Like I said…the definition of insanity:

21 12 2009

Falcons- 10

Jets- 7

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I’m not going to torture myself by going over every little detail of how the Jets blew a serious chance at the playoffs because it’s just too damn frustrating. You can’t miss 3 opportunities at field goals and expect to win. You can’t commit stupid personal foul penalties and expect to win. You can’t lose the turnover battle and expect to win. You can’t leave Tony Gonzalez wide open in the endzone and expect to win.

The saddest part is…we’re still in the playoff hunt. But as that vulture in the jungle book says “Don’t start that again!” I think this time I’ll listen.


More Jets talk? Really?

19 12 2009

Listen…It’s snowing, I’m stuck in my house and my brain is extremely fried from video game overdose. When you don’t play PS3 for an entire semester and then come hone to a fat leather chair and a 50 inch plasma, you’re bound to put in some serious time.

But I just can’t help to get my hopes up for these Jets! Classic mistake, I know. Do you know what the definition of insanity is? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. So like I said, my brain is fried from Call of Duty and I’ve actually gone INSANE. I have 100% talked myself into the Jets making the playoffs. And every time I tell myself that, I die a little inside thinking about that Buffalo game. And that Miami game. And that Jacksonville game.


/runs outside and sticks face in snow.

Phew, that’s better…got a little out of control. For a team that hasn’t been able to catch a break all season [see 2 Ted Ginn kick off returns] there’s just something in the back of my mind that says they’re going to put it together. As long as that Dirty Chimichanga can keep the ball in the green team’s hands. But really, besides the Buffalo game [I hate you, Steve Weatherford, with a passion] , I’m cool with Sanchez’s interceptions. He’s young, talented and will learn from his mistakes. But enough dwelling on the past. Run the ball with Thomas Jones 40 times. Sanchez, in this weather, should not throw the ball more than 15 times. Create points on defense and most importantly DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER.

Let’s get it done boys.

The Jets Playoff Chances

17 12 2009

Sorry for the long break in between posts. Finals week had arrived and between studying and writing papers, blogging became a second class citizen [like Scott Soshnick]. But I’m back and going to try and post frequently during my break because I can only play so much Call of Duty 4.

I just wanted to talk about the Jets for a bit because, waddya know, they’ve actually been playing well and instilled hope into their fan base. This doesn’t surprise me, because it is very rare for the Jets to simply lay down and die. No, that would be too easy. They love to build everyone up so they can crap their pants and disappoint the hell out of us [or as I like to call it, “the life of a Jets fan”]

I don’t feel like addressing all of the scenarios yet, because their are three games left, and the Jets still have the Colts to play. But I did want to address the prospect of winning out. Now I don’t really know how healthy Sanchez is, but what I do know is that this defense is on a mission. This is one of the best defenses that I’ve seen in a while and certainly the best Jets’ defense that I’ve ever seen. Darrelle Revis is the best corner in the league and it is a gift from the football gods to know that every week, regardless how good the opposing team’s number one receiver is, that Revis will shut him down. David Harris has been awesome in the middle and the line has actually held up without Kris Jenkins.

Also, I think I’m finally on the Thomas Jones 30+ bandwagon. What I mean is that usually running backs start to fade after they hit the 30 year old mark. But I’ve decided that this may not be applicable to Thomas Jones for a few more years. If you’ve seen pictures of the dude with his shirt off, he’s abnormally ripped. He’s supposedly the most dedicated guy on the team when it comes to the weight room and is in peak physical shape [just like Coach Rex].

If they stay conservative, and Sanchez plays smart, this team can definitely beat the Falcons, even if Matty Ice and Burner Turner come back this week. The game is at home, the crowd will be loud and the Falcons simply haven’t been playing well. As for the Colts, I honestly think our pass D can neutralize them. I’m most worried about Dallas Clark, because good tight ends always seem to give us trouble. Lito is healthy again and has been showing why he used to be a number 1 corner. With Reggie Wayne neutralized by Revis, I’m not that worried about Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie. And I guarantee with the way our defense blitzes like crazy, Jim Caldwell [if he’s smart] will realize it’s not worth the risk of injury and will gradually bench his starters. It’s only shitty because this game is on the road [for us] and to blow the undefeated season against a rookie QB and rookie coach on your home field will not look good for the Colts and will certainly upset the fans [or at least the stupid fans who don’t realize that an undefeated season is nearly meaningless with no super bowl ring]. As for Cincinnati, assuming we win the next 2 games, this game would presumably be to make the playoffs and the last home game in The Meadowlands [fuck “Giants Stadium”]. Cincy has not been playing well and their only WR threat is Ochocinco [who once again will be blanketed by Revis, although I’m slightly worried about Laverneus actually trying to step it up because he’s a little baby and would probably be bitter in this game]. They can run all they want, but if it’s their run game and defense vs. our run game and defense, I think the scale is tipped in our favor.

