Picture this. The Best Jets Action Photo of 2011 contest heads down the home stretch this week.
More than 1,500 votes were cast for photos in our contest “semifinals” last week and into this morning, with the idea of advancing the five most popular photos into this week’s finals.
We have made the transition from semis to finals just now and we can reveal the identity of the five most popular photos from the lens of team photographer Al Pereira. In chronological order they are:
5. “Mark Sanchez TD” with an unstoppable scoring stretch against Miami.
10. “Matt Slauson Spike” after his dramatic fumble recovery TD at Denver.
13. “Dustin Keller Jam” soaring up to the goalpost against Buffalo.
14. “Plaxico Burress Wingspan” on his big third-down catch, also vs. Buffalo.
18. “Plaxico Burress Stretch” on Plax’s picturesque grab at Philadelphia.
We thank all the fans who have already voted in the semifinals, and we encourage all of you to return here to cast your votes as many times as you like this week in the finals, particularly because of the Slauson factor. The Jets’ left guard rightly has a loyal and committed following that made his photo the leading vote-getter in the semifinals. Nothing wrong with that at all, but fans of the other players and photos in the finals will want to bring everything they can to the table and the ballot box to make sure their voices are heard.
Fans this week can vote for only one photo at a time as this year’s Best Jets Action Photo. The voting will conclude Friday at noon and we’ll unveil the winner shortly after. The photo will be featured in the Jets’ 2012 Yearbook out in the late summer before the start of the ’12 season — when Al P. and the rest of us here at newyorkjets.com will begin working at finding the best action photos for the 2012 season.
Tweeting Machine: 300 Grand
We also want to thank all the fans of the Green & White following us on Twitter. Sometime Sunday twitter.com/nyjets cleared 300,000 followers. That’s quite a number, considering we were at less than 100 followers less than three years ago. Now it’s onward to 400,000 this offseason.
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