Jacksonville Joke

Jacksonville Joke


Perhaps this should be the new logo for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They rank dead last in the NFL in total offense yards per game (224.0), rush yards per carry (2.7) and points per game (10.2).

They do, however, rank in the top 10 in a few categories: tackles, punts and kickoff returns.

The Jaguars have been outscored 99-18 in the first half this year.

The stats aren’t everything.

The team offered two free beers to fans that bought a $45 ticket to last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts (as if being a Jags fan isn’t reason enough in itself to drink).

The end result? A grand total of 279 more fans showed up compared to the team’s home opener.

I’d rather sit at home and buy a case of Coors Light, a Pizza Hut Big Box and some Skittles than pay $45 to see that Bad News Bears-like football team play in person.

Here’s an idea. Send fans that show up home with a case of beer. I’d predict that will draw in more of a crowd, and they will have the essentials to go home and drink away the pain.

But wait… There’s more.

This is a team whose fans held a rally urging management to sign Tim Tebow. When all was said and done, there were more media than Tebowmaniacs in attendance.


That might be a good thing, though. I’d think he would be hanging his head in misery rather than looking down and “Tebowing.”


Oh, and one more thing.

The Jaguars are expected to be the biggest underdog in NFL history on October 12th when they travel to Denver.

The projected spread against Peyton Manning & Co.? A mere 28 points.

Hey, Jacksonville. You aren’t an essential government entity. You might think about shutting down before next Sunday, before you get shutout.

Torin Otis

Torin Otis

Torin Otis here. I was born in the cereal city of Battle Creek, Michigan. I am a diehard Michigan Wolverines fan. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a broadcasting degree. Sports are my passion. Any sport, you name it (as long as it qualifies as a sport). I grew up playing basketball and golf. I helped build an orphanage for children in Haiti. I also assisted in Hurricane Katrina relief. I believe God has a plan for all of us. I live life with the belief that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13). More as this story develops…

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