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  1. Correct. Not your fault somebody else wasn't willing to pay what you did for something. If you buy Springsteen tickets for $1000 and then the resale market for the same seat is $300, it's not Springsteen's fault you paid $1000 for the ticket. You're not a two year old. You shouldn't believe every word somebody tells you. Especially a for profit entity.
  2. ...and its the buyer's responsibility to come to his own conclusion. When a jeweler tells you that an engagement ring is an investment, doesn't mean you should believe them. They are 100% right. PSLs are indeed bought and sold in the future. I am sure there has been at least one sold above cost. When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience.
  3. 1. The atmosphere sucks because we've sucked for a very long time. That takes a drain, and when you play in a massive stadium will be apparent. Our home win percentage over the last 3 years is 33%. Atmosphere was pretty good when Decker caught that TD vs the pats. If we start 4-1 next year and have a week 6 game at 430 vs the steelers, it will be loud. 2. You are allowed to think that the stadium could be better AND still believe that it isn't an absolute dump. To be honest, while it lacks character, I generally find it comfortable and relatively short lines. Good food & drink selection. And I guess my response to people who complain about the 300s being in the stratosphere is: Prior to metlife we had most likely the best upper deck seating in the league. now its more league average. upper deck at new england is a mile away. jacksonville. new orleans. etc. it sucks for people who had great seats, but it was also the best situation in the league for many years. its also naive to think as stadiums have moved to a club culture (to maximize profit) that two new york teams sharing a stadium wouldnt do the same. 3. A PSL is not an investment. Discretionary spending is not an investment. If you bought a PSL with the intent to flip it you are an absolute idiot. Especially seeing as it had a guaranteed terminal value of $0 (as they will eventually move out of the stadium). Do not buy sports tickets, jewelry, clothing, etc with the sole intent of flipping. it will almost certainly end up being a disappointment.
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    Probably a Dumb Question RE: Parking Passes

    i *think* but could be mistaken - you'd be able to talk your way into a yellow pass, as lupz indicated....i don't think you'd be able to talk your way into a green pass. and if you could i would imagine the time to do so would be now (i'd imagine they will be more and more stingy the better darnold looks in hopes of new sales)
  5. Lee should be in the top 3 on this list. Adams should be on the list if only because he is playing at an all-pro level at 22 years old. no way people could've expected him to be this good
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    The Giants are 1 and 5

    people underestimate how hard it is to get a top qb in the draft, for two reasons: -you need to be, really, REALLY, bad. we've been *SO* bad and havent had a top 2 pick in decades...last two years were bad. 2014 was terrible and we had the 6th pick. 2007 we were atrocious and had the 6th pick. 2005 we were atrocious and had the 4th pick. you need to be terrible AND have other teams steal some wins to get a top 2 pick. I doubt the giants end up there. odds say they win a few more. you go 4-12 theres no shot of a top 2 pick. -there needs to be a qb worth taking! lets look at the past 10 drafts (before this one): -2017: Trubisky? Top 2 pick but would you really spend a #2 pick on him? i wouldn't. and don't say mahomes and watson - when players get past the 10th pick it means nobody thought they would be crazy good...if they did, they'd trade into the back half of the top 10. russell wilson scenario. -2016: Goff and Wentz. You werent top 2? (like 4-12 san diego)...good luck. nothing for you. -2015: winston and mariota: you go 3-13 (like Jax did)? not enough. -2014: Blake bortles? in hindsight you spending a top 3 pick on him? -2013: first two qbs off the board were ej manuel and geno. lol. -2012: luck and rg3: one was a disaster. the other great, but the rams went 2-14 and didnt pick #1 -2011: cam. only one qb there. -2010: bradford. only one qb. most would say he wasnt worth it -2009: stafford. sanchez and freeman werent worth 1s. -2008: matt ryan slipped to 3. but youll never see that again. the game has changed too much. so to recap: -last 10 drafts, only 5 of them had WORTHWHILE qbs go in the top 2 (goff/wentz, winston/mariota- MAYBE, luck, cam, stafford, matt ryan) -there were years where even if you only won 3 you still werent in the top 2 this is why, when you get the #2 pick AND have a qb there thats worth taking, you have to take it! also, it is SO early in the 2019 process - check out this article if you want to go down the glory road http://grantland.com/features/a-hierarchy-hypocrites/ if you don't want to search, its a mid october article from 2012 citing how teams should "torpedo for geno": Meanwhile, in last week’s column, a reader wondered what this year’s “Suck for Luck” quest should be called, offering us “Torpedo for Geno” (for Geno Smith, the likely no. 1 pick). My readers sprang into action and sent in a slew of suggestions, including Whiff-for-Smith, 0-and-Sixteen-O for Geno, Submarino for Geno, The Human Geno Project, Gen0 and 16, Droppin’ a Steamo for Geno, Geno-schneid, Petrino for Geno and The Geno Tank-a-reno. The three best ideas in reverse order … 3. “Pacino for Geno” Explained by Steve from Hoboken as “A tribute to someone who was once great like the Cleveland Browns, but now completely mails it in.” Solid. 2. “sh*tty for Smitty” My favorite idea (suggested by multiple readers), only I can’t really see Peter King and Chris Berman using this one. What a shame. 1. “Geno-Schneid” The most common suggestion was actually “Geno-Cide,” which we’re avoiding for obvious reasons because it crosses every line and about 10 other lines beyond all the other lines. But “Geno-Schneid” (first suggested by Haverhill reader Ernie Bassi) — now that’s comedy! And it actually works! Should Jacksonville and Kansas City start printing “Geno-Schneid” T-shirts right now, or should they wait a few weeks?
  7. leonwashington2

