considering they're using stadium, cost, and lack of titles as three criteria, it shouldn't come as a huge shock. Our average ticket price is at the top of the league, our stadium is a cold, grey building lacking character, and the last time the team won a title, The Beatles were still together.
"Cimini is the least biased of the NY Jets beat writers."
I hope no one on this site ever writes those words or anything close to that on this site ever. Some JI user actually wrote something like that a few weeks ago and I had to pull up some very recent Cimini articles to prove him wrong.
They have done a lot of things in the past to bring embarrassment upon themselves. But I truly do not think it is fair to say they are the worst franchise in the NFL. Just a couple of years ago, the Jets were considered a legitimate championship contender.
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com
It isn't easy being green.
In the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine -- the annual "Franchise" issue -- the Jets are rated as the worst franchise in the NFL and 121st out of 122 teams in the major sports. The ratings are based on several criteria -- fan relations, affordability, bang for the buck, stadium experience, players, ownership, title track and coaching. In case you're wondering, the Sacramento Kings finished 122nd.
There seems to be an anti-New York bias, as the Giants (66), Rangers (76), Yankees (87) and Knicks (102) all rank in the bottom half of the standings. Presumably, the price of tickets in New York was a huge factor in the ratings. But to say the Jets are 121st out of 122 teams is absurd. They don't belong among the elite, but they also don't belong among the dregs.
The NBA's Memphis Grizzlies finished No. 1.
tsk tsk. ESPN trying to get Jets fans all worked up. Gee what a surprise. One can only laugh at how desperate ESPN is to push clicks and ratings. What a hack organization IT is.