New York Jets Aren't the Most Hated Team in the NFL, But They Wish They Were

Neil TillmanContributor IIIApril 18, 2011

Bart Scott (pictured above) is the latest Jet making outlandish comments
Bart Scott (pictured above) is the latest Jet making outlandish commentsAndy Lyons/Getty Images


The Jets cannot shut up.  They must be pushed to the brink of stupidity led by their Captain Rex.  They strive to be annoying.  Their locker room is beloved only by those with lockers.  Their agenda is to be the most hated team in the NFL.  No other team has tried to be hated more than the New York “Football” Jets.

In the zeros (2000-2009), outside of Boston, the most hated team was the Patriots.  Most everyone hated the Cowboys in the 90s.  Why?  These teams won the most Super Bowls.  It’s natural to hate your rivals, because they beat you and it is natural to hate consistent champions, because they win.  The Yankees are hated everywhere, not just in Boston.  Lakers…hated!  Same for the Celtics.

Does anyone really hate the New York Jets?  They are like your annoying little brother.  They act out because they're immature, they scream constantly for attention, but they never actually win anything important.  In fact, you love your little brother, even if his growth spurt makes him bigger than you.  When push comes to shove, you know you can still beat him in a fight; and behind all that pestering talk, they know that as well.

Almost immediately after confetti fell on the Packers with their Super Bowl win, Rex Ryan was talking to the New York media claiming his Jets would win the next Super Bowl.  Who cares?  I’m sure the 31 other NFL coaches that aren’t publicly saying they will win, believe just as much that they can win the Super Bowl.  In fact, Tom Coughlin and the Giants may have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl before their Meadowlands roommate.  The only difference is Coughlin can't say that, because he would actually have to live up to it. 

Bart Scott talked to a New York media source, Metro, and backed up the claim that they will win the Super Bowl and said the Patriots “want to be us,” the Ravens “don’t operate like the Ravens any more,” and my favorite quote, comparing Rex Ryan to President Barack Obama, “It’s how he talks and says what he’s thinking and how he lets us be loose and talk. People don’t think the president is supposed to be black either,” … What?

The Patriots have won three Super Bowls and lost to the New York Giants in another within the last 10 years.  The Jets won a Super Bowl with their own talkative quarterback…42 years ago.  Who wants to be like whom?  Winning one playoff game will not make anyone (outside the Jets organization) believe Rex Ryan is a better coach than Bill Belichick

The Ravens beat the Jets 10-9 in the season opener of 2010, with the Jets producing only 176 yards of total offense.  Both teams had their seasons ended by the Steelers in the playoffs in 2011, and both lost to the Colts in the 2010 playoffs.  This is the first of what I expect to be a huge media build-up before the two teams meet in Baltimore during the 2011 regular season.  Stayed tuned tomorrow at 7pm (ET) to find out when that date will be.

President Obama has more issues on his plate than Rex Ryan does food at a buffet line.  The President must balance a budget, decide where to position the world’s finest military and accept or veto bills that shape the country.  It’s true that the 43 preceding presidents had white skin tone.  It’s also true that Rex Ryan says what he is thinking and allows players to say whatever dumb things are on their minds.  Wow!  It’s like they’re the same person. 

No, I don’t hate the Jets.  They're funny, they're entertaining, they're quite a bit annoying.  They’re the NFL’s Jersey Shore.  We watch them because they are so dumb, let’s just call Jenn Sterger “J-Woww,” and Ines Sainz “Snooki” and MTV can have another hit series.