    god I miss rex and co

    thats fake news. shaun ellis, kris jenkins, sione pouha were all established veterans on the DL. pace and scott were on the back end of their prime and just got mega-deals. david harris was entering his prime. bryan thomas was a veteran revis was on his way to the HOF with or without rex. kerry rhodes was a mangini player. jim leonhard was a free agent. give me a break that he inherited a middle of the pack defense. he got top of the line players at 3 positions and had two pro bowlers entering the primes of their careers thanks to mangini.
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    god I miss rex and co

    Yes. playoff wins are good. more than zero playoff wins is better than zero playoff wins. as i said, rex had 2 good seasons followed by 4 bad. final 4 years: 26-38: .406 bowles 3 and change years: 21-31 .404 also, if we are gonna get nitpicky (and again, i dont support bowles) - but the reality is, rex inherited a FAR better team than bowles did. he had a top 3 offensive line in the league for 2 seasons. and none of them were thanks to his development, but rather established talent in their prime (or very good players on the back end of their prime)
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    god I miss rex and co

    while i disagree with that statement, perhaps this fact accentuates the point for you: Since bowles was hired in 2015, 43 times teams have been in the red zone on 4th and 8 or fewer, in the 4th quarter, trailing by 20 or more. 41 of those times, teams have elected to go for it. 2 of those times, they havent. BOTH TIMES WERE TODD BOWLES (the dolphins game in 2016 was the other game). of course, the following week in new england, we kicked a field goal down 41-0 in the 4th quarter vs new england.
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    god I miss rex and co

    saying rex was terrible =/= bowles is good. i flew to jax to watch that atrocity in person. i am not a happy camper myself.
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    god I miss rex and co

    the worst part about bowles is the same thing that was the worst thing about rex: it is so obvious that the league is going in the absolute opposite direction of their philosophy, and we have to wait it out for the owner to cut bait. to me, the biggest problem with bowles remains in-game management. yes, the talent isnt there. yes, he hasn't developed talent. those are issues. but the problem is: if we ever get the talent, his decision making will doom us in games that actually matter. AND WE KNOW THAT RIGHT NOW. which is why you can't bring him back regardless of record this year. look at who win super bowls. coaches with poor game management decisions do not. (Hello, dan quinn) if the jets were in the super bowl in the situation the eagles were in last year, 4th and 5ish late in the game in their own territory, bowles 10 out of 10 times punts. that is the biggest problem. his philosophy will never change.
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    god I miss rex and co

    what you should miss: -how half of the league (if not more) is fully embracing statistics, which has led to aggressive decision making. the good coaches in the league go for it on 4th and 1ish in plus territory at the start of the game. the bad ones still dont. what you should not miss: -defensive oriented coaches who do not understand game management and had 3-4 games a year where his team straight up didnt show up.
  13. leonwashington2

