I hope the dying shithole that is Pittsburgh ends up in worse shape then Flint Michigan.
I hope the dying shithole that is Pittsburgh ends up in worse shape then Flint Michigan.
The Miracle Mets in 86 was back when I was all of 5 years old. Looking back and seeing how close that team came to losing (Thanks Billy Buckner), I should have been ready for what the future held. Since then as a fan of the Mets, Jets, Knicks and Islanders pretty much all I’ve known has been losing. The Mets have gotten to the World Series once since then, the Jets rarely ever get to the AFC championship game let alone the Super Bowl, the Knicks had a strong run but have been a laughing stock and the Isles, well if the Knicks are a laughing stock I’m not sure whats the next word down.
Look, it’s been a long hard time being a fan of all those teams, and tomorrow already feels like the Super Bowl. Let’s put aside the fact that I’ve hated the Steelers since they cheated to get to the Super Bowl with Neil O’Donnel (Kordell Stewart left the endzone and came back in before catching the game winning touchdown. They also have the most obnoxious bandwagon fans around, an asshole of a quarterback, the refs handed them their last Super Bowl win and they can shove all six of their Super Bowl rings up their collective asshole. Right now the Jets haven’t gotten to the Super Bowl in way too long. This is the first time they’ve gotten to the AFC Championship game twice in a decade. They need to have the Ghost of Leon Hess come up and say “I’m too old to wait, I want to win now!” to give them a kick in the ass.
Look, I really don’t care how they do it, but the Jets have to win tomorrow. There are no fans less deserving of a Super Bowl (another) appearance then the Steeler fans. Sure, Mike Vick is a villain but Ben Roethlisberger is able to get away with a certain crime that Rhymes with gRape and be cheered. Did anyone protest his first game back? No, because people care more about Dogs then they do real Human beings. It’s been almost 25 years now since a team I like has won the Championship. I have since been taunted by everyone other NYC team winning and some Jersey teams too. I had to sit through the one Mets World Series appearance being spoiled by the Yankees. That the Giants have been to the Super Bowl multiple times and have won multiple Super Bowls. The Oilers pretending to be the Rangers even managed their once in 54 year miracle.
Look, I’m not sure what the Steelers did to deserve their six Super Bowl wins, the Refs constantly making favorable calls for them, or the reason that Philly stations broadcast the Steelers instead of the Jets. But as bad as all that is, if I have to sit through another Super Bowl with the Steelers in it, after they have beaten the Jets, I am going to lose my mind. I am going to start throwing stuff out my windows. The Steelers are the biggest pieces of crap, and they walk around as though their shit doesn’t stink. Their fans? even worse. If your a Steeler fan I probably hate you. For the most part your just like my ex, you don’t care about football until someone tells you the Steelers are in the Super Bowl. Then you run out and buy your brand new overpriced Bettis jersey cause you don’t realize that no talent is retiring at the end of the season.
Right now I am so angry at the thought of the Steelers winning tomorrow that I am nearly breaking my keys. All season long I’ve been telling my cousin to calm down because he gets overhyped for games. This is the reason why. You save up that anger and emotion for an important game. I knew the Jets were going to beat the Colts, I knew the Jets were going to beat the Pats. That wasn’t an issue and I wasn’t over excited. But now the Jets have to go out and win the big one to get to the game. This is why Ladamian Tomilison, Jason Taylor and Santonio Holmes was brought in. To win the big one and get the Jets over the hump.
Of course they also want their Super Bowl Rings which two of them are missing and Holmes probably has revenge on his mind. He had to pay the price for Big Ben’s infractions. No matter your regular season stats, do you really want to retire from the NFL without a ring and leave your legacy up in the air? People excuse Marion and Sanders, but you have to be insanely talented and stuck on an awful team to be remembered on that level. It is time for those guys to win the Super Bowl now, and to bring one home for the Jets fans.
We’ve been through a lot as Jets fans. Ken O’Brien, Browning Nagle, Rich Kotite, Neil O’Donnel, Bubby Brister, Rich Kotite, Rick Mirer, Al Groh, Rich Kotite and Eric Mangini. That’s just from the time period I’ve been watching them. Don’t forget there seems to be a lot of crossover between Jets/Mets/Islanders fans. We’ve all been suffering for nearly 30 years now. We deserve a winner. It feels like it’s now or never, like we’ll have to wait another 30 years for there to be another winner. That and did I mention I really hate the Steelers and their fans? No? Well I really do hate the Steelers and their fans.
