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One of the most enjoyable terrible decisions that I've ever made was to spend a morning last April at Starbucks with Artistry "basking" in the fact that the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils had been eliminated from the NHL playoffs, seemingly paving a clear path for the Pens to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the third year in a row. We tried to offset our concerns about bad karma by carefully reminding ourselves that we were basking, not gloating. After all, there was work to do. Nonetheless, we were excited.
We all know how that turned out.
No one was rooting harder for the Jets yesterday than we were because none of us wanted to see New England in another AFC Championship Game. But now that the Jets have booted the Patriots and Bill Belichik's cutoff sweatshirt, there is no basking in GTOG Nation. We've learned our lesson.
Jets at Steelers is a much better matchup than Steelers at Patriots, but there is a lot of work to do.