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Jets Stadium TourWoody Johnson (above), who should make that helmet a permanent component of his wardrobe.

There is no dysfunction quite like that Jet dysfunction.  There are no shit rosters quite like Jet shit rosters (anyone besides myself recall a wide receiver tandem of the little engine that could, Wayne Chrebet, and Arena football player Kevin Swayne?).  There are no blown second rounders like Jet blown second rounders (Browning Nagle, Mike Nugent, Vlad Ducasse, etc.).  Don’t even talk about the 1st round, where the Jets passed on Warren Sapp and once drafted Bryan Thomas over sure Hall of Famer Ed Reed.  But understand this: former owner Leon Hess, while not a football man, was an excellent businessman, was kind and benevolent, and oversaw the drafting of the team’s only franchise quarterback, Joe Namath, in its now 50+ year history, and subsequently, the Jets only Superbowl victory, the historic first ever Superbowl win for the American Football League, which helped force the merger that led to the formation of the NFL.

Did he make mistakes?  Too many to count.  Rich Kotite, anyone?  But Hess also hired Big Bill who led the organization to its most successful decade, sans the Superbowl, in its history.  Mr. Hess, which we call him out of respect, an earned title, was a self made man with courage and character, who, to carve out an empire in oil, had to negotiate with a gun barrel to his nose, and who cared so much for his employees that when Dennis Byrd was paralyzed during play, Hess paid out the rest of Byrd’s contract in full, immediately, and took an enormous personal interest in Byrd’s recovery.  Mr. Hess ensured Byrd would receive the very best medical care, essentially bequeathed him his personal aircraft, and sat with Byrd in the hospital every day for a year.

Once when asked of it, a candid Hess told a reporter that if he knew that a player could get injured so seriously in football, he “would have never bought the team.”  Upon Byrd’s recovery, at the press conference when he was released from the hospital, the former player uttered that most famous line, probably the most pride inspiring line associated with the Jets in all history, when he said, “I came to New York from Oklahoma a young Christian man.  Today I return to Oklahoma a young Christian man and a New York Jet.”

The current owner, Woody Johnson, who gets no respectful moniker from us, should not be viewed by anyone, most especially himself, through the illusory prism that wealth and power equate to success.  Johnson & Johnson had made billions long before Woody came to be.  Unlike Mr. Hess, Woody inherited his billions, gained his various titles through nepotism, and whatever honors bestowed upon him through cronyism, the spoils of privilege.  He’s not much of a business man, so far as we can tell.  Let’s be frank.  Billions beget billions.  He’s not much of a family man either, so far as we can tell.  Johnson, when divorcing ex Sale Johnson, soon after purchasing the team, told reporters of the break up that he was looking forward to ‘spending more time with his team.’  It hasn’t worked out for the Johnson family or the team.

As you may or may not know, Woody’s eldest daughter, Casey Johnson, who once famously became embroiled in a public dispute with her own aunt over a paramour, died alone due to questionable circumstances at the age of 30.  She had been described in the press as a “reckless wildchild”, a “wayward heiress”, etc.  Tragedy strikes and is blind to bank accounts.  Do we feel bad about raising a spectre of questionability around Johnson’s personal life?  No.  And for that matter, the spectre was there long before we raised it.  He’s a public figure and is therefore subject to it, as was Joe Philbin, when his low life, rapist son drowned to death and Tony Dungy, whose son committed suicide, and we haven’t blinked once in criticizing those men, whether they were just absentee football lifer fathers, hypocrites (like Dungy, who perhaps was too wrapped up in Jesus and the scourge that is foul language to worry about his own son), or both.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/04/casey-johnson-death-diabetic-cause-of-death-coroner/

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Is it overly simplistic to blame an absentee, disinterested parent for his child’s lack of mental well being?  Is it?  You tell us.  In this case, we have discerned with Woody a pattern of failure, from his ownership of the team, to his marriage, to his family, and of course, his politics.  Woody, a staunch Republican, was heavily invested in both recent Bush campaigns, and also served as Mitt Romney’s New York campaign manager.  Do we have to ask how that went?  For all his billions, Johnson is a dimwitted loser.  Anyone with even remedial knowledge of politics knew that Romeny’s chances at claiming NY’s slice of the electoral pie were dead even before arrival.  On that bus, there are still plenty of great seats available.  What about the doomsday quotes from Woody about how he feared for America if Obama was re-elected?