    god I miss rex and co

    this is dumb. i don't like bowles but do you not remember: 2011: losing 3 straight to end the year at 8-5 2012: 34-0 at home vs san fran, 30-9 vs miami, butt fumble game 2013: 49-9 @ cincy, 37-14 @ buf, 23-3 vs miami 2014: the whole season. bowles isn't good. but neither was rex. yes he had 2 good seasons. 4 were very bad.
  14. Yeah Todd, I'll take your word for it that stupid penalties won't happen again. Just like they wouldn't happen again after the Nickerson penalty in Detroit.
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    The good news is...we play JAX next week

    at a point where 8-8 is the best case scenario @jax den indy min: best case 2-2 @chicago @ miami buf NE: best case 2-2 @ten @buf hou gb @ne: absolute best case 3-2, would be shocked though realistically, were only gonna be favorites in at max 5 games (den- maybe, indy- maybe, buf- definitely, @buf - possibly, hou - if they continue their downward spiral) could absolutely see us going 4-12. prob will end up somewhere in between. 6-10 is my guess
  16. leonwashington2

    This Game Broke Me

    im not upset at all with the way darnold played. these things will happen, and hes gonna be great. im upset the coaching staff continues to make the same mistakes year in and year out. there are a lot of great qbs who have been held back by coaching incompetence
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    This Game Broke Me

    i was actually going through what i thought were some of the worst regular season jets losses to see where it stacked up - finalists over the last 10 years for me: -this game -2015 wk 17 vs buffalo -2015 week 7 @ NE (brandon marshall drop game) -2012 week 7 @ NE (stephen hill drop game) -2011 week 11 @ Den (thursday night, height of tebow mania) blowout games don't bother me the same way...all of the above felt like gut punches
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    This Game Broke Me

    i dont remember the last time i was this drained. im just getting over it now. prob the last time i was this upset was week 17 in buf, but this was eerily similar to tebow in denver on a thursday night years ago. whats worse, im going to jax next weekend. that is the last thing i want to do right now...fly down the eastern seaboard to watch that clown coach us to a 31-10 loss.
  19. leonwashington2

    Bowles got himself fired tonight

    ^ I'll always love this place for letting me vent. I haven't been that angry about a Jets loss since week 17 in Buffalo. IMO one of the 5-6 worst regular season losses in the last 10ish years last night. Needed to get that out.
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    Bowles got himself fired tonight

    This will be the game that "the media" points to as the game that got Bowles fired. However, to all of us who watch every week, this was just another game that is more of the same of what we've seen since the get-go with him. Undisciplined teams: -Head of Propoganda Bob Wischusen saying the Tru penalty wasn't one of the bigger plays. Are you kidding me? It was the difference between getting the ball at the 30 (or better) with a dead crowd, up 14-0 and 6 min to go in the half, vs. getting it inside the 10, running 3 straight times, and that leading directly to 3 points for the Browns. But more importantly, why does this keep happening? We had Parry get a taunting flag in week 1. How do ANOTHER TWO taunting flags happen 2 weeks later? Good. teams. do. not. do. this. Did you see any taunting flags in the Jacksonville New England game last weekend? This is squarely on Bowles. For the love of god stop with "we'll get that fixed". No. you. won't. You haven't for four years. Conservative philosophy: -The offense was a disgrace last night. How about faking a screen for a bomb? Regardless, we don't need to be MMQB's. Our occupation isn't football coaching. This is a results business. These coaches get paid a fortune to be successful. -End of first half: 4th and 3 at our own 47. There were 10 seconds on the clock. Zero reason (statistically) not to go for it there, and try to pick up 15+ yards for a field goal attempt. A play will take at minimum 5 seconds. If it is incomplete, the Browns only option is a hail mary. A team that understands statistics goes for it there. Our win probability went DOWN by punting. There are coaches in the NFL who understand this, and coaches who don't. Bowles does not, and it's infuriating in an era where statistics are so readily available to have a fossil of a coach not pay attention to them. Not getting results on the defensive side of the football, his "specialty": -I don't really care about his quote last night that "we aren't changing our approach with Baker in" - even though it's a stupid comment. He has lots of stupid quotes, but all that really matters is what happens on the field. Of course your approach should change. They aren't the same player. -Last night, Baker Mayfield went 17/23 for 200 yards against his defense. THIS IS A LOADED DEFENSE. If "we're not that good", it is a result of decision making, not capital allocation. Almost every single player on the field on defense at this point came in under the Bowles / Macc regime, with a high salary and / or high draft pick. Please do not tell me Bowles has no say on players he thinks will be effective in his system. Williams was a 1. Lee was a 1. Williamson high paid free agent. Jenkins a 3. Tru is making a fortune. Adams a 1. Claiborne got paid. We have spent a TON of capital / draft picks on this defense. I don't care that they were gassed. They played terribly in the first half last week. Were they gassed then too? How about last year when they let up a mountain to the Panthers after the bye. Gassed then? Or 45 in Oakland. Or 31 in Miami. or 31 in NOLA. Give me a break. -In this era, if you are going to have a defensive minded coach, he better have you at a top 5 defense every year. Otherwise, he is not worth it. What teams that are good at this point have defensive minded coaches? Bill (league of his own), Zimmer - who has assembled one of the best defenses of the decade, and anyone else coming to mind? Everybody who wins has moved on from defensive minded / stone age philosophy coaches, to offensive focused & statistically competent coaches. Why are we 10 years behind the rest of the league? While I'm at it, Macc doesn't get a pass either. He's going to, since he drafted Darnold. But it really should be a complete house cleaning. I root for the Jets every game, but it's pretty obvious at this point they'd be better off for the long term bottoming out and clearing out everybody.
  21. leonwashington2

