Every season RDM obsesses on the NFL team win total over/unders. It’s one of the more fun bets in all of sports. A single well-placed bet turns an otherwise random team into a must see weekly event. Today we look at the 2012 New York Jets.
The number: 8.5 wins
Over the last few seasons the New York media has finally been paying attention to the little step brother in New York. The Jets have received their fair share with Rex Ryan at the helm, even as the Giants are the team actually winning games.
Now Tim Tebow comes to broadway. The media coverage is already over-the-top. The crush that will take place when their is an actual QB controversy will be unparalleled.
Let the battle of the shirtless Jet QBs begin.
As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.
I get why Reebok was rushing out to get a bunch of jerseys made, but honestly, is this really going to be a hot seller? Tebow jerseys were huge in Denver because he was the posterboy for a talented team that dug itself out of anonymity. On the Jets, however, he’s just muddled in a quarterback controversy on a team that’s already in disarray. Plus, I think some of the sheen is off of Tebow as a football player now. The only people who are still really into him are the super-religious types, who apparently would have a hard time recognizing that he’s on a new team, anyway.
At first I thought the notion that the Jets main reason for signing Tebow was PR was ridiculous. However, upon further review, this really may be the case. Look at the history here. The Giants remain steady and consistent, while the Jets rise to relevance has been on the back of big-time public moves. The Rex Ryan hiring. The act of moving up to draft an unproven Mexican college QB. Rediclous (and sometimes awesome) quotes from polarizing defensive players; Cromartie, Scott, etc. And now Tebow. Yes, the Jets road these moves to two AFC Championship Games. So, it’s worked, at least on some level. In the long run, can running a franchise like this be sustainable?