NEW YORK – Writing about the Giants and the Jets is sort of like comparing Hillary Clinton with Tan Mom or Teen Mom. The Jets are the Giants white trash, room-sharing, younger sister. Yet, even with all my non-enthusiasm for the Jets, I must admit, I was looking forward to seeing what QB Geno Smith could bring to this team. And apparently, if a sprained ankle and a fu-man-chu’ed up Mark Sanchez is what the Jets were looking for, they got that.
The road has been a tough one for Mark Sanchez.
He fought for his spot with Tebow, now he’s fighting for his spot with Smith and soon, he’ll be fighting for his spot on Dancing With the Stars. It seems like last year, the only aspect he was consistent with was throwing incompletions. And Week 2’s Jaguar game reminded fans of this with his incompletion (again) to tight end Kellen Winslow. This is similar to how my rage ensues when I see people wearing A-Rod jerseys.
The Giants are dealing with their own problems, which is typical pre-season Giants. First, what’s going on with Jason Pierre-Paul? JPP is essential for the Giants defense, just like poor management is essential to the Jets. Secondly, you know it’s bad when it’s easier for me to list the injured players than the healthy ones. I’m not even sure who I was watching play, since the bench was loaded from Victor Cruz’s bruised heel, David Baas’s knee and Justin Tuck’s hamstring. Even Coach Tom Coughlin getting a penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior in the Colts loss.
The NFL preseason defines a team’s future the same way Kardashians define humbleness, and we are only seeing glimpses of what this season will behold. And I will admit, I was watching ‘The Man with the 132 lb Scrotum” and only checking scores on the Pittsburgh-Washington game this week after getting turned off by the Week 2 Colts win. But the truth is that the Giants having a great season, after beating all these odds, would make me as excited as Vladimir Putin is to take off his shirt and deny gay rights… and if the Jets doing well means the Patriots are not, I am a Jets fan.
Different Matt, another man with melons in his boxers, tomorrow.