Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Series of Brett/Jet Puns

I'm breaking my one rule today - but it's a big day and I want to do this and never hear about Brett Favre again. What's that you say? He's been traded to New York, the media capital of North America?

Drat.

The worst part of all of this is that Brett and Jet rhyme. Which means that uncreative fans and newspaper editors everywhere are going to go to milk that to death. Let's get them out of the way right now, although you know there's going to be 4,000 of these signs at every game in the Meadowlands. And in most newspapers across North America.

Off the top of my head:

Brett's Jets
Brett Jets to Big Apple
Packers Suffering From Brett-lag
J-E-T-S BRETT BRETT BRETT - (this is from jetsnation.com)
The New York Bretts

But my favorite is:

Brettie and the Jets
Hey kids, plug into the faithless
Maybe they're blinded
But Brettie makes them ageless
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Where we fight our parents out in the streets
To find who's right and who's wrong.
B-B-B-B-Brettie and the Jets.

Brett-ie
Brett-ie
Brett-ie and Jets

I think I'm going to be sick.


But what do I think of the trade? I will admit it could make the Jets a much better team. Normally I would be pretty indifferent, but Kansas City has the Jets on their schedule this year - so I have a vested interest in all this.

If Favre stays healthy and doesn't throw 10,000,000 interceptions it probably makes the Jets a playoff contender. They do still have to play New England twice and at San Diego and at Seattle - but other than that the schedule is pretty soft. There is the potential for 10 wins there.

However, I think this is going to be one of the most spectacular back-fires in the history of sport. Remember how last season ended for Favre? I expect there's a lot more where that came from. And we all know how forgiving the New York fans and media can be.

For the Jets it was probably the right move to make - they don't have to give up a whole lot, it should end up being a 2nd or 3rd round pick, depending on how much Favre plays. The window to actually win in the NFL is very small and teams need to take advantage of it while they can.

My biggest concern in all of this is that the arrival of Favre in New York makes Chad Pennington very expendable. And do you know what team needs an experienced quarterback and is coached by Pennington's former coach - you guessed it, the Kansas City Chiefs. If that noodle-armed mistake machine ends up on the Chiefs, I may just have to re-evaluate everything.

I have put in a call to the one Jets fan I know - and if he has anything interesting to say, you may just read about it tomorrow.

4 comments:

Cooper said...

An interesting topic of conversation on Czaban this morning was "How many 300 yard games vs 3 + interception games will Favre have this season". I figure with the recieving corps the Jets have that he will at most have 3 300 yard passing games and at least 8 games with 3 picks or more.

Trebor said...

I'm hopeful that this is a huge backfire, but not until Now. 30th. So weeks leading up maybe they win but it's in spite of favre. then on the 30th he throws a bunch of picks throws passes backwords, all the good that was brett. Being in the crowd booing till my throat is sore sounds like fun.
It will defintely be interesting, does he start or does kellen? everyone has loved him up to this point, he's a gunslinger...he's out there having fun. now he's where he will be criticized for everything he does.
The chiefs should phone up leftwich, he's still looking for a job

Anonymous said...

This will not be the Wisconsin media love-in that Brett has been accustomed to back in the land of cheese and dairy. The New York media is sadistic and cruel, with the fans even worse. Even Bill Parcells couldn't hack it and he won a Super Bowl there . Two bad games in a row from Brett (which will happen)and he will be wishing for his first retirement cheque and a lazy-boy lounger.

B

Ken Clean-Air Systems said...

The Chiefs should NOT phone Leftwich - that would be a fate worse than Pennington.

Brett looked like he was in the middle of a bad dream during his press conference yesterday.