New York Jets America’s Team; Why Not?

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Posted September 7, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers figures patriotic fervor and nationwide support for 9/11 victims will make the New York Jets “America’s Team” — at least for one day — when they play the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL Sunday night game in New York.

The game falls on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

By Sunday night, anyone with eyes and ears will have seen and heard everything there is to say about 9/11, its aftermath, and 10 years of remembrances. But the NFL isn’t missing a chance to seize the moment by putting two of its most marketable teams together in New York and offering pregame and halftime ceremonies devoted to 9/11 tributes.

Myers is probably right — it’s human nature to root for underdogs. That’s why the New Orleans Saints temporarily became America’s Team in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina ruined the Superdome and forced the team to play all its home games that season in unfamiliar stadiums.

On the other hand, Dallas is now home to former President George W. Bush.

Doesn’t Dallas deserve some “underdog love” for having to endure the constant presence of the most damaging president in modern history? The guy who courted corrupt bankersĀ  and used misguided patriotism and moralistic mumbo jumbo to justify subverting American freedoms? The guy who used 9/11 sentiment as an excuse to start an unjustified war in Iraq that made a few VIPs really rich but pretty much screwed the pooch for the rest of us?

No, Dallas doesn’t deserve squat because that city embraced Bush like a hero after he returned home from Washington.


3 Comments


  1.  
    sml

    You have to be one of the most ignorant people I have ever come across on the web. This is such a piece of trash article, beginning with your views on how your belief of a presidency should provide people the overwhelming distinction of having to have had hardship.

    Truth be told, the economy today is multiple times worse than ever was under the reign of a do nothing president. At least when Bush was acting president he was not afraid to make a decision, and those decisions allow us all to choose whether good or bad, we’re entitled. But to have a president who does nothing, and allows the country sink further and deeper into a state of no return, we, the USA, are the underdogs…

    Do some research, and write something better than trash.




  2.  
    Pretty Obvious

    You’re saying you can’t be the worst president in history without putting some effort into it. And “truth be told” the decisions that Bush made DIRECTLY led to the crash, loss of freedoms, and two (at least) wars with no end in sight.




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