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January 14, 2011

This Is The Cover Of Todays NY Post... And It's Awesome!!!

The NY Post is a tabloid, which is different then a newspaper. It means that while they report the news similar to a newspaper, they have the freedom to take some artistic liberties that newspapers like the NY Times would never take. This shows up mostly in creative headlines and covers. None have ever been better then the cover of today's sports section. It is in reference to this weekends Jets vs Patriots playoff matchup and it uses a Star Wars: Return of the Jet-i theme... oh yeah, and its awesome!

Why is this great? Here are my reasons:
  1. Mark Sanchez as Luke and Bill Belicheck as Darth Vader. The Pats have pretty much owned Sanchez, so calling Belicheck his daddy may be an unintentional dig on the Jets QB by the hometown paper.
  2. Rex Ryan as Han Solo. That is wonderful. I would have liked it if the big mouth Jets coach was Jabba the Hut, but whatever.
  3. Ryan's foot fetish loving wife as Slave Leia... perfect.
  4. Revis as Obi Wan.... nice touch.
  5. The old sage Joe Namanth as Yoda... thats great.
  6. The Jets logo (a jet) attacking the Death Star is cool.
  7. Why does Tom Brady have no costume. They should have made him Vader and Belicheck The Emperor. Either that or Boba Fett. Even though Brady is nowhere near as useless as Fett (Brady is a football god), Fett is amazingly popular.
  8. Where is Chewy, The Droids and the aforementioned Boba Fett!!!!!! You can't have a Return of the Jedi without those guys
  9. This is the 3rd matchup of these teams this week, and Jedi is the 3rd Star Wars flick... good matchup!
Very clever... well done NY Post. The game is on Sunday. I hope the Pats kill the Jets. Long Live the Dark Side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not much for American Football but, that fat guy that looks like Han Solo came out pretty good.