Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Super Bowl Buzz Kill: Jacksonville Jaguars

Anybody can pick winners. We at The Hater Nation like to predict the losers. And last year, who could match our accuracy? The Hater Nation went 31 for 32 in picking teams that would not win the Super Bowl. If you read through the lines, too, you would have saw that we were secretly picking the Saints to take the whole thing.

So here is the 2010 Super Bowl Buzz Kill. A feature so awesome, those (expletives) at Deadspin have blatantly ripped it off. Turns out the schmucks at the Bleacher Report did, too. Always imitated, never duplicated.

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl: Jacksonville Jaguars

David Garrard maybe be the worst Pro Bowl player in the history of Pro Bowl players. The AFC representatives – starting with Gomer having to bow out because the Pro Bowl was played before the Super Bowl for the first time ever – started falling like Mob bosses at the end of The Godfather.

Things got so bad, Garrard was finally selected as a Pro Bowl quarterback.

Which is kind of a shame because Garrard sucks.

And he has for some time, too. The Jaguars remain committed to Garrard who has never truly lived up to the fat contract extension he was given after the 2007 season. I cannot believe that the Jaguars had 30 touchdowns in mind when they extend Garrard’s deal. That’s 30 touchdowns combined in two seasons. Gomer does that in one year. But again, the Jaguars are committed.

Even turning away from Tim Tebow in the draft.

"You would never turn away talent at (the quarterback) position," Del Rio said before the draft. "But we do like David. We do think we can win with David. We're not a team desperate at that position. There are a few (critics) that maybe feel that. We don't feel that way."

Part of me believes that it is admirable that the Jaguars are sticking with Garrard. Even though he has done nothing to deserve it in recent years. But passing on Tebow will forever stick with me. Especially for a franchise that desperately needs to sell tickets. Drafting Tebow might not have made huge football sense – because the team needs help on the field right now, too – but the Jaguars would sell out the stadium if Tebow was just standing on the sidelines wearing a visor.

So now I am wondering if the Jaguars are going to pull the Major League. Make the team so bad, there is no choice for them to leave Jacksonville. Not like this has not been done before. But I feel for the Jaguars fans here. There is no discernable effort to improve the key areas of the team. So do you pass on tickets to show your displeasure for the team’s lack of moves? That will end up with the team playing in the City of Industry or London.

Purchasing tickets to support the team only puts more money in owner Wayne Weaver’s pocket. And eventually, the team is leaving.

Tough call guys, I do not envy you at all. But it is obvious that your club is not trying to win a Super Bowl.


R.J. said...

Me thinks they're going to pull the Major League. I can't name a single player on that team besides MJD and Garrard.

Diane said...

Whichever defensive player in the NFL gives Tebow his first concussion will be my new favorite player.

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