Honestly, not much about the summer-long Darrelle Revis saga that ended late Sunday was fascinating to me. It seemed like your basic contract dispute that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen a million times.
You had a terrific player in Revis who wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t play for $21 million guaranteed over three years, and apparently held out seven months to get $32 million guaranteed over four. You had the Jets attempting to hold on to as much hard-earned PSL money as they could.
Two heartwarming storylines if I ever heard any.
But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll tell you what I did find intriguing: The Roscoe DinerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s involvement in the proceedings.
If thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one thing SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s games reminded me, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a gambler. (Remember: I offer a disclaimer every week with this where I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually claim to know anything about the game itself, I just like writing about it)
I missed Ã¢â‚¬â€œ badly Ã¢â‚¬â€œ on every single one of the games I picked, not just against the spread, but the results straight-up. I got caught up too much in the premise of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“hot team,Ã¢â‚¬Â and forgot that some teams were just flat-out better, and those teams were playing at home.
The one road team to win was the Jets, in what was an upset to everyone but their coach. I have no love lost for the Jets personally as a Dolphins fan, but I respect the style theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re winning with in that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re spitting in the face of the current football convention.
When I got a call from a friend asking if I wanted to get in on tickets for the NetsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ game last night against the Thunder, I jumped at the opportunity, despite New JerseyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2-28 record (now 2-29), and it was totally worth it. (Note: Some official SA photos are on the way)
Here are some reasons: