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    ESPN.. hating on the jets.

    so i came across [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/hot?id=6857106"]this[/URL] article, which is about which of these 2 teams is going to be the AFC favorite. i wouldn't have an issue with an article like this, as long as it were actually about the two best teams, the jets and steelers. but no, this article is about the steelers and the patriots. neither side even mentions the jets as possibly being better than one of these 2 teams. meanwhile, in this thing we call reality, the jets went up to foxborough last january and came away with the W, in the playoffs, on the road, against the team that went 14-2 and had beaten us 45-3 last time there. the jets. not the patriots. the jets were one of the last 2 standing in the AFC not just last year, but the past TWO years(also of note, the team that beat the jets in 09', lost to the jets in 10', meaning possibly even pittsburgh may not be above the jets anymore).

    the jets have been in the AFC championship game two years in a row, and have gone through everyone that would potentially stand in their way this year at one point or another in the past 2 years. the jets have taken down the steelers (regular season), the colts (post season), the patriots (regular and post season) and lost a game where it was too early to understand how good they were yet, that still ended with an extremely close score to the ravens. of the 6 teams that make it to the dance, its usually the patriots, steelers, colts, ravens and two lucky teams, so for the jets to win in the playoffs, they have to be able to beat those teams on a consistent basis. and they have. obviously, the phrase 'any given sunday' adds some sway to any odds being laid, but at the end of the day, the jets are being underrated. again. they're better than everyone else right now except for the packers. the problem is, they may be better, but everyone else is so close that its like, 51/49 odds. you can quantify that one is better than the other, but its such a small amount that separates them that the lesser team can still win just about 50% of the time. because of this, and the fact that these two teams have historically won more in the past, people tend to just believe the jets will fold in on themselves in the biggest possible moment they ever find themselves in.

    this article is proof that even 'experts' at espn can make sure a huge error. just because the patriots were 14-2 doesn't mean they're better than the jets, who only went 11-5. when it comes to head to head, we were already one of their 2 losses, while the other was from the browns, who were being coached by former jet HC mangini, along with several former jet players that are now on the browns. suffice it to say, the jets had a fair reason to think they could win this game against these patriots. but no one in the world except for the jets and their fans (and not even all of them) believed this FACT to be true. of course, the jets went on to soundly defeat them, at least once proving all the doubters wrong. they'd get another chance to doubt the next week against the steelers, but this week was the jets'. anyway, this article just reenforces this idea that the jets aren't actually good, they've been lucky and gotten by on rex's bravado which cannot last forever. so still, people doubt this team. if espn is going to ask who the afc favorite is, they need look no further than last years afc championship game. yet their asses are shoved so far up their own asses that they managed to miss that and still think the patriots are back in 2004.

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    bro, espn said we would lose to indy in the wildcard. who cares what they think?

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    Easy now. You're right of course, ESPN is biased. It's based in Connecticut somewhere north of the Yankees/Red Sox border.

    ESPN is also not a very good sports journalism source. They are good aggregators, that's for sure, using their resources to compile thousands of bland or uninsightful articles.

    The "worldwide leader" stop being true to that moniker somewhere around the turn of the 21st century, and slowly began its slide into sports gossip & general entertainment. Part of its shallow sports "analysis" involves heavy emphasis on past trends. Whichever teams, or players were great in the last few years are still the "now" teams or players. Once a team builds up a reputation, like the Steelers or Patriots, it lingers and festers within ESPN's hype contraption, and is force fed to the public.

    Coincidentally, it's easier to make money betting on football (especially in the early weeks of the season) than other sports because of the massively deceptive power of "brand" teams. Even Vegas lines are swayed slightly by the hype that some teams get. With the NFL's parity - and if you actually pay attention to the league - it's a good sports betting opportunity.

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    You'll notice that Baltimore isn't mentioned in that article either.

    The Steelers and Patriots are the teams that will be viewed as the favorites because they're the AFC teams with the Super Bowl rings. The Patriots haven't won one in a while, but they got there in '07 and I feel like a lot of people around the league view that season as a 1/2 championship anyway. They didn't win the championship, but everyone will always remember who was the best team that year, and it wasn't the 10-6 Giants.

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    [QUOTE=JB1089;4106938]You'll notice that Baltimore isn't mentioned in that article either.

