Originally Posted by Zarathustra
I'm sticking with the Jets.
I don't mind being an underdog team honestly. I can't even imagine what it's like to be a completely dominant team. I guess you turn into Patriot fans.
But if you look at them, they don't just think about winning games. They put on a cocky face all regular season long but once post season rolls around they're all on suicide watch. Jets fans just want to win. Patriot fans spend more time worrying about under performing and losing and "good heavens what will the neighbors think?' They're not thinking about games, they're thinking about legacy. That's too much pressure.
I'm content like a little football hobbit to have a humble little team that can compete and grind its way to a Superbowl. I don't mind trying to slug it out for division titles or wildcard spots if necessary. I just want to think we have a chance.
And I don't want the team to be a circus show. I want a football team. You know, an old school, grid iron, Americana, watch on Thanksgiving, stand in the mud for, football team.
Not understanding why we have to be a spectacle of negativity.
It's kind of difficult for some Pats fans to avoid being too cocky, with the remarkable amount of success the team has had since Belichick and Brady arrived. That doesn't excuse the cockiness though. The pressure is non-existent for the same reason, the extraordinary success of the team.
I think most of the Jets' negativity is brought on by the bombastic attitude of Rex and his players. They seem to be inviting the attention, and combined with the losing it has opened them up for the negativity.
The mediots will have a field day with the Jets as long as Rex Ryan is the face of the team.