Sunday, January 10, 2010
J, E, T, S, Patriots Suck!
This is the Jets' 1st Playoff win in 5 years, and enjoy it while you can, because the next game is going to be at the Indianapolis Colts. With their full squad. Oy vey.
Except... No, it won't!
Baltimore Ravens 33, New England Patriots 14! In Foxboro, no less! Ray Rice of Rutgers scores 2 touchdowns, including an 83-yarder on the first play from scrimmage. The Pats go down hard at home. I guess the Cleveland version of Bill Belichick was coaching. Either that, or Belichick couldn't figure out how to cheat in this one. When he can't cheat, he's the Cleveland Belichick.
The '01 Rams, '03 Panthers and '04 Eagles would like their rings, thank you very much. Bastard.
Anyway, the Ravens winning means they go to Indy to play the Colts, while the J-E-T-S-Jets-Jets-Jets will go to San Diego to play the Chargers.
Let's see: Would I rather play in nice, sunny San Diego, or under a dome to keep out the elements? Frankly, I don't think it matters, because the Jets and their fans will be warm either way. Besides, now that we know Mark Sanchez can play quarterback in the cold, who cares?
Dallas Cowboys 34, Philadelphia Eagles 14. So the Cowboys win their 1st Playoff game in 13 years (since Bill Clinton's 1st term as President and the Yankees' 1st World Championship in the Joe Torre era, ah, those were the days), Tony Romo wins his 1st Playoff game ever (gee, maybe Jessica Simpson really was a jinx), and the Eagles will go into the 2010 regular season making it a full 50 years since their last title.
December 26, 1960, beating the Green Bay Packers, 17-13 in a thriller at venerable Franklin Field -- which, unlike Veterans Stadium, not only still stands but still hosts football, even if it is just Ivy League (University of Pennsylvania).
Arizona Cardinals 24, Green Bay Packers 10 at the half (as I type this). Aaron Rodgers is not yet the Playoff quarterback that Brett Favre is, but at least he hasn't yet revealed himself to be the NFL's biggest diva, either.
And you thought it was T.O. Or Ochocinco.
Uh-uh. I will believe Brett Favre has played his last game on the 4th day that he is in his grave. I'll give him 3 days, just to be sure. Although, to hear people in Wisconsin tell it, playing for Minnesota makes him more like Judas.
Ease up, Cheeseheads, at least he didn't play for Da Bears.
Then again, Jesus forgave Judas. I suspect Packer fans will one day forgive Favre. After all, he wanted to stay, but the team pushed him out. Sort of like the Boston Red Sox pushing Roger Clemens out when he wanted to stay, and Red Sox have forgiven Clemens, haven't they? Haven't they?
Look who I'm talking about: Sox fans. Fans of a bunch of cheaters. In two sports. At least. And I'm not even counting the point-shaving scandal at Boston College a few years back.
Just another good weekend if you're a New York fan who hates New England teams. Heck, all 3 Tri-State Area hockey teams won. The Rangers (who usually suck) beat the Boston Bruins, so that's yet another New York victory over Bahhhhston; the Devils crossed the border to beat the Montreal Canadiens ("Monsieur, do you have anything to declare?" "Yeah, we won!"); and the Islanders beat the Phoenix Coyotes.
Of course, the Devils have to resume that suspended game where they trailed the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 midway through, when the lights went out at the Prudential Center. Well, only half the lights. It's not like the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals, when the Bruins were so desperate to have the Edmonton Oilers NOT clinch in a sweep at the Gahhhhden that the lights mysteriously went out.
Now, if we can just find a way to prove the Celtics cheaters on any of their 17 titles... There's got to be something.