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Jets Takeoff – 9/11/11


It’s time. Opening Day. Every American looks forward to this time every year. We can now put our problems aside for one day every week and just follow football. Nothing to worry about except your favorite team, fantasy players, spreads, and if the grill is fired up. I cannot explain how jacked I get every year for Opening Day especially now with the Jets being a Super Bowl contender every year. Today is also a time for reflection though as it is the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01. We will never forget where we were that day or what we were doing. I was sitting in Social Studies my freshman year of High School and hearing stories that planes have crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. I did not believe it because we were the United States, nothing happens to us, we would not let this happen to us, but it did. The scariest part of the day though was when I was sitting in lunch and the Asst. Principal came into the lunch room and asked me to come to the Principal’s office. I was nervous because I did not know where my dad was working that day because he usually works in Manhattan and takes the PATH train into the World Trade Center. I was lucky though, I got down to the Principal’s Office and my mother was standing there and my father was picking up my brother from his school. They just wanted to be together as a family for the day, but I still remember seeing many of my classmates in the Principal’s office balling their eyes out because they lost a family member and it still brings a lot of sadness to me today

But while we remember those we lost we also remember all the heroes of that day and also all the heroes since that day. The FDNY, NYPD, and PAPD running into the burning buildings and sprinting up to the top of the towers while people are running away without the blink of an eye. The same with the firefighters and police officers in Washington D.C. doing the exact same thing at the Pentagon.  The people on Flight 93 that heard what had happened in NYC and Washington D.C. and decided to do something about it and try to take over the plane so no others would be hurt. Our soldiers that have been in Iraq and Afghanistan and risking their lives every day so we can be safe here. My Uncle Wayne and his partner clearing everybody out of Times Square after street vendors alerted him that there was a car bomb. The Navy SEALS that went in and took out that MOTHERFUCKER bin Laden with a shot right between his FUCKING eyes. Today is more then a regular Sunday of football, today is a day to celebrate America and what’s more American then football.

Jets vs. Cowboys preview after the jump.

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UPDATE 2: Jets vs. Giants Preseason Game


The NFL has pulled the plug on the Jets vs. Giants preseason game because of this stupid bitch Irene. The game was originally moved from its 7 PM start to 2 PM,  but is now going to be played Monday Night at 7 PM.

Below a video that will make everyone happy!

UPDATE: Jets vs. Giants Preseason Game

This is got to hurt

Tomorrow’s Jets-Giants Preseason game has been moved up from its original 7 PM start to 2 PM because of that bitch Irene. Women always causing problems.

Bronx Bombers

The Grandy Man Can

So what’s more unusual then an earthquake hitting New York City? Three Grand Slams in one game. Yesterday the Yankees were the first team in MLB history to hit 3 Grand Salami’s in one game (something that shitty team 90 minutes south has never done). Cano, Martin, and Granderson were the 3 players to take it deep for the New York Yankees on this record setting day. The Yankees fell behind early, 7-1, before they came roaring back to avoid the sweep from the A’s (really the Yanks almost got swept by the A’s, great playoff push guys). The Yanks realized that they probably were not going to be playing a lot of baseball this weekend because of Hurricane Irene so they decided to score all their runs in one game. Russell Martin went 5 for 5 with 2 HR’s and Derek Jeter saw his batting average reach .300 for the first time in forever for one AB before he struck out and went back down to .299.

While everything went well for the Yanks offense, the pitching was still a problem. Phil Hughes allowed 7 runs on 6 hits in 2 2/3 innings. He needed 78 pitches just to get 8 outs which made the Yanks use much of their bullpen before they start a series against Baltimore of 5 games in 4 days. The Yankees are trying to figure out their rotation for the playoffs and it started to look pretty solid with the way that Nova and Hughes have been pitching, but after this outing it makes you wonder. Hopefully its just a bump in the road for Hughes just like it was for Nova when he gave up 7 runs to the Royals before he pitched a solid game against the Twins. There is no way that the Yankees can rely on AJ Burnett, the guy is a scrub. I still have no idea why the Yankees try to protect this guy while they throw Jorge under the bus.

