Keyshawn Wanted His Super Bowl In NY
January 21, 2010 at 09:43am by Scott • 7 Comments »
While doing an interview about the possibility of the Jets going to the Super Bowl this year, Keyshawn Johnson let it slip that he would have preferred that his own ring have been earned as a Jet, not as a Buc.
Johnson told writer Dave Hutchinson that he wanted his championship to come in New York, not in Tampa Bay. Johnson was a key player on the 1998 Jets team that lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship, 23-10, after leading 10-0 in the third quarter.
“(Eleven) years later, I still have a sour taste in my mouth,” Johnson told The Star-Ledger. “I still get sick at times thinking about what if. I love the fact that I have a ring, but I just feel it would’ve been sweeter if I haven gotten one in ’98 with the Jets. You know, it’s New York, the media, a franchise that was desperate to get to the Super Bowl.”
Yeah, because New York was really hurting for a championship team. Three Super Bowls, two NBA championships, four Stanley Cups, 27 Word Series — WAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Tampa hadn’t won shit unless you count the Tampa Bay Storm’s string of championships in the 90s or the award I won for staring at chicks on Clearwater Beach while subtly rubbing myself. Actually, now that I think about it, it wasn’t so much an “award” as a “warrant”. But it had my name on it, so I count it.