George R.R. Martin, author of the popular fantasy series-turned-HBO-boob-and-dragon-extravaganza Game of Thrones, is a big fan of the New York Jets. Like many Jets fans, he is not happy that his team just traded all-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, and so he took to his blog to vent.
But the Jets did not get a Herschel Walker deal. Revis is going to Tampa Bay. In return, the Jets get Tampa's first round draft choice this year (#13 overall, not even a top ten pick) and a conditional fourth round pick next year. Yeah, NEXT YEAR. Yeah, I said FOURTH round. Maybe it becomes a third. Whoop-de-doo.
The Jets, in short, got rooked. Congrats, Tampa Bay GM, you drank our milkshake.
And what about the new Jets GM? Fire his ass now. Bring back Mike Tannenbaum. Bring back the guy before Mike Tannenbaum. Hell, bring back Harry Wismer.
The best theory about this trade is that the Jets want the #1 pick overall in the 2014 draft. Cause this next season is going to be bloody painful. After which our new whizz-bang "let's give away our best player for a bag of old jockstraps" GM is going to fire Rex Ryan because, after all, that 2 - 14 record is clearly Rex's fault.
Oh man! Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? George R.R. Martin is out here turning up the heat with these sports takes! He's raining fire like one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons! Ha, that's just some Game of Thrones humor for you. As you were.