    The Steelers and Patriots are the teams that will be viewed as the favorites because they're the AFC teams with the Super Bowl rings. [B]The Patriots haven't won one in a while, but they got there in '07 and I feel like a lot of people around the league view that season as a 1/2 championship anyway. They didn't win the championship, but everyone will always remember who was the best team that year, and it wasn't the 10-6 Giants[/B].[/QUOTE]

    I think just about everyone thinks about that loss as one of the worst losses in franchise history for the patriots. Seriously I can't think about a worse fate then going undefeated then losing in the championship.

    And the best damn team that year was the Giants. and they absolutely earned it.....
    [IMG]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BxyZ4jftAw[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=ryanmcg86;4106924]so i came across [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/hot?id=6857106"]this[/URL] article, which is about which of these 2 teams is going to be the AFC favorite. i wouldn't have an issue with an article like this, as long as it were actually about the two best teams, the jets and steelers. but no, this article is about the steelers and the patriots. neither side even mentions the jets as possibly being better than one of these 2 teams. meanwhile, in this thing we call reality, the jets went up to foxborough last january and came away with the W, in the playoffs, on the road, against the team that went 14-2 and had beaten us 45-3 last time there. the jets. not the patriots. the jets were one of the last 2 standing in the AFC not just last year, but the past TWO years(also of note, the team that beat the jets in 09', lost to the jets in 10', meaning possibly even pittsburgh may not be above the jets anymore).

    the jets have been in the AFC championship game two years in a row, and have gone through everyone that would potentially stand in their way this year at one point or another in the past 2 years. the jets have taken down the steelers (regular season), the colts (post season), the patriots (regular and post season) and lost a game where it was too early to understand how good they were yet, that still ended with an extremely close score to the ravens. of the 6 teams that make it to the dance, its usually the patriots, steelers, colts, ravens and two lucky teams, so for the jets to win in the playoffs, they have to be able to beat those teams on a consistent basis. and they have. obviously, the phrase 'any given sunday' adds some sway to any odds being laid, but at the end of the day, the jets are being underrated. again. they're better than everyone else right now except for the packers. the problem is, they may be better, but everyone else is so close that its like, 51/49 odds. you can quantify that one is better than the other, but its such a small amount that separates them that the lesser team can still win just about 50% of the time. because of this, and the fact that these two teams have historically won more in the past, people tend to just believe the jets will fold in on themselves in the biggest possible moment they ever find themselves in.

    this article is proof that even 'experts' at espn can make sure a huge error. just because the patriots were 14-2 doesn't mean they're better than the jets, who only went 11-5. when it comes to head to head, we were already one of their 2 losses, while the other was from the browns, who were being coached by former jet HC mangini, along with several former jet players that are now on the browns. suffice it to say, the jets had a fair reason to think they could win this game against these patriots. but no one in the world except for the jets and their fans (and not even all of them) believed this FACT to be true. of course, the jets went on to soundly defeat them, at least once proving all the doubters wrong. they'd get another chance to doubt the next week against the steelers, but this week was the jets'. anyway, this article just reenforces this idea that the jets aren't actually good, they've been lucky and gotten by on rex's bravado which cannot last forever. so still, people doubt this team. if espn is going to ask who the afc favorite is, they need look no further than last years afc championship game. yet their asses are shoved so far up their own asses that they managed to miss that and still think the patriots are back in 2004.[/QUOTE]

    When ESPN starts picking us to win superbowls, and win these playoff games its time to get worried.

    We are hated pretty much everywhere, yet whenever anything is said or done by our team no one can stop reading, or listening to it. We are "Americas most hated team". Articles this time everyyear are always about the patriots and steelers.

    And any press we get will be negative for attention purposes or to make headlines....Get used to it. Its a good thing..

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    ESPN predicted the Pats would be in the Superbowl at the end of the...

    2008 season -- actual result -- missed the playoffs entirely

    2009 season-- actual result -- assblasted by the Ravens (#6 seed before 70000 booing chowderheads at home)

    2010 season-- actual result -- assblasted by the Jets (#6 seed before 70000 booing chowderheads at home)

    why should we be surprised that the Bristol, Connecticut, New England, USA Clown College predicts the Superbowl for the cheaters and their douche head coach again NOW.

    drinking the homer Koolaid again

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    [QUOTE=sg3;4106965]ESPN predicted the Pats would be in the Superbowl at the end of the...

