Originally Posted by Lon Chaney
While I tend to agree that the Jets won't make the playoffs, it is impossible to say with such definite declarations that "this team will beat that team" and so on.
Didn't New England lose at home to Arizona this season?
The Raiders beat Pittsburgh.
Indy beat GB.
KC beat NO.
Minnesota beat SF.
Upsets happen almost every week in the NFL. And who says that if the Jets get in that they would lose by 30 points on WC weekend? The got smacked down 2 years ago against the Pats but then beat them in the playoffs -- after going on the road to beat Peyton Manning.
I agree with you. The odds are very obviously against us getting into the playoffs, I don't think anyone would deny that. Once you have to start relying on other teams to lose you aren't in a great spot IMO. That being said, part of the enjoyment of sports is the "what ifs" that come up and the concept that anything can happen. Sure, odds are the Steelers and Colts go at least 2-2 the rest of the way and make the playoffs...but we don't know for sure. Maybe they go 1-3 or 4-0 or 0-4. We don't know until it happens. Hell, the Jets could drop the next four in a row for all we know and it's a completely irrelevant discussion.
The point is there is still a chance and that's part of the excitement. Giants fans last year were writing off their chances at making the playoffs at this time last year and they ended up winning the Super Bowl. And, no, I am not saying that is what's going to happen to us, just trying to illustrate that in the world of sports sometimes it's not the most obvious thing that happens.
Personally I don't get how someone can enjoy watching sports in a world of absolutes...unless your team is winning every year, I guess. The emotions, the ups and downs, the possibilities are all what make it worthwhile, IMO.