Monthly Archives: October 2013

For Nick Folk, Pressure Means Perfection in 2013

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The Jets had a major competition in training camp this year between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith which lacked logic and consequences along the way.

Unlike the battle at quarterback, though, one at kicker commenced and ended with the incumbent retaining his job.

That was the ever scrutinized Nick Folk, who each year since arriving in New York has been under siege, will not have to worry about that much in the future.  Being perfect in the regular season has that type of effect. Continue reading

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Geno Smith and the Jets Strive for Consistency vs. The Bengals

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The New York Jets travel to Cincinnati Sunday to take on the 5-2 Bengals.

It will be a tough task as the Bengals’ record stands at 5-2, leading the AFC North, and they are currently undefeated at home.

But on the Jets side, the focus will be on their team, and the struggle to become consistent behind a rookie quarterback. Continue reading

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Madison Square Garden Bridges Debut, Patrick Ewing Videobombs Alan Hahn, JR Smith Hits a Half-Court Buzzer-Beater, and Carmelo Anthony Misses a Game-Tying Last Second Shot: Knicks and Bobcats Preseason Action

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From the silly to the incredible to the defeating, Friday’s preseason New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats matchup was a notable exhibition.

It first featured a fun return of a legend: Patrick Ewing. Continue reading

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Cleveland Browns Will Start The 20th Quarterback of Their 15 Year Existence Sunday

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The Cleveland Browns hit a milestone Wednesday.  Not one most teams would be proud of.

Since their reemergence in 1999, the Browns have one playoff appearance in 15 seasons.  They now have started 20 quarterbacks in the same amount of time. Continue reading

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Tyler Hansbrough Knows Not To Mess With Metta World Peace

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Tyler Hansbrough was ready for a fight.

Then, as Netw3rk said, he had a change of heart.  Metta World Peace will have that effect. Continue reading

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The Jets, The Patriots, The Tuck Rule, The Push Rule, Spygate, and NFL Rule Awareness

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I don’t know if you know this, but the Jets and Patriots had a little game of football yesterday.

The Jets won. They controlled the ball for most of the game (46:13 to 23:40). They won the quarterback battle (2 touchdowns to 0 [Tom Brady had ZERO TDs]). They won the 3rd down efficiency battle (11-21 to 1-12).  They outgunned the Patriots in yards (383 to 295).  They even overcame their weakness for penalty yards (45 to 100).

Of course, the post game storyline has nothing to do with what some might call the dominance of the Jets; or even the possible downfall of the suddenly struggling Patriots.

No, it is a penalty in overtime, which is being played as the only reason the Patriots lost Sunday. Continue reading

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Jets Upset Patriots Thanks To Miracle “Pushing” Penalty, Move To One Game Out Of AFC East Lead

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Tom Brady had his moment, tying up the score at 27, but thanks to a fluke penalty on a new NFL rule, the New York Jets defeated the New England Patriots 30-27, Sunday. Continue reading

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Bill Murray Bodyslams Lee Corso on ESPN’s College Gameday

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Every week, ESPN’s College Gameday picks a new town to do their show from.  What is less known is that they usually have a celebrity guest on each week to make picks with the analysts.

Bill Murray was on this week and like with most things Bill Murray, it was great. Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Moment of My Jets Fandom and Finding Forgiveness for Reactionary Emotion

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When talking about your history of being a fan of the Jets, many on the outside would joke there have been tons of embarrassing moments as a Jets fan.

That is not very realistic, and playing in the media capital of the world, the few big negative moments have been blown out of proportion.

Of course, if you are looking for a really obvious moment, one in the recent past generally pops up if you speak about an embarrassing moment.

That of course, is the “Butt Fumble”, orchestrated by Mark Sanchez and Brandon Moore.  But really, that is a physical action of a really bad play.  Did it suck? I think we know that after 48 weeks of it playing in a loop on ESPN.  But was I embarrassed as a Jets fan? Not any more than the fact that my team was bad in 2012.

No, my most embarrassing moment came against the Patriots, but 5 years prior, with a different embattled quarterback, and a different devastating year. Continue reading

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Jason Collins Is Actually Not The First Openly Gay Active NBA Player Yet…Because No Team Will Sign Him

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On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins announced to the world through Sports Illustrated that he was gay.  The hope was that he would become the first active athlete in a major North American team sport to be open about it – a Jackie Robinson, of sorts, for the LGBT of America.

Today is October 9, 2013.  We are 20 days away from NBA Opening Night.  Jason Collins does not have a job. Continue reading

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