Category: Featured Editorials

Not So Super Bowl

By Tyson Rauch   Now that the championship games are finished the football world embraces itself for the marquee event of the sporting year.  The Super Bowl is upon us with all of its glitz, glamour and hype.  We are in the middle of two weeks of celebrations, awards ceremonies, V.I.P. parties and banquets as [...]

The Day The Dynasty Died

By Gregg L. Hayim It is my belief that dynasties don’t end, they die. In this day and age of free-agency and the salary cap, sport dynasties have become a thing of the past. That’s what made this Patriot team of the last half decade so special. We watched in awe as this team replaced [...]

Pats Lose To Colts, Hoodies Still Not Cool

The Patriots lost to the Colts in the AFC Championship game by a score of 38 - 34.  I would go into details of the game but it really doesn't matter.  All you need to know is that Reche Caldwell is not Deion Branch.  And that cutoff hoodie sweatshirts are still not in style. Good [...]


By Gregg L. Hayim This time of year has always been tough on me. The taxing emotional involvement required to be a Jet fan during a playoff run takes its toll. When the season ends, as it always does, instantly and disappointingly, the withdrawals are not kind. Like a smoker stripped of his pack; I [...]

Hooked On A Feeling

By Tyson Rauch Well Super Bowl time is approaching and as usual the focus of my energy will be on my office pool boxes and analyzing the commercials.  Once again the New York Jets will not be participants in the championship game and that streak is on its way to 40 years.  The new thinking [...]

Some NFL Athletes Are A Step Above Cavemen

by Patrick Stanton Senior Writer You’re in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, you’re up by 4 and you just stopped the opponent after a disastrous muff of a punt return on your own 30. How do you react? You jump up, start throwing your hands back and forth, running your big mouth and because that’s [...]

JetNation Year End Report Card

by Joe Grinwis Quarterback: B For the first time in his seven-year career, Chad Pennington started an entire season. Pennington threw for the most yards he's ever thrown for in a season (3,352) yet also had his worst TD-to-INT ratio (17-to-16). The most telling stat of all, Pennington led the Jets to the playoffs for [...]

Roadtrip To Gillette

By Tyson Rauch Gone was the smell of bratwurst and sausage that wafted throughout the parking areas.  Gone was the festive feeling and tone of football friendship and camaraderie.  Gone was the feeling that it was only a football game and we were all there to enjoy it.  From the state troopers who threatened to [...]