Everyone is talking who the Jets fans should root for in the Superbowl. 99% say root for the Giants. Not me though. What about New England? I'd rather die than root for the Pats. Still though there are some reasons to root for them. Still I will not. I'm going to remain Neutral and just enjoy it as a casual sports observer. I'm no means suggesting you should do the same, it's up to you. I'm just going to lay out why I'm doing what I'm doing.
First off, let's start with why I'm rooting for the Pats. Err.... umm... well I don't have much. The best I can think of is that one it'll motivate Rex and the Jets next year. If they can't get motivated after this, to paraphrase Rex "then we don't deserve to be here." Another reason is Brady. As much as I hate him and his life, I have to say if he played for any other team and was any other player, I'd want him to avenge his biggest loss to the Giants. Seeing as he's still Thomas Brady, it's a moot point. The last point is that they have Shaun Ellis, a class act and Jet I admired, who I want to see win one before he retires. Also, perhaps obvious, I want them to win so the Giants lose.
Why I'll root against them. They're the F'ing Pats. Obnoxious, cheating, and napkin writing, they are our biggest rivals and for that I loathe everything about their organization. I hate everything about them, mostly because everyone I knew in high school became a Pats fan overnight. I'd say more reasons, but I'm trying to keep it PG.
On to the Giants: Why do I want the Giants to win. Simple to keep the Pats from winning. Also, they are a NY team who overcame a lot this year to get where they were. (Speaking of, what is it with Coughlin being on the hotseat and the Giants making the Superbowl.) Beating the Pats again would also be pretty sweet. Also, it is always nice to bet a Boston team in any sport, they have been the most spoiled fanbase in the last decade.
Why do I root against the Giants. Fat cessa for one. Also because they already have had one in 07, and another SB would make their fans even more obnoxious. Second, Brandon Jacobs, who is probably the worst class act in football. I can't stand the guy for how he runs his mouth (remember the magazine article) and backs it up by being the worst short yardage back ever for his size.. Last but not least, the Giants tweet. Yeah, talk about classless from an organization that is supposedly classy. Also this : Giants story on Big Blue. The last line truly irks me. Any sympathy I had for you went out the door with that one.
So there's my reasons. I cannot bring to root for one team over the other. Nor do I hate team more than the other. In fact, I hate them both equally.
There is one deity I will root for and actively pray for. It's the Beer God(s), because I'm going to need a lot of it to survive watching the Superbowl this year. I'm hoping they don't run out for my family's sake.
So, who are you rooting for?