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The Jets' Road to the AFC Championship Game in Film

January 18, 2011

GIANT:
A film starring James Dean Rex Ryan 
as an upstart football coach
who strikes it rich in the boom or bust oil business
and takes it to a dynasty of Benedicts Belichicks.






The New York Jets march into the AFC Championship game having made clear, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that they are indeed Super Bowl contenders, only "marched" might not be the right term for how they got here. They zigged and they zagged, drunkenly, through the season, playing both lovable underdog and lustful villain, and somewhere along the line they struck oil, which is as much about luck as it is about planning, and Bill Belichick looks all the more old fashioned and rooted lamely in the establishment for it. Long gone are the days when cutoff hoodies were the rags of rebellion and commerce. Rex Ryan is here to stay, and he wants his welcoming, even if he has to go to Pittsburgh to get it.


1 comments:

Teach said...

Instead of everyone bragging on the Jets for defeating both Peyton and Brady consecutively, how come no one's stating that there's a reason why both teams lost? The Colts aren't the Colts anymore, and the Patriots (to go against a cliche) aren't who we thought they were, having benefitted most of the season from an offense born out of the departure of Randy Moss, until teams started getting a feel for their tight end centered offense.

January 21, 2011 at 6:01 PM

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