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Deadspin Classic: The 2008 New York Jets Preview, By Jenn Sterger

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The NFL has shipped off its report about Brett Favre's penis to Roger Goodell (more later), but, for now, let's look back on how this all began: with the 2008 Jets preview Jenn wrote for us, and which I'd completely forgotten about.

The piece comically foreshadows things to come. Not intentionally, of course, but this was most likely written about the time when Brett started to develop a little crush on Jenn. It was turned in late because Jenn was required to run this preview past her bosses at the Jets before it was published. Observe some of her emails from early September in 2008:

Hey AJ,

Just wanted you to know I have finished the preview article on the Jets..but I am waiting on clearance from them before I can send it to you, and they are taking their sweet time...:) They have to sign-off on the stuff I write about the Jets..I was hoping it would be today but it looks like it's going to be tomorrow or maybe Monday...hope that is OK...

Let me know...Thanks again!!


Hey AJ<

Finally...:) I just got word that is was OK to send this to sorry for the delay...hope it's what you were looking for...thanks for letting me write for you guys!! Hopefully we can do more stuff together again soon...PS - I also have some cool news coming out later today you might enjoy...let me know what you think when you read it..:)

Thanks for waiting so long for this!!


She also was excited to reveal that her official Jets photo (seen above) was finally finished and ready to be published.


And on Sept. 9, it finally ran. Here are some relevant passages:

Things have gotten a lot easier since my first preseason game. We've worked out all the technical kinks, and fans are actually starting to know me by name and not the chick on the side lines with the great… eyes. I have definitely grown a thicker skin when it comes to the New Yorker attitude, but that comes with the territory. Overall, I'd say my move to the Big Apple has gone pretty smoothly.. and I couldn't be more pumped to be a member of this re-energized organization. We've got bruisers, we've got Brett.. and for the fellas at Gate D.. .well, sorry guys, I'm afraid there's no more of those shenanigans. Still the question on everyone's beer-tinged lips… "Is this all just hype???.."

What about "The Grey One" you ask? The Jets made a bold move during training camp, bringing in future Hall of Famer Brett Favre to solve the quarterback woes. No doubt he has the ability and the arm to go deep. He will definitely be able to put some more points on the board if his receivers are willing and able.

Thanks for letting a girl play along, and if you are ever in the Meadowlands be sure to say hi. I don't bite... hard. Until then, you can see me on the sidelines. So hang on to your hat Fireman Ed, it's going to be a fun ride

Yes. It was a goddamn tilt-a-whirl.

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