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Happy Thanksgiving – Yes Honey – Now we can keep the Jets game on during holiday dinner

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 25, 2010

Note to the Mrs. : Now you have someone to root for on the NY Jets.  The Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez,  in addition to being a clutch performer on the field, loves the culture of New York.  When he is off the field he loves attending Broadway plays.   He even keeps the soundtracks to Broadway plays in his car!  (Just like you.)   He even likes the same plays as you!

Note to self: If going on a long car trip with Mark Sanchez, make sure to empty his CDs out of the car before starting the trip.

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This is a very, very interesting video story about the New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Click to watch the video.

Mark-Sanchez-NY Jets- NFL-Football- Broadway-Plays

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Brett Favre faces more allegations – sexting – Jets game plan

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 9, 2010

Brett Favre sexting Jenn Sterger scandal Jets NFL

There are many articles around about Brett Favre texting some hotties when he was a NY Jet.  The timing is interesting. Hmmm… The week the Vikings play the Jets.  Was this released this week as a part of the Jets “Psychological Game Plan”?

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Super Bowl: Who dat? And Arrogant NY Giants Fans

Posted by TopOfTheThread on February 7, 2010

As a  NY Jets fan we have had our ups and downs — mostly downs! We are used to the Giants being the “Pride of NY Football”.

This year we (the Jets) had a run and made it to the AFC Championship game.  Believe it or not, we were one game away from playing in The Super Bowl.  It was fun while it lasted.  We had no illusions of grandeur. We knew the Colts were theWho dat arrogant giants fans better team.

Once the  Jets were out of it, I really did not care who won The Super Bowl.  I just hoped for a good game that was worth watching. Colts win? So?  Saints win? So?

The concept of rooting for teams in “Sports” is interesting. Why do we root for one team or another, when it’s not “our” team?

I have nothing at stake in this game. No bets. No boxes. No ties to either team.

…. I think back to the week before the AFC Championship.  A Giants-fan, season ticket holder, buddy of mine says “it doesn’t matter who wins the AFC Championship, there are no good teams in the AFC anyway.  The team coming out of the NFC will destroy the AFC team in The Super Bowl….”

Wow. What a case of sour grapes!  Poor baby. The Giants didn’t make the playoffs so put down the AFC and the Jets. Poor baby.

* News Flash *  NY Giants Fans — The NY Jets are the best football team in New York. And they’re an AFC team!

Now I know who to root for!  I am passionately rooting for the AFC and the Indianapolis Colts!

Go Colts!

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Jets Get Manning

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 19, 2010

I wish I was a good artist, but I’m not!

Go Jets!

NY Jets will get to Peyton Manning

NY Jets will get to Peyton Manning

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Jets Beat Bengals

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 3, 2010

NY Jets Beat Bengals

The Jets will beat the Bengals tonight

Being a long-time Jets fan is painful. They break out hearts almost every year.  Now they’re about to back their way into the playoffs. Indianapolis gave them a gift.

Now we’re only a few hours away from… who the heck knows! Will the Bengals play their regulars?  Will Sanchez throw 4 interceptions?

Let us Jet fans simply enjoy the next few hours before the game starts.   We’ll take a win any way we can get it.

J  E T S … Jets Jets Jets

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Is Tim Tebow the Tyler Hansbrough of football?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 2, 2010

Here’s a thought … (we did watch the Tebow cam)

Is Tim Tebow the Tyler Hansbrough of football?

  • Both had exceptional collegiate careers.
  • Both won NCAA Championships.
  • Both won the top collegiate individual awards (player of the year and Heisman Trophy)
  • Both are hard-working, good citizens.
  • Both will have difficult times in their professional sports (NFL, NBA). Hansbrough may actually have a better chance of making a “good length” career in the NBA than Tebow  in the NFL.

Congratulations to Tim Tebow on a great collegiate career. Please be open-minded in the NFL.  You may need to be a part-time hybrid quarterback and receiver.  Get in the league and show your value. All the cards will then fall into place. We wish you the best.

(photo gatortailgating.com)

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Eli Manning – Overpaid and Overrated NY Giants Quarterback

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 7, 2009

Check out the news from a few days ago…

  • ALBANY, N.Y. — Eli Manning has agreed to a new six-year, $97.5 million contract extension with the New York Giants that will make him among the highest-paid players in the NFL with an average salary of roughly $15.3 million, a source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen…. See Eli Manning as agreed to…

  • Pretty amazing contract considering he may not be one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL.
    (He’s probably the third best quarterback in his family.)

