I’d like to thank everyone who helped vote Mason Evans as the Jaguars Ultimate Fan. Thanks to your support we had a thrilling experience at this weekend’s game.
As Mason’s prize for placing in the TOP 5, he received 2 club seats, pre-game sidelines passes & a signed hat by Cecil Shorts.
Originally we were just expecting a pre-game sideline viewing experience, but that all changed when Mason found out he would be able to run out of the tunnel with the team. A lifelong dream for this Jaguars fan!
We also received two club seats and a meet & greet with the ROAR.
After awhile we were inspired to move down a FEW rows…With gave us the opportunity to be on TV for the first time this season. Let’s just say the looks on our faces explain everything perfectly.
Thanks again for all your support! We couldn’t have asked for a better ending to our first year as season ticket holders!
If yesterday’s Jaguars-Texans game didn’t get your blood pumping, you won’t understand this post. If you didn’t get way too crazy in a local bar, or your living room, to the point you felt like you were at EverBank, you probably won’t understand this optimistic post the day after a Jaguars game. However, if you are like me & scared half your neighborhood due to all the screaming & commotion going on in you house between 1:00- 5:00 pm yesterday, then you will complete identify with the fact the Jaguars made me proud… For the first time, in a long time.
Yesterday’s matchup may have not ended the way Jags fans had hoped, but that’s no reason to be upset. At the end of OT, I couldn’t help but be proud of what the Jaguars had accomplished. Here are the top 5 things I’m most excited about from yesterday… In no particular order:
Gabbert Was Replaced:
Chad Henne… Chad Henne… Chad Henne…He could be half my list. I mean what a phenomenal game from Henne. Anyone remember the last time Gabbert threw 4 TD passes? … I’ll wait. Oh, never? That’s right. Let’s not forget Henne also didn’t throw any interceptions or have any pathetic fumbles, or as I like to call these things “Typ Gabs”… Short for Typical Gabbert’s.
First Round Draft Pick Paid Off:
Justin FREAKING Blackmon ended yesterday’s game with 236 yards, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Where have you been sunshine? Just when critics started calling this first round draft pick a bust, he shows America isn’t not his lack of talent… It’s his lack of a QB. Week 11 was just the beginning of a successful career in Jacksonville. [Gabbert's position on the depth chart pending.] Blackmon proved he is a player maker & can get his job done.
We’re A Road Team:
This team does NOT like to play at home. I don’t know what it is about EverBank that makes them perform terribly. Maybe it’s the lack of fans cheering, step it up DUVAL. Whatever it is, it’s clear the Jaguars would rather be on the road. That’s why they beat the Colts in Indy, just to turn around & be embarrassed at home. Or why they were destroyed in week 2 by the Texans, just to score 37 pts and send the game into OT when in Houston. Who knows why this is happening… But at this rate I’d rather them stay on the road. At least I won’t have to drive 6 hours to watch them lose.
Jacksonville Has A Tight End:
I have a love-hate relationship with Marcedes. Most of the time I’m hating on him, but it’s just because I love him & expect more. Yesterday, that’s what I want out of him EVERY game. 2 TDS, that is what I’m talking about! Now if we could only step up the yardage a little bit, I’d put you on my fantasy team. A girl can dream right?
Their Level of Ability:
This team may be 1-9, but that has nothing to do with the level they are able to compete on when they actually get it together. We caught a glimpse of what the Jaguars were capable of in week 1 vs Minnesota. Then in week 3 they managed to pull out a win. However, very bright moment seems to be overshadowed. In week 8 they held the Packers to a 9 point lead, which gave fans hope. Yesterday’s matchup proved they can compete with a 9-1 team, even if there record does not reflect such.
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We are moving pass the roster & onto the people who know first hand what it’s like to be a Jaguars fan.
Below are people you should follow, if you aren’t already, which includes the newest Jags players to join Twitter & some others you need to follow.
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Russell Allen – @RussellAllen50
Allen is the Jaguars OLB and the newest player to join Twitter. Show him some support by increasing his followers from a measly 713.
Alfie Crow – @AlfieBCC
“Manager of Big Cat Country, SB Nation Tampa Bay Editor, SB Nation Assignment Editor. Drinker of beer.”
With a bio like that why would you not want to follow him! Alfie’s been around since the first day of Jacksonville football: win or lose he will be there. Make sure to follow him to stay up to date on everything happening with the Jaguars.
Adam Stites – @AdamBCC
“Manager at SBNation’s @bigcatcountry, NFL editor for @sbntampabay, News desk for @sbnation.”
Adam also covers the Jaguars on Big Cat Country. Between following Adam & Alfie there’s not much Jaguars related you’d miss.
Big Cat Country – @BigCatCountry
If you’re going to follow Alfie & Adam you might as well follow the main Twitter feed from the SB Nation blog.
