You gotta love the New York Jets, those improbable underdogs with a rookie coach and quarterback.
Had they not made this Super Bowl run, the New York media would be turning all their guns on the shattered New York Giants and what they need to do get back into the elite class of the NFL.
Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, and the publicly vocal nature of the Jets' new regime have captured the imagination and attention of the city, virtually pushing the Giants off the New York football landscape.
Thank you, Jets.
Giant fans could not bear to relive another minute of this horrific season. Now, they can go about their business looking forward to 2010.
About those Jets, though...have you ever seen a team come out of nowhere like this?
What's the answer?
Not for some time. Some will point to the Giants of two years ago and the Ravens' run last year, but this has a different feel.
The Jets needed a lot of help just to make the playoffs. Everything that needed to happen happened and voila! There they were.
Since then they have gotten almost every break. But to be fair, all the brilliant moves made by GM Mike Tannenbaum (sans the drafting of Vernon Gholston) have surfaced. He's done a nice job.
But in the NFL that just gets you to the party.
Yesterday, they needed a Pro Bowl kicker (Nate Kaeding) to miss two FGs under 40-yards.
They're calling it karma.
Ok, I'll buy it as long as it keeps us out of the news...