ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

Come one, come all to see the Jets

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Phila. Fed report: Outlook on nonmanufacturing business remains strong

By NJBIZ STAFF
April 25, 2017 01:07 PM

Businesses in the South Jersey area have confidence the economy is improving, according to the latest monthly report by the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. CONTINUE READING

Barnes & Noble Education hires chief legal officer

By Eric Strauss
April 25, 2017 12:54 PM

Barnes & Noble Education Inc., based in Basking Ridge, has named a new chief legal officer and vice president of corporate affairs, it announced Tuesday. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

Pinnacle promotes some EVPs to expanded roles

By Eric Strauss
April 25, 2017 11:14 AM

Parsippany-based Pinnacle Foods Inc. has made some changes at the executive vice president level, it announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

SITO Mobile names chief operating officer

By Eric Strauss
April 25, 2017 11:38 AM

Jersey City-based mobile engagement platform SITO Mobile Ltd. promoted an executive to chief operating officer, it announced Tuesday. CONTINUE READING

Spiro Harrison law firm announces office in Red Bank

By Eric Strauss
April 24, 2017 12:00 PM

The boutique law firm Spiro Harrison is opening a Red Bank office, it announced Monday, marking its third new site in less than two years. CONTINUE READING

Bank building in Englewood Cliffs is sold

By Mario Marroquin
April 24, 2017 01:14 PM

Commercial brokerage firm The Goldstein Group recently announced it had brokered the sale of a 13,000-square-foot property in Englewood Cliffs. The Goldstein Group brokered the sale on behalf of the purchaser, 744 EC Palisades LLC and EC Acquisition Group. CONTINUE READING

Honeywell enjoys 'strong start to 2017,' as Q1 earnings beat estimates

By Eric Strauss
April 21, 2017 10:40 AM

Honeywell reported a strong first quarter of 2017, announcing Friday that its normalized earnings per share were up 11 percent, beating analyst estimates. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

My last two bylines — both straight news stories, which lack the whimsical fun and lighthearted stupidity of this blog — have been about airports, so I figure today's a good day to blog about the Jets, especially after seeing this Associated Press story in which the team's owner insists the Jets are not a circus. Here's an excerpt:

"I think that's you guys," (Woody) Johnson told reporters Thursday. "I certainly don't feel that way. We're deadly serious about what we're doing here."

That deadly serious attitude doesn't always show up on the field, like last season, when the team went 8-8, or during the entire preseason, when it scored as many touchdowns as it has won Super Bowl titles.

Now, if I thought people actually read this blog, I'd spent part of my word count insisting that I am not writing this as a Giants or Patriots fan, that I am not really much of a football fan at all, that I think if you're going to watch a game for four hours, there should be more than six minutes of action nestled away in there. Fortunately, that's not a problem I have to worry about.

Of course, being mediocre isn't what gets reporters calling your team a circus. That has more to do with reality shows that paint your coach as a Bethlem Royal escapee with a penchant for F bombs, fans who have been best known for bringing a well-known Bourbon Street tradition to home games and players who became construction workers on a coffee break when an attractive female reporter is working the field. Add in the Sorta Rev. Tim Tebow, and you've got the makings of a traveling medicine show on your hands.

It isn't what anybody in green and white wants to hear, but the team really needs to look to the example set by the Giants. Instead of declaring yourself Super Bowl champion in August, keep your mouth shut and play. Then, when you win one, nobody will mind when you get pasted on opening night the next season. Heck, you might even get a sympathetic columnist to write about how officiating cost you the game.

This kind of consideration may get awfully important as the team still struggles to build out its fan base. After all, you can't see the circus on TV — and if ticket sales don't improve, that could be the case for the Jets soon, too.

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:

Come one, come all to see the Jets

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement

My last two bylines — both straight news stories, which lack the whimsical fun and lighthearted stupidity of this blog — have been about airports, so I figure today's a good day to blog about the Jets, especially after seeing this Associated Press story in which the team's owner insists the Jets are not a circus. Here's an excerpt:

"I think that's you guys," (Woody) Johnson told reporters Thursday. "I certainly don't feel that way. We're deadly serious about what we're doing here."

That deadly serious attitude doesn't always show up on the field, like last season, when the team went 8-8, or during the entire preseason, when it scored as many touchdowns as it has won Super Bowl titles.

Now, if I thought people actually read this blog, I'd spent part of my word count insisting that I am not writing this as a Giants or Patriots fan, that I am not really much of a football fan at all, that I think if you're going to watch a game for four hours, there should be more than six minutes of action nestled away in there. Fortunately, that's not a problem I have to worry about.

Of course, being mediocre isn't what gets reporters calling your team a circus. That has more to do with reality shows that paint your coach as a Bethlem Royal escapee with a penchant for F bombs, fans who have been best known for bringing a well-known Bourbon Street tradition to home games and players who became construction workers on a coffee break when an attractive female reporter is working the field. Add in the Sorta Rev. Tim Tebow, and you've got the makings of a traveling medicine show on your hands.

It isn't what anybody in green and white wants to hear, but the team really needs to look to the example set by the Giants. Instead of declaring yourself Super Bowl champion in August, keep your mouth shut and play. Then, when you win one, nobody will mind when you get pasted on opening night the next season. Heck, you might even get a sympathetic columnist to write about how officiating cost you the game.

This kind of consideration may get awfully important as the team still struggles to build out its fan base. After all, you can't see the circus on TV — and if ticket sales don't improve, that could be the case for the Jets soon, too.

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top