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J - E - T - S, Jets Jets JETS!!!

Sorry, Stego. (But only a little).

My heart stopped several times this evening.

What a game.

I hate the prevent defense. Hate it, hate it, hate it. But that was a sensational catch by Randy Moss. Though the Jets should have jammed him, as they'd been doing all game.

Where the hell do the Patriots keep getting these great quarterbacks? Matt Cassel was amazing, I have to say. Four-year college benchwarmer, hasn't played since high school, but he gets better every game, and tonight he looked like the reincarnation of Johnny Unitas. And he was what, a seventh round draft choice? And Brady was a sixth rounder? Scott Pioli has an amazing eye for quarterbacks. The Jets back-up is Kellen Clemens, a second round choice and a major college star, but in the NFL so far he has been less than ordinary. Let's just hope that Brett Favre never goes down.

Much as I despise him, Evil Little Bill is still a great coach. Just when it looked as though the Jets were going to blow the P-men out on their own home field, BB goes to a no-huddle offense, and exhausts Gang Green's gigantic man in the middle, Kris Jenkins, negating our most effective defensive player. No one else thought of that, all season. Fortunately for truth, justice, and the American way, Jenkins was able to find a hidden reserve of strength in the fourth quarter, when it counted, but... I may despise Belichek, but I never make the mistake of underestimating him.

But enough props to the Patriots. The Jets won. Finally. When Moss caught that TD with one second left, I felt like a dagger had been thrust through me, and the words "Same Old Jets" came inevitably to mind. It felt like we'd already lost. These were the Patriots, after all. Even when we won the overtime coin toss, things looked grim... especially after the first two plays, when the Jets faced third-and-fifteen.

Then Brett threw that rope to Dustin Keller, and the world changed.

Favre was... well, Favre was Favre. He's done it before, he'll do it again. Jericho Cotchery had that astonishing catch, snatching the ball out of the air in the crook of his elbow while falling forward with a defender draped all over him. Leon Washington returned a kickoff for a TD. But Dustin Keller was the one who really made me sit up. It looks as though the Jets knew what they were doing when they traded up into the end of the first round to get him (and a good thing, since their other first round pick, number four overall Vernon Gholston, shows every sign of being a bust). Tannenbaum and Mangini struck gold with Keller, I think. We have our tight end for the next decade.

Anyway... great game, great win, and I'm a happy boy.

Life is magical and full of joy.


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Nov. 14th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
"My heart stopped several times this evening."
Please say you're using idiom. Eat your veges.
But I'm glad you had fun..
Nov. 14th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
I was waiting for this post, cause I wanted someone to jump for joy with.

What an outstanding game, today is the first day that I really loved seeing Farve in that uniform.

I'll let his terror of taking a hit slide this game, some of those passes put a smile on my soul.
Nov. 14th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
[info]abqlady2 wrote:
Nov. 14th, 2008 12:36 am (local)
So i'm about toddle off to bed now with a big azz smile & humming "when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way!"* It was a fine game!

*even allowing as I've been a Pats fan for a while. But hey, I'm fickle at times.
Nov. 14th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Oi, you make me wish I had caught the game. I keep forgetting about Thursday night football.
Nov. 14th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
Favre Dream II, The revenge
Don,t know much about American Football but it's great to be able to come up with yet more bad GRRM book title jokes.
Nov. 14th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC)
Sounds like a game I wish I could see. Maybe I'll get lucky and Eurosports will choose it for the game they show each week.
Nov. 14th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Chose an evening with Bond myself, but I'm glad that the Jets took this one. Hopefully my heart will be stopping for all the right reasons come Sunday.
Nov. 14th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
And my Packers let him leave for that idiot Aaron Douglas (who has potential but is not yet there) glad you are enjoying Brett, and the bonus? He can defend his legacy quite well..
Nov. 14th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Packers defense
I will state in the Packers defense, they had to let Brett go. They couldn't keep jerking Rodgers around while Brett was trying to decide what he wanted.
Re: Packers defense - murry_duck - Nov. 14th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 14th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'm a Patriots fan, but I need to agree with you: that was one incredible game. Congrats to the Jets for being the last team in this one to pull out the plays they needed to win. A terrific effort by both teams but only one team can win. Hopefully, we'll get to see these teams play again in the post-season.
Nov. 14th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
It seems likely...
Nov. 14th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Nov. 14th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
here in phoenix, the patrons of my local bar which is owned by an retired NYPD were delighted.
Nov. 14th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
I have to tell you, I'm the biggest Patriots fan there is, but that doesn't mean that wasn't an INCREDIBLE game.

The Jets deserved to win.

Congrats on your first place team!
Nov. 14th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
It must be nice to have the NFL Network. I had to settle for reruns of Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab on VH1 last night.
Nov. 14th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I lack any decent cable as well, so it was Underworld for me last night on TBS. I wonder if there was a football game between vamps and weres, who would win?
Nov. 14th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Football OT is so Annoying!!!
I'll agree, that was a great game. But come on, the defensive holding call against Mike Vrabel after the Pats stopped the Jets within the 10 in the last quarter was total BS. It's just sad that even the announcer can say that he saw no hold there, yet the referee still chose to make a game-changing call like that. And then the game goes into OT, which even if the Pats had won the game, I would still be complaining about. Football OT is so ridiculously unfair that I'm surprised it is still handled the way it is. A coin toss basically determines the game, not the skill of the teams. It's just sad that after such an awesome game like last night, we had to have a coin toss give one team the ball and the game end on a field goal. Give both teams a chance to score! Do what college football does or make up some other rule that will get rid of this horribly unfair and archaic way of winning a game in OT. Sorry to be so negative, the game was one of the most fun games of football I've seen in a while. And I have to give credit to the Ancient One Brett Favre for not making any stupid mistakes. But come on GRRM, Cassell was no Unitas. He missed Moss twice on a wide open long ball that would have both been good for TDs, and he missed some other crucial passes that should have been made. He was sharp in the fourth though, I'll give him that.
Nov. 14th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!!
C'mn, he passed for 400 yards and ran for 60. The first QB in the entire history of the NFL to do that. Pretty good in my book.

I like the sudden death rules. The coin toss is important, but it shouldn't determine the outcome of the game. All of you need to do is STOP THE OTHER TEAM. As a fan of defense, I like that. The Patriots almost did it last night, stuffing Jones on first down and sacking Brett on the second. The game-changer was that 3rd and 15 play. The Patriots tackle Keller a yard further back, the Jets have to punt, and the Patriots get the ball with great field position.
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!! - kevnola - Nov. 14th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!! - kevnola - Nov. 14th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!! - theswornsword - Nov. 14th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!! - the_atreides - Nov. 18th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Football OT is so Annoying!!! - kevnola - Nov. 18th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
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