New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says helping Mitt Romney win the U.S. presidential election is more important to him than his team finishing the National Football League season with a winning record.I know this is treading a fine line here, but please, no political comments here.
You can watch the video of the interview at the link above, but there's a lot of talk about the election for most of it obviously.
The news here that concerns us football fans is that Woody Johnson says he'd rather have Mitt Romney win the election than the Jets have a winning football season. Obviously you can take that either way.
For one, obviously the presidential election is more important than a football season, you don't need to say that. The repercussions of saying that you have more invested in the political election than the team you own? The news gets spreads around the net with similar headlines to the one above. That can't give the Jets much confidence.
"Oh, our owner doesn't even care if we win this year."
I feel like the right answer here would have just been some cliche thing about how he hopes both of them win, and also giving a vote of confidence for the team. None of that was present here.
Do you think Robert Kraft would ever come out and say that the Patriots having a winning season wasn't a priority of his? I don't listen to New York sports radio, obviously, but I'm sure this will get plenty of play today.