“Well I think you always have to put country first,” Johnson said. “So I think it’s very, very important that for – not only us – but in particular for our kids and grandkids that this election come off with Mitt Romney and (Paul) Ryan as President and vice president.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/pinch-woody-picks-mitt-jets-article-1.1172131#ixzz2HjECuhop

You know, America seems perfectly fine to me under Obama.  I haven’t really noticed the pervasive spread of socialism and am rather glad that the war mongering ways of Bush’s patrician fantasy world are for now past.  But I am not a billionaire being taxed at a rate I deem too high.  I’m just a Crackbillionair is all.  And if Woody was such a patriot, pardon the pun, why try to cheat his beloved US Gov’t out of a cool $100M in taxes?  That’s what he agreed to pay back the gov’t, plus interest, in 2001, but in actuality, law enforcement believes it to be a great deal more.

So many superrich Americans evade taxes using offshore accounts that law enforcement cannot control the growing misconduct, according to a Senate report that provides the most detailed look ever at high-level tax schemes.

Among the billionaires cited in the report are the owner of the New York Jets football team, Robert Wood Johnson IV; the producer of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” children’s show, Haim Saban; and two Texas businessmen, Charles and Sam Wyly, who the Center for Public Integrity found in 2000 were the ninth-largest contributors to President Bush.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/01/business/01tax.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

When Woody bought the team, he had supposedly done so to impress his billionaire buddies.  He was gonna win the big game and then flash the big bling at Tavern on the Green.  How’s that working out so far?  You think his buddies are are impressed?  Do you think they were impressed when Mark Sanchez was found to be entertaining an underage girl at his home?  Or when Rex’s wife’s swinger profile hit on http://www.deadspin.com?

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Woody was also gonna build that Jets’ mecca on the Westside, which, we’ll acknowledge would have elevated the Jets’ status from 2nd to 1st class citizens, which would’ve rebranded the team and provided Dallas Cowboy like revenue streams.  See, we think Woody cares way more about money than football and that the Jets’ Westside development project was what was really attractive to him, and not so much the Jets, despite the man’s obvious love of green Oxford ties.  We suspect little Bill knew as much, and is why he hastily tendered his resignation, scrawled on a napkin when Johnson took over (“I resign as HC of the NYJ”).

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While no one doubts that Woody put a lot of energy into the Westside project at considerable costs, should we commend a man for spending $1B on a failure?  Instead, we’ll add it to the ever expanding list of Johnson failures–a failure from which the franchise has never recovered that has conscripted the team to permanent second class status by settling for another joint stadium.  Johnson blew that billion and has been penny wise and dollar foolish ever since.  Especially, his practice of forcing unwanted players and coaches on the organization.  Brett Favre, forced on Mangini, for the promotional value.  Disaster.  Mangini holdover Brian Schottenheimer, who when he was considered a hot coaching commodity, was given a big new contract by the Jets, forced on Rex Ryan.  Disaster.  Made Schottenheimer a media scapegoat and ruined his reputation.  Tebow, forced on Ryan.  Disaster.  Not our words either, or rather, ours and Special Teams Coordinator Mike Westhoff’s, who went on talk radio in Miami today to call the Tebow situation, among other things, “an absolute mess” and a “distraction” and said he doesn’t understand the rationale behind the acquisition and that he doesn’t think anyone does.

alg-woody-favre-jpgWoody Johnson with old man toy Brett Favre (above).

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We though the new personnel guy was gonna be Tom Gamble for a minute, or Dave Caldwell.  Hoped it would be Giants’ executive Marc Ross, all guys the Jets have courted.  and by the Jets, we of course mean the outside consulting firm the Jets have hired to run their GM search, because despite Johnson owning his own near billion dollar football organization, he has not one reasonably knowledgeable football man trustworthy enough to make a solid hire.

Originally, the Jets hoped to have a hire in place by the time Rex and ihaveprettyfeet returned from their Bahamas jaunt, someone to begin to spin the stench off the joke, the perennial catastrophe that is the Jets, and to divert attention away from the fact that the Jets organization was so unprepared to face the media that they ignored their compulsory obligation to make the coach and owner available to the press within 7 days of their season’s end.

