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Jets Beat the Patriots, Thanks to “Rampage” Jackson

(After a dramatic victory, the Jets returned to the locker room to find nothing but energy drinks and DVD’s of “The Secret.”)

If you watched the New York Jets beat the New England Patriots in overtime last night, you may have thought to yourself, ‘Damn, the Jets look good, almost as though they’ve been motivated by watching an MMA bout.’ You have no idea how right you were.

The NY Daily News reports that Jets coach Eric Mangini was looking to send a motivational message to his team the night before the game, and he turned to some UFC footage to do it:

ULTIMATE MOTIVATION: On Wedneday night at the team hotel, Mangini showed a tape of the 2007 Ultimate Fighting light-heavyweight title bout between Quinton (Rampage) Jackson and defending champ Chuck Liddell. The upstart Jackson stunned Liddell with a first-round TKO.

Mangini’s message to the team: Young and hungry defeats the established champ.

“A lot of his motivational stuff ends up coming true,” LB David Bowens said.

Will I point out that Jackson was not so much of an upstart, but rather an established fighter who had already beaten Liddell in their previous meeting? I will not. Because that would be nitpicking. Just like it would be nitpicking to point out that the Daily News misspelled Wednesday. So instead I’ll just say, Good work, Mangini. That motivational meeting must have been not only effective, but also brief.

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Jacobs is a BEAST- November 14, 2008 at 3:18 pm
Spuds- November 14, 2008 at 1:52 pm
patriots aint champs, giants are
PharmDizzle- November 13, 2008 at 8:38 pm
The Jets should try out the "NIPPLE TweAking" Technique that Georges St. Pierre and company employs. Turn Up the RIDDUM!
who cares- November 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm
all rampage has is throwing bombs...forrest knew that and attacked from the outside and broke him down slowly...anyone would get knocked out if they stood and banged with rampage...forrest won by outsmarting rampage much like how couture beats everyone else so just stfu
@Dword- November 13, 2008 at 5:53 pm
Ran away for 4 rounds? Did you even watch the fight?
Dont cry cause Forrest was the better fighter that night. Had Rampage been as good as all of you people say he would have been able to finish Forrest. However he didnt.
He lost, get over it. He'll fight Wandy and get beat again....
Ryan- November 13, 2008 at 5:00 pm
dword so true
Dword- November 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm
If they would have watched the Jackson/Griffin fight they would have maybe injured the kicker, then ran away for 4 quarters.....not sure you can win a football game that way....
none- November 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm
Jackson v. Griffin:
Rd.1- toss up
Rd.2 10-8 Griffin (he should have finished him)
I can't remember the rest but i know jackson went on to win two rounds 10-9 and grififn one round 10-9.
If u give round 1 to jackson it's a draw, which i guess his nuthuggers is still as good as a win.
If u give it to opie griffin wins.
Cecil Peoples approved
mayhem420- November 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm
After beating Chuck the first time Rampage then went on to get killed by Wandy in the next fight.
Rampage lost the belt fair and square had he done more than walk around looking for a big knockout than maybe he would still be "champ" but he didnt and lost.
He will then go onto fight Wandy again for the 3rd time and will get KTFO out a 3rd time. The JETS should have watched the Rampage/Forrest fight if they were looking for the "Young and hungry defeats the established champ" thing.
The JETS still suck though so I guess its to be expected.
Only 1 real team in NY and they aint GREEN!
Ryan- November 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm
he had already beat "the champ" so badly in the first meeting that "the champ's" corner had to throw in the towel
seasoned vet- November 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm
he should still be champ
Fenix- November 13, 2008 at 3:08 pm
Rampage FTW! He *should still* be champ and be fighting Evans next month!!!