JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It is probably well that the Jets are 950 miles away from MetLife Stadium today, because another week of self-slaughter would have been counter-productive both for the team and for the people who still care about the team. And there are still a lot of them.
The relationship between team and fanatic is always a fascinating one, an ever-shifting dynamic that usually can be captured easily, with one especially meaningful adjective. For instance:
Giants = Expectant.
Jets = Appalled.
Knicks = Exultant.
Nets = Buoyant.
Yankees = Enabled.
Mets = Exhausted.
Rangers/Islanders/Devils = Disillusioned.