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The Jets Fall 2009

Well, it’s over.  It was a great run, but the Jets did what they always do.  They got my hopes up and then lost at the last possible second.  This time they went as fas as Vinny Testaverde did getting to the AFC championship game in 1999.  That was a miracle season too with Bill Parcels. I felt so drained when they lost.  They put up a great fight, but the Colts were just too good.  Peyton Manning is a master on the field.  He is so in control and confident.  He stays patient and then just cuts you up.…

Rex Ryan: Twitter missed opportunity

After the Jets game, David Clowney, Wide Receiver NYJ, wrote a twitter message. “1 play in the 1st Half, 4 plays in the 2nd half . . . A bit disappointed about my playing time but very happy and satisfied about the win.” For this tweet, he was benched for next Sunday’s game by Coach Rex Ryan. I think Rex Ryan missed an opportunity.  He shouldn’t have announced this message to the press.  He should have twittered his response.  Something like: @DavidClowney: Maybe if you wouldve worked harder in practice you wouldve seen more action.  BTW, you are benched next…

Jets 2009 Predictions

The Jets already had their first game. So I know I will predict that one correctly.  Here are my predictions: Wk Date Game Win? 1 Sep 13 NYJ 24 @ HOU7 WIN 2 Sep 20 NE @ NYJ WIN 3 Sep 27 TEN @ NYJ WIN 4 Oct 04 NYJ @ NO WIN 5 Oct 12 NYJ @ MIA WIN 6 Oct 18 BUF @ NYJ WIN 7 Oct 25 NYJ @ OAK WIN 8 Nov 01 MIA @ NYJ WIN 9 Bye 10 Nov 15 JAC @ NYJ WIN 11 Nov 22 NYJ @ NE WIN 12 Nov 29…

The UX of the Jets

Every year its the exact same thing.  Over and over and over again.  They Jets get my hopes up.  They show a glimmer of decency.  They look like they could almost play.  Then they break my heart. The rip my heart right out of my rib cage, then they throw it in the ground and stomp on it, then they do the twist on it, then they spit on it and they laugh at me.  They point and laugh at me for being a chump once again.  They said, “what did you expect”?!  We are the Jets!!!  We will break…

Brett Farve joins the Jets

Wow, legendary quarterback Brett Farve joins the New York Jets.  I am excited and fearful all at the same time.  I think the Jets have all of the right ‘talent’ on the field, but will they have the chemistry?  Will they stay healthy?  A few injuries will tank the whole team. This is an exciting season.  I love football. Prediction still stands.  The Jets will be in the Superbowl this year. Another prediction:  Brett Farve will make more money this year in endorsements than any year in his career.

Predictions: 2008/2009

Well, it’s that time of year again where I predict things and get them all wrong.  Here we go. Democrat VP Picks. I predict Caroline Kennedy.  I think Joe Biden would be solid too.  If its Caroline, then Joe will sign on for Secretary of State. Republican VP Picks. Joe Lieberman (Boo!).  Maybe Mike Bloomberg. 2008/2009 NFL AFC Champions. New York Jets.  I can’t bring myself to say Superbowl champs. The next president of the United States of America. Barack Obama.  My first rule of presidential politics:  Charisma wins, not policy. Feel free to second guess.

Jets Picks 2008

I am not thrilled with the Jets overall performance this weekend.  The first pick, Vernon Gholston, DE  made me happy.  Their are some questions about him, but he seems very talented.  However, it was was all lame after that.  The next pick they traded up 6 spots to get a guy that would have been available in the next round.  A tight end named Dustin Keller.  The Jets already have a tight end and needed a safety or cornerback alot more. Why trade up? Glen’s rule #1 of NFL Drafts:  Never, ever, trade up.  All of the analysts say the…

Jets

The Jets have made some great free agency moves.  My general philosophy is that a team lives and dies on the line.  O-line got improved with Alan Faneca.  I expect D’Brick and Mangold to improve dramatically with Faneca in between them.  They need his veteran presence.  This will lead to Thomas Jones (RB) to having a break-out season running behind these guys.  In fact, he gets another great blocker with Tony Richardson as Full back. Jones must feel like he is the luckiest guy in the world.  I am predicting a 1500+ year season.  I also expect QB Clemens to…

Vinny Testaverde

The Carolina Panthers brought in Vinny Testaverde to back up David Carr. Jake Delhomme had his season cut short by injury and David Carr is banged up too. This means Vinny might see some MORE playing time.  He is now 43 years old! About Vinny: The 6-foot-5 Testaverde certainly brings experience. He ranks sixth in NFL history 6,529 pass attempts, 3,693 completions and 45,281 passing yards. He’s ninth with 270 touchdown passes and tied for 10th with 30 300-yard passing games. Testaverde’s best statistical season came in 1996 with Baltimore, when he made the first of his Pro Bowl appearances,…

