Posted by: SWL | October 2, 2012

NY Jets Owner Puts Country’s Needs Ahead of Football

This may be the only time the football section of my blog intersects with the political section.

Sunday my San Francisco Forty-Niners annihilated the New York Jets. After the game, Jets owner Woody Johnson was asked if it was more important for his team to have a winning season or for Mitt Romney to win the presidential election. (Johnson is chairman of Romney’s campaign in New York.) His answer to the question was that country comes before football and “it’s very, very important” that Romney and Paul Ryan win next month’s election.

Later in the interview on Bloomberg TV, Johnson also spoke about how injuries and QB Mark Sanchez’s poor performance contributed to the 34-0 loss to San Francisco. He denied that back-up QB Tim Tebow would be in the starting position next week.

Two weeks ago, against Minnesota, the 49ers looked more like the team of 3-4 years ago than the winners of the first two weeks of the season. It was good to see them back in winning form this week. And congratulations to University of Nevada stand-out Colin Kaepernick on the first regular season touchdown of his NFL career!

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