Only The Jets…Again

Yesterday my friend wrote on facebook “Brandon Marshall just replaced the Butt Fumble as the Jetsiest play of all time.” Nothing will replace the Butt Fumble, but it was close.

I was at the game of course. I ate too much, drank too much, and wore a lot of facepaint (and a hard hat). That’s what I do, i’m weird.
It was hard to watch. Without Decker or Ivory, the offense looked terrible. I have faith in Fitzy, but when you lose 2 of your 3 main weapons, you can’t do anything.

Brandon Marshall has over 10,000 yards in his career. He’s an amazing football player, but man, that lateral…come on, man! It’s like I said before: I never get tired of watching the Jets because they find new and interesting ways to lose.

Not that I want them to lose, I just got used to it. Being a Jets fan teaches you humility.

But if there was a game to lose, it was this one. It was out of conference, against a team that most people predicted to be better than us. It was a short week for us because of MNF, and teams usually play worse following MNF. We beat the Colts on the road, so this was like a free loss. It’s a good sign that we shut them out in the second half, and we had a few chances to tie it in the 4th quarter. We just didn’t have the weapons to make it happen.

It doesn’t matter. Sunday in London is the game to win. Hopefully Decker and Ivory will be back. Losing to your arch-rival in front of a different country would be humiliating.

My Brit friends: I’m not saying you should do this, but if you see anyone wearing a Miami Dolphins jersey this week…dolphins love getting fish thrown at them. Chips too.

Aim for between the numbers.

doge in space card redux

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Geno Smith…IN THE FACE!!!

Remember last year when I said “I love the Jets because they find new and exciting ways to lose”? Well, this time they found a way to win.

Craig at MNF

Starting Quarterback and albatross Geno Smith got into a fight with a backup linebacker, who cold cocked him and broke his jaw in two places. Geno’s out for 6-10 weeks. Ryan Fitzpatrick is now the starter.

This is awful for Geno, but probably the best thing for the Jets.

Geno has tried and failed. He isn’t going to get any better. Neither is Fitz, but at least he’s at a level where he can manage the game. Fitz is solid, and that’s all that the Jets need. Manage the game and don’t make mistakes. Geno does neither.

I had a feeling that Fitz was gonna take the starting slot anyway, but this guarantees it.

Only the Jets, man…only the Jets.

March Madness Has Stolen My Soul…and My Diet

I have been planted in my easy chair since Thursday morning, watching every freaking game in the NCAA Tournament till I pass out at midnight. I have eaten wings, pizza, chips, salad, pretzel hot dogs, jalapeno poppers, and my infamous “Devil Dip.” I have lost 130 pounds since 2013. I may have gained it all back.

I don’t usually post about sports, but I do like them, and I love March Madness. This year, I’ve had less invested in it (No Syracuse), but I have a pretty good bracket, and the games have almost all come down to the wire.

I don’t remember the last time New York had four teams in the tournament, including TWO SUNY SCHOOLS! Of course, two days in and they’re all eliminated. I picked all four teams in my bracket, including SUNY Albany to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Yes, it was a dumb move, but I have a sweet spot for SUNY. Anyway, I’ve only lost 3 Sweet Sixteen teams, so I’m still in the hunt.

March Madness isn’t just a feat of endurance for the players, it is for spectators too. Challenge yourself to sit around for 12 hours a day/ 4 days, eating crappy food and watching the game (although exciting) game. It’s like a marathon for lazy ass fans.

I am lazy. I am a fan. I have an ass…and it’s getting larger as I write.

Madness.

What It’s Like to be a Jets Fan

I went to the Jets-Dolphins game Monday night, where we lost with a minute remaining in the game.

Craig at MNF

The blurry guy is me. I’m pretty damn die hard.

Aside from the usual cast I go with (this time only my friend Sean) we brought a newcomer, who had never been to a game before. The loss was the perfect introduction into what it’s like to be a Jets fan. They make you dream, and then they crush those dreams in a barrage of blocked punts and butt fumbles.

I’ve said it before, but it deserves repeating: The Jets never disappoint because they find NEW AND INTERESTING WAYS TO LOSE!!

What it’s like to be a Jets Fan: Week by Week

Pre-season: “All right! This is our year. Our defense is strong, and Geno’s gonna develop into the QB we know he can be. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Week 1: Did you see that? We destroyed the Raiders. They didn’t stand a chance. That touchdown at the end meant nothing. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Week 2: What the hell? We totally got screwed out of that win! That was ours! It’s ok though, it’s only one loss. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Week 3: Ok, that was pretty embarrassing, but if we didn’t spot the Bears those 14 points, we would’ve won. Once we stop making stupid mistakes, we’ll start winning. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Week 4: We want Vick!