So Let’s go J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! and hopefully we’ll see Fireman Ed at the Super Bowl!
I don’t know why I turn on ESPN sometimes. Maybe I just like getting my intelligence insulted. The claim on ESPN from all the genius talking heads is that the Jets don’t deserve to be in a win and in situation because the Colts took the game off.
To begin with, none of these talking heads mentioned that the Broncos are losers of their last seven of nine games yet are still in a win and in position. If anything the team that doesn’t deserve to be there at all is the Broncos. The Jets have the #1 Defense in the league, the #1 Running game in the league. Why shouldn’t they be challenging for a playoff birth this late.
If I was the Colts, the last thing I would have wanted was to enter the playoffs 16-0. Sure, you have the possibility of being the first undefeated team to win the Super Bowl since the legendary Miami team. But you also run the possibility of being the first 16-0 team to not make it past the 2nd round. The possibility of being the first 16-0 team not to make it to the Conference Championship. If it was me, I’d rather lose during the regular season any time then lose in the Super Bowl. I’m sure anyone from New England would tell you the same.
Its just another reason to hate on ESPN. Half-Assed coverage of your favorite teams, yay. Maybe ESPN should go cover why ESPN decided to ignore the whole Big Ben situation until it blew up huge. Meanwhile they jumped on the whole Tiger situation the second it happened. Jeez, I don’t know what the difference between Tiger and Big Ben might be.
Also can I say I love how Farve is totally falling apart again, but we hear no mention of it from the love-fest for Farve that is ESPN. A bad story about Farve from ESPN? Never. I get so annoyed when I turn on ESPN even for a few seconds.
I really hate the Steelers, I do. Ever since the mid 90s Steelers beat the Colts on a bullshit call to get to the Super Bowl, I’ve never liked them. Add in during Big Ben’s first season that the Jets should have upset the 15-1 Steelers if not for a kicker who couldn’t put it through the uprights, and that the Jets had already beaten the Pats once that season and could have finally gotten to the SB, and you have a team I hate. The bullshit call was on Neil O’Donnel’s TD pass to take the game, the WR he completed the pass to had gone out of the end zone and come back in but none of the Refs had seen it. The Steelers also got all the calls they needed when they played the Seahawks in the Super Bowl too.
Its real easy to hate Big Ben. He’s David Carr, but on a good team. On any other team Ben would have been a tackling dummy and eternally injuried. So maybe he’d be more like the bastard child of David Carr and Tim Couch. There was nothing like Big Ben looking all pissy on draft day when the Chargers and Giants picked Manning and Rivers and he dropped into the teens. Tommy Maddox was a feel good story, and I wish he didn’t get injuried, or hadn’t had a bad start to that season. There would have been nothing like Big Ben ridding the pine for two or three years.
Although its easy to like the Cardinals, I really can’t stand Kurt Warner. I hate the God shit every few seconds. Where would his God have been if Trent Green would have stayed healthy? If Lineart had lived up to his expectations? Someone like McNabb is always a great QB, no matter who his targets are. The same can be said of a lot of QBs. Yet Warner has never had a good season without outrageously good WRs and a pass catching RB. If anything he should get on his knees and pray to Denny Green on every touchdown pass.
The Steelers should win, but I’m holding out hope for the Cardinals. Last season was two great teams going at it. This year its Offense vs Defense. Despite the saying of “Defense wins Super Bowls” the last time a great defense played a great offense was the Colts Vs Bears. That proved that an inept offense led by Rex Grossman will lose the Super Bowl for a great defense. People forget how bad that Defense was for the Colts, they weren’t supposed to get out of Wild Card weekend. They had the worst run defense and were supposed to lose to KC and Larry Johnston running over them. Its a lot like the Cardinals, whose defense suddenly came alive in the last few weeks. Also people point to the Steelers run defense as being best in the league, but the Cardinals are more then willing to air out the ball to no end.
On that point not enough good can be said of Larry Fitzgerald. I’ve never really seen him, as all the games I saw with the Cardinals were complete blowouts. But his catches the last few weeks have been nothing short of amazing. Add to the fact that theres another top receiver in Boldin on the other side, and I can’t name a single Steeler DB, probably means trouble for the Steelers. Or that I have a horrible memory. Since the games just about to start, and I want to watch, let me end this by saying Lets Go Cardinals!