Sunday, November 15, 2009
I had a decision to make as a child, do I follow my father's divergent confusing fanhood* or do I blaze my own path. I was a stupid child so naturally I decided to blaze my own path. Great fucking choice assshole. Being a Jet absolutely fan sucks and they just might be the worst NFL team to pull for**.
The Jets have an uncanny ability to get ones hopes up and then quickly drop the hammer and shatter your spirit. Last season the Jets were 8-3 and coming off victories against the Titans and Pats. Every single analyst was drinking the green koolaid and some even went so far as saying the Jets were the best team in the NFL. Jet fans were on cloud nine, maybe just maybe we had a team to go back to the Superbowl. 5 weeks later the Jet fans were watching Chad Pennington whip their asses, Brett Favre throw arm punt number 24, and Eric Mangini get fired due to a 1-4 finish.
This season the Jets started of 3-0 and were headed to New Orleans for a showdown, a potential SuperBowl preview. Since then the Jets have gone 1-5, with each loss more brutal than the next. The Saints offense scored just 10 points against the Jets, a season low, but Marky Mark gave the defense two scores. The first loss to the Dolphins came on a last minute touchdown when the Jets defense was disgraceful. The next week the Marky Mark threw 5 fucking interceptions and the Jets lost at home to the fucking Bills despite leading for the majority of the game and being about two yards away from field goal range in overtime. Two weeks ago in a rematch against the Dolphins the Jets defense and offense played well but their special teams decided to take a nap and lose the game. That game also included the Jets having the ball at the fucking 12 down 5 with 2 minutes to go. Finally this week, the final nail in the coffin, the Jets fight back and score a go ahead touchdown with 5 minutes left. It was time to bring out the defense that dominated in the 2nd half to stuff the Jaguars and win the game. Or not. The Jags moved the ball with ease, killed the entirety of the clock, and kicked a field to walk off with a victory.
Being a passionate Jet fan is signing up for one miserable fall after another. God I'm a fucking moron.
*Giants and Pats, a story for another day.
**Honestly I think being a Lions fan would be less brutal. The Lions never ever get a fans hopes up, thus developing a massive sense of apathy. Sure watching an 0-16 team is brutal but by game 5 you just don't give a shit anymore and you probably don't even bother watching.