I'm glad I was only about 7 during the Mud Bowl AFCC game in Miami. No recollection at all. Denver hurt though....badly.
I'm not sure how some fans would handle a disappointing loss on Sunday. And by disappointing, I mean a game that looks like the Jets should win or maybe they are winning and end up losing. If they play well and just get beat by a better team, I could live with that. That's what made Denver so painful. I KNEW the Jets were as good or better than Denver that year. I also KNOW they would have annihilated Atlanta in the SB. A 10 point lead in Denver during the 3rd quarter evaporated. Anyone else remember the Denver kickoff that hung in the Mile High wind and fell straight down as essentially an onside kick? The turnovers...Denver fumbles twice and doesn't lose a single one, the Jets fumble 4 times and lose all 4, plus Vinny T. gets intercepted twice. John Hall misses a 42 yard FG! Talk about giving a game away!
My expectations are lower this time around. I'll just say it....I personally think the Colts are the better team. They just are IMO. The Jets winning in that dome with that noise against that quarterback with all those weapons given everything that's on the line would be the 2nd biggest upset in Jets history IMO. But that doesn't make it any less stressful. If anything, it just means the opportunity to do something truly special is much bigger and I'd hate to see them squander that opportunity.
I have friends who are Cardinals fans out here. They're actually pretty diehard. The way they lost that Super Bowl last year was devastating after the Fitzgerald TD. Afterwards, my friends tried to stay positive saying that the team was very talented and they'd be right back in the hunt this year. I kinda nodded in agreement, but I knew otherwise. I knew that you rarely get that close to the prize and get another shot. Now I look at the Cards and their playoff loss last week, the likelihood that Warner is retiring and Boldin could soon be gone. You see it slip away and think, how the hell would I have handled the Jets having a lead in the Super Bowl with 2 minutes left...and losing.
It's all about having that once-in-a-decade opportunity. The Jets have a HUGE opportunity this Sunday and I just want to see them seize it!
Last edited by jetstream23; 01-20-2010 at 01:02 AM.