    He is credited with getting to and winning the Super Bowl. His gun-toting buddy Plaxico Burress, was his savior during that run. Manning would throw passes that Burress would “go and get”. You can see how Manning’s productivity declined once Burress was missing from the field.

    Manning also benefits from having the best rushing offense in the NFL. Please take a look at the chart below. Plug in some of the other quarterbacks into the Giants… and consider how much of a better team they’d be…

    2008 NFL Team Rushing Statistics EliManningGIF2

    (from  https://topofthethread.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=1257&message=1)

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    Jets Fans – One Year Ago

    Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 17, 2009

    Hey fellow Jets fans… This is where we were a year ago…


    Good riddance! Welcome Mark Sanchez!

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    It’s time for individual sports records to take a backseat…

    Posted by TopOfTheThread on February 22, 2009

    Regarding team sports such as baseball, football, hockey, soccer — only:

    As fans, we have been pushed to say

    • Who cares about Barry Bonds, or Hank Aaron having the most home runs
    • Who cares about Roger Clemens having 350 wins and over 4,000 strikeouts
    • Who cares that Mark McGuire beat out Sammy Sosa in the 1998 Roger Maris home run chase
    • So what — Alex Rodriguez has 500 plus home runs and counting…..

    Cheating has taken place and will always take place.

    Focusing on team records is, at least, an equal playing field (no pun intended). Think about it.

    A-Rod recently admitted using steroids from 2001 – 2003.  Let’s assume that at least 104 players used performance enhancing drugs during that era. Who won the World Series from 2001 – 2003 (Arizona Diamondbacks,   Anaheim Angels, Florida Marlins). Fine.

    So we can assume that at LEAST 100 of the 700 major league players “cheated” using performance enhancing drugs.  For round numbers, that’s 14% of the players.  Let’s assume there is an equal distribution of  “cheaters”. 14% of the Diamondbacks cheated. 14% of the Angels cheated. And 14% of the Marlins cheated.

    Continuing, 14% of the NY Yankees, NY Mets, and Boston Red Sox also cheated, and did NOT win the World Series.

    As a fan, I have no problem with it.  Those seasons were entertaining and fun to watch.  It is an equal playing field because all the teams and players probably had access to the same performance enhancing drugs. Teams made decisions. Individuals made decisions. That was THAT era.

    When the rules were set outlawing steriods, the number probably went from 14% to 2% (a guess).  Again, the cheaters were probably evenly distributed amongst the league.

    So all the teams and players probably had a representative sample of cheaters.

    As new drugs come on the scene, everyone will have access to them. New masking agents come on the scene, everyone will have access to them. It’s illegal but fair.

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    The same holds true for football.  As time as gone on, steriods/HGH testing has gotten tougher. People still use then and there is probably an equal distribution amongst the teams and players.

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    This may seem like bizarre logic, but it makes sense for the “team results”. Of course it does not help the individual records that are affected by this cheating.

    I know it’s not realistic, but perhaps we should come up with an alternative to “individual records”. Perhaps we should discuss using a word like “highlights”.

    One of the “highlights” of the 1998 season was McGuire and Sosa competing to hit the most home runs… I know,I know, it’s weak…

    (photo nflheadline.com gain-weight-muscle-fast.com)

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    NY Jets vs Tennessee Titans – another broken heart – not

    Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 23, 2008

    (It’s 2 hours before the start of the Jets / Titans game…)

    A Jets fans broken heart

    A Jets fans broken heart

    We, Jet fans have been waiting for a long time for a championship.  As Jet fans we get excited time after time only to have our hearts broken (time after time.) We have learned to be cautiously optimistic as a defense mechanism.

    Today is the day we finally get our due.  Last week we beat the Patriots. This week we will beat the Titans. (It would be interesting if the Jets wore their Titans uniforms today ;>) )

    How did we get here?

    The Jets organization did a great job in the off season. They improved their offensive line.  They improved their defensive line.  Of course there is also the Favre deal.  But the Favre deal was icing on the cake. They improved the foundation of the team before Favre was in the picture.

    Realistically, the Jets can win today. They will win today. Yeah, the Jets WILL win today. (It’s still hard to convince myself.)

    (original photo ericmchicago.files.wordpress.com)

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