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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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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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Tim Tebow Signs With The Patriots

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Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he has signed to be a QB, not an RB or TE.

So, the Bill Belichick signed a bench player.  Not much more analysis needed.

Oh, we have to talk about this every second of every day going forward?  Okay, I’ll expound. Continue reading

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Thinking He Is Better than Jets CB Darrelle Revis…and Other Clown Moments From Richard Sherman

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A day doesn’t go by without a story about the Jets.  For once, a particular story has not manifested itself from Florham Park, but rather Seattle, Washington.

Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, decided Thursday night to tell the world how much he thinks of himself – by trying to prove he is better than Darrelle Revis: Continue reading

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Tom Brady Slides and Bernard Pollard Strikes Again: Moments From The Patriots-Ravens AFC Title Game

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The Baltimore Ravens eliminated the New England Patriots from Super Bowl contention in the AFC Championship Game tonight via a 28-13 score.

There were two big moments in the game that everyone should see: Continue reading

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2013 Playoff Preview

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The Emotional Bowl:

The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.

But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.
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The Jets…and the P Word

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I won’t say it.  This Jets team doesn’t deserve it.

A month ago, there was no reason to believe the word should ever be uttered again.

A team that has sputtered, made terrible mistakes, encountered injury after injury, has a lemon of a foundation, and has only been consistent in being awful offensively…they should be dead in the water.

So not a chance – I won’t say the word.

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A Dangerous Precedent: The Niners and Benching Alex Smith

49ers QB Alex Smith was carrying the 3rd best Quarterback Rating in the NFL going into their game with the St. Louis Rams on November 11.  In that game, he was concussed from a hit that resulted in Smith missing the remainder of the game and the following matchup with one of the league’s top defenses, the Chicago Bears, on Monday Night Football.

In his stead came Colin Kaepernick, the potential-laden 2nd year player from Nevada.  Blessed with a rocket for an arm and the ability to run anywhere on the field, many in San Francisco were excited to see him play.

After throwing for 117 yards passing and rushing for 66 with a touchdown, Kaepernick followed that up with a shockingly strong 243 yards and 2 TD performance vs. the Bears.  Following the game, it became obvious during coach Jim Harbaugh’s press conference that the “hot hand” was going to remain the starter.

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The Game Where Mark Sanchez Runs Into Brandon Moore’s Ass and Fumbles

Random Jets Fan: “If they beat the Patriots tonight, maybe we can make it to the playoffs”

Random Jets Fan: “Don’t ever allow me to speak again.”

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