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Jets Won, But They Are Still, Well, Appalling

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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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