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The Jets went into Cincinnati last Saturday having spent as much time defending their Wild Card position as they had preparing for the game, itself. Blasted for having punched their ticket through the generosity of the Bengals and Indianapolis Colts; two teams with nothing to play for that had virtually rolled over and played dead for Gang Green in the season’s final two games, the Jets took the field with a little something more at stake than just a playoff game. They wanted to prove they belonged.

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NBA Commish Must Ban Arenas For Life

Washington Wizards’ teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittendon are alleged to have drawn guns on each other in the Wizards’ locker room over a gambling debt; something Arenas has confirmed. Apparently, it was Arenas’ idea of some sort of prank. He’s been suspended indefinitely as D.C. police continue to investigate.

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Nets’ owner Bruce Ratner announced that an agreement has been reached with Mikhail Prokhorov regarding his stake in the Nets franchise and the proposed arena in Brooklyn. The final hurdle is approval by the remaining NBA owners who have already indicated they’s sign off on the deal. No decision has been reached on Prokhorov’s request that the Nets be allowed to play with seven players on the court and shoot at a nine foot basket.

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Was amazed that the play that saw Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew take a knee on the one yard line instead of scoring the go-ahead touchdown nthat the Jets were conceding with a minute left in the contest was so well received. Jags’ coach Jack Del Rio had instructed his star to, essentially, take a dive in order to run down the clock. As if a field gaoal was a sure thing and the possibility of a fumble didn’t exist. This would have been a smart play had Jacksonville been up by a point instead of down. But, to pass up a certain score that would put you ahead is as ludicrous as the endorsement the play received from CBS analyst Dan Fouts. Had Jacksonville somehow failed to score, Del Rio would’ve had a long week.

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So, here we are again. Despite the low expectations accompanying a first-time Head Coach and a rookie quarterback, the Jetsies started the season with three straight wins; including one where they completely dominated the invincible Patriots and Tom Brady. Certainly, this season would be different…


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