It’s been known for a while that “A Song of Ice And Fire” author, George R.R. Martin, is a fan of football in general and the New York teams in particular, so it’s not all that surprising that he would have something to say in response to the Jets trading Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers for draft picks, but it’s worth noting just how pissed off he is about it. From his personal blog:
Now, maybe, MAYBE, you can make a case for trading Revis if you get a “Herschel Walker” deal. That is, a deal as rich as the one where the Dallas Cowboys traded RB Herschel Walker to the Vikings, and got so many players and draft choices that it won them three SuperBowls. And it is worth noting that Herschel Walker, while a damn good player, was neither the best player on the Cowboys nor the best running back in the NFL at that time.
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.
Whoop-de-doo, indeed. Homeboy sounds pretty mad, but just how mad?
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.
Ouch. Let’s not say things we can’t take back.
It would have been nice if he worked in some references to his work, but I’m sure he uses football to escape from the happenings in Westeros, which is what geeks like me use to escape from reality. Funny how that works, huh?
In lieu of him making forced GOT gags, here’s a quick graphic representation of what the Jets front office is doing to their 2013 season.