This South Florida NFL Fan Club Transforms Any Bar to a Jets Bar
We are a long way away from MetLife Stadium, but New York transplants don't plan on trading the Jets anytime soon. And if they did, it certainly wouldn't be for the Dolphins -- not after Dan Marino's dirty Fake Spike play in 1994.
Lindsey Wild The South Florida Jets Fan Club at Sun Life Stadium for the Jets-Dolphins game last year.
Over 500 strong, the South Florida Jets Fan Club has called the bar inside Sparez Lanes bowling alley, Hammerjacks, home for the past few years. However, now that the bar is undergoing renovations this football season, this pack of green and white has been uprooted. But they're not disheartened. If there's no designated Jets bar for fans to go to, fans will bring their Jets-spirit to any ol' bar that shows the game and turn it into a makeshift Jets watering hole.
Hammerjacks has long been South Florida's established Jets bar. On any given game day, the parking lot outside fills with cars with Jets bumper stickers and inside everyone is wearing the same shade of hunter green. But now that the bar is undergoing renovations, South Florida Jets fans have been forced to find other bars to host them.
"Our place is Hammerjacks in the bowling alley," board member of South Florida Jets fan club Lindsey Wild says. "We've been going there for the past few years but now that they're doing renovations they can't host us until probably around play-off time. All other bars we go to will be place holders until they finish renovations."
As board member for the past four years with Brittany Goldberg, the two have run the club planning events, informing members of upcoming activities, and of course, attending all the games.
"All you need to do is go to the website, sign up, with an email address, and membership is free," Wild says in excitement. "It's free we just want to promote the camaraderie amongst Jet fans when watching the game."
The pair has organized events as Beyond Billiards, a pool hall in the same plaza as their under-construction home base in Davie. But last Sunday the team went to Bokampers in Plantation for the first time, and plan to host next week's watch party there too.
Bokampers is known to be a Dolphins bar, but with the Dolphins game on Monday, the bar was dominated with Jets jerseys and foam fingers this past Sunday. Fans from as far north as Palm Beach and as far south as Kendall made the worthwhile sojourn to the game.