Irony - a state of affairs that appears perversely contrary to what one expects
Oxford Dictionary - Tenth Edition
Well, the word most often used by the sports pundits today is "ironic."
Ironic that a quarterback who led the Jets into the play-offs three times was unceremoniously cut and then proceeded to lead Miami into the play-offs.
Ironic that to do that he beat the Jets in New York.
Ironic that Chad is the second rated quarterback in the NFL this year while Brett lead the league in interceptions, throwing as many of them as he threw touchdown passes.
Ironic that Miami has their quarterback to continue to build around and the Jets don't have a clue as to who their quarterback will be for even next year.
Ironic that the injury-prone Chad plays the whole season unscathed while the indestructible Favre now says that he injured his shoulder earlier in the season and that this may have affected his play in the final five games.
Ironic that a rookie Miami head coach orchestrates the biggest one-year turn-around in NFL history and the Jets coach, once known as "Mangenius," may well be out of a job.
Ironic that so many Jets fans and almost every sportswriter in New York thought getting rid of Chad was a great idea and bringing in Brett was positively brilliant.
Personally, I think the appropriate word should be "inevitable."
What truly is ironic is that Brett Favre is going to the Pro Bowl while Chad Pennington is not.