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Saturday, October 23, 2004

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

posted by Jazz at 10/23/2004 05:52:00 PM


I have a favor to ask all of my regular readers. For all of you who regularly engage in prayer, I'd like you to add in one more thing to pray for. Not as a headliner, of course... there are so many important things that many of you pray for all the time: the safe return home of our troops, health and happiness for your families, that you'll finally find a new job. No, I'm talking about adding on one small thing way, way, way down at the bottom of the list. I'd like to ask you that tonight you say a short prayer for... the New York Jets in their game tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

WAIT! STOP! COME BACK! It gets better.

Now, even if you're not a football fan, (and particularly if you're not) there's no harm in putting in a short good word for the Jets tonight. It's not like it will hurt you if they win tomorrow. And even if you are a fan of one of the many other NFL teams, it doesn't really matter to your team whether the Jets or the Patriots wind up going 6-0 or 5-1. The only people who could really oppose such a prayer are die hard Patriots fans.

And let's face it, they don't need any more help. Boston just had a great reward with their baseball team knocking the Yankees out of the series. And the Patriots are on a record setting win streak of twenty games over two years. They've been to the Superbowl many times over the last couple of decades.

Being a Jets fan is hard. It's as hard as it was being a Red Sox fan over the last century until this week. We had one Superbowl win back so long ago that nobody read about it because the Vietnam war was still going on. We need a break. Hell... a break? We need a miracle. This is the first time since the seventies that two teams have met each other after both went undefeated through the first six weeks of the season. The streak has to stop, and the Jets need some help.

Remember, you need to ask yourself... What Would Jesus Do? Well, Jesus loves an underdog.

So does Allah.

And Buddha.

And... and... that guy from Utah.

Throw me a bone here. The Jets are going in as a six point underdog on the Vegas line. Show 'em some love, people. I promise I'll pray for your team later in the season. (As long as they're not playing the Jets.)