According to an absolutely unreliable source, this telephone conservation took place Dec. 2, 2012 at 2:24 p.m. between Jets owner Woody Johnson and Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
“Woody, Shad.” Silence. “Shad Khan, owner of the Jaguars.” Silence. “The Jaguars, the NFL team in Jacksonville. The team you play next Sunday.”
“Oh, oh yeah, Chad, how are you doing?”
“No, that’s Shad.”
“Yeah, yeah, what’s up?”
“I need a favor, Woody. Can you get Rex to bench Sanchez in the second half? That way we can start rumors down here that Tebow with start for you against us. We could use the help selling tickets because we suck.”
“I know how you feel, Chad. Consider it done.”
There, let the rumor begin.
I hope I’m the first to start this rumor. I love a good conspiracy, and this is perfect conspiracy fodder.
The Jaguars surely will need help selling tickets this week. They played another stinker Sunday in Buffalo, losing 34-18. There’s not much demand for tickets to watch a 2-10 team, especially with so much Christmas shopping to do and money tight.
One of the few things that might stir the passion of Jacksonville fans is seeing Tim Tebow back home as a starting NFL quarterback. Sunday was a perfect time to playing Timmy but he was inactive because of a rib injury. He should fine by this coming Sunday.
I know Greg McIlroy came off the bench and lead the Jets to a 7-6 victory against Arizona, but who’s going to complain if McIlroy is benched. Not even Alabama fans will notice because they’re still celebrating their SEC championship and their BCS Championship Game date with Notre Dame.
It’s not like the game matters. The Jaguars have been eliminated from the playoffs and the Jets’ chances of making the playoffs are slimmer than Chuck Norris winning an Oscar.
It’s good for business and the NFL is all about business. Tebow starting not only will sell tickets in Jacksonville, but it is one of the few ways to get people to watch the game on TV.
Besides, it’ll make Chad . . . I mean Shad happy.
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