BostonBrat

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I’m rooting for the Jets today

Yeah, you read that headline correctly. Hell has not frozen over, although I do feel a slight chill right now. I am rooting for the Jets today despite the fact that a win means a Super Bowl berth for my most hated team. It means some fist-pumping from Mark Sanchez and another week of listening to Rex Ryan. But I am rooting for the Jets today and you should, too. For a Jets’ victory over the Indianapolis Colts today will mean that resting your players will bite you in the ass. Roger Goodell couldn’t have asked for a better method of discouraging top seeded teams from doing so.

The Jets were cooked in Week 16. Hanging on to playoff hopes by a thin and shredded thread, they went into the third quarter with little more than a prayer. Indianapolis Head Coach Jim Caldwell answered those prayers and pulled many of his starters from the game. Under-prepared and overwhelmed, the Colts back-ups folded under a determined and inspired Jets team. The Jets’ playoff hopes were kept alive. 30-something days later, the story is vastly different.

Can the Jets do it? In my opinion, sure! Far stranger things have happened in the NFL. *cough 42 cough* I think the Jets match up very well with the Colts.

Besides, (whoever wins tonight) if either the Saints or the Vikings play the Super Bowl the way they played last week, it won’t matter who the hell wins the AFC. Those two teams look sharp!

I need some sleep

I’m not gonna lie… today sucked ass. I had a feeling it would regardless of last night’s outcome. Only, if the Patriots had won, I’d be too happy to care. All told, I got three hours of sleep and awoke screaming thanks to a nightmare I had that a giant muddy tsunami was crashing into my office building, drowning everyone and I was next. I thought to myself, “I’ll just swim to the top!” but then I noticed people sinking to the bottom because the water was so high, the weight of it all made swimming to the top impossible. That was some scary shit. I haven’t had a dream that scary since the time I dreamed my house was haunted and zombies a la Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video were chasing me. But that’s another story.

Like I said, I was awake at the butt-crack of dawn and I couldn’t watch TV because all they were talking about was the Pats and I couldn’t even come close to the internet because, you guessed it, nothing but the Pats.

So, I ended up at work at 6:30 a.m. and I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty fucking miserable. To ensure that I didn’t take out my bad mood on any of my wonderful co-workers, I printed up a quickie sign to keep the chit-chatters at bay:

Leave me alone

My awesome co-workers left me alone which gave me a lot of time to think. My office mate got me a Sweet cupcake, too. (She rules!) AND, since I had to steer clear of the internet, I actually got some work done (kidding, kidding).

Seriously though, all that time to think, I had nothing to do but think about last night’s game. And the more I thought, the more my brain hurt the more I realized last night’s game wasn’t horrible.

And you know what else? I don’t question Coach Belichick’s decision to go for it on fourth down from deep in their own end. Yeah, I said it. And if the play had been successful (in my opinion – which means absolutely nothing – it was a first down), Belichick would be praised by most of the people criticizing him today. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

And if we’re going to play the “what ifs” game, what if that completely bogus pass interference call on the Colts’ penultimate drive hadn’t been called? And what if Maroney hadn’t fumbled in the end zone? And what if the Patriots hadn’t had to kick a field goal on their second scoring drive and got a TD instead? What if, what if, what if…

All that profound thought made me realize that all these folks talking about last night being the worst night EVAH in the history Boston sports need to either a.) get their asses off the bandwagon because Super Bowl 42 was WAY worse and b.) learn a thing or two about Boston sports history because this wasn’t even close. I would even put the Week Two loss to the Jets ahead of this one. Yeah, I said it.

So, in other words, everyone can shut the fuck up.

StubHub is run by jerky Yankees fans

I don’t know if you’ve ever bought tickets from StubHub, but I have… Red Sox tickets, to be specific. And, when you purchase anything online nowadays, you subsequently receive loads of solicitous emails from the company. Today, I got a chuckle when StubHub sent out this doozy: “Get great seats to any Boston Red Sox playoff game”. Nice.

StubHub

And then the apology which I received three hours later:

StubHub

I wasn’t that upset about the Red Sox’ early exit but if they even try doing that after an untimely Patriots exit from the playoffs, there’ll be hell to pay! *waves fist*

ADDENDUM: Apparently, StubHub tortured Mets’ fans, too. It’s official: they are run by Yankees fans.

Icing on the cake

Randy

Yesterday was pretty friggin awesome unless you’re a Tennessee Titans fan or a bona fide Patriots hater in which case yesterday sucked. A few things that were awesome about yesterday:

  • Scoring 59 points in the snow.
  • They finally won convincingly in their throwback uniforms. Last week especially, my dad was having horrid flashbacks of the Patriots of yore.
  • Laurence Maroney ran like he should. For the first time in a while, he wasn’t auditioning for “Dancing With the Stars”.
  • Sebastian Vollmer looked AWESOME.
  • The Jets lost to Buffalo and Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Oh, and Mark “San-chise” threw six interceptions. It’s not as easy when teams actually have film of you, is it Marky? Matt Ryan you are not.

This week is gonna be much better than last. 😀

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed

What’s the point of typing a recap of the Patriots game when you can just get ten better versions from professionals on the vast internet?

I would like to revel in knowing that the many idiots I talk to were once again wrong when they suggested that there was “NO WAY” the Patriots were going to defeat the vaunted Baltimore Ravens, especially with the Ravens coming off their STUNNING victory over the AMAZING Cleveland Browns. Some idiots accused Thomas Brady of being “over-the-hill” and that he would never reconnect with Randy Moss ever again! Oh, and the defense… the defense which was “too old” last season with Bruschi, Harrison, Vrabel, and Seau now “sucks” without them. Make up your minds! (Side note: Adam Schefter thinks the Patriots are going to sign Seau this week. Yay!)

Part of my motivation for even starting this site was to publicly call out supposed Patriots fans who haven’t a clue about the team/game/NFL. I’m beginning to think that if it weren’t for my dad, I’d have NO ONE with whom to discuss football. How sad.

I don’t know why I care so much.

Anyway, weren’t the pink cleats and gloves that NFL players wore yesterday awesome?! For once, pink NFL paraphernalia isn’t a weak, sexist attempt to get females to purchase NFL apparel.

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