So last week it was the Caldwells and Gambles, and then this week they have supposedly interviewed six people in the last 2 days alone.  Including the Dolphins Assistant GM, who we’re certain is underqualified.  But a qualified GM would never accept preconditions on the job, such as the shot gun marriage with Rex which Johnson is forcing whomever the new fool to accept.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2013/01/jets-expand-gm-search-will-interview-steelers-executive-omar-khan-and-dolphins-assistan

The expanded search, which now includes way more interviewees than what is a normal when replacing a GM for other teams, is representative of the fact that the Jets are grossly incompetent, clueless, and fucked.  I mean, who but the Jets, would have a hiring search that included Tom Heckert, the GM of a club that lost 40+ games in 3 years in Cleveland, or even worse, personnel people from the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL?  Now I don’t like Wes Welker at all, but when he said that shit about the Patriots “putting their best foot forward” against the Jets, ‘toe the line’ or whatever, we can’t blame him.  The Jets are a joke, continually perpetuated by their own organization, so how can anyone be angry when people joke about them?  In fact, we are pretty sure that the only reason that Belichik came down so hard on Welker was because he feared not doing so would provide the Jets extra motivation.  In short, he fined Welker in order to have a better shot at success in a football game.

The original title for this piece was to be, “NYJ: Woody Johnson, Billionaire Moron, Despicable Human Being, and Gross Incompetent, Should Sell the NYJ”.  But since all of that is dreadfully obvious, truths we hold self evident, we instead opted for a Welkerism.

Same old Jets?  We wish we could somehow return to such a comfortable level of incompetence, one we had come to accept.  Instead, we are mired in incompetence that we can only describe as mind boggling, prolific, and sublime.  After Dennis Byrd returned to Oklahoma, the Jets, as a kindness to their fans, should have disbanded, letting us all root for the Giants.

In loving memory of Dr. Jet.  Now if he would only stop haunting my house.

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Tom and Gisele (above).  Don’t worry, Boston fans, we hate it as much as you do or more when Brady wears his Yankees cap.

So on Sunday evening Gisele Bundchen ripped into the New England Patriot receivers, as portrayed in the video above.  So what?  Is she a bad person?  Who knows?  I mean, she did arguably break up Brady and Bridget Moynahan, when Moynahan was like 8 months pregnant and whatnot, and Moynahan was a tad pissed.  So much so, that she decided to name her impending arrival with the acronym Brady hates the most:  JET (John Edward Thomas).  And Moynahan barred Brady from the birthing room and hates his guts to this day and always has, blah blah blah.

I hate to say so, but he is Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks to ever live.  All the normal people rules we are encumbered with, and some morals perhaps, do not bog down a guy like Tom Terrific.  Nor Gisele Bundchen for that matter.  This is like a Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie deal.  The biggest NFL star decided to trade up to a hotter piece of ass.  Sure many a big name star, male, female, whatever, would never think to do such a thing.  Sure.  But they can.  If they opt to do so, it’s done.  Survival of the hottest, the fittest, the best looking, the tallest, the richest, and on and on and on.

We can’t kill her for that and we can’t kill Tom either.  Who knows?  Maybe Moynahan is so annoying that Tom was playing for the out all along.  Or maybe the Bundchen sex is just that good.  At least some good came of it all:  Brady’s kid is named Jet.  And that’s priceless.

It was beginning to look like for a long time that would be the greatest pleasure that Brady would allow the Brady haters.  Then Bernard Pollard put that hit on Tom’s knee, causing him to miss almost a full season, and we were giddy, thinking he might be done for.  But Tom is just that good.  Other guys might not have come back as strong, or at all, and here comes Brady back, setting records and making Super Bowls.

Thank the Lord almighty that he has been losing them.  Losing to the Giants 17-14 a few years back and devastating the perfect season was a bounty, for sure.  Oh, the press conferences!  Nothing at all quite like hearing Tom Brady whine.  Let me turn you on to this, please, if you are unaware.  When the Brady haters have the great fortune of the Patriots losing a game, as rare as that may be, they should go to the Patriots website and watch the Brady press conference, and for that matter, the Belichik one too.

Now that’s entertainment.  Seems like an oxymoron, Belichik and entertainment, but trust me nontheless.  It’s such a hot ticket must see that I still have my TV tuned in to NBC waiting for it to happen.  Perhaps Little Bill will see fit to throw us that bone yet.  But after the Patriots latest Super Bowl loss to the Giants, we made due with Brady’s words, and Bundchen’s, and we are grateful that they didn’t deny us.

And understand that Bundchen’s words really are Brady’s anyway, further reason not to jump on the Bundchen bash bandwagon.  This nonsense is all Brady.  Anyone who knows football knows that when a quarterback says ‘we just didn’t make enough plays’ what he really means is ‘I played fine.  THEY didn’t make enough plays.’  Say whatever you want about the guy, love him to death if you like, but understand that team players do not sell out their mates, and do not make thinly veiled criticisms like that.

