[QUOTE=jetstream23;3467910]Okay, here it goes...
Has anyone else started to act strangely or find themselves doing weird things since Sunday's win? :O Or, are people treating you differently? I'm honestly getting weirded out by some things....
I put my 1 year old daughter's blankie in the refrigerator and left the milk on the counter overnight yesterday. :eek:
I'm completely distracted at work and almost forgot to submit a critical status report this week. :(
I'm now Tivo'ing or directly watching 3+ hours of NFL Network daily including Total Access, Playbook and re-runs of critical games from earlier in the season. I've been a casual watcher all along but now it's like I'm addicted. Brian Billick offered his Super Bowl ring to Rich Eisen tonight to try on and I almost got choked up for some reason. :O
I'm getting phone calls, emails and Facebook messages from distant friends and relatives I haven't spoken to in months saying things like, "How about those Jets?" and "You must be going crazy right now!" I haven't really been responding to them.
My wife looks at me tonight and says, "If you're not going to Indy this weekend, what should I do on Sunday? Do you want to go out with friends for the game? Just tell me, like do you want to be home alone? Should I take the kids somewhere all day? Is it safe to leave you alone?" Sheezus Christmas!!!!....am I THAT bad? I mean, do I look THAT disturbed? People she works with are asking her how I'm doing...like I'm in some kind of rehab program or a bubble or something! lol
Okay, now that I've fessed up as to how much of a loon I've been since stepping off a plane from San Diego Sunday at midnight, following what some commentators are calling the 2nd biggest win in the history of the New York Jets, is anyone else finding themselves acting weird or being treated differently too?
I guess my mind is racing. I keep thinking about the opportunity in front of this team to do something special, and how fleeting those opportunities are....the fact that I've been alive for 2 Jets AFC Championship games, only 1 of which I'm old enough to remember (1998-1999). Why can I remember Victor Green losing Ed McCaffrey deep down the field for a big Elway completion that totally turned the game around in 1999, but I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday? Maybe I'm distracted because of the fact that this Sunday no matter what happens, good or bad, it will almost definitely leave a permanent spot in my memory for the rest of my life....and I'm just praying that it's a good memory.
It's exciting and nerve-racking. It's like the first time you push your kid down the street on a bicycle with no training wheels....you're kind of proud and excited while hoping not to see a disaster! For a large percentage of us on this messageboard this is the furthest the New York Jets have EVER advanced in our lifetimes. I have extreme confidence that the future is bright for this team with Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez. It IS a very different experience than 1998 because that was an aging team with a coach in Parcells who you were never sure how long he'd stay. 1998 was a tough loss because I felt the window wouldn't be open long and we all saw how one injury in 1999 could derail a team's SB chances. It IS different now, I expect this team to have lots of opportunities over the next several years. But that doesn't guarantee that they will, and maybe that's why I'm slightly losing my mind this week![/QUOTE]
Ha ha, great post. Yep to all of the above. OK, here goes...stream of consciousness, so try to keep up:
My Facebook page blew up Sunday night as did my cell phone with calls and texts. I don't remember talking to a soul cuz I was drunk as sh*t from celebrating. I tackled my wife (playfully but I did it) and don't recall that either. I said f*ck it and wore my jersey to work Monday COMPLETELY eschewing our dress code (which is admittedly "forgiving" at times). Buddies at work know how much this means to me and just keep talking up the Jets saying how good they looked vs. the Chargers. I've been keeping a watchful eye on JI all day long and when I get home from work, my wife has the TV tuned to the NFL Network (God bless that woman). Choked up??? SH*T, I've turned into a complete p*ssy. I get choked up reading this board for goodness sakes, let alone seeing the locker room clips and highlights on Youtube. The thought of the possibility that we may be going to the SB come 6:01PM this Sunday has got me completely frazzled. I can't concentrate or focus. I try to make the best of every day, but I find myself wishing that my life was on Tivo so I can fast forward the next several days and get to Sunday. I was alive during both AFCC games and astonishingly, I remember the 1982 season's game better. I was only 9 years old then but I had yet to discover alcohol and that played a big role in me forgetting a good bit of the 1998 game, sad to say. I distinctly remember being unconsolably upset after the loss to the Dolphins and my Mom telling me that if I kept on taking these losses as hard as I was, that she would forbid me from watching the Jets ever again (unbelievable to think about that now...I bet she doesn't remember saying it, but I do). My wife took Monday off cuz if we win and the Vikes win, this house will explode. In trying to explain to a friend who doesn't "get" football what this all means to me, I said that the Jets are part of who I am, they are woven into my soul and I have no choice but to accept it and move forward, season after season. If I got THAT upset from an AFCC loss at age 9 when I didn't understand a lick of what was going on and didn't have a concept of the the years of ups and downs to come, WTF is gonna happen Sunday? Bottom line is I ain't scared. Not of the Colts, not of Peyton. I have faith in Rex, in this organization and most importantly, in this team. We can do this. The future already looks bright. This season is already a success. That's not to say that I don't want the whole enchilada cuz I do, but if we lose, I will stand up and clap as loudly as I cheered for this team cuz we have turned it around. SOJ is DEAD AND BURIED.
LET'S GO, JETS!!! :yes: