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Why are the New York Jets Still Getting So Much Attention?

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Our society is terrible. 

The Jets are 5-7, with an offense that is averaging 12.4 points per game over their last 5 games. Despite being ‘mathematically’ still alive in the playoff hunt, they have been all but eliminated.

So why do we still care? Why do we still watch? 

Well, the Jets are that car wreck that creates bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way home from work, because everyone HAS to stop and see what happened.

I mean, no one is going to stop and help.

No one is going to contribute anything useful to the situation.

We just want to see ‘how bad it is’.

The same can be said of the Jets this year. It seems like it’s one car wreck after another:

The injuries that have continued to pile up. The “buttfumble”. The pathetic  play of their 26 million dollar quarterback. Their Head coach’s inability to make a quarterback switch sooner than week 13. Anonymous players ripping their backup quarterback for no reason.

The list goes on and on and on……and on.

Yet they continue to be in the forefront of the headlines. Whether it’s their “super fan” quitting, their players making foolish predictions/guarantees, etc, the Jets somehow manage to stay relevant in the sports world.

The sad part is, the car wreck is pretty much guaranteed to continue going into their matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First off, who starts at quarterback? If it’s Sanchez how long of a leash does Ryan give him? Or does he go with the guy was actually able to get the offense in the end zone on Sunday (McElroy).

Also, there have been rumors that the Jets don’t even regard Tebow as a starting option, but then again the game is in Tebow’s hometown of Jacksonville, which makes the decision THAT much more interesting. The depressing part for Rex Ryan is, deep down he knows that most likely whatever he chooses, somehow is going to blow up in his face.

In the end, some people might be getting frustrated with the amount of coverage the media continues to give the Jets, but it’s what people want to hear! It’s the same thing that compels us to stop and see the tragic accident. Except in this instance, most people can’t stand the Jets and are relishing in their disaster of a team this year.

Want to know the most pathetic part? The traffic we are all sitting in is just getting started and the biggest part of the wreck appears yet to come.

For more on the Jets be sure to check out “The Sports Cave” podcast with Lance Phillips, Mike Alleva, and myself @ sportscavecentral.com or on itunes.

Follow Cole Stevenson on Twitter: @Cole_Stevenson