Rooting for Losing

I have officially given up on the 2007 Jets season.  I want them to lose very single game.  I do not want them to go 8-8.  I would like 1-15.  We are aiming for the number one draft pick next year.  Mostly likely, they should trade that pick down and build up some depth in the team.  I am wathcing Chad Pennington run the offense.  He just looks lack-luster.  Something about his body language makes it look like he has lost his edge.  And certainly, his passes are slow and wounded-duck-like. The season is a completely fiasco.  We don’t have…

Tennis->Football

Do not ask for whom the Jets lose.  They lose for me.  I know it’s just the first game, and they did play the team favored to win the Superbowl, but I was really hoping they would win.  The offense and the secondary did ok.  But the pass-rush and run-stop was non-existant.  Chad Pennington also twisted his ankle.  At this point, I am willing to scrap the whole season and hope for last place.  This will give us good draft picks, which we can use to build a defensive line.  (Trade down!!)   Anyway, I do not have high hopes.  I…

Da Jets

Wow, is it preseason already?!?  That off-season just flew on by.  The Jets are primed to win the Superbowl this year.  It’s just one month until the season opener against the hated New England Patriots.  This is a MUST-WIN game.  It’s retarded to think that the very first game is a must-win, but I really think it will set the tone for the whole season if they come out of the gates and win against the Pats.  And you know that this game will matter at the end of the season, when it’s neck-and-neck with them. I am trying to…

NFL Draft part Duex

When the draft was over, I was thinking about the hundreds of guys who didn’t get picked. On this one single day, they go from their old lives as collegiate superstars to the potential of being picked for the NFL (which carries with it a hefty salary check) to being left out in the cold. Of course many of these players will go on to the Canadian football league, arena football, European football or maybe professional wrestling. But for many players, the golden days are over. They will need to get a job just like everyone else. I wonder about…

Da Jets (Draft)

For the second time, since I can remember, I am not unhappy after the NFL Draft. The first time was when the Jets selected Abraham, Ellis and Pennington. All good additions. This year the Jets selected 10 players. (This is alot for a draft). And I am very happy. If I were grading them based on my expectations, they got an A+. They blew away my expectations. If I were grading them on a bell curve, compared to the other teams in the NFL, they would get an A. Not the best of the draft, but damn good. If I…

Superbowl XL

Pretty good game. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the game. Several plays (interceptions) could have changed the game. Each team had a chance to win and the defenses stepped up. In general, the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers dropped the ball several times in several key plays. I think that may be the ultimate difference. This game could have gone either way. The commercials were pretty good. I really liked the FedEx commercial early in the game. There was another I laughed at, but I can’t remember it. Katie loved the United Airlines commercial because it looked so beautiful. I thought the…

Widgets and widJets

Konfabulator has been relaunched as Yahoo Widgets. Very interesting technology. Easy to create, small and useful. I wonder if Yahoo can make it catch on. I wouldn’t be surprised if Google comes out with something similar. And Microsoft is already experimenting with “Gadgets”, but who knows what will catch on. I suggest to Adobe/Macromedia to come out with the same kind of think in Flash. They should have acquired Konfabulator a long time ago. Side note: I am making a nice comeback in the football pool. But the Jets look as bad as ever. Should they get a running back…

Sick of the Jets

Q: How can you tell when a bucket gets sick? A: It becomes a little pale. The Jets, Sunday night, ALMOST won the game against the Chargers. They had 1st and goal with a minute left. Score a touchdown and win. Simple as that. They called 1 run and three timing passes. All losers. They lost the game. I can’t believe it! I am so sick of them losing all the time. When will we be released from this loser’s hell? Meanwhile, I think Brooks Bollinger is doing fine. Not great, but good enough. It is so easy for me…

High Crimes and Hopes

The White House is facing lots of indictments for the Valerie Plame incident. I am hoping for Karl Rove to be put in jail, along with Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby. I am also hoping for the Jets to magically solve their Quarterback problem. I do not have high expectations for either, but I you never know. I hope Justice will be done. You see, in cases where you can not control or affect the situation, hope is all you have. In situations where you can affect things, then a positive attitude is critical. I could picket in front of…

Losers

The Jets game just ended a short while ago. Ugliest game I have ever seen. Seriously, it looked like a high school game. Atlanta was terrible, the Jets were worse. It was as if both teams were TRYING to lose. 7 turnovers. Blech. Vinny got hurt. Vinny is old (41) and has played poorly since before Van Halen broke up. Jets are losers. I am a loser for being a fan. Also, I had to install WinXP 64-bit. Longhorn/Vista just couldn’t stop crashing. I will wait until Beta 2 in December I guess. Maybe I will try upgrading straight to…