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New York Yankees: Stop Blaming, Start Winning And Shut-Up

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Stop blaming, start winning and shut-up…. is a lesson both the New York Giants and Jets could learn from the New York Yankees.

Both the Jets and Giants represent New York and the NFL, but these professionals act more like spoiled brats who just talk the talk, but can’t seem to walk the walk.

Have you ever heard a Yankees publicly blame his teammates; or whine about lack of fan support after a loss?

Did anyone overhear Derek Jeter & Co. complaining about Alex Rodriguez’s playoff choke after the Yankees lost ALDS Game 5 this past season?

No, and even if Jeter thought it, as A-rod did blow three series-winning at-bats, it would have been for a passing second because the Yankees win and lose as a team.

See, even my mother knows that the Yankees play every game with all they got, so why can’t the Jets and Giants do the same?

Speaking as a Giants fan, what pisses me off is that the talent is clearly there, but the attitude doesn’t match-up. No one knows which Giants ‘team’ is going to show up that day. And the worst part is I don’t think the Giants players do either because they seem to give-up, instead man-up.

Look, the Giants are not alone here, as I am sure many Jets, Cowboys and Eagles fans feel the same way each week but that doesn’t excuse it.

So, this weekend other than a Giants shellacking of the Jets, I hope the game does not embarrass New York, two of the city’s loyal fan-bases and the game of football itself.

As reality is if both teams play like they did last Sunday, we are in for a turbulent four-quarters on Saturday.

NOW…. ABOUT THE G-MEN:

Let me clear one thing up, the Jets are not the Giants, just like the Mets are not the Yankees.

New York Post - 12/20/11

I get that the Jets want to shine in New York, but winning one game doesn’t change the status of redheaded-stepchild, as Jets have a lot more to prove.

Now granted this game is big for both teams, as their seasons depend on winning but I would rather the Giants miss the playoffs than lose to the Jets.

One reason is it would momentarily shut-up Jets coach Rex Ryan because remember the coach likes feet in his mouth.

Anyone living in New York, sports fan or not without a doubt has endured this man’s non-stop trash talking for far too long. It would be one thing if the Jets players were feeding off Ryan’s antics on the field, and not just proclaiming it off of it.

Ryan has already started his Giants campaigning that the Jets are better, as Brian Castell of the New York Post quoted Ryan as saying:

“Quite honestly, I never came here to be little brother to anybody. So, it’s on.”

And he was not done yet, as Castell’s article ended with these last words from Ryan:

“There’s no way I’m going to be second fiddle. If we were playing the New York Yankees, I don’t want to be second fiddle to them.”

Ok Rex, whatever that means but fact is I am erasing starting pitcher for the Yankees off my Christmas list.

That is because the only thing I want from Santa Clause is for the Giants to kill the Jets this Christmas Eve, as I have so much pride and respect for the Giants organization; and would like it to stay that way in New York too.

And, admittedly NOT having to listen to Rex Ryan talk trash for the next four-years certainly adds more fuel to my already hot fan fire.

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