Jets Won, But They Are Still, Well, Appalling

Jets Won, But They Are Still, Well, Appalling

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.

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