Thank God, or the Great Pumpkin if that’s your thing (Marko), FALL IS HERE! Not only does it mean a better night’s sleep but it means football season as well.
I was officially welcomed by Fall this past Monday when I went to Union Street Grill in Newton Center to watch the Jets/Ravens game, I sat down to some Honey Hot wings (awesome) and the waitress told me of the different beers they have, the most welcome was Sam Adams Oktoberfest! I went for the 23oz size and the icing on the cake was when she asked me if I wanted the rim dipped in brown sugar and cinnamon, oh blessed drink.
– Anyway, the Honey Hot wings have a magical blend of heat and sweet and are only 25 cents/wing, but be warned that they don’t allow you to take home what you don’t finish. – On to the Jets/Ravens game, of course I was rooting for the Ravens because 1) I HATE the fucking Jets, 2) I like Joe Flacco and think he can develop into a fine QB but he needs some work, 3) I HATE the fucking Jets, and finally 4) I LOVE watching the Jets fail.
Now, I have to be fair and I do admit that the Jets Defense is for real and will definitely be an issue for anyone that plays them, they do a great job of harassing the QB, and while that could definitely be an issue for the mobily challenged QBs like Tom Brady I think he has enough weapons to get the ball out of his hands quickly enough to mitigate the issue. One glaring problem with the Jets is that they played very sloppy and undisciplined on Monday night, they gave up 125 yds in penalties alone. The play that encapsulated their sloppiness was when the Jets were deep in their own territory on what could have been their last play (4th and 10) and Sanchez manages to hit Dustin Keller right near the 1st down line, the problem was that he was a yard shy when he went out of bounds. That is just flat out amateur, knowing the time on the clock and where the first down marker is SHOULD be at the forefront of any decent player’s minds.
I think one big reason for this sloppy play is the coaching style of Rex Ryan, who is always running his mouth about how great the Jets are and how they’re going to kick the hell out of everyone they play. That being the case, how do you expect to motivate players to improve if you already have them believing they’re instopable badasses? Contrast Ryan’s boasting style to Bill Belichick’s quiet and reserved style of never praising a player very much. Even if the Patriots destroy a team and play INCREDIBLE football Belichick will briefly go over what was done correctly but he will then go on AT LENGTH about everything they did incorrectly.
When that’s done the mistakes become smaller and less frequent, a great game by lesser standards becomes a so-so game for the Patriots. ‘Walk softly and carry a big stick’ comes to mind. And while I might be tempted to feel the slightest bit of pity for the Jets I then see Mark Sanchez open his mouth and the fleeting beginning of compassion vanishes, when asked about Joe Namath’s criticism of the Jet’s play he said “the sun had to set…there’s nothing wrong with going 15-1”
This guy is simply assclown/idiot of the 1st order, instead of acknowledging his fuckups he simply falls back on false bravado. It’s obvious he has no real confidence in himself, people with true confidence don’t feel the need to run their mouths. Since Belichick now has a LOT more film on Sanchez than he did last year I think he’ll have a lot of good stuff planned for him.
It’ll be damn entertaining to see the Jets squirm if they start the season 0-2, and since Sanchez doesn’t have any true strength to his character I think he just might crack sooner rather than later. Before long I predict he will be thought of as a bust.
– And speaking of the Jest, is it impossible for them not to act like a bunch of classless dickheads? There were allegation of sexual harassment recently when reporter Ines Sainz visited the Jet’s locker room. Now keep in mind that she is, by just about any standard, a piece of ass.
Clinton Portis of the Redskins stated that ‘shouldn’t be in the locker room’, and while I actually agree with him that doesn’t excuse the fact that the Jets players are very obviously not respectful or professional. Now, I’m not about to cry a river for Ms. Sainz, she’s obviously flaunting her body so it’s not shocking when it brings her attention in a manner that she might not appreciate. If you’re going to dress provocatively then one should be prepared for attention, isn’t attention the reason they dress like that in the first place?
Back to the Portis issue, I agree that women shouldn’t be in the locker room but I also don’t think ANY reporter should be in the locker room. Seriously, would you want someone you don’t know sticking a microphone in your face as you’re naked and trying to change? Keep the reporters outside the locker room, it’s more respectful of the players and you’ll probably see the players have more respect for the reporters. One final thought, are male reporters allowed in the locker rooms of female athletes?
– How freaking awesome is the Battlestar Gallactica soundtrack? Even if you never heard of the show and didn’t know the music was a theme to it you’d still have a diverse and awesome collection of music. That being said, see the show anyway, it’s the best frakin TV show this decade.
– The police are NOT your friends! Take a look at this video, it gets real interesting at 6:12, notice how the police simply attack him. Since they’re beating him repeatedly with their nightsticks, which could easily kill depending on where it hits the person, I’d like to know what actions of his are a lethal threat to the police or anyone else.
That’s about as clear a case of assault with a deadly weapon as you can get, I wonder what will come of the ‘state and federal investigations’ involving those officers. I want to see them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law but that’s not likely, even though the police have much more power than regular people they’re often not held to the same standards.
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