My prediction:  I think we end up winning 2/3 and losing to the Colts. But if we win the next 2 and then lose our last game in this stadium to the Cincinatti Bengals I will blow my freakin brains out.

Ohhhhhhh the life of a Jets fan!

Interview with Owen Daniels

16 11 2009

Okay, so it wasn’t exactly an interview, but hey, I had a conversation with an NFL player. And quite a good one to say the least. Owen Daniels was the leading fantasy TE before he tore his ACL two weeks ago [because obviously fantasy is the best way to evaluate talent].

Let me start from the beginning. This weekend I attended the Michigan-Wisconsin football game in Madison. Owen Daniels, who went to Wisconsin was also at the game I guess because the Texans had a bye [oh and his ACL was shredded to pieces]. So Saturday night my friends and I went to a bar called Kollege Klub, a local hot spot for the athletes after gameday. So we saw a bunch of the 1999 Rose Bowl champs who were also at the game being honored [for winning something I suppose] in addition to a few current players. I wasn’t exactly star struck though, I’ve seen my share of college football players around the bar [I mean, what else are Michigan players going to do after getting their asses beat week after week]. But there was a rumor that Daniels was at the bar, and as a member of my fantasy team and a pretty sweet TE we were very interested in catching a glimpse.

So with a picture of said TE on my iPhone ready to make the ID, one of my friends went up to a guy who kind of looked like him [he didn’t look like him] and asked if he was Owen Daniels. He said no [duh?]. About an hour passed with no sightings and we started to assume that it was just a rumor that he was there. I’m not saying we were searching high and low dying to see the guy, but it wasn’t a very big bar and no one claimed to have seen him.

That was just about when someone came up to us and said Owen Daniels was in the other room. So we walked on over to see if we could confirm it was him and believe it or not it was! [Well obviously it was, the title of the post is interview with Owen Daniels. Just pretend that you’re surprised and we can move on].

Daniels was talking to some people and the four of us were standing there wondering what to do. Then one of my friends shouted “Owen!” and he turned around. Not only did he just turn around, but he came over to talk to us. Here’s how it went down:

-Owen said hello and went around and “clinked” [?] drinks with each of us congratulating the Badgers on a win.

-I respectfully rejected the “clink” claiming that I was a Michigan fan.

-Some friendly banter between the group transpired about how Wisco beat us bad, some jabs at Michigan, etc.

We asked Owen about his knee. “Owen you killed my fantasy team, how’s your knee feeling?”

-He replied “It’s pretty fucked up.”

-We asked him about running back Steve Slaton and why he’s sucked all year. “He just can’t hold on to the ball,” Daniels replied

-I then proceeded to talk some serious shit about my NY Jets. Needless to say, it was Saturday night and the whole group [Owen included] were slightly inebriated. So I don’t exactly remember what I said, but it was along the lines of me being a Jet’s fan and how they’re better than the Texans.

-“What are they, like 3-5?” said Owen mockingly. [They were 4-4, let the record show I corrected him].

-He then talked about how he’s boys with Jet’s safety Jim Leonard, since they played together at Wisconsin.

-The discussion died down, we thanked him for talking to us and wished him luck with his leg.

There was definitely some other stuff that we said, how he’s the man, how it sucks that he got hurt and some other things that I can’t remember. It was quite the natural conversation, so natural that at some point I rested my elbow on his shoulder as if we were “pals.” Needless to say, my friends ragged on me for taking it off mid-conversation as if I were subconsciously saying “I probably shouldn’t be resting my elbow on this guy’s shoulder.” [I shouldn’t have]

We were obviously so pumped that we talked to an NFL star for so long and made sure to tell everyone in the bar. Then night went on and it was about closing time before I got in my last jab at Mr. Daniels.

“Just make sure you lock up the division, because my Jets are taking the Wild Card”

Owen smiled and said “no chance”

Unfortunately he was right. Nevertheless it was a great night.

Hot doggin it on the sidelines

25 10 2009

Sanchez is eating a hot dog on the sidelines [hilarious]. Updates and hopefully a screen shot to follow. Great win by the Jets.

The life of a Jets fan

19 10 2009

Bills- 16
Jets- 13

/sad face

Well, I guess I can look on the bright side and say that I’m happy I didn’t watch the game [and that I was getting sufficiently drunk at my brother’s bar mitzvah]. It’s pretty sad that I my only glimmer of satisfaction is in the fact that I was only miserable when I knew we lost rather than the 3 hours of frustration I would have endured watching Mr. Poise throw 5 interceptions. Kris Jenkins could be out for the season, our coaching staff looks overmatched and we could go into Oakland next week and lose. But at least I’m back to my natural position as a Jet fan, expecting the worst [and receiving the worst]. Oh well, here comes another week of avoiding sportscenter. Come on Yanks, please give me something to smile about.