Bob Wischusen, NY Jets, Radio Announcer
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Wischusen has been calling Jets games on ESPN Radio New York since 2002

Oh, to be a New York Jets fan today. Just today.

That’s certainly how Jets radio play-by-play voice Bob Wischusen feels after experiencing the emotional upheaval of the last two minutes of yesterday’s 31-30 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Wischusen has suffered through the lean years of the past decade and hasn’t had something to shout about in a very long time. He got increasingly ecstatic as the plays progressed from Corey Davis’s touchdown to the onside kick recovery, to Garrett Wilson’s touchdown, and then to Ashtyn Davis’s game-sealing interception.

As excited as Wischusen can get when small things go well for the Jets, he hasn’t had a call like this since Eric Decker’s game-winning score against the New England Patriots in Week 16 of the 2015 season. And we know how that ended a week later.

Apparently, many Jets fans appreciated Wischusen’s calls that echo their own excitement.

Obviously, the importance of this game is not nearly as high as that Patriots game was. But for fans starving for something, it doesn’t feel all that different.

For one week, Jets fans can celebrate. For one week in the NFL, Jets fans receive the opportunities to dream and to exult like most other fans have done far more often over the last decade.

One of the biggest goals of this New York Jets season was to stay competitive. In Week 2, the team did just that. It’s not on to Cincinnati yet; rather, Monday and Tuesday can be taken to appreciate the improbable comeback victory vs. the Browns.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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1 year ago

Great energy on the call, GREAT WIN! Keep it going! Just extend This season!