    The more I watch the Jets

    not saying its easy here are some things to enjoy: -darnold is on pace to throw for the most yards ever by a jets qb -darnolds completion percentage vs miami wouldve been the 4th best completion percentage sanchez had his rookie year -darnold in the miami game threw for more yards than sanchez did until his 28th game -darnolds yds/a is 5th in the league -darnolds any/a is 12th in the league -darnolds 66% completion percentage is top half in the league, which is 10-12% better than any year of sanchez's here (sanchez never got higher than 56.7%) -his skill level is in a different stratosphere than qbs weve had before him
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    The more I watch the Jets

    this. after that game i was sad (the way i am about every loss), but all i could think to myself is "we have never had a qb that could make some of those throws" what throws: -the spin out of the pocket to the herndon drop -the perfect throw on the run between two defenders that pryor dropped were not going 15-1 this year. probably not even 10-6. but this is a qb league. all that matters when push comes to shove for long term success is a qb. we have ours. you should be happy. also, i think very very few people expected 2-0 to start the year. frankly, id prefer 1-1 with the way darnold has looked to 2-0 with darnold looking mediocre. this year is 100% about darnold, and pretty much nothing else.
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    Sound off on record how we feelin?

    i am very confident he will be a top 10 qb. i think he will ultimately have top 3-4 years. idk what that means in terms of week to week this season. but, for example, look at this play: https://giphy.com/gifs/8rEU0TVLPfRVaSka3J?utm_source=iframe&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=Embeds&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Ftheathletic.com%2F521230%2F2018%2F09%2F13%2Fjets-film-review-a-few-final-things-we-noticed-in-the-rout-of-the-lions%2F everything about it: -feels the pressure and eludes -keeps his eyes down field 100% of the time -more interested in passing (running along the line of scrimmage) than immediately trying to tuck and run -the pinpoint throw to the correct side of enunwa i know it's one play, but his tape is littered with stuff like this that just shows hes gonna be great. that qb sneak in i think it was the giants game on 3rd and a mile where he surveys the first down marker multiple times and slides IMMEDIATELY after getting there. he is so gd accurate AND athletic. we havent seen enough of his deep ball but surveying the qb landscape that is definitely something that one can improve.
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    my understanding (and the root of my distaste for him) is that he abandoned the team. as one who has been a diehard all my life (and has lived for the last decade plus in boston) i will never forgive someone for that. that said, anyone who has been to both games with and without him can easily see/hear theres a different level of noise when hes doing the chant. thats why i want him there on sunday
  25. their cap is gonna be a disaster either way. a ton of their good players are on the back half of their rookie contracts. thats how teams become this good. really good drafts leading to underpaid players. the team went 13-3 and made the nfc championship game last year. who should they have gone for at qb if not cousins?

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