January 11, 2005

Memo to the New York Jets

WE UNDERSTAND certain players with the New York Jets football team have publicly expressed confidence they'll win when they play the 15-1 Pittsburgh Steelers this Saturday at Heinz Field.

Running back Curtis Martin said the team expects to win the game. And defensive end Shaun Ellis also stuck by comments he made on Dec. 12, in which he said much the same:

"If we come back here, we'll beat them. I honestly believe that with my heart. They are a great team, but if we come back here, I really think we'll beat them."

This was after the Jets LOST 17-6 against the Steelers.

Now, we -- like the Steelers -- are bemused at such smack-talk, coming as it does from a team which only made the playoffs after the Steelers beat Buffalo in the final week of the season. However, while we will watch the game with merely cautious optimism, we would offer the Jets and their fans one piece of sound advice for Saturday:

It's not manly to cry in your beer.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at January 11, 2005 07:32 PM | TrackBack

I have my "terrible towel" ready for action during Saturday's big game in Pittsburgh. While anything is possible in the NFL and "on any given Sunday" every NFL team is capable of being its opponent, this game is being played on Saturday not Sunday!! Besides in the playoffs every team typically play their best game and this leads to the better team coming out on top which is clearly Pittsburgh in this instance. So I have confidence the Bus, Big Ben and their teammates will prevail against the Jets who looked pretty weak even while upsetting the Chargers last Saturday.

Posted by: Swammi in Solon at January 12, 2005 09:40 AM

Let's get the all PA Super Bowl...Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia. What a game that would be.

Posted by: simon from jersey at January 12, 2005 11:01 AM