasons are pretty simple:
    1) Every year I go to training camp. Not to see the guy whose jersey is hanging all over NYC, but instead to see the young talent, the guys who put in the hard work to get to play in the NFL, fighting to show their talent & be recognized. It’s my favorite part of camp. Since 2006 – Eric Smith has been one of those players. It didn’t take long for me to notice talent, dedication, and just plain badass style of play during special teams practices. From his two INTs as rookie to him being the starting safety this season, I’ve always been a fan.
    2) Spring 2009 I knew Smitty had really made it, and I was right. In November 2009 I may have been the happiest fan to see him get the starting spot against the Carolina Panthers and wrote about it: Smitty Gets The Start
    3) I’ve broken my rule of only wearing one player’s jersey until that player no longer is a Jet and have added a customized #33 Eric Smith jersey to my “rotation”. I plan on wearing it proudly.
    4) I’m a fantasy football Queen :) There’s nothing better than being in a competitive league, kicking ass and taking names Smitty-style. I’m quite the trash talker and will definitely add some fun to the league!
    ……….and lastly 5) I wore #9 all through high-school and college, it’s still my number today. Shouldn’t that win me a spot alone?

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  30. Duncan
    Sep 2 2011

    There are a smörgåsbord (thats for quice) of reasons i should be in these league, lead among them being that I need something to fill my ample free time since im jobless right now. What better way than playing some fantasy football with smitty, quice and a bunch of die hard jets fans.

    PS I think there may be an overload of jets themed team names in this league

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  31. Elliot
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in this league for 2 reasons:

    1. I’ve been a Jets season ticket holder for over 15 years and would love my first taste of interacting with a great player like #33.

    2. I always give @ProInterviews #FollowFridays! Thats what is called being a supporter

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  32. Austin Fishstein
    Sep 2 2011

    Really, there is no substantial reason for why I should be in the league more than anybody else. However, I’m a huge Jets fan and live to watch the Jets. Being the only Jets fan out of my group of friends (they’re all Giants fans), I have to constantly argue against them why the Flight Boys will, and will always be better. However, by being in this league I could finally meet some real Jets fans who know the truth about the NY rivalry!!! Oh, and I can guarantee you that I will win the league… Only problem is I probably wouldn’t be able to draft my normal core of Jets players. Even if I’m not picked though, LET’S GO JETS!!!!!

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  33. Gary Lenz
    Sep 2 2011

    This is great to see. TWO THUMBS UP.

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  34. C_Cappella
    Sep 2 2011

    I assume that like everyone else here, I’m a huge Jets fan. I think that Eric Smith really defines what playing like a Jet is all about. He’s a hard nosed player who does the little things that take the Jets to another level.

    I cant even describe how much i want into this league. I’m uber-competitive, probably more than anyone else in the league, and I know i’ll win if i get in.

    I go to school out in Pittsburgh and really need an outlet from all the Steelers fans out here. If I dont find one fast, I may go crazy. If I dont get in the league at least kick the Steelers ass in the playoffs. Go Jets, In Rex We Trust.

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  35. John Marino
    Sep 2 2011

    One reason I should be in the league is cause just like everyone else here I’m a diehard jets fan, and have had season tickets for the last 10 years. Reason number 2 is that I am basically the second coming of Adam Schefter a true fantasy football expert (you guys could learn a few things from myself). And reason number three is a I played as a DB in football and you guys on the Jets are my favorite crew. All the jets jerseys I’ve owned have been CBS or Safetys. You make huge plays on the field and I like seeing you guys all interact on twitter (whether its leaving cromartie out of breakfast after the hurricane lol or marquice the man childs obsession with spongebob lol. PICK ME

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  36. Lauren
    Sep 2 2011

    I have two reasons why I would like to be considered a player in Smitty’s fantasy football league:

    1. I am a die hard Jets fan, BUT I am only a 2nd year rookie in the fantasy football league and this would be a great learning experience for me by playing with and learning from the best!.

    2. My son, another die hard Jets fan, just transferred to FAU & his birthday is 9/9 (good number, right Smitty?). I would LOVE to surprise him and send him an autographed #33 jersey. I know he would be very proud to repp #33 down in South Florida. He is planning on going to the #Jets #Miami game on Jan. 01.

    Please consider me! Thanks!!!

