Sunday, February 5, 2012
A Jets Fans elegy for Super Sunday.
While the weather is always balmy inside a domed stadium we are forecasting the Perfect JetStorm for the Big Game.
No matter who wins today's Super Bowl (I forget the Roman Numeral) the Jets come out on the short end of the stick. Loud-mouthed, foot-fancying, profanity spewing and tattoo enhanced HC of the NYJ Rex Ryan famously vowed that he did not come to New York "to kiss Bill Belichicks Super Bowl Rings" . While the vow may or may not be subject to התרה = retroactive annulment (if I knew then what I know now etc.) the ever-more-lovable Belichick may have yet another ring ripe for the kissing by the time the clock runs down to three zeros.
Even if the Hoody cloaked genius' pinky finger stays naked Ryan will still have to deal with the indubitable reality that he and the team that he sort of head-coaches (though if you ask me, he has ceded control of the offense to OCs most offensive and foul) are the little brothers of the team that dwells just across the locker-room at the New Giants...errr MetLife Stadium over in the Meadowlands. A Tuesday victory parade down the "Canyon of Heroes", something that he's been promising to deliver for three years now, will be awash in Giant Blue. Truth be told , win, lose or draw tonight the Giants have already eclipsed the Jets accomplishments of the previous two years by merely going to the Super Bowl. The NY football Giants are already first in the NFC, first among Manning-helmed teams and first in the hearts of New York Football fans.
So for every little-engine-that-couldn't in the Jet nation the only relevant question remaining is this: Once the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted tonight will our eyes be Green with Patriot Envy or Big Blue with a Giant Depression. It's a New York sad-sack exchange!
To give the Yankee fans out there some frame of reference: think Mets BoSox World Series.
Poll question for commenter(s) : Which teams Super Bowl victory is a greater disaster for Jet fans?
'Tis a Super Day of teeth-gnashing, wailing and lamentation
for every citizen of the Jet nation