Monday, December 22, 2008

Why Is This Man Smiling ...

... when he should be laughing hysterically?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. We, Jets fans, go through the same things ... make the same long trips to the stadium named after the other team in town, buy new jerseys with the past his prime/future Hall of Famer's name on the back or ask for them for Christmas, start making plans about who you know in that season's Super Bowl city so you can ask to crash at their place that week when the Jets finally get to go to the big game ... we do this year after year. Yet we expect a different result than we've gotten for the past 40 years.

We expect our coach to give a professional NFL kicker a chance to make a field goal from 50 yards out after hitting a 45-yarder with 10 yards to spare on a play called back by a penalty.

We expect to root for the team not affected by bad weather ... you know, being from New York City and having the quarterback that came from the frozen tundra and such.

And speaking of the quarterback, we expect the captain, leader, and field general not to have a perpetual blank look on his face on the sidelines as if his dog just ran away every time there's some sort of adversity on the other side of the ball.

We expect a team that beat New England and Tennessee on the road not to come within a Losman of pulling Paul McGuire II against four lousy teams.

Why do we expect this? It's simple. We're insane.

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