Before you say anything else about the Jets' 17–3 preseason win over the Giants last night — and honestly, there isn't much to say — you have to love the trophy that goes to the winner. Now that the stadium has a freshly minted name, the winner of the annual preseason game earns the Metlife Trophy. And doggone it if it isn't Snoopy in a old-school leather helmet. Look at Rex Ryan hold that thing. He looks so happy! It's Snoopy! Who wouldn't want a trophy with Snoopy on it?
The game itself was a pretty dreary one. Because no one knows what to write about this morning after such a dull night, they're all focusing on how poorly the quarterbacks played, but it's a preseason game: Nothing that happened last night has anything to do with anything. (Mostly, people just seem disappointed that Plaxico Burress didn't catch any passes, ruining a ready-made fake narrative.)
Mostly, the takeaway from the game was that MTA and NJ Transit didn't quite have everything in gear by game time yesterday. They were perhaps a little busy.
This game might have meant a little more — might, but probably not — had it been the only Jets–Giants game of the year. It isn't. On Christmas Eve, the two teams will play, Week 16, in a game that will have markedly larger stakes. That one will be worth watching. Even if there's no cute Snoopy trophy.