Ah, a very gloomy Monday here in Jets land. Gray, windy, rainy..., reflective of my mood.
I cannot bring myself to watch ESPN SportsCenter yet, maybe later. I have read the NY Daily News, though. Interestingly, nobody seems to want to write about all of the penalties the Jets racked up. Six of them for 46 yards, three of them giving the Colts first downs. You don't beat a team like the Colts that way.
And one of the penalties that gave the Colts a first down was for having 12 men on the field. What the hell?
The Colts, one penalty for five yards.
Still, the Jets gave us a longer run than usual this year and, maybe, will be even stronger next year. But repeating a trip to the AFC Championship Game is no easy task, even for the great teams.
Interestingly, the Vikings were also penalized for having 12 men on the field in their loss to the Saints. That penalty damaging as well, moving the Vikings back five yards and just beyond field goal range.
And, in typical Brett Favre fashion, the game went into overtime after Brett threw an interception deep in Saints territory late in the fourth quarter. It looked like Brett had room to run within field goal range, too. In his defense, he did injure his leg earlier in the game and that may have slowed him up. Nobody can really accuse Brett of not being willing to take a hit. But Brett's last few seasons have pretty much ended with him throwing interceptions.
I guess now we can all start the annual "Will Brett Retire" routine again.
On the positive side (Bar Man always tries to look on the positive side), I won't have to worry about finding a place to watch the Super Bowl while I am in Mexico. Maybe I can find someplace quiet that will have curling on television. Maybe the trials for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hell, I would even settle for re-runs.
Do you think they will party in New Orleans if the Saints win the Super Bowl?
Oh, and as a capper, although it actually happened before the Jets loss, the Knicks managed to get blown out in their game against the Mavericks, losing by 50. That's right, the big five oh. Now that is embarassing.