To all the nonbelievers! I made three predictions this October: that the Yankees would win the ALCS, that Cliff Lee would not sign with the Yankees, and that the Jets would win the Super Bowl. I was right on one of the predictions (although I never would have guessed that Lee would go back to Philadelphia), and wrong on the Yankees' playoff chances. But tonight, I think the Jets will be on their way to the Super Bowl, partially fulfilling my third prediction.
As Squawker Jon -- the real Jet fan in this blog -- noted, I have had so much faith in the Jets because I'm a Yankee fan who always expects to win, while he's still getting used to the idea. Speaking of which, I want us to reenact the Bart Scott interview. You can't stop a nosebleed, Squawker Jon!
It's interesting watching the Jets' innocent climb, as Pat Riley would call it. And you know you've really arrived as a team when the bandwagon fans (ahem!) have joined up! I told Jon today it's a little like politics -- you have X amount of Democrats, X number of Republicans, and X number of independents. And what swings races are whoever the independents decide to line up for. And right now, the Jets are the most popular thing in town.
I'm rooting for Gang Green, but I'm not going to claim to be a real Jets fan or anything. Jon is the lifelong Jets fan, not me. As is my high school classmate, Steve, who will be at the game today (and should be sending us first-person reports from the sidelines!) And Squawker reader Nutball Gazette. And Twitter friend GreenLanternJet. And fellow baseball bloggers Metstradamus and Coop. And Facebook friend Alan. I really want to see the Jets win it for these long-suffering Jets fans (and anybody else I forgot to mention!), who have been waiting their whole lives to see their team in the Super Bowl again. Can't wait!
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