Week 5: WE WANT VICK!

Weeks 6-9: FIRE RYAN! FIRE IDZIK! FIRE EVERYBODY!

Week 10: See? We should’ve put in Vick earlier. Vick’s gonna lead us to the Super Bowl next year! J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Week 11: bye

Week 12: *weeps into slice of pizza*

Week 13: You know what? That’s ok. The Dolphins helped us. We’re gonna get a great draft pick next year, and that’ll be our year! J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Believing in the Jets is like Charlie Brown believing that Lucy is gonna let him kick that football. It’s never gonna happen, but that doesn’t stop you from trying.

I freakin’ love the Jets.

*weeps into slice of pizza*

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Only The Jets

I’d like to thank the New York Jets for showing me new and exciting ways to lose a game. Thus is the life we lead as Jets fans.

So true.

I’ve seen some awful plays: The fake spike, the butt fumble, the 80s, but I’ve never seen a touchdown called back for a time out that wasn’t taken.

I’m not saying that this one play cost the Jets the game. They couldn’t run on the Pack, they couldn’t get a pass rush in the second half, their best receiver pulled a hammy, and one of their best defensive players got ejected. It’s the uniqueness of the play that catches my attention.

The rule is that only the head coach can call a time out from the sidelines. Marty Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator, called to Rex Ryan, the head coach, to call a time out. The refs interpreted this as a TO, even though Rex never called it.

A fan and team expects a certain number of bad calls in a game. The goal is to overcome them, and that’s what the Jets failed to do. But come on man!

I swear, the Jets are the Cubs of football.

These memes make me sad

Jim Ross to make MMA Announcing Debut

MAH GAWD! MAH GAWD KING! HE’S STOMPIN’ A MUDHOLE IN ‘EM AND WALKIN’ IT DRY!!!

This is fantastic news and might get me watching MMA again. Jim Ross–Good ole JR–the greatest commentator the WWE ever had, is going to be announcing at the Battlegrounds PPV on October 3rd. Even better, his co-commentator is Chael Sonnen.

Can you imagine what these two are gonna spout to each other. It’ll be gold, Jerry. Gold! I hope we get some of this:

I miss JR. Could you imagine him covering WrestleMania XXX, where Brrrrrrrrrock Lesnar beat The Undertaker? How about Daniel Bryan getting screwed repeatedly by HHH and Steph? If only. JBL is a great commentator (in his own way), but he’s no JR.

JR left the WWE last year, after the infamous WWE2K14 incident. You’ve heard about this, right? Ross and Ric Flair (Woo!) were at the event. Flair was drunk as a drunken skunk, and JR let Flair go on the mic, even after Flair’s promo shit the proverbial bed. It was a catastrafuck, and JR got the axe.

Jack Daniels is finger lickin’ good

Incidentally, Flair still does WWE events, and he’s still drunk.

From MMA News:

Ross and Sonnen will handle the play-by-play duties for the event, which features Ryan Couture (8-3), son of UFC legend Randy Couture, challenging Jonny “King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) in the main event.

Also scheduled for the event is an exciting eight-man tournament in the Welterweight division, one that is filled with former UFC and Strikeforce veterans. The tourney consists of Dennis Hallman (53-15-2), Brock Larson (37-8), Roan Carneiro (17-9), Luigi Fioravanti (24-11), Cody McKenzie (15-4), David Mitchell (14-4), Trey Houston (10-2) and Chris Honeycutt (4-0).

I’m not in it for the fights. I’m in it to hear Jim Ross on the mic again. There should be a drinking game involved for all of his catchphrases. Hmmm…I’ll get to work on that

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Re: Michael Vick and the Jets

My love for the Jets is unconditional, even when they pick up a guy like Michael Vick.  I do not like Michael Vick (Ron Mexico), but I also believe in second chances.  His conviction came 7 years ago, and he served 3 years in jail.  He paid his debt.  There’s no need to continue to punish him.  He’s shown some impressive personal growth since his return, the best example being the Riley Cooper incident from last year. I don’t have a problem with him playing for my team.  If a person cannot receive redemption, then society has failed.

From a football perspective, it’s a great move.  There’s no other quarterback out there that would be a better mentor to Geno Smith.  Vick is the archetype that the Jets want Geno to be.  Here’s hoping he can get him there.