That's it. That's the straw right there. Poor camel. Now I officially have to feel bad for Jets' fans. The Saints were bad for like six weeks and I wanted no part of talking football. I can't imagine what it's like to be driven to the point of spending your hard earned cash to speak out against your team. In reality it's money spent in vain. Not only does it make the entire organization, including the fans, look bad, but it also isn't going to get Idzik fired. At some point I am sure he will be given the boot, but I don't think it will be this year. After all, he has only been there for the better part of two years. The franchise was a disaster before he arrived. All the present record proves is that he is not a miracle worker.
However, I don't feel bad for Idzik in the slightest. He clearly doesn't understand how long the Jets fan has had to founder amongst mediocrity. Despite two semi-recent AFC championship game appearances, the Jets have remained the little brother in New York. Meanwhile the Giants, somewhat inconceivably, have bolstered their resume with two more championships. The Patriots, a divisional rival, have dominated the division, and pretty much the league, for the better part of two decades. It is not hard to see how the Jets organization and fan base has quite the Napoleon's complex. Jets' fans don't want to hear John Idzik tell them everything is one step away from sunshine and rainbows when it is more than likely closer to the contrary. Don't piss on their head, from your ivory tower, and tell them it's raining. That's basically what he did after an abysmal, embarrassing loss to the Bills last weekend.
So if a 1-8 start, including an 0-8 slump, and an anti-climactic quarterback controversy are worthy of a "Fire Idzik" billboard, I don't know what happens if Mark Sanchez succeeds in Philadelphia. The scary thing is that it's actually possible. Sanchez in a quarterback friendly system with a half dozen premier weapons is much more likely to succeed than he was in New York. If that happens, you might want to surround MetLife with a SWAT team or two. I can only imagine the next step is to set the place aflame. I envision a sea of Jets fans storming the building armed with molotov cocktails and and an alcohol induced rage.
Personally speaking, I am glad to see Mark Sanchez playing. Not because I like Mark, or I think he is any good. I just think the NFL is a more entertaining product with him being an active participant. If he is terrible the entire city of Philadelphia implodes. If he is good, Jets nation might turn MetLife into a police state. Either outcome is equally as entertaining to me. However, I would be lying if I said a small part of me didn't feel sympathy for the average Jets fan. Couldn't imagine having to dread waking up every single Sunday.
P.S. It took 5 days to raise 10K for the project. That is equals parts dedication and insanity.