Bundchen is going to say these things and you can’t really nag at her team spirit or anything, because it’s a stratified team, and the Patriots are really a one man gang.  Bundchen is watching the game in a sky box.  She doesn’t associate with the commoners.  It’s not like even Randy Moss calibre guys and their girls are socializing with Tom and Gisele, though we’d have given a few dollars to witness a dinner party with Brady, Bundchen, Moss, and that old gal of Randy’s from Ft. Lauderdale who claims he forced her to digitally stimulate his anus so hard that she broke her finger.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323230,00.html

Do you think Bundchen really uttered those words about her husband not being able to ‘throw and catch the ball’, as though they were her own?  Please.  These are probably the things that they talk about behind closed doors.  Tom says, ‘Yeah so I’m the best and all’ and then Gisele says, ‘You’re the best, baby.’  Then Tom says, ‘and by the way, if we lose, it’s because the team sucks.  Not because I suck.’

Wethinks that conversation was definitely had.  I mean, Gisele is sending out these emails for people to pray and shit…who does that?  She does it, because she is in the war room with him behind closed doors and he is not confident about the game, for obvious reasons, and she knows it.  So let’s all pray for Tom Brady, right?

You know what?  We’re gonna hold off on that.

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We follow labor relations very closely.  From where we sit, the side doing the most grandstanding is the side on weaker ground.  Enter Roger Goodell (above) and his downright insulting letters to fans in recent weeks, fans who he is obviously desperate to curry favor with.  Some media types have downplayed the NFL’s lack of a collective bargaining agreement, and want to tell you that no fan really cares about this mess until and unless games are lost in the 2011 season.  If that’s the case, then the fans are flat out stupid.  Occum’s Razor here: the players are the game, and the commisioner, despite being careful to always couch his deception in the the lie that he wants what is best for the players, is an employee of the owners.  It’s that simple.  The owners pay his salary, and he is their representative.  You could poll every one of the 1,500 or so players and they could all give the commish a gushing review.  Those reviews wouldn’t make one bit of difference to the man’s job security.  The only thing that matters is what the owners think of him, and the only thing the owners care about is taking money and benefits from the players.

In letter one, fired off by Goodell on January 3rd, Goodell suggested that the status quo was absolutely unacceptable and that the game would not be able to function successfully under the current labor conditions.  This is the richest sport in the world, making well more than any other sport in the world, coming off its most successful season.  Ever.  Goodell says he needs to do this, to head toward a lockout, to improve the future of the game for “the players and the fans.”

Really?  This is the league that has given us personal seat licenses.  They care about the fans so much that they devised the brilliant idea of charging people thousands of dollars for the right to purchase tickets for hundreds of dollars more.  We aren’t talking about a few thousand, either.  We are talking upwards of between $10,000-20,000 per seat.  You want four season tickets to the Jets or Giants, you are probably paying $80,000 before you even discuss the price of a game ticket. 

Having bled the fans dry and unable to squeeze any more from the tapped out masses, the owners, led by this disgusting liar, having now turned their attention to squeezing the players, who literally, are the game.  You’ve got guys, to a man, putting their bodies on the line, hundreds of times per week, and their brains, as we are now seeing with people like Mike Webster, Dave Duerson, Chris Henry, and Andre Waters.  Risking constant physical injury in a bloodsport should be lucrative work, but don’t think it’s good work if you can get it.  The life span of an average male these days is around 80 years old.  The life span of an NFL player is somewhere in the early 50’s.  Now that it is conclusive that guys are also putting their brains on the line, one would think the compensation and benefits should be increased and not decreased.  CTE–Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis–a neurological disease that ruins lives and leads to depression, suicide, drug abuse, alcoholism, and lack ofo impulse control, is a disease incurred from taking hits.  Isn’t that football, in a nutshell?

Dr. Bennett Omalu, a fantastic neurological physician who is out front with CTE research, is a guy the NFL paints a witch doctor.  His findings have been met by Goodell’s PR machine with an undignified, base smear campaign.  Omalu, as time goes by, is armed with more and more scientific data, and soon more, as he analyzes Dave Duerson’s brain–an excellent player and a brilliant man.  Last month Duerson killed himself by self inflicted shotgun blast to the chest, so that his brain could be analyzed fully intact for CTE.  And the “witch doctor” is addressing the House of Representatives on the dangers of the high intensity contact nature of football, at all levels.

