David Kesselbrenner is an up and coming writer who has a lot of talent. He is a name to look for as he climbs up the ranks and I am happy to present him to you now. Here is his story. "Growing up in Livingston, NJ, I have always been a fan of New York sports. As a kid, I was the typical Jets fan, knowing the name of the starting quarterback, running back, wide receiver, etc but not much more. My true passion for the Jets came in 1997 when I was 9 years old, when legendary coach Bill Parcells joined the organization. No, not because I am a frontrunner and Parcells almost brought us to the playoffs in his first year with the Jets after a 1-15 season in the previous year. My father is Bill Parcells’ doctor, specifically his cardiologist. I remember Parcells inviting us to training camp that first year. He introduced us to Keyshawn Johnson, Wayne Chrebet, Victor Green, Aaron Glenn and more. Watching the practice so up close and personal was the coolest experience a 9 year old can have. We then went back to Parcells office, where he generously gave us sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, flags, the whole works. He joked with my brother and I about sports, took pictures with us, even let us sit in his seat at his desk. It was the best day of my life, and I have always appreciated the Jets and football since. While Parcells is always labeled a no nonsense kind of guy, I’ve been extremely fortunate to see his gentle side which includes generosity and sincerity. From that moment on, I have always been a die-hard fan of the New York Jets."
Jets fans face turmoil all the time and it seems as if all other teams have a bone to pick with them. It is always fun going into enemy territory and not backing down. David had to do this for years on end, for that we want to thank him. "When I graduated high school, I went on to the University of New Hampshire for college. Littered with nothing but obnoxious and uninformed Boston sports fans, including Patriots fans, the best moment as a Jets fan was definitely beating New England in the playoffs on the road. Friends wouldn’t talk to me for a week, I intentionally listened to 98.5 The Sports Hub for Boston radio sports just to listen to the talk show hosts depleted energy and sheer shock, and I felt on top of the world. My favorite player of all time has to be Darrelle Revis. I have never seen such consistency week after week the way he comes out and dominates, it’s something extremely special and he will be the greatest Jet to ever put on a uniform."
As mentioned before David is on his way to make a name for himself with Jets fans and Jets writers alike. He shows he has the skills and determination to write about anything. I am happy that I have personally influenced him and look forward to working with him in the future. "I recently was hired to write for Jerseyjetsfan.com and truly love it. It’s great to connect with other Jets fans and get their opinions on things I have written about, and I love the passion fans show when responding. I would have never gotten the opportunity to voice my thoughts in articles if it wasn’t for Jake Steinberg tweeting that Jerseyjetsfan.com was looking for new writers, and I owe him so much for it. It’s dedicated people like Jake Steinberg and Rich Wilhem both of who are so invested in reaching out to fans and supporters that keep us all interested on the latest Jets news, updates, and more."
It seems that everyone in the fan base has a positive outlook on the upcoming season and Kesselbrenner agrees with this. If you think your team is set up for failure then you need to reevaluate your fan status. "While the Jets had a down year missing the playoffs last season, I expect us to bounce back and make an intimidating playoff run. The Jets defense, if it can stay healthy, will be a top three defense in the league. The difference this year will be Tony Sparano and Karl Dunbar. Adding these two guys will do wonders for the offense and the defensive line. I truly believe Quinton Coples has defensive rookie of the year talent and the right guys on the line to help him achieve that goal. The Jets are back everyone, CAN’T WAIT!"
Something that is great to see is when Jets sites interact with each other and promote the writers that make this fan base great. This world of sports writing shouldn't be a battle but instead a joint effort to bring the best Jets news. The team here at NYJetsoverthepond.com supports Davis and his site and David returns the favor. "The great thing about NYJetsOverThePond.com is the amount of information the site provides. They have everything from rosters and schedules, to their own blogs and other related news, along with interviews they do with Jets players. They have a very inviting atmosphere on their website, encouraging fans to participate in interview questions they would like answered, along with introducing themselves on their home page so fans can put a face to whose opinion they're reading. The bottom line is that they are a credible resource to all NY Jets knowledge and latest information. This website is great for everyone from fans who have just started to be passionate about the Jets, to those who have been around since Joe Namath's famous guarantee. You have questions, NYJetsOverThePond has answers."
As always I wish that this website not only brings you Jets knowledge but friendships as well. If you have a story like Kesselbrenner’s please feel free to reach out to myself at @koda522 or any of our other fine staff. Thank you again because without fans like you we would not be doing what we love!
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