Thursday October 1st, 2015

The Jets are playing in London on Sunday and that means sending over 220 players and staff and all of the necessary equipment to play and coach an NFL football game, including 350 rolls of toilet paper.

You are likely thinking to yourself “Surely a civilized nation such as England has toilet paper,” and you are correct, but The New York Times discovered that it is not quite good enough for Jets’ senior manager of team operations Aaron Degerness, who is concerned about the thinness of the product overseas.

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“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Degerness said. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”

Another odd concern of the Jets is losing players in Heathrow Airport’s duty free shops.

“It’s hard to tell the guys: ‘Don’t stop. Just keep walking,’ ” Degerness said. “Those are the things that keep us up at night — that we get through security, someone stops at duty free, and we leave Ryan Fitzpatrick because we didn’t know he wasn’t there.”

You can say what you would like about the New York Jets organization, but do not claim they don’t pay enough attention to travel details.

[New York Times]

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