My friend coined the phrase "Jet things." It was an effort to help explain why there is no logical explanation for how something could only happen to the Jets.
At the time, I was asking about the Broncos Jets playoff game. In the second half the Broncos kicked off to the Jets. The Jets had outplayed the Broncos and had a lead, but during the kickoff a mysterious gust of wind held the ball in the air and the broncos recovered an unplanned onsides kick that changed the rhythm of the game and ended the Jets' hope. I asked him, "What the hell was that?" He just looked at me and said, "Jet things."
Further examples of Jet things include Vinny Testverde's blown Achilles, Revis and Holmes untouched injuries, and of course, the butt fumble. As any Jet fan can tell you, this is a very abbreviated list.
You say you don't believe in Jet things? Ask yourself this: How come standing in the white to yell at a referee about a cheap shot that ends a Jets special teamer's season, is a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty on the Jets, and yet, a week later on the same field, the head coach for the Ravens' chief nemesis is beyond the white, on the field of play, alters the path of the Raven's returnman, and not only was no penalty called, but it's laughed off by the national media? How can this be?
The way I see it, there's only one explanation: JET THINGS.