You know what it is? Here’s what it is to be a New York Jets fan.
You’re Charlie Brown. You’re Charlie Brown and the Jets team is Lucy, and every damn year you think “This time, I’m gonna kick it.” This time, things are going to be different. They’ve got new players or a new coach or a new owner or a new stadium.
And you let yourself get sucked in. You let yourself believe that after 40 years of (mostly) misery, that this time will be different. This time, they’ve got it all together.
And then you turn on “Monday Night Football” and watch Patriots 45, Jets 3.
And then the football gets pulled away and you land flat on your tuchus and you can’t believe you were stupid enough to really think this time would be different.
And that’s pretty much all I have to say about this Jets game. Except I don’t want to hear another goddamn cocky or boastful word out of Rex Ryan’s mouth for at least a month.
**I think I’ve waited the requisite 24 hours so as not to spoil things for anyone who hasn’t seen it, so let me say that “Boardwalk Empire” had a phenomenal season finale Sunday. Tremendous. What a great first season it had on HBO. So glad they didn’t have a major armaggeddon between the Rothstein faction and Nucky Thompson’s gang; better to let the tension build.
What an amazing actor Steve Buscemi is; he had two remarkable scenes Sunday. Everyone on this show is great. And I just knew Eli had something brewing in his head.
If you haven’t been watching “Boardwalk Empire,” definitely check it out from the beginning, now that Season 1 is over.
**Finally, my sister pointed me to this video, and I’m not sure if it’s extremely cool or extremely creepy. A father took a picture of his daughter just about every day, for 10 years. And then turned it into a stop-motion movie. Check it out: