One of two things is happening here with the New York Jets in 2010:
Either this really is one special season because every single thing is going their way, or,
B, they’re trying to kill me.
I’m voting for A. Sunday brought yet another miraculous, incredible, heart-stopping game, the seventh one in nine this year that was decided by 9 points or less.
After playing a really strong offensive first half and really strong defensive first half, the Jets had to go to overtime against Cleveland because the Jets’ kicker really, really stunk Sunday. After an entire agonizing quarter of OT, the Jets won because Santonio Holmes is fast and the Browns forgot how to tackle.
Tremendous football game to watch, unless you were a Jets fan pulling your hair out.
A few quick thoughts on the game, and the other NFL action Sunday, as I celebrate the fact that the Jets are 7-2, tied for the best record in the league with Atlanta and some crappy team from New England:
– Mark Sanchez is becoming a man. He’s having his NFL bar mitzvah before our very eyes. What a tremendous game he played, while injured. He looked like freaking Michael Vick a few times with his pass rush escapes.
– Santonio Holmes, you are now entitled to a major contract extension from the Jets. That’s two straight weeks you’ve saved our butt from defeat, or, Sunday, a tie.
– Incredible finish to the Jacksonville-Houston game, when a poor Texans defender tried to bat down a Hail Mary and, well, this happened, something you may never see in 100 years of watching football.
How could you not love Gus Johnson on the mike here?
– Finally, a word on Chad Pennington. We Jets fans still love him, even though he plays for the Dolphins now. He’s such a good guy, he’s suffered through so many injuries with such grace, and Sunday, after a year of sitting as a backup in Miami, he finally got another chance to play.
And he got hurt on the second play from scrimmage. And missed the rest of the game.
Feel so bad for the guy.
**This may be the greatest thing ever. Or a really, really horrible idea.
You’ve heard of drunk-dialing, when you’re so wasted at 3 a.m. that you think it’s a good idea to call your ex-girlfriend and yell at her.
Well of course now we have “drunk status updating” on Facebook and Twitter. So a company called WebRoot software has come up with something called the “Social Media Sobriety Test,” and here’s how it works: You download the program, and tell it that between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., you’re occasionally drunk. Then, when you try to log on to social network sites during those hours, you have to pass, and I swear I’m not kidding here, a sobriety test using your mouse and keyboard.
If you pass, you can log on to those sites and post whatever the hell you want. If you fail, well, I guess you’ll have to tell the ex about the three-way you just had some other time.
This is incredibly awesome, the way every single thing in our society protects us from ourselves these days.
Check out their website here. And here’s their “tutorial” video. I love it.