So, Jets head coach Rex Ryan felt disrespected by the Patriots yesterday afternoon. To that I say…
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Halfway through the third quarter of today’s Patriots-Jets game, my dad asked me, “Are you going to tell the internet how mad I am?”
Oh yeah, he was crazy pissed. I haven’t seen him that angry in a while and his rage wasn’t directed at the officials or the opposing team but at my beloved Patriots. In his eyes, he sees a defense in desperate need for guys like Jarvis Green to return from injury. This of course doesn’t apply toward the Patriots secondary, which he feels is the best the Pats have had since the 70s. Oh, and he thinks Vince Wilfork needs to “step the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t care how big he is; he’s a football player! He shouldn’t be this winded!”
I, on the other hand, was too busy marveling at the wonders of Mark Sanchez. I assume Jets fans would have hoped he chose a quarterback like Brady or Peyton Manning to emulate, not Jake Delhomme.
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:
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.
Since the Colts moved out of the AFC East in 2002 (?), have you noticed the Patriots still seem to play them every single frickin year? 2009 is no different and I can guarantee NBC is psyched… no… thrilled… no… drooling with delight that Tom Brady is back this year and they are able to reap the benefits of a Manning vs. Brady match-up just in time for November Sweeps. And it’s especially important because, outside of football and “The Office,” I can’t think of ANYTHING worth watching on NBC.
My biggest complaint is that the game is on at 8:20. On a normal Sunday, I’m struggling to stay awake until halftime of the primetime game. Tonight, I’m going to be forced to go to bed much later and don’t even get me started on how badly tomorrow is going to suck (ESPECIALLY if the Patriots don’t win).
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. 😀