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Michael Manganiello couldn't shake the overwhelming tired feeling, uncertain what was wrong with his body.
He was fine just a few days earlier, but his concerned wife made him go to the hospital to get checked out. Less than a month later, the 44-year-old die-hard Jets fan and father of three is hospitalized and in for the fight of his life.
''We had no idea,'' Margo Manganiello said at a charity event held in her husband's honor Tuesday night.
Manganiello of Wayside, N.J., was diagnosed last month with acute myelofibrosis, a rare condition in which progressive scarring of the bone marrow impairs its ability to make blood cells. His only chance is a bone marrow transplant, and Jets coach Rex Ryan, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and quarterback Mark Sanchez are trying to help.
Pettine helped set up the event, ''A Match For Michael,'' which drew more than 400 fans to the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, through a mutual friend of the Manganiello...
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At this point of the off-season, we are starting to get a good idea of what the New York Jets 53 man roster will look like heading into the 2012 season. There will still be a handful of minor transactions, injuries and surprises that could shake a few things up but here is a general overview of what we know and what to potentially expect in the coming months -
Quarterback – Mark...
16. 3-4 DE Quinton Coples AI love the fit of Coples in New York. Rex Ryan has a good chance to get the most out of him and he can use him in a variety of different ways. He’ll probably play mostly 5-technique, where he’s an upgrade over Mike DeVito, who is a run stopper and nothing else, but he can play some outside linebacker as well as long as he rarely has to drop into coverage...
The Jets Giveaway Prize, a FREE book.
Hey Jets Fans, in the spirit of the NFL Draft and the fast approaching Jets season, we decided to do a little giveaway for you all. The Jersey Jets Fan will be giving away one FREE copy of the book, “100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”. To simply things, we’ll be giving away the book via Amazon Kindle format so...
Some way, somehow out of all the alleged bad boys with character issues in this year’s draft, Bruce Irvin was the most coveted acquisition.
Publicly jaws dropped when the Seattle Seahawks took him the first round. Beyond his personal issues Irvin was seen as project player that can do one thing well and that’s speed rush the passer.
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The recruitment of Kris Jenkins is becoming one of the more hotly contested ones on the East Coast.
Chris Gross will be in the film room for Turn On The Jets breaking down all eight of the New York Jets draft selections. Today we look at 7th round pick, wide receiver Jordan White. (At the bottom of the article, I offer a brief commentary on White from the film I have watched). – JC
With the 244th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Wide Receiver...
It’s not unusual for high school girls to be boy crazy over their prom date, but one Iowa senior had Tebowmania.
Rachel Bird of Kingsley-Pierson High School in Iowa took a Tim Tebow cardboard cutout to her senior prom. Bird asked the New York Jets quarterback to the dance via Twitter, but when she did not hear back the 18-year old cheerleader took matters into her own hands.