The Jets needs to change their warm up mix before next season.
The Wall Street Journal pubbed this pic of Jets punter Steve Weatherford solemnly packing up his locker after Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. As you can see, he’s wearing a Megadeth hoodie.
There are a few terrible puns to make: “The system sure has failed for the New York Jets.” “I guess the Steelers really had them sweating bullets.” “They foreclosed on their dream of going to the super bowl.”
Barf. But I know athletes can be superstitious, so I can’t help but thinking: Maybe they should have been warming up to Metallica instead.
Albums like “Kill ‘em All” and “Master of Puppets” have more of a winner’s ring to them than “The System has Failed,” and “Rust in Peace.” Think “One,” or “Seek and Destroy.” Metallica was mad-aggressive, and if you’re going to warm up to trash metal, those are great songs.
Also, Dave Mustaine got kicked out of Metallica for being a drunk, drug-addled mess, and then started Megadeth. Megadeth was Metallica’s sloppy seconds, which is probably why they were always getting fucked up and changing their lineup. (In hindsight changing their lineup may be one thing the Jets should have learned from them.)
“Sweating Bullets,” “My Last Words.” This isn’t the stuff of champions. Maybe next year they’ll change their mix and bring home a Super Bowl trophy.