As a Jets Fan, Super Bowl XLVI Sucks
Lucas Oil Stadium is warming up. Fans are on their way. Both teams have arrived in Indianapolis. The sports media machine is already buzzing and beginning their 24-hour coverage of the Giants and the Brady Bunch. The world can’t seem to wait for the 2007 “rematch” Super Bowl. Well Whoop-di-freakin-doo! Even before the game I can say as a Jets fan that this Superbowl sucks. Apologies if I get a little pissy during this post…
We Hate the New England Patriots
Hatred – verb; “to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest” “to hate the enemy.”
In other words, “F*ck them!” I wish I could express how much the Patriots, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick make me want to punch puppies, kick kittens and throw crap at their fans.
Our More Successful Older Brother, The New York Giants
Most Jet fans passionately hate the Giants. Its so easy. We played in their stadium and in their shadow from 1984 to 2010. An era where they won 3 Super Bowls to our glorious 0. That’s 26 years of being the red headed step child, the other team, the tenants, the Jersey Jets. During these 26 years of hell, they had names like Bill Parcells associated with them; we had Rich Kotite and Bruce Coslet (Its okay if you are asking yourself, “Who are they?”). They had Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor; we had Browning Nagle and Boomer Esiason. We boasted records like 3-13 in 1995 and 1-15 in 1996. Our uniforms were ugly and so was our team. The Giants have us beat in every single aspect of football both on the field and off during these 26 years. Its impossible not to be jealous of what they accomplished. Thanks to the Football gods, our new stadium is called JetLife Stadium, eh-hem, sorry, Metlife Stadium and not Giants Stadium.
The only thing that burns me up more than the jealousy is that they also own us. Despite always kicking their ass in the annual preseason rite, which we all know counts for jack sh*t, they are 8-4 against us in real play and have taken the last 5 in a row. I know at the end of the season that I normally feel a lot better if the Jets record is better than the Giants. Its a consolation prize for not making the playoffs. For me, its like we really play against them all year every year when it comes down to it.
Giants vs Patriots
So who is a Jets fan to root for? Well obviously it cannot be and can never be the Brady Bunch. I’d rather watch my Jets have a planking contest in a field of land mines than root for the Patriots. I’d rather drink turpentine and piss on a brush fire than root for the Patriots. I’d rather fu… well, you get the point. So I have to put on my big boy pants and take one for the great state that I live in. Since my boys aren’t in it and havent been in my not-so-young-anymore lifetime, Go Giants. Half my friends are Giants fans and I borrowed a Giants t-shirt for the occasion. I may loathe you for being created first and owning the greater NYC metro area’s hearts and minds first, but I would never spite you in a Super Bowl. Giants 31, Patriots 20. After all we are cousins and play football together almost every weekend.