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  37. Keith
    Sep 2 2011

    I think I should be in the league because I’m a huge jets and Michigan state fan(sister went there),and have followed Eric smith since he was in college.I also couldn’t do the other contests because I don’t have camera phone or comp that takes pictures

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  38. Jr
    Sep 2 2011

    2 thumbs up

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  39. Reckless83
    Sep 2 2011

    The reason why I think I should be in the league is because I never try fantasy football and to go up against a pro player from my favorite team with the chance of beating them. That right there would be a good prize alone.

    P.s. I think I will beat quice and smith at it.

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  40. Because I know I can compete and win the league and have bragging rights over Smitty and Quice for life! Haha. I’m a diehard Jets fan and a fantasy football beast! Love the work you do over here, Max. Hope I get picked. Good luck!

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  41. I would love to get the chance to be a part of this fantasy football league. I am a huge fan of the New York Jets and have been since birth evidenced by the fact that my first professional photo shoot, set up by my mom, had me decked out entirely in Jets attire. My family have been proud season ticket holders for over a decade and continue to be in the New Meadowlands/MetLife Stadium. I’ve been through good times and bad with the Jets, but nothing will ever cause my loyalty to waiver. Unfortunately I have not been able to attend as many games as I would have liked to in the past few years, as I am dealing with Crohn’s disease at the moment, which in addition to causing me to miss a few games, has unfortunately also left me home from college the past two semesters. However things are starting to look better and I look forward to being able to support the Jets at their home soon. If I were to not only get the chance to be a part of this league, but manage to compete at the highest level and win this league, I would be more than willing to donate either the prize tickets or the tickets my family currently owns for that game.

    I am also a huge fan of Eric Smith. I can’t help but to admire his hard-nosed style of play and determination. He gives 110% every time he’s on the field. While I do have limited experience on the football field was lucky enough to be a part of my varsity football team as a junior and senior. I wasn’t the most talented player on the field, but I gave everything I had on the field, whether it be during practice or a game. Certain things were more difficult for me than others, as I was born with Cerebral Palsy affecting my legs and lower body, but that just caused me to push harder to accomplish my goals. Just another challenge I had to overcome. I see this kind of attitude in Eric Smith. I’m sure he will take this same attitude and his competitive fire into competing in this league, as will I if given the opportunity.

    I am also a big fan of football in general. I follow as much of the league as I can and have taken that into fantasy football these past few years. I enjoy every aspect of fantasy from the draft, to setting my lineup, and making waiver-wire pick-ups and in-season trades. My dream job is to one day become an NFL General Manager, and while it may be a long shot I like to imagine that as manager of my fantasy football team that I am the GM of my very own team.

    I have been lucky enough during the last twenty years to have met some Jets greats, including Dave Herman, an offensive lineman on the 1968 Super Bowl winning team, after one of my most recent surgeries. I was also lucky enough to have won an online auction and participate in an “QB Training Session” with current Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. If I were to get the amazing opportunity to participate with Eric Smith in this fantasy league it would be another great fond memory to add to my many experiences with the great New York Jets organization. Either way I would like to wish the New York Jets and Eric Smith the best of luck in this upcoming season. I’ll be rooting for you whether it be at the stadium or in front of my TV. It is great that you are giving fans the opportunity to interact with you on a personal level. You really are one of a kind.

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  42. What better reason is there than to learn? I’ve never fully understood the concept of any fantasy sport so I’ve never been offered the chance to learn hands on. I’m one of those individuals that needs to get into/be a part of something in order to grasp what’s going on. Like I’ve said before, there would be no better league to learn in than this one. Not only does it require time and effort to meet with fans but to go above and beyond and create a league basically dedicated for fans takes heart, and that’s what I admire most about the creation of this league. It doesn’t matter to me if I lose or win, what matters is the opportunities given to fans to get to know at least one of their favorite players.

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  43. Des Beaty
    Sep 2 2011

    JetDownUnder from Twitter here. I feel I should get a chance to join Eric’s fantasy league ad the NFL is now a worldwide game so giving a chance for people from other countries would be awesome. I’m a huge Jets and Eric Smith Dan and would love the chance to compete in the league. On game day I wake up at 4.30am to watch the Jets. so it’s pretty safe to say I’m a die hard Jets Fan.

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  44. Sep 2 2011

    i love the jets and love fantasy footballand i think this is aweome what you are doing

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  45. kevin g
    Sep 2 2011

    Cause I followed Smitty since his days of torchering receivers as a Spartan baby.

