Jets Fans: The Lies are Not Disappointing They Are Par for the Course
By Alan Schechter
Nov. 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson before the game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Following the Chargers game last week, there has been a lot of talk around the fan base about disappointment. Disappointment in the 2012 season, not only because of the result. People are finding the year disappointing because of the lies we are told by the Jets, about Tim Tebow and otherwise. People have said that in the past, although the team has been bad, at least we weren’t “sold snake oil”. While I agree, the Jets have sold us some lines of you know what this season, don’t be disappointed by it. Over the last four years, it’s par for the course folks. Unfortunately, we should be used to it by now.
Ever since the Rex Ryan era began, we have been sold snake oil ladies and gentlemen. We were guaranteed a Super Bowl five minutes after the head coach got here. Despite the fact that the roster went through changes, we were guaranteed Super Bowls each of the first three seasons. Heck, Rex Ryan guaranteed us a Super Bowl during the lockout. The problem with that is that WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHO WAS ON THE ROSTER! Think about that for a second, Rex was guaranteeing a championship when he didn’t even know who was on his team. Now, being lied to surprises you guys? Why? It’s been happening for years now.
Rex has told us for weeks now about how he was going to use Tim Tebow, but yet, he skips him on the depth chart. When asked about these decisions, he takes the responsibility on himself, but does anybody think he is giving us the whole truth? I would say not.
What about Mike Tannenbaum? He may not be here much longer, but he has given us his share of evasivness and lies too. He has told us about the moves he has made and how great they are. He told us this year about how good our offensive depth was. He never answers a question about the direction of the team with a direct answer. He has been lying to us for many, many years now.
Even Woody Johnson has been in on the act. First he told us up and down about how the Tim Tebow acquisition was a football move. He went on to tell us that “you can never have too much Tebow”. I guess the coaches didn’t agree with him, because they clearly had too much Tebow. Put it all together guys and gals, does anybody really remember the last time we were told the full truth by these guys? I sure don’t. Why is this the most disappointing year because of the lies? The lies have been going on for a long time.
And don’t forget, if you ever want to see a more disappointing time in Jets history than now, look below this sentence:
I don’t think anything else needs to be said.