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Nobody thought we’d do this

I forgot to mention this the other night, and wanted to.

After the Jets beat the Colts, LaDainian Tomlinson was interviewed by one of the sideline heads. He was very happy, and said something like, “Nobody thought we’d do this.”

Uh … really?

A lot of people thought the Colts would beat the Jets. A lot of people thought the Jets would beat the Colts. This was hardly a monumental upset. But that’s the sort of junk cliche answer athletes resort to, and the sort of junk cliche answer sideline heads nod at, without follow up. Of course people thought you’d do this—you beat a team overwhelmed by injuries that struggled throughout the season. Jets over Colts 2011 was hardly Jets over Colts Super Bowl III.

Not even close.