Posted on: December 10, 2008 12:35 pm
 

It aint easy being green

This has been a pretty strange football season, and heading into week 15 leaves us Jets fans wondering what to expect from our team.

O' to be a fan of the beloved green and white, where at one time we were 8-3 coming off 5 straight wins. Three of those wins were against quality teams in their house. Teams like the Bills, Patriots and Titans were the quality opponents that the Jets needed to beat to prove they deserved some attention around the league, and thats exactly what they did. Jet fans were aglow with pride and there were even whispers of head coach Eric Mangini as a nominee for coach of the year. After all, the Jets were 4-12 last year and now they were leading the division after filling a bunch of holes in the off-season. There were a couple stumbles earlier in this season, but the team fought on and grew stronger. Whenever one aspect of the team struggled in a particular game, another one picked up the slack and responded. Ah yes, things were good. Some fans were even daydreaming of a superbowl appearance, and I am guilty of pondering that scenerio a couple of times myself. I mean, why not us this time?

Its seems that the boys out on the field wearing the green and white uni's were daydreaming too. The division leading Broncos were coming to town, but how was their defense going to contain us? We were riding high on the hog, how dare they come here and expect to compete with the self annointed AFC superbowl representitives? Well, they didnt get the memo. They came to play ball, and they came to prove they were deserving of some attention too.

It was a tough loss to a scrappy Denver team, but it also raised some doubts as to how good the Jets really are. Some fans went back off the deep end with their patented "the sky is falling" tantrums and believe it or not were calling for the coach to be fired. Yeah its crazy I know, but some fans just need to hate to feel human.

Then comes the 3rd trip to the west coast of the year to play the 49ers. Well Im not going to lie,  I thought this was the game where things turned around for the Jets and the hangover would be medicated. Didnt happen. Im not sure, but this couldve been our worst showing of the entire season. Sloppy mistakes, bad execution and questionable gameplanning are phrases that pop into my head at the moment. There are others, but they are in no way PG-13.

Now the fanbase is in turmoil. They are on ledges and cliffs the world over, either trying to make sense of it all or ripping the organization to shreds while typing their last will and testament. This is proof!! The sky IS falling!!

Run Chicken Little, run into your underground bunker and hide your head.

The loss in San Fran did suck, and it was like a punch in the guts with an empty stomach. Why? Well it was supposed to be the return of the almighty NY Jets to superhero status, but I guess they are mere mortals. That is what sucked so bad, I wanted to see the hero and all of the Jets fans did too. I wanted to see this team progress from where they were, to fight like mighty warriors, to give all they can give out there while playing with flawless perfection. This team has too much talent to play like a bunch of high school dropouts and dammit I expected more.

Well you know what? They did play like mere mortals of the high school dropout variety. It was crushing. Actually, it was more than crushing, it was dream crushing. The dreamy images of this team that were conjured up in our heads, the ones that put this team on a higher pedestal than they belonged were invaded by harsh reality.

The harsh reality that this team still has some significant holes in it.

 The harsh reality that this team cant just sleep-walk through the majority of a football game and expect the other team to hand over a victory.

The harsh reality that this team is still working out some bugs in nearly every aspect of itself.

The harsh reality that this team has got to fight for every square inch of real estate for the next 3 weeks to even make the post season.

The harsh reality that we as fans are on a roller coaster named the Jets, and that we will all get back in line after every ride so we can have daydreams again to escape the harsh reality.

It wont be easy for the Jets, but then again it shouldnt be. This is football and you have to play like you want it more than the other guy or you wont succeed. If the Jets are going to be mere mortals, then at least be mere mortals who realize they still control their own destiny. Maybe along the way they will discover how to look like superheros again.

It wont be easy, but it has never been easy being green.

Category: NFL
Tags: Jets
 
Posted on: October 7, 2008 7:34 pm
 

Doodle art

Anybody have some artwork to show off? Lets see it.

This is all I have at the moment, and its not directed to anyone by the way. It is just a doodle.

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Category: General
Posted on: January 15, 2008 10:05 pm
 

Fishin Hole

  Anybody addicted to fishing will tell you, its the heart pounding adrenaline rush you get when a lunker hooks on and starts making the drag sing that keeps them coming back for more. Hell, when I see tail dances and high flying acrobatics I forget what day it is, I just hope the day doesnt end.  There is more to the story though, and as they say --a bad day fishing beats a good day working. Where else could you not accomplish your goal and still feel satisfied? I have a 15 foot SeaNymph aluminum bowrider with an old 1963 28 horse Johnson on the back, and it is the most valued possession I have. There is no better time spent then with my wife and kids on the water.

  There is no REAL need for ultra-fancy, expensive equipment either. Sure theres fishing rods that cost over 250 dollars, and reels that go for over 300. They arent going to catch more fish than a cheap rod and reel in the hands of a dedicated angler though, and I can guarantee you the fish dont care how much youve spent on your gear. You can still have a great time without it costing a ton of dough.

  An added bonus is the relative ease in which the inexperienced can get into the fun. Its not like it takes a ton of practice or knowledge to land a bass, and the amount of different lures and baits that can be used makes it even easier to accomplish. Anybody can get their hands on a few worms in the back yard and head off to the H2O for some action. Theres plenty of panfish to catch as well, and its hard to NOT catch a sunfish or perch in most places. My youngest daughter was 5 when she caught a 6 pound largemouth bass, and the smile she had was absolutely priceless. Im surprised at how many kids dont even go fishing nowadays.

  While out on the water I find it easy to be relaxed no matter what the fishing is like, mingling with the loons and ducks.  If Im out in the boat or standing on shore by myself, I always take the time to just enjoy my surroundings. Watching the Eagles cruise around swooping down to snag a fish is reward enough to be out there. The sight of the hillsides speckled with the colors of early October leaves is just the icing on the cake.  Most days fishing are damn near perfect if you ask me.

Many people dont get to see that type of thing, and I wonder why they dont grab a pole and just go fishing.

Category: General
Posted on: January 15, 2008 8:12 pm
 

BOOKS

 Good books that keep you entertained are good to find, and if you like all things nautical with plenty of action you should look into anything written by Clive Cussler. You may have seen the flick 'Sahara' starring Matthew McConaughy, Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz that was adapted from a Cussler novel, but it was lacking because the books are twice as in-depth.

  I would recommend picking up 'Inca Gold', or 'Flood Tide' as page turners for the sea faring, history-infused-with-action addicts. Any one of Cusslers books would be a good read though. You would be surprised at how much is packed into his novels, and how much of an enjoyment they are. He has written in the ballpark of 33 books to choose from as well.

"That is all I have to say about that". --Forrest Gump.

Category: General
Posted on: January 15, 2008 7:28 pm
 

Welcome

Welcome to the hands down, worst blog ever created. This is,  for all intents and purposes, a social experiment that will probably prove absolutely nothing. LOL 

Just was thinking I HAD to have a blog because its the new hip thing at CBS.

 

 

Category: General
 
 
 
 
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