VincentL wrote: Hmmm, I don't know... I don't think he is old enough to understand the true horrors we face. Part of me thinks that anything less than chasing him off is gross neglect.I'm a life long Jets fan, married to a lifelong Redskins fan, living in the MD/DC area. We just had our first child, a son, 7 months ago. He's worn both Jets and Redskins clothes, and I was fair enough to make sure he wore Skins clothes late in the season and playoff time. We've decided to let him choose; but I've made no secret of the fact that I really want him to choose the Jets. When my wife gets mad about the Skins doing bad, I tell her how I'd have killed to have enjoyed one super bowl Jets team, let alone 3 in my lifetime. I wasn't born for the Namath days, so I've basically only known heartbreak. I still have the Strat-O-Matic Football game of the Mud Bowl year, which I spent many hours as a kid playing, trying to change history (despite the Jets great team in the game, even then they somehow didn't win for me).
Having endured all this suffering, I still think it would be great for my son to be a die hard Jets fan. When they finally win it all, it will be sweeter then any joy he'd get from another Redskins Super Bowl. There's something artistic about being a Jets fan. To have endured all that suffering and still loyally come back for more is amazing. I can think of no greater father/son bond then sharing the highs and lows of the Jets with him. I just hope they win it in my lifetime.