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Make sure to check back next week for Follow Friday filled with other influential Jaguars fans you need to be following. While you’re at it, follow me on Twitter: @Corinna_Evans
Three weeks into the season and there already seems to be a trend sweeping through NFL stadiums. No it’s not Tebowing… or something else equally as lame. No, instead it’s something quite less original but definitely comes with a greater consequence. RUSHING THE FIELD.
Two weeks, two field rushers. They may not be the first, but they have definitely gathered the attention of NFL fans everywhere. Not to mention, stadium security guards across the nation.
Jacksonville fan poses for a picture while trying to avoid EverBank security. Photo compliements of Jon Stone Photography.
The first scenario occurred in week two during the only highlight of the Jaguars – Texans game in Jacksonville. At the beginning of the fourth quarter Chad Dewick decided that this game needed a little more action. Since the Jaguars clearly weren’t going to get that job done, he took it upon himself to rush the field for a little more crowd interaction.
Chad was only expecting to reach the 30 yard line or so; however that was not the case once he reached the field. After dropping into the end zone, he dashed forward to the opposite end of the field… the thirty… the fifty.. OH man did he really just make it all the way to the opposite end zone?
Yes, Chad made it all the way to the opposite end zone before turning around and running ALL the way back to the other end zone… 175 yards!
May I add further than any Jacksonville player all game…?
At this point it was clear he was making a mockery of the security guards. Only one of them even made a half ass attempt to stop him. Thank goodness, Dwight Lowery came along to stiff arm him right toward security.
Luckily for Jacksonville, Chad was just an innocent football fan trying to spice things up. Could you even imagine if he was trying to do actually harm to the stadium or the people in it?
I’m just applaud by the fact the security guards didn’t notice before he had time to sprint from one end zone to the next and back!!
Sure, in college football it’s normal for large groups of students to rush on the field after a major win. However, when it’s one person & in the middle of the game, you have to stop to think, HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT NO ONE NOTICING?!
Which brings us to scenario #2… Sunday night during the Ravens-Patriots game, our next rebel took on the security guards at M&T Bank Stadium. Only this time it wasn’t just some guy wearing jorts, he was dressed in full Batman attire.
Logan poses with Chad’s shoes & hat post game. No, Chad did not enter the stadium barefoot. Also, not quite sure why he decided to leave the shoes before his jump onto the field.
The difference between the two scenarios seems to be motive. In Baltimore the fan displayed an anti-bullying message on this body. On the other hand, I’d go with entertainment (and maybe some alcohol) was the motive for our dear friend Chad.
While most assumed Chad was a crazy Jaguars fan, that couldn’t be further from the truth. He simply wanted to add excitement to another wise depressing game for the Jaguars. If my memory serves me correctly, this was in fact his first NFL game.
If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen my tweets about being acquaintances with this lovely individual. In fact, we all tailgated together & even sat together until the end of the third quarter. This by no means was a rash decision on Chad’s part, it was definitely planned out way before! I think he actually came into the stadium with the plan to rush the field. It just so happened to be a boring game, which got the ball rolling a little bit more.
When planning this sprint across the field, he only planned to make it to the 30 yard line; by no means did he thought he’d be sprinting 175 yards before having Dwight Lowery take care of the situation. As a result, he was arrest… and I got to enjoy his post-game Publix sub. Win, win… right?!
Unfortunately for Chad, this fourth quarter entertainment lead to him permanently being banned from EverBank stadium, as well as public intoxication charges.
Next time maybe the Jaguars can provide the excitement so fans don’t feel the need to take on that responsibility for them.
27-7; the final score at the Jaguars season home opener versus their division rivals, the Houston Texans.
Alright, that’s a rough final score, but what’s about to come next is even harder to digest.
I think most fans could agree that the Texans are a great NFL team, possibly even Super Bowl contenders, so the fact we lost is not at all what I am upset about.
However, when facts like these are highlighted in yesterday’s game recaps, my stomach can’t help but turn.
Here are the Top 5 Things I Wish I Didn’t Read About Yesterday’s Game:
[Please note they are in no particular order ... because let's be honest, I couldn't even attempt to rank one of these.]
EverBank has nice benches: According to the Texans DE J.J. Watt, “They have shade” and their rivals enjoyed “cooling off” and “were over there relaxing”.
Jacksonville set a new franchise record: The lowest amount of total offensive yards in a game, 117 yards. Congrats guys!
Texans time of possession: 43 minutes… Wait a second here, aren’t there only 60 minutes in a game?!
Blaine Gabbert’s stats: He completed 7 of his attempted 19 passes for a grand total of 53 yards… Why aren’t you on my fantasy team dude?!
Jacksonville (0-2): For the 3rd time in five years, the Jaguars are 0-2 entering week 3.
There’s always next week guys, but with these record setting abilities I’m not sure how much more I can handle. In week 3 the Jaguars look to improve their 0-2 records with a win over the Colts in Indianapolis.