These are nightmares for the players obviously, from a health standpoint, but from an economic one, for the league.  And what happened today, in the form of the NFLPA decertifying, is also a nightmare.  Small teams can not compete financially with big market teams.  The league, which is a collective, and built its greatness by sharing revenue, is now one where every owner is out for himself.  And really, it’s not the Cowboys or the Giants fault that Green Bay and Jacksonville are not able to compete economically.  Dallas and NY are real cities.  Football put Green Bay on the map in the first place.  It is not a real city.  When the Giants win the Superbowl, they have a parade 2 million strong.  When Green Bay wins, they can hardly muster 50,000 people.  How is that the players’ fault?

Jacksonville?  It’s not even a college town.  It’s a high school town.  They do not deserve pro football.  But their owner, and the moron from Carolina–a former player no less–is in these bargaining sessions screaming their heads off at the union. 

Dear NFL Fan,

When I wrote to you last on behalf of the NFL, we promised you that we would work tirelessly to find a collectively bargained solution to our differences with the players’ union. Subsequent to that letter to you, we agreed that the fastest way to a fair agreement was for everyone to work together through a mediation process. For the last three weeks I have personally attended every session of mediation, which is a process our clubs sincerely believe in.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that earlier today the players’ union walked away from mediation and collective bargaining and has initiated litigation against the clubs. In an effort to get a fair agreement now, our clubs offered a deal today that was, among other things, designed to have no adverse financial impact on veteran players in the early years, and would have met the players’ financial demands in the latter years of the agreement.

The proposal we made included an offer to narrow the player compensation gap that existed in the negotiations by splitting the difference; guarantee a reallocation of savings from first-round rookies to veterans and retirees without negatively affecting compensation for rounds 2-7; no compensation reduction for veterans; implement new year-round health and safety rules; retain the current 16-4 season format for at least two years with any subsequent changes subject to the approval of the league and union; and establish a new legacy fund for retired players ($82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years).

It was a deal that offered compromise, and would have ensured the well-being of our players and guaranteed the long-term future for the fans of the great game we all love so much. It was a deal where everyone would prosper.

We remain committed to collective bargaining and the federal mediation process until an agreement is reached, and call on the union to return to negotiations immediately. NFL players, clubs, and fans want an agreement. The only place it can be reached is at the bargaining table.

While we are disappointed with the union’s actions, we remain steadfastly committed to reaching an agreement that serves the best interest of NFL players, clubs and fans, and thank you for your continued support of our League. First and foremost it is your passion for the game that drives us all, and we will not lose sight of this as we continue to work for a deal that works for everyone.

Yours,
Roger Goodell

A deal that works for everyone?  Franchise worth for even the smallest market teams is approaching one billion dollars.  What owner has paid a billion for their team?  What guy can’t walk away now, sell, and won’t have more money than God?  Just because you are a greedy prick who wants to make more money, doesn’t mean a deal isn’t working for you.  In reality, everyone wants more money, everywhere.  And they aren’t going to get it.  In a capitalist system, you are worth what your talent says you’re worth, and once again, it’s the players that have the talent, that get us to buy PSL’s and the NFL Ticket and who get us to turn on the games religiously.

I have news for Goodell.  A room where distinguished shark labor lawyers are being screamed on by hicks like Jerry Richardson may not be the best place for all parties to come to an agreement.  DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA head, and the best executive director they’ve ever had, is going about his business properly.  Before he can make a deal, which he is willing to make, and one on which he is willing to take 8.5% less of the gross–very fairly too we might add, but mindful that 8.5% less of a much higher gross will actually be an increase in compensation–is willing to do this if he gets financial transparency from the league.  Laymen’s terms?  He needs to see the books.  Goodell wants him to give back billions of dollars and expects him to do so while not knowing the true financial state of the game.

What good negotiator would accept that?  Goodell is going to tell us that the league is working so hard here, that they have conceded to unprecedented givebacks, like the $82M for retired players.  How about just giving the players’ union what they need to make a deal, which is the financial information they have requested?  Here’s why they won’t do it: because he is an employee of the owners, and he is protecting his employers, because giving up this information would no doubt lead to a much worse deal for the teams.

Expert labor lawyers such as the ones employed by the players are in the driver’s seat right now.  The lockout, which just became official, means decertification, which means the players can now sue the clubs, because they are not represented by the union officially any longer, and the NFL is subject to lose it’s antitrust exemption.  U.S. District Judge David Doty, whose jurisdiction all this will fall under, is a labor friendly judge who has served the NFL owners several unpleasantries in the past.  And the national sentiment has got to be for the players here.  They want to play.  The want to work.  They are locked out.  The owners have shut down the game because they want more, not the players.