    2008 season -- actual result -- missed the playoffs entirely

    2009 season-- actual result -- assblasted by the Ravens (#6 seed before 70000 booing chowderheads at home)

    2010 season-- actual result -- assblasted by the Jets (#6 seed before 70000 booing chowderheads at home)

    why should we be surprised that the Bristol, Connecticut, New England, USA Clown College predicts the Superbowl for the cheaters and their douche head coach again NOW.

    drinking the homer Koolaid again[/QUOTE]

    Another great post. By the way, ESPN not only does this for pro-football but also for college basketball with the Pukon Huskies.

    I can't wait to see how NBC Sports will begin to challenge ESPN now that it has taken over Versus Network.

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    Who gives a !@#$%?

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    the bottom line is that both of those teams are clearly on the decline. the bellichicken has never been really good at drafting and even getting good free agents and brady is on the way down. the steelers and tomlin? they made it to the show last season but were by no means a powerhouse. rothlisberger can still make some plays but they are still lacking on the oline, rb and wr positions.

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    [QUOTE=BIGKIDD325;4106983]Who gives a !@#$%?[/QUOTE]

    this.

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    [QUOTE=Astoria;4106931]Easy now. You're right of course, ESPN is biased. It's based in Connecticut somewhere north of the Yankees/Red Sox border.

    ESPN is also not a very good sports journalism source. They are good aggregators, that's for sure, using their resources to compile thousands of bland or uninsightful articles.

    The "worldwide leader" stop being true to that moniker somewhere around the turn of the 21st century, and slowly began its slide into sports gossip & general entertainment. Part of its shallow sports "analysis" involves heavy emphasis on past trends. Whichever teams, or players were great in the last few years are still the "now" teams or players. Once a team builds up a reputation, like the Steelers or Patriots, it lingers and festers within ESPN's hype contraption, and is force fed to the public.

    Coincidentally, it's easier to make money betting on football (especially in the early weeks of the season) than other sports because of the massively deceptive power of "brand" teams. Even Vegas lines are swayed slightly by the hype that some teams get. With the NFL's parity - and if you actually pay attention to the league - it's a good sports betting opportunity.[/QUOTE]
    This is so true! You described it really well. Their ass kissing and cheap fawning has degenerated into farce, tacky posturing with little substantive analysis

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    [QUOTE=sameoldjets;4106994]the bottom line is that both of those teams are clearly on the decline. the bellichicken has never been really good at drafting and even getting good free agents and brady is on the way down. the steelers and tomlin? they made it to the show last season but were by no means a powerhouse. rothlisberger can still make some plays but they are still lacking on the oline, rb and wr positions.[/QUOTE]

    Brady was last year's UNAMINOUS MVP (first in NFL history). Did his decline start after the season? And for someone who can draft and cant get good free agents, it's amazing how Bellichick managed to go 14-2 last year and hold the best record in the NFL over the last decade. It's one thing to be a homer,another to spout stupidity.

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    [QUOTE=capetide;4107023]Brady was last year's UNAMINOUS MVP (first in NFL history). [/QUOTE]

    Unaminous? does that mean he's like the first mvp to take it up the ass?

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    ya see, there are these things in life called "dooshbags", and ESPN has cornered the market on them.

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    espn and everyone they employee is retarded, they are all over the pats and how great they are and doesnt matter what they do, it was a great move. Per espn ryan mallet was the steal of the draft, will be an all pro and future HOF

    the most recent example was them already knowing off of the first preseason game that we aren't as good as last year, and that we got older on defense (didnt resign taylor and ellis, draft 2 dlinemen, thats getting older?)...they obviuosly dont pay any attention outside the pats

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    [QUOTE=Astoria;4106931]Easy now. You're right of course, ESPN is biased. It's based in Connecticut somewhere north of the Yankees/Red Sox border.

    ESPN is also not a very good sports journalism source. They are good aggregators, that's for sure, using their resources to compile thousands of bland or uninsightful articles.

    The "worldwide leader" stop being true to that moniker somewhere around the turn of the 21st century, and slowly began its slide into sports gossip & general entertainment. Part of its shallow sports "analysis" involves heavy emphasis on past trends. Whichever teams, or players were great in the last few years are still the "now" teams or players. Once a team builds up a reputation, like the Steelers or Patriots, it lingers and festers within ESPN's hype contraption, and is force fed to the public.

    Coincidentally, it's easier to make money betting on football (especially in the early weeks of the season) than other sports because of the massively deceptive power of "brand" teams. Even Vegas lines are swayed slightly by the hype that some teams get. With the NFL's parity - and if you actually pay attention to the league - it's a good sports betting opportunity.[/QUOTE]

    ESPN is not biased , that's ridiculas, that place is loaded with Jets fans

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