Eric Mangini is out as the coach of the Jets, according to the NY Post. Team owner Woody Johnson made the announcement on TV and now the Jets are on a quest for a new coach. The Jets had a 9-7 season this year.
Johnson’s announcement was made today from the Jet’s New Jersey team headquarters. This staff change occurred within 24 hours of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Dolphins. This season the Jets lost four of the final five games. No playoffs for the Jets this year. Better luck in 2009 ! Mangini leaves the Jets with a $ 2.5 million payout.
Eric Mangini is only 37. He has a long career in football ahead of him. When things were going better for the Jets, Mangini was dubbed “Mangenius” by the fans. In recent months, fan ardor for Mangini has cooled.
Also, Jets players have openly spoken to the media about the lack of team spirit and their annoyance with coach Mangini.
Will the Jets now find a more seasoned coach to hopefully lead the Jets to glory? The NFL has its share of coaches with a history of success who may wish to make a change and join the Jets in New Jersey.
The Jet’s Favre is looking at possible surgery and thus that is also a complication to next year’s season for the Jets.
I don’t really like football. Indeed it is always a plus if someone I’m dating never, ever mentions football! And I do enjoy joking around about the NJ Jets. Since they play in Jersey they really should take on our state name. This is sacrilege to NY Jets fans, of course.
What is the Attraction of Football ?
When I see football all I see are a bunch of huge, grown men knocking each other around on a field. I just don’t understand why football players earn such high salaries.
Do Rates of Wife Beating Increase during the Super Bowl ?
I also once heard on TV that the amount of wife beating in America most dramatically increases on Super Bowl Sunday. Hmmm, what does football frenzy incite male violence? Or is it if one’s team loses one is more likely to engage in wife beating after the game?
Do Super Bowl Ads Encourage Materialism ?
Wouldn’t it be nice if just one American company took the huge dollars they will spend on a TV ad during the Super Bowl and donated that same amount to charity? Football to me encourages the crass materialism that is too prevalent in America. Football fans obsess over the upcoming Super bowl ads.
Who cares? Football, ugh, advertising, ugh, materialism, ugh !!!