How could Goodell tell us this is what’s good for everyone when he and his crew of owners have shut down the game, and will be turning away injured players looking to get into team facilities to rehab on Monday and terminating their health benefits?  Goodell, who wants to tell us about the Michael Vick make good story, like he didn’t lie to police about a shooting just last August?  Goodell, who destroys evidence, like in Spygate, and then wants us take him at his word about what he saw on those tapes.  With financial transparency, it’s the same thing from this liar.

That salutation, “Yours”?  No way.  This guy is not our’s by any stretch.  He’s their’s.

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Super Bowl winning Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin (above).

On what he did after Sunday’s 4th quarter debacle against the Eagles that culminated in a DeSean Jackson walk off punt return TD, given in a not purposely funny interview:

Asked what he did after the awful loss, Coughlin was rhetorical.

“What did I do? I sat in a room with the lights out for about two and a half hours,” he said. “It’s not funny. It’s not the way it’s supposed to be.”

Really?

“Yeah. Sure I did. What was I going to do? Join in on what festivities? What time of the year?”

After answering a few more football related questions, the topic returned to Coughlin and the dark room.

How many losses have you had where you’ve gone and sat in the dark?

“A few, unfortunately. Sometimes the Christmas lights weren’t on,” he said.

Is this the worst one that you can remember?

“I’d say it’s the worst one that I want to remember,” Coughlin added.

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Sorry Tom.  You’re a fine coach, and we know you’ll pull the Giants through this.  But yo, giving yourself the lights out treatment is so funny to us, and totally understnadable.  Do us a favor and stick Rex in there with you next time.  He can use it.

Jets’ star wide receiver Braylon Edwards (above), who caught a 67 yard touchdown last night which led to a 31-23 Jets victory against hated rival Miami.  But according to the commentators, from know-it-all windbag Mike Francesa to know-it-all windbags Tony Kornheiser and Chris Collinsworth, Edwards should never have played for the Jets last night, because at this stage of the game, they believe it falls upon the Jets shoulders to right all the wrongs in the world, and to bench players who they have brought here to help them win games–like last night’s.

This guy should not play this week.  Case closed.

–Mike Francesa, WFAN

And:

Admittedly, I’m on the outs with the Jets.

–Mike Francesa, WFAN

And:

If it was my team, I’d deactivate him.

–Chris Collinsworth, NBC Sports

A week after Edwards’ DWI, the pundits have no clearer understanding of one’s basic right to due process, and to the concept of innocent until proven guilty.  Francessa, Mr. Genius himself, spoke all week about Edwards and how the Jets needed to take a stand.  He also talked all week about how the Ravens were going to cover the spread against the Browns.  They did not.  He also comes off his dubious prediction that the Colts would “blow out” New Orleans in the Superbowl. 

But Francesa, who hates the Jets, can’t really be expected to think any differently.  He alienated himself with the team so badly that no Jets’ players or upper management figures will come on the air with him.  And last week, when Jets’ fans called in to voice their support for Edwards being in the lineup last night, Francesa blew up.  One caller asked Francesa if Shaun Ellis played for Mangini–the ultra moral head coach–the week he got arrested for possession of cannabis.  The fat man said “I don’t remember” and hung up.

How professional is it to be a big time sports personality in New York who can’t get along with a team in New York, whom that personality depends on for interviews?  And what about Francesa’s good buddy Bill Parcells?  Yeah, they’re also on the outs, and no longer speak.  Maybe it’s because Mike speaks so poorly, from such an uninformed bully pulpit.  Maybe that’s why the much smaller ticket duo of Benigno and Roberts had Jerrico Cotchery on with them after Edwards’ arrest which followed a night at a Cotchery charity event in Manhattan, while Francesa could only score beat writers to talk Jets on his nationally syndicated radio and television show.

The closest Francesa got to interviewing a Jet last week was when he had on Dolphins’ head coach Tony Sparano–the coach of the Jet’s opponent last night.  While 1050 ESPN radio pulled a number of high profile Jets’ related interviews, Francesa was kissing Bucs’ coach Rahim Morris’ ass.

