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Old 01-20-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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By now, many of you have heard about the explanation offered by ESPN’s Tom Jackson in defending his prediction that the Patriots would beat the Jets on Sunday.

For those of you who haven’t, here’s the background.

Jackson picked the Pats to win the game. After the Jets won, linebacker Bart Scott came unhinged during an interview with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, specifically calling out Jackson and ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson for predicting that the Jets would lose.

Jackson explained his decision as a social experiment or sorts.

“I played a bit of a psychological game with the Jets,” Jackson said, via Yahoo! Sports. “It’s something that I need to explain. I thought that more important to the Jets than hearing another score of ’24-21, they have a chance to win,’ was that it was important that they have in their mind, ‘You got beat 45 to 3. A large segment of the population believes that can happen to you again.’

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Tom Jackson wasn't alone in picking the New York Jets to lose to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Oddsmakers installed the Pats as 9.5-point favorites and nearly everyone on the morning pregame shows was predicting Tom Brady(notes) and company would advance to the AFC championship.
But in his postgame interview with ESPN, Jets linebacker Bart Scott(notes) singled out Jackson, who picked the Pats to win 30-10, as someone the team proved wrong. One day later, the ESPN analyst took to the radio to defend his pick, insisting that he only predicted New England would win big because it'd motivate the Jets. "It was done pre-meditated," he told "Mike and Mike in the Morning."
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
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at Florio...who the **** cares?!?!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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oh, and this is just more proof Florio loves to hate on the Broncos
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:31 AM   #4
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oh, and this is just more proof Florio loves to hate on the Broncos
Why do people keep saying this? Every fan base thinks the same thing, and it's just as wrong among other fan bases as it is among the Denver fan base. He gets hits to his web site by stirring up controversies. He does it with every team.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:56 AM   #6
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Sounds like Tommy might be a little scared of Mr. Scott.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:56 AM   #7
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #8
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Why do people keep saying this? Every fan base thinks the same thing, and it's just as wrong among other fan bases as it is among the Denver fan base. He gets hits to his web site by stirring up controversies. He does it with every team.
Haha, I thought the exact same thing. If we had one good thing to talk about in the last five years he probably would have mentioned it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:07 AM   #9
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Sounds like Tommy might be a little scared of Mr. Scott.
You must not have seen TJ play for the Broncos.
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You must not have seen TJ play for the Broncos.
There might be a little difference between that TJ and today's TJ, you know, from a physical standpoint.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:17 AM   #11
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There might be a little difference between that TJ and today's TJ, you know, from a physical standpoint.
TJ's body may be weak but I'll wager that his spirit is still willing.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:21 AM   #12
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TJ's body may be weak but I'll wager that his spirit is still willing.
I'd wager that Bart Scott would snap the 59 year old TJ in half if it came to blows.
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[IMG]images/smilies/lolup.gif[/IMG] at Florio...who the **** cares?!?!
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #14
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Bart Scott is a totally classless loser....i hope the Jets get smoked this weekend

they couldn't stop a nosebleed...thats great stuff to say in your huddle or your locker room

but this is a team that put up 45 points on you a few weeks ago....grow up
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I don't care what anybody says, Tom Jackson is the ****ing man.

Denver should bring him into the locker room every year to give a pep talk before the Raiders game.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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Tommy has been with ESPN since 1987 . . . this is the first time he's had to backpedal. He's a proven pro. Let's cut him some slack. Maybe he meant to do it on purpose, maybe he didn't.

Frankly, who cares . . .
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Al I know is bart scott could'nt lace up Tom Jackson's cleats!!!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #19
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Scott has seen one too many WWE interviews
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:29 PM   #20
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Maybe TJ is just playing a game with those who ask him why he picked the Pats. 99% of America picked the PATS. F scott
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #21
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Al I know is bart scott could'nt lace up Tom Jackson's cleats!!!!
Not in TJ's prime, hell no
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #22
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Bart Scott...Pffft, yes it's incumbant upon sports media to pick the Jets Mr. Scott. What an ass clown.
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TJ is like a half dozen other Broncos who should be sporting gold jackets in Canton.
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