http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-09-10/news/jet-engine-brett-favre/ "Favre and the Jets had the good fortune to open the season against Miami, the worst team in the league last year. Now it appears they will also have the luck to play the AFC's best team, New England, without Tom Brady. If they split their two games with the Patriots, it's a 50-50 chance that they'll get to the playoffs. But will any of it matter if they don't make it to the Super Bowl, which was the point in paying out for Favre in the first place? If they make the playoffs, given Favre's uninspiring 12-10 postseason record, what are their chances then? This infatuation with Favre is so Jets. Their only championship came 40 years ago this coming Januaryâ€”the year Favre was born! Over that time, the Yankees, Mets, and Giants have won 11 championships. Every other team in the Jets' own divisionâ€”the Patriots, the Dolphins, even the Billsâ€”have had some kind of dynasty. The Jets are the only team in their division that has never really had an "era," a period of dominance even in their own conference. Like the plane in that Twilight Zone episode, the Jets seem stuck in an eternal holding pattern, always on the verge of rebuilding but never quite getting there. To paraphrase George Clemenceau on Brazil, the Jets are the team of the futureâ€”and always will be. If the Jets don't win something this year, next September they'll be faced with a 40-year-old Favre pulling down $13 million of precious salary-cap money. Where will the Jets' rebuilding plans be then? They've mortgaged their future on a quarterback in his John McCain years who combines the intellect of Li'l Abner with the ego of Matthew McConaughey. But what are they going to do? Cut him?"