So we pulled for you a post from WhiteShoeWillie of www.theganggreen.com that clearly shows that no players arrested for similar infractions were suspended by their teams in recent memory.  Have a look:

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This is the list of all NFL players who were arrested for DUI related offenses since 01/01/09. Please point out the player who was punished with loss of playing time by their own team because of a DUI/DWI without killing someone. Thank you.
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9/21/2010	Braylon Edwards 	N.Y. Jets	WR	Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving around 5:15 a.m. in New York. Blood-alcohol content reportedly 0.16.
9/3/2010	Fili Moala 		Indianapolis	DT	Arrested, charged with drunken driving, speeding, after being stopped at 2:30 a.m. Blood-alcohol content measured 0.15.
8/8/2010	Gerard Lawson 		Cleveland	DB	Arrested, charged with DUI after hitting parked car. Sheriff deputies said he left scene of accident.	Pleaded no contest in plea deal. Received punishment of 20 hours of community service, one year probation, 72 hours of "alternative to jail program," six months suspended license.
7/3/2010	Quinton Ganther 	Seattle		RB	Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Sacramento.
7/1/2010	Chris Simms 		Tennessee	QB	Arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated with marijuana in New York.
6/13/2010	Ray McDonald 		San Francisco	DL	Arrested on suspicion of DUI in San Mateo County. He reportedly was driving 94 mph in 65-mph zone.
3/27/2010	Joey Porter 		Arizona		LB	Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Bakersfield. Also accused of assaulting police officer and resisting arrest.	Dropped for lack of evidence.
3/19/2010	Ronnie Brown 		Miami		RB	Arrested on suspicion of DUI near Atlanta after being pulled over for changing lanes without signaling. Blood-alcohol content of .158.
3/13/2010	Spencer Havner 		Green Bay	TE	Arrested in California on suspicion of DUI after motorcycle accident around 2:45 a.m.
2/20/2010	Will Allen 		Miami		CB	Arrested, charged with DUI about 3:30 a.m. in Miami Beach. Breath tests showed blood-alcohol content at .152 and .167.
2/19/2010	Byron Westbrook 	Washington	CB	Arrested on suspicion of DUI just before 2 a.m. in Maryland.	Acquitted.
1/29/2010	Rey Maualuga 		Cincinnati	LB	Arrested on DUI charge in Kentucky after hitting a parking meter and two parked cars with his 2003 Pontiac.	Pleaded guilty, blood-alcohol-content of .157, suspended sentence of seven days in jail, $350 in fines, two years probation, fined two game checks by NFL.
1/1/2010	Taj Smith 		Indianapolis	WR	Arrested on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over at 3:24 a.m.
12/29/2009	Bobby McCray 		New Orleans	DE	Arrested on DUI charge, speeding, no registration, at 4:30 a.m.
11/16/2009	Eric Weems 		Atlanta		WR	Arrested, charged with DUI in DeKalb County, Georgia.
10/27/2009	Marcus Johnson 		Tampa Bay	OL	Arrested on suspicion of DUI. Police found him asleep in 2010 Chevy Impala about 4 a.m.	Team cut him same day.
8/30/2009	Cedric Griffin 		Minnesota	CB	Arrested, charged with DUI.	Pleaded guilty, paid $300 fine, two days of community service.
8/21/2009	Chris Davis 		Tennessee	WR	Arrested, charged with DUI in Nashville after 2 a.m. traffic stop.
6/20/2009	Owen Schmitt 		Seattle		FB	Arrested for investigation of drunken driving near Seattle.	Pleaded guilty to reckless driving, 24 hours of community service and payment of $2,130.
4/5/2009	Leon Hall 		Cincinnati	CB	Charged with DUI after being pulled over at 3:11 a.m. Blood-alcohol level of 0.149, according to breath test.	Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving, sentenced to 64 hours community service, three days in a residential driver intervention program, $250 fine.
4/1/2009	Donte Stallworth	Cleveland	WR	Charged with DUI manslaughter for March 14 incident in which he struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami. Blood-alcohol level was .126.	Pleaded guilty, 30 days in jail, lifetime driver's license suspension,1,000 hours of community service. NFL suspended him indefinitely.
3/13/2009	David Macklin 		Kansas City	CB	Arrested on drunken-driving charge in Newport News, Va.
2/27/2009	Reggie Williams 	Jacksonville	WR	Arrested during traffic stop in Houston, charged with drunken driving and marijuana possession.	Dropped. Blood-alcohol content was .05, below the legal limit.
2/1/2009	Jamal Williams 		Chargers	DT	Arrested on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over for speeding in Bentley.	Reduced to reckless driving charge after blood-alcohol content was 0.07.
1/6/2009	Vincent Jackson 	Chargers	WR	Arrested on suspicion of DUI around 2:30 a.m. in 2008 GMC Sierra.	Four days in work-release program, five years probation, $2,408 fine, 15 days community service.

