One of the most common questions surrounding the New York Jets this year is “what is it going to take for Rex Ryan to keep his job?” The Jets have low expectations and many argue that the front office has set him up to fail so new General Manager John Idzik can bring in his own guy next off-season. Rex Ryan isn’t an optimum situation but I wouldn’t paint him as a dead man walking quite yet.
The art of story telling is one of the greatest aspects of humanity. Some have the uncanny ability to spin intricate tales that absorb the audience and create catharsis. George R.R. Martin is one such rare individual and his Song of Ice and Fire series has enchanted millions. HBO’s adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones, brought Martin’s visions to life and created a massive cult following. The popular show has turned many of us into drooling, nerd-slaves to Martin and HBO’s genius.
What on earth does this have to do with football you may ask? Little and less. Yet, the NFL and it’s dramatic matchups, ever evolving rivalries, and team defections create a literary piece all it’s own. The inner workings of the NFL can be told as a story complete with plot twists and cliffhangers, antagonists and protagonists. With that in mind, we at Turn on the Jets, would like to unite the oft overlapping fan bases of the NFL and G of T by drawing parallels between the National Football League and the world of Westeros.
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