Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jets Fly Over New England

What was the biggest miracle performed by the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium Sunday? Refusing entry to the endzone for 56 minutes of the game? Ending the Patriots' 57-game streak without having any losses back-to-back? All I know is, it felt great to the Jets and their fans! Games like this ought to delight owners as well; it NFL games always turned out as predicted, why would people bother buying tickets?

I'd like to have seen one more miracle, though: Pats' coach Bill Belichick smiling while he's shaking Eric Mangini's hand. Belichick ought to be proud of having taught Mangini well, not hurt that he dared to make a career move into a head coaching job of his own.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Farewell, Curtis “Miracle” Martin

Curtis Martin has announced that he is ending this season with the New York Jets, upon the recommendation of his physicians. Actually, the doctors who operated on his knee almost a year ago advised him that playing was jeopardizing his future life functioning, even such things as walking normally. Still, Curtis Martin, who has endured nine years of playing through the pain was not the type to give up without one last try. The Jets, who have benefited so much from the amazing #28, left the final decision to Martin.

If this turns out to be his actual retirement from professional football, Curtis Martin leaves as the 4th leading rusher in NFL history.