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People have asked me why in the world I think my  New York Jets can actually go 10-6 this year, so here’s how. And thanks to ESPN.com, where I copied the schedule from.

Sun, Sep 7 @ Miami W 20-14 1-0
Sun, Sep 14 New England L 10-19 1-1
Mon, Sep 22 @ San Diego L 29-48 1-2
Sun, Sep 28 Arizona W 56-35 2-2
BYE WEEK
Sun, Oct 12 Cincinnati 3-2
Sun, Oct 19 @ Oakland 4-2
Sun, Oct 26 Kansas City 5-2
Sun, Nov 2 @ Buffalo 5-3
Sun, Nov 9 St. Louis 6-3
Thu, Nov 13 @ New England 6-4
Sun, Nov 23 @ Tennessee 6-5
Sun, Nov 30 Denver 7-5
Sun, Dec 7 @ San Francisco 8-5
Sun, Dec 14 Buffalo 8-6
Sun, Dec 21 @ Seattle 9-6
Sun, Dec 28 Miami 10-6

Some may be wondering why I had us beating Denver but losing in both matchups to Buffalo. It’s just gut. That’s purely it. Buffalo is going to be a gnarly opponent, and I just feel like we will have trouble with them, while we’ll surprise everyone and beat Denver. We have a knack for surprising opponents, and I think that will be one of the cases.

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56 points. Brett Favre’s welcoming party. A nice little offensive explosion. The New York Jets 56-35 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday proves that Favre and this Jet offense IS potent and IS high powered. He threw for 6 touchdowns, a new career high. Laveranues Coles caught 3 TD’s himself, a new career high — so much for all the rumors about the two of them not being on the same page. What people forgot was that Coles was hurt and not playing at 100%. Now that he is, look at his production.

Yes the defense did give up 35 points in the 2nd half, and yes that is a major thing that needs to be worked on in the bye week, but this is a Jets team that is looking up and up and up each week and is on a path, if they can win their easy games in upcoming weeks to get to 5-2.

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While everyone was watching the Mets collapse and NFL games a funny thing happened at East Lake Golf Club: the best 4 healthy players on the PGA Tour came together for an awesome finish to the 2008 FedEx Cup season.

Sergio Garcia, Camillo Villegas, Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson all came down the stretch with a chance to win the Tour Championship. And all of them could have ended up in a playoff, as well. But it came down to Sergio and Camillo in that playoff and after Sergio hit a bad tee shot on the long par 3 18th and had to make a hard chip for par that came up short, Camillo two-putted for his 2nd PGA Tour win in as many weeks. 0 for 85, 2 for 2.

Well, for a season that some seem doomed after Tiger’s injury, it provided great drama, both in the regular season events and the Playoffs. I’ll continue to cover the Fall Series, while also writing what I think should be done to the FedEx Cup to make it better for 2009.

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Bruce at the Half

It’s FINALLY official. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the Super Bowl 43 Halftime Show entertainment in Tampa on Februray 1, 2009.

I will talk MUCH more as this goes on but I envision 3-4 songs, featuring a new album single and 3 classics, probably one-two of the following: The Promised Land, Badlands, Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days (reworked), along with Born to Run.

Yeah baby!

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6.23

That was the ERA of the New York Mets bullpen in their last 17 games. Incredible. For the second straight year the Mets could not hang on and would miss the playoffs. The second they lost closer Billy Wagner an OK bullpen suddenly became shaky and players who don’t normally close now were thrust into that role and weren’t prepared for it.

And, like clock work, game after game was lost because of blown leads by the ‘pen. And then, also like clock work, the run support stopped, as evidenced by today’s playoff eliminator, with a score of 4-2.

As the Mets close Shea and move into Citi Field they have some major decisions to make — manager, personnel among others — but they will also have to overcome a mental burden that for the second straight year they let it slip away, and will not make the playoffs.

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2008 New York Jets Report: Week 4

In my opinion, Sunday’s NFL game for the New York Jets against the Arizona Cardinals is a “what are we made of” game tomorrow. At 1-2, with an easy schedule ahead of us, we need to show that we can blow out a weaker team, and start WINNING games convincingly.

Brett Favre is hobbled with that bad ankle but should be ok. We need WR’s that can run the routes (which they’ve done for the most part) correctly so Favre isn’t making dumb INT’s and can steadily increase his confidence. We should be fine.

Kris Jenkins returning to the defense should help stop the run, but the secondary needs to step up. We cannot let Kurt Warner run wild with his WR’s. Too much is on the line.

My Prediction:

Cardinals 17
Jets 44

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Thanks for Listening

Thank you for listening to the season premiere of Teeing It Up. Let’s hope for a sensational season.

Let me plug 2 more blogs here:

Scott Proctor’s Arm

The Ropolitans

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