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  46. Sep 2 2011

    “Well ya know something Mean Gene” ::in Hulk Hogan voice:: I believe that if I had a shot to be in the Eric Smith/Pro Interviews fantasy football league, I would totally bring the house down! I’ve been a Jet fan living in Miami for most of my life now, so I’ve seen all kinds of hostility and negativity thrown my way. But if chosen, I will show you that hours upon hours of Twitter news refreshing and reading Jets articles has SURELY paid off… This is a great way to interact with the fans, and I sure would appreciate the invite, just hope you don’t mind Team Oswald Cobblepot running wild on YOU! ::double flex::

    J-E-T-S!

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  47. Eric Hammer
    Sep 2 2011

    If this answer actually gets read, you’re search to find someone for Eric Smith’s fantasy league will be over. First of all, my name is Eric, so me and Eric Smith are already boys. I am a Fantasy Football Phenom, and I know Eric Smith could use some REAL competition. Unlike most of these posers, I am a true Jets fan, and I attend every game, rain or shine or snow or hurricane, I’m there. Not only am I there, I’m there at 8am tailgating and getting pumped to see Eric Smith and the rest of the Gang Green D jack people up, like Wes Welker for example. I haven’t missed a game in years, and I see EVERY SINGLE SNAP. I don’t leave early, I don’t complain. Eric Smith is not the biggest guy on the field, and as a shorter person myself, Eric Smith is truly inspirational. His desire to win is extremely admirable. The Jets are a huge part of my life, so naturally so is Eric Smith. Fantasy football also ranks high up there on the list between Jets and Breathing. I want this more than anyone else, and I will beat Eric Smith. With my parting words, I will just say that if Eric Smith wants a competitive league, then I should be in it. E R I C Eric Eric Eric!

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  48. Sep 2 2011

    I should be in the league because like Eric I was born March 17 1983..I am also 6’1″..I went to Michigan St. and was also born in Columbus..I also wore the jersey #9 in high school!

    Although this might not all be true…. I may only be a high school kid obsessed with fantasy, trying to win these contests to get into the league with a player on my favorite team.

    We do have the incredibly good looks thing going for the both of us so I think that alone should get me a spot in the league with you..

    GO GANG GREEN

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  49. Scott
    Sep 2 2011

    Like Des I’m a huge international follower. I’ve sacrifice my sleeping hours every Monday for 20 years to get my Jet fix and even rearranged my working hours. Pre-Internet I would sometimes call US and listen to games over phone. I purchased one of the very first slingbox and now lucky enough to get most games on live TV. Beat that? Now where’s my snack.

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  50. Matt
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in because once I win this thing, I pledge to donate my winnings to the 9/11 charity of the players choice.

    Somewhat corny, but the stories of the Jets visiting the WTC got me pretty emotional. And I think it’s such a cool thing that the players are doing reaching out, that we might as well do some good also. Besides, it’s all about the pride of winning anyway. Good luck all.

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  51. Joe Igneri
    Sep 2 2011

    Me and 3 of my buddies bought tickets right after the we won the wild card game last year. and we drove from Staten Island to Foxboro and attended the Divisional game. So we watched Smitty pop that paint off welkers helmet LIVE !!! And went nuts after it as the patriot fans were silent …

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  52. Chase
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be invited to the league because it’s hard being the ONLY Jets fan in Utah. I also have won approximately 168 Super Bowls w/ the Jets on Madden.

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  53. michael mccarthy
    Sep 2 2011

    plain and simple, huge jets fan, huge fantasy fan and huge eric smith fan. Dont need an essay to tell u why i should be in. Go gang green and #33

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  54. gmo
    Sep 2 2011

    Cause ill be rockin the#33 all day next Sunday!!

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  55. Sep 2 2011

    I deserve a spot in this league. I have been a Jets season ticket holder for 8 years out of my 14 year life. I am ALWAYS watching the Jets game, whether it’s preseason or the playoffs. I am a DEDICATED fan, and believe it or not, but the only Jets fan in my grade. I was ripped when we were having 4-12 seasons, but I never gave up hope. And look where the Jets are know. And though I’m a longshot, I BELIEVE I can get in the league. I promise I won’t let you down. In fact, I’ll play like a Jet :)
    Please pick me it would mean the WORLD!
    PS I’m killer at Fantasy Football :)

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  56. christopher schechter
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in the league because I’m an manimanial..that’s half man half animal!