Speaking of Jorge he is now challenging Robinson Cano for his starting position at 2nd base. Giradi said that because they were up by so many runs before Grandy’s Grand Slam he was going to put Russell Martin in at 2nd base, but Jorge convinced him otherwise. Jorge told him that if the Yanks scored two more runs he was going in at 2nd and not Russell. As soon as Granderson hit it, Posada ran and grabbed his glove and for the first time in his MLB career he played 2nd base (Posada played 2nd base while he was coming up in the minor leagues with the Yankees). Posada also made the last play of the game by fielding a grounder, hopping on one foot/crow hop, and gunned it……..straight into the ground where Swisher made a nice scoop for the final out (Because the Yanks were dominating the Yankees fielded an All-Star caliber infield of Chavez at 3rd, Nunez at Short, Posada at 2nd, and Swish-a-lish at 1st). If you haven’t seen the play click the link below for a good chuckle.


Henne and Tebow are Both Babies


So since the beginning of this off-season, which has only been a week, there have been many rumors involving Kyle Orton. If he’s going to be traded to the Dolphins, if he’s staying in Denver, if he’s going to start or if that scrub Tim Tebow was going to be the “Quarterback of the Future” for the Denver Broncos. There has also been a lot of rumors about Chad Henne. Miami Dolphins fans want him gone. He has not proven anything with the team so far even after they added Brandon Marshall. Last year at this time I was scared because I figured adding Brandon Marshall would help out the Dolphins tremendously in their passing game because he catches everything. This year I am happy that the Dolphins are keeping Henne at starting QB because it makes Brandon Marshall a non-factor in the passing game.

This also makes every Miami Dolphins fan squirm. This past Wednesday the Dolphins decided to have an open practice at Pro Player Orange Bowl Dolphin Land Shark Sun-Life Stadium (seriously how many times do you have to change the name of your stadium) as a “goodwill” gesture to the fans for the NFL Lockout. And the fans made sure that their voices were heard. After a few errant passes by Henne the Fins Faithful started booing and chanting “We want Orton.” This didn’t sit well with Henne.

“I’m human,” he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Deep down inside it does hurt.”

No Chad, you know what hurts, and I know this because I’ve been a Jets fan my whole life, watching the team that you support only make the playoffs once since 2001 (I’ve been lucky recently with the Jets but please do not mention the Kotite era to me or I might go postal). You’ve been with the team for three years already and have a career 27 TD’s and 33 INT’s, I think the Dolphins Fans should be a little mad since they have not had a solid QB since Dan Marino (I still see that fake spike in my nightmares every night).

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Osi to the Jets??

So after the Jets stole Plaxico away from New York Giants by the way of a couple voice-mails, it looks like they’re trying to take another stud away from The New York Giants. The Giants have lowered their offer for Osi Umenyiora to a 2nd Round pick from a 1st Round pick. The Patriots and Ravens are also interested in acquiring Osi’s *cough cough* talents.

The Jets need to make this move if only so that the Patriots or Ravens don’t get him. Plus the Jets have a horrible pass rush. They were T-8th in the league last year in sacks but that’s b/c they sent an 8-man rush every frickin time. They did draft two defensive lineman this year, except Kenrick Ellis might not even be able to join the team if he gets deported (No lie, he seriously might get deported because of an assault charge). Why would you not want to add a guy with 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles last year. The Jets also just cleared up another $6 million in salary cap by signing David Harris to a 4 year deal (I have no idea how Magic Mike does this). This should be a no-brainer for the Jets, go get him.

UPDATE: Giants notified Osi and his agent that he is no longer allowed to seek a trade partner since the Giants cannot get a 1st Round Draft pick for Umenyiora (Thank you Mattern).


Do you think he left a cleveland steamer on all these girl's chest?

Welcome back Santonio!

CAN'T WAIT to see more of this

So I finally decided to stroll into work today at 10:30 (Weezy & Rick Ross the Boss Concert)  and hear on ESPN that the Jets have came to terms with Santonio Holmes. He is one of the biggest difference makers on this team and single handedly won 3 games for the Jets last year (See Cleveland, Detroit, Houston). Adam Schefter is reporting that the deal in worth $50 million for 5 years with $24 million guaranteed. With this signing though there is a lot of risk. Santonio is one strike away from being suspended for an entire year, but I’m pretty sure the Jets will take that risk for the high reward that can come with it. Mark Sanchez is still developing and whats a better way to help him develop then having a Super Bowl MVP at wide receiver to help him out.

But with the resigning of Santonio Holmes it probably means the end for Braylon Edwards. I personally liked Braylon a lot. He was a freak of nature at wide receiver and only had ONE dropped ball all of last season. Now if somehow Magic Mike Tannebaum can pull off another Houdini move I think all Jets fans will be ecstatic, but i think Mike the magician is working on something else right now…….

Scary, ain't it

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