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Mike says the Giants would never have played Edwards.  Well Mike, Antrell Rolle of the Giants recently blasted their head coach, lack of cohesiveness, and approach to games, after the Giants ponied up $ 37.5 M to obtain his services.  And he played yesterday–in a 29-10 blowout loss at home.  But then again, Mike is a Giants’ fan, and a Jet hater.

Is Edwards a dick, Mike?  You bet he is.  Is he a danger to society.  Most obviously.  But the Jets didn’t make him that way and there’s nothing they can do to change these facts.  Edwards has been a privileged, pampered athlete since he was in junior high school.  How has he gotten away with it, you ask?  Because he scores touchdowns.  Thank God the Jets were smart enough to know they have no control over Edwards, and didn’t concede to ill-informed public pressure and sit the guy at the expense of their team and their fans.  When the league doles out it’s laughable punishment, after the case is adjudicated, we’ll be happy to abide by it.

The result in the meantime?  Jets win.

When fat Mike owns his own team, we’ll see how hard he’ll be when it comes to sitting a player at the expense of a win, in a 16 game regular season.  I mean, did Francesa kill Pettite or A-Rod or any of the other Yanks on steroids?  Of course he didn’t.  But Mike wears quadruple XL Yankees pajamas to bed.

Actually Mike, the case is not closed.  It’s in fact, very open.  And BTW Mike, it’s Tony Sparano (Spuh-RANO) not Tony Soprano.  What a moron!   Our sincere thanks to WSW of TGG.com.  And for anyone wondering, Shaun Ellis played, like Edwards, and the rest of that list above, despite their arrests.

J-E-T-S!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Tiki Barber (above).

Tricera Revolution, a company that runs a chain of cycling fitness centers is suing their former spokesman, Tiki Barber, who left his pregnant wife for a 23 year old intern at NBC and former Barber babysitter, for $ 1 M.

Tricera Revolution, which operates Flywheel Sports in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, claims the jock-turned-broadcaster’s value as a face for the company was “rendered worthless overnight” with the revelation in April that he ditched his pregnant wife for a former intern at NBC.

“The reaction among the company’s clientele to Barber’s affair has been overwhelmingly negative, especially amongst the business’s core clientele, 25-55 year-old women, many of them married with children,” the suit says.

“Numerous customers have made statements to the company’s representatives condemning Barber and questioning the company’s dealings and continued involvement with him.”

Flywheel honcho David Seldin last year offered Barber a spokesman’s gig and stock in the company, the suit says, because the former Giants great and Ginny Barber were a “happily married, celebrity couple who were known to attend indoor cycling classes together.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/07/13/2010-07-13_tiki_barber_sued_by_tricera_revolution_for_pretending_to_be_happily_married_whil.html
Funny.

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Woody Johnson (above).

Jets billionaire owner Woody Johnson has guaranteed that the Jets will not be blacked out and that all of their home games will be televised.  He also swore that he wouldn’t slash prices, or lift PSLs close to game time, so that walk up customers could fill the new joint stadium with the Giants, thereby avoiding the blackouts.

Check out Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers pointed take on Woody’s stance:

Woody Johnson, whose next marketing ploy will undoubtedly be standing on the corner of Sixth Ave. and 50th St. handing out personal seat license brochures, has made a promise to Jets fans: The Monday night season opener against the Ravens and the seven other home games in 2010 won’t be blacked out.

Of course, all that does is guarantee fans something they’ve taken for granted since the last blackout in 1977, when Walt Michaels was the coach, Richard Todd was the quarterback and the Jets were 3-11, which is a little different than the Super Bowl expectations they have this year.

“There will not be a blackout of the Ravens game,” Johnson said on Thursday. “I’ll just make that statement.”

That’s very nice of him, since it’s his greed that has created this mess.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2010/05/14/2010-05-14_woodys_psl_logic_tough_sell.html#ixzz0nvMZNN6i

Woody’s greedy?  How do you figure?  He didn’t get $27B through socialist practices.  Still, he’s a good owner of this team.  He has spent a fortune on players, on a new stadium, a new practice facility and headquarters, from where he is talking to reporters in the picture, and on a failed attempt to get a stadium on the West Side of Manhattan.

Sure he’s deluded.  He doesn’t live in the real world.  Mayor Bloomberg is more down to Earth.  The man spent $625M on a football team.  Let’s cut Woody some slack though.  He has gone into his own pocket many times to improve the team, their image, and to make the Jets a worthy destination for the best players and a viewable commodity for national television.

Again, this blackout situation will all be worked out.  Jets fans should be more worried about Mark Sanchez’s knees than whether or not they will see the games.

It’s not easy being green.

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