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  57. Sep 2 2011

    I should be picked because this league needs some west coast flavor. I would bring 5years of fantasy experience and a dedication to the game wether I win or lose. THE ONLY REASON NOT TO ALLOW ME IN, is to give the rest of the league a chance to win!

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  58. Colin
    Sep 2 2011

    I should be in your fantasy league because you probably have no west coast jets fans in your league. Living in San Diego, I don’t have easy access to interact with the players. This would be an awesome experience to compete against two of my favorite Jets in something I actually have a shot in, haha. Pick me! Go JETS!!!

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  59. Edward Laczynski
    Sep 2 2011

    My name is Ed and I am a high school English teacher in Queens. I love my job but sometimes need to escape the harsh reality of teaching English to Generation Tweet. If selected for the league I vow to have funny, inspiring smack talk to keep the league fun. Nothing gets the juices flowing more than a Shakespearean insult. So pick me or you’re a rapscallion of a thievish wench…. By the way love Eric and all of Gang Green! (insert brown nosing as last ditch effort)

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  60. Because I will name my team “Eric Smith: Best Safety in the NFL” or “Eric Smith: The Most Interesting Man in the World” Whichever you prefer

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  61. dan
    Sep 2 2011

    #1 Jets Fan! went to every open practice

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  62. I am a die hard Jet fan, I bleed green. A good Jet win starts out y week on the right foot, while a disappointing loss leaves me wanting for a victory.
    I have been multiple Jets for Halloween (Vinny Testeverde/Wayne Chrebet) I was the only 4th grader to be Vinny T.
    I remember the highs (Jets W against The Pats last year) and the lows (The Doug Brien game)
    I stick with the Jets through thick and thin. I have impersonated Bart Scott on youtube.
    CAN’T WAIT FOR FANTASY
    Also Eric thanks for showing up to the MetLife Bryant Park Celebration. I was super lucky to get your and Nick Mangold’s autos.

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  63. Sep 2 2011

    I should be in it because Ive been using #33 for years on Kickoffs to hit stick returners and cause fumbles on Madden. He’s always my go to guy for that. And I defended him after the Anquan Boldin hit.

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  64. Morrison
    Sep 2 2011

    I worked for Anthony Weiner this summer. My first day was the day he tweeted the picture of his…well his Weiner, haha. With that bad luck gimme some goodluck and lemme in the league. Love fantasy football almost as much as football and would really love being in this league.

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  65. chris
    Sep 2 2011

    Im not going to beg for a spot im a little drunk at the Toby Kieth concert @PNC in nj om a jets fan since I can remember and I got E. SMITH on my fantasy team sp get some ints do work and let me play some fantasy football… unless your scared I mat beat you….

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  66. Corey K
    Sep 2 2011

    My pops grew up in Jersey and rightfully raised me to be a Jets fan (thanks dad). I live in New England, in the heart of pats country. But dont feel bad for me, instead I feel blessed. I’ll tell you theres no better feeling than that day of school after the Jets take down the pats (especially in the playoffs!!). Never seen my friends so quiet. Why else should i be picked for the league? I will use my first overall pick to select Eric Smith. I will use Eric Smith….. to beat Eric Smith. So whats it gonna be Eric Smith? As a lockdwn superstar safety you must know, the only worthy opponent… is yourself.

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  67. KErvin Aucoin
    Sep 2 2011

    As a 15 year Fantasy veteran(in every sense of the word) and perennial playoff contender I am assured to dominate family and friends leagues. It is now time for me to take my talents, not to southbeach, but to a world wide fantasy stage. If you are looking for quality opponents, you will find none better. I have won super bowls at home and while deployed to many far off lands. There is nothing that will get in my way of winning.

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  68. louis
    Sep 2 2011

    I should get a spot in the fantasy draft, because it would be a nice experience. This would be a great experience for me, a long time Jets fan.
    If you choose me, I can say, that I participated with a player from the Jets in a fantasy football league. Not all fans can say that. I would be a select few.
    Regardless of whom you pick, it was very nice of you too interact with the fans.

