Dolphins-Jets: Declaration of War

Luca KingContributor IApril 9, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 01:  Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Giants Stadium on November 1, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 30-25.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Let’s face it, rivalries have made up some of the most exciting moments in sports history, such as Celtics vs. Lakers, Red Sox vs. Yankees, etc.

But one rivalry continues to stand out: Miami vs. New York. Let's face it, these two teams have always hated each other, beginning with their first game in the 60's, and these last two seasons have been slaps in the face on both sides.


2008 Season

The Jets brought over has-been Brett Farve. He is a living legend, but let' face it, he should be in a retirement home. I really could care less about his performance in Minnesota. We're talking about the JETS.

While he was a Jet, he did not make the playoffs. The unloyal, ungrateful Jet franchise kicked Chad Pennington, long-time loyal New Yorker, to the curb.

We gladly seized the opportunity and gave Chad the chance to seek his revenge, which he did by beating them 24-17 in their home stadium to make the playoffs, making us the leader of the AFC East division.

2009 Season

We had many ups and downs this season, such as the injury to the Jet-slayer Chad Pennington and our leading rusher Ronnie Brown. The Dolphins beat the Jets both times we met.

Before the first meeting, Rex Ryan, the Jets' obnoxious and obese head coach, started instigating a verbal altercation with Fins middle linebacker and ex-Gator goon Channing Crowder.

This game was also the debut of the Jets “superstar” receiver Braylon Edwards, aka butter fingers. The Fins won, obviously, 31-27, even though the score did not reflect the whole game.

In the second game the Dolphins played in the 2009 season, they came in as the underdogs for some strange reason. Ohio State bust Ted Ginn finally decided to shine with a back-to-back kick return. The game ended 30-25, another Dolphin victory in New York.

I am not trying to bash the Jets, but come on! They beat the Colts to get in the playoffs, how could you lose to them? That means if Peyton Manning did not get taken out, I highly doubt the Jets would have even SNIFFED the playoffs. For a team that went to the AFC Championship, how could you lose to the 7-9 Dolphins?

2010 Season

As we look toward the future, the only thing I can do is scratch my head. So far, all the Jets are doing is bringing in senior citizens such as LaDainian Tomlinson. Maybe five years ago that would have been the best choice, but it's not now. Can you say NFL version of the Boston Celtics?

The Jets keep repeating the same mistakes, bringing over players past their prime. Now the Jets are declaring a war they can’t win by trying to bring Dolphin future HOF defensive end Jason Taylor.Maybe a couple of years ago that would have been a spit in the face, but now he is no longer putting up the numbers he used to.

Out of the last five games these teams have played, the Dolphins have prevailed the last three. I am looking forward to another two wins on our belt. If this is a war, the Jets may have won a couple battles, but the Dolphins will win the war.

By the way, who was more Super Bowls?

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