The truth is, there just isn’t anything to hate about the Jets. They have a mouthy, cocky coach who loves his wife’s feet (I bet he rubs them all the time. Unlike SOME PEOPLE I KNOW). I actually really, really like Rex Ryan. Dude is funny. Sanchez? Well, of course I like Sanchez. What eye-bearing, straight woman doesn’t?
Revis? Have you seen his Dick’s Sporting Good’s commercials? He’s hilarious. Braylon Edwards? Sure, he got an off-season DUI, but we all make mistakes. He has stayed out of trouble, and, I gotta tell you, I saw him on Pardon the Interruption last night, and he seems like a really nice, well spoken guy. If I had a daughter, I would totally be fine with her dating him.
Even Santonio Holmes. Sure, the guy is sort of an idiot, and should not have ever had a Twitter account, but he won us a Super Bowl. Hey, thanks for that! And, we seriously need to watch him this game. He is probably going to be looking for chances to stick it to the Steelers, and catching a game-winning touch down for the Jets would be a pretty sweet way to do it. Then he can Tweet: ‘Just won the game, LOL. OMG, Im so stoned. LOL : )’
And then there is their iconic quarterback. I certainly can’t hate on Joe Namath. He is the originator of what the boys today call ‘swagger’. If he was on Madden 11, his swagger rating would be off the charts. Exhibit A:
Reason # 2 I can’t hate on Namath, he played his college ball at the University of Alabama under the best coach to ever live, Bear Bryant. ROLL TIDE! And, hello, he is from Beaver Falls, PA. Right outside of Pittsburgh. Sort of explains the him being awesome, doesn’t it?
The Jets have had a great season. Hell, they beat us. And if they beat us again, I don’t think anyone is going to say that they don’t deserve a trip to the Super Bowl. As much as the Patriots would have brought the hate, (I seriously think Tom Brady is the biggest twat waffle in the NFL. He eats douche pancakes for breakfast. However, I love Danny Woodhead. It’s like a Smurf made the team) I’m glad we’re playing the Jets at home.
I know I said that I would dig up some dirt on the whole Jets/Steelers rivalry, and I tried. I really did. But my heart isn’t in it. I got this: In 1997, The Jets hired Bill Parcell’s, otherwise known as the Big Tuna, to come on as head coach. We have the Starkist Tuna headquarters here in Pittsburgh, dahn on the North Shore. IN YOUR FACE, NEW YORK!
OF COURSE I will be rooting for the Steelers to win this Sunday. They are my team, and even though it’s medically impossible, I actually do bleed black and gold. But I’m going to feel bad for the Jets when we beat them. My heart is going to go out to Ryan, Sanchez, et al. Poor guys. They had a hell of a run!
My best advice for the Jets if they want to make it to the Super Bowl next year? Switch over the NFC. We like you guys, but come on, man. We’re the Steelers!