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  69. Why should you pick me to be in the league? Here are my best reasons why:

    1) I LIVE, SLEEP, BREATHE and BLEED GREEN and WHITE! I’m a true GREEN fan that has been through it all and has stuck with the team through the best of times and the worst of times. At 11, I cheered and screamed as they beat the hated Dolphins in the OT thriller back in ‘86 and then cried as they lost to Cleveland in such stunning fashion! I remember in college suffering through the Rich Kotite Era and the infamous 1-15 season, but still wearing my colors proud! Then there was the Monday Night Miracle-I remember going into school the next day and someone saying, “Oh man, sorry about the Jets last night” -to which I quickly informed him of the miracle that had occurred! Yep, I was one of the few, who didn’t give up on the Jets and stayed up way too late to watch that stunning OT win! And now with the Rex Ryan Era, I believe the Jets time has finally arrived!
    2) I’ve had a dog named “Jet”, a pigeon named “Chrebet”, a ferret named “Pennington” and now a goldfish named “Joe Namath”!
    3) I think it would be cool to play against Eric Smith, b/c he’s another of the “tough, smart, hard-nosed” Jets, like Wayne Chrebet and Joe Klecko!
    4) I think this will be a really cool league because you guys said you were going to put more emphasis on defense which I think is awesome b/c the defense never seems to get enough credit and basically gets overlooked mostly in traditional fantasy football!

    Hope you pick me, but if not-see you at the Super Bowl! Can’t Wait!

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  70. I think that I should be in your fantasy league because we played on the same battlefield brawl team back in may and won the championship as #TEAMPLATYPUS. Then, we went out for a team dinner and you helped us out at another charity event called KICK FOR THE HOUSE. I will represent all the michigan state club soccer guys you met and helped out for both these events and try and rough you up a little bit in a fantasy league. You’re always welcome in East Lansing and next time you’re in town, you should meet up with the team and go over strategy for next years battlefield brawl title defense!

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  71. Rich
    Sep 2 2011

    If Eric Smith were to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume. Sharks have a week dedicated to Eric Smith. Eric Smith’s beard alone has experienced more than a lesser mans body. Eric Smith taught a horse to read his email for him. Eric Smiths personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards.

    I don’t always play fantasy football, but when i do, it’s with Eric Smith. Pick me to join the league my friends.

    Rich

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  72. Bryan Waller
    Sep 2 2011

    I think I should get a spot because last Monday I was playing football for my HS. I was blocking and my running back was tackled on top of my leg. My leg broke in 2 different spots and I’m out for the season. I’m a life long fan!!!

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  73. Heather
    Sep 3 2011

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one of the last spots for the fantasy league. I am a DIE HARD jets fan (and those are hard to come by in northern ny, about 10 minutes from Canada) that has been slowly converting my friends and family over to Jets fans. I convinced my boss to give me game days off so I can always be there to watch and cheer… I think he was sick of me calling home every 5 minutes to get updates and scores! Thanks to me, my whole family bleeds green and white. Every game day we deck out the living room with our jets gear and take our turns cheering and yelling. My dog loves game day too, he wears his jets bandana proudly and we even taught him bark during the jets chant! I always support the jets 100%, Win or lose I am never afraid to wear my jets jerseys, shirts, hats and jewelry. When I went to the jets-bills game at ralph wilson stadium, all of my friends warned me not to wear my jets clothing, of course I didn’t listen, I am always willing to take some trash talking and give it right back to anyone who wants to dish it out. Love to all of the other jets fans and of course to the greatest team in the NFL. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!

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  74. Heather (@Heather_Levac)
    Sep 3 2011

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one of the last spots for the fantasy league. I am a DIE HARD jets fan (and those are hard to come by in northern ny, about 10 minutes from Canada) that has been slowly converting my friends and family over to Jets fans. I convinced my boss to give me game days off so I can always be there to watch and cheer… I think he was sick of me calling home every 5 minutes to get updates and scores! Thanks to me, my whole family bleeds green and white. Every game day we deck out the living room with our jets gear and take our turns cheering and yelling. My dog loves game day too, he wears his jets bandana proudly and we even taught him bark during the jets chant! I always support the jets 100%, Win or lose I am never afraid to wear my jets jerseys, shirts, hats and jewelry. When I went to the jets-bills game at ralph wilson stadium, all of my friends warned me not to wear my jets clothing, of course I didn’t listen, I am always willing to take some trash talking and give it right back to anyone who wants to dish it out. Love to all of the other jets fans and of course to the greatest team in the NFL. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!

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  75. Jon Herskowitz
    Sep 4 2011

    Because I’ve had season tickets for years and I’m a huge jet fan and my brother birthday party was in florham park. And I have won my ffootbball league for consecutive years and would like to see if if eric smith or pro interviews can take me down. Bring it on..go jets!!!!

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