It seems that Jets fans might be a bunch of drunk mooks, if this New York Times exposé on the harassment of women at Giants Stadium Gate D is to be believed. At halftime of each of that other New York football team's home game, thousands of men gather along the ramp to shout something the Times refuses to print at any woman who happens to appear in their line of sight. Then those women apparently bare their breasts.

The unprintable chant works! A Times reporter did indeed see the tits of 23-year-old Denisse Rivera. He was so shocked that he went to ask the security guards how they could allow such lewd behavior. Then "he was detained in a holding room, threatened with arrest and asked to hand over his tape recorder." Ha.

The reason the cops and Giants stadium management continue to look the other way (metaphorically) is that they recognize how depressing it is to watch the Jets actually play football: "'This is the game,' said Patrick Scofield, a 20-year-old from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who has attended several Jets games the last two seasons."

And while we don't condone harassment, large gatherings of drunk assholes, or the New York Jets in general, at least the cops put a stop to their old game of dropping change on the ground and then throwing "objects" at the children who go to pick it up. Though that does sound funnier.

At Jets Game, a Halftime Ritual of Harassment [NYT]