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Game of Thrones author wants Jets GM fired

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05:03 PM ET 04.23 | New York Jets fan and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a little upset with his team right now. Why? He is not a fan of the trade that sent cornerback Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay. "It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets. They have a pretty good defense and a godawful offense, so what's their big offseason move? "Hey, let's get rid of our best player, bring the D down to the same level as the O." The Jets, in short, got rooked. Congrats, Tampa Bay GM, you drank our milkshake." A number of Jets fans who did not write best selling novels agreed with Martin. The milkshake reference, from There Will Be Blood, makes this pretty much the best hot sports blog take on the Revis deal that you're going to read. "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."

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April 23, 2013  05:19 PM ET

Daenerys Stormborn has a pretty good defense - across the board.

April 23, 2013  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Daenerys Stormborn has a pretty good defense - across the board.

So George RR Martin as the new GM? Couldn't hurt.

April 23, 2013  05:29 PM ET

I'm pretty sure Idzik received Woody's blessing to proceed with the transaction.

April 23, 2013  05:30 PM ET

Who cares if the author of Game of Thrones wants the GM fired? I'm sure half of New York does as well!

April 23, 2013  05:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So George RR Martin as the new GM? Couldn't hurt.

If the coach can't cut it... Off with his head!

The Unsullied would kick Little Bill's arce.

April 23, 2013  05:52 PM ET

Sounds like George wants to go after him with a bowling pin.

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April 23, 2013  06:37 PM ET

You really don't want to get "Game of Thrones" people mad at you!!!

Oh yeah........Jets suck!

April 23, 2013  07:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So George RR Martin as the new GM? Couldn't hurt.

Never know... Seems he's done OK in fantasy leagues.

April 23, 2013  07:23 PM ET

Not sure Jets got "rooked". Revis might be done and they got a first round pick.

April 23, 2013  07:36 PM ET

I'm King of the throne at my house.

April 23, 2013  08:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You really don't want to get "Game of Thrones" people mad at you!!!

Oh yeah........Jets suck!

Damn right you don't.

We take this stuff seriously.

April 23, 2013  11:08 PM ET

Who gives a flying **** what the Game of Thrones guy thinks?

That said, he's right.

April 24, 2013  07:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Who gives a flying **** what the Game of Thrones guy thinks?That said, he's right.

Agreed.

April 24, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Littlefinger could manage the cap, Varis to handle trade rumors, and Tyrion in charge of operations. It involves less fantasy than Woody Johnson thinking he can win with his current lineup.

April 24, 2013  11:34 AM ET

The Jets (Jest?) remind me of the Greyjoys. They do not sow.

April 24, 2013  11:34 AM ET

Call me crazy, but I fear Daenerys Targaryen would turn into Christina Pagniacci if she ever got her own NFL team. I mean, *****SPOILER ALERT FROM THE BOOKS!!!!*****







... doesn't anyone else see the Jorah Mormount/Tony D'Amato parallel here? ;)

April 24, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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Littlefinger could manage the cap, Varis to handle trade rumors, and Tyrion in charge of operations. It involves less fantasy than Woody Johnson thinking he can win with his current lineup.

+1

 
April 24, 2013  12:03 PM ET

He may be a good writer but he's bad as an armchair NFL GM. Bring back the guy who drafted Mark Sanchez, hired Rex "I don't think before I talk" Ryan??? Dude, the Jets are in rebuild mode and overpaying a often injured cornerback no matter how good a cornerback he is not to mention paying him more than some elite quarterbacks will not get your team to the promised land.

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