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Sunday, May 2, 2010

For What It's Worth

If you care about your team, the draft week was an opportunity to shop for dreams. As one person noted, it's like Christmas morning, opening up gifts, thinking you know what you're going to get, but knowing you might be surprised, happily, or with grave disappointment. It's mostly silliness, a spectrum of projected aspirations for better things.

A humorous NPR report briefly referenced the Jets fans' role at Radio City as the permanently disgruntled. As one Lions fan points out, "I meet a Giants fan and they're all nice guys, like guys I'd want to hang around with. I meet Jets fans and they're like...like they're all bad. We're the worst team in the league. How do you boo a Lions fan?" Obviously the man in question never grew up on Long Island.

We got two running backs, a defensive back, and a guy named Vlad. Altogether, not a bad draft, except that for USC's Joe McKnight, we gave up Leon Washington to former USC (and Jet coach) Pete Carroll. I haven't yet met a Jets fan who feels that losing Leon was a smart move.

3 comments:

New York Jets Jerseys said...

I guess it is all a risk everybody is into. We are uncertain whether the player just got into the team is good enough or not at all.

Edward said...

Such is the nature of the beast. Personally, I want my John Riggins Jets throwback.

Martin Roche said...

"I guess it is all a risk everybody is into. We are uncertain whether the player just got into the team is good enough or not at all."

How simple. How wise.