No one knows suffering better than George R.R. Martin, a self-described Jets fan.
The author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, which inspired HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones,” took to his blog Tuesday morning to vent about the team’s 41-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
“Jets Game? What Jets game? Did the Jets play a game? On Monday Night Football, you say? Surely not,” wrote Martin, who came to the team’s Florham Park, New Jersey, facility during training camp last summer.
“Those were not the Jets. That was the Weehawken High School Junior Varsity dressed up in Jets uniforms, surely. The hardest hit of the night was the one the security guys put on the streaker.
“Oh, well. Bryce Petty came in and showed flashes,” the New Jersey native wrote of the second-year quarterback, who replaced veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter and was named the starter for the Jets’ final four games. “That was something. One nice long TD pass . . . and a lot of misses. We’ll see him the rest of the way, I am told. Good. Maybe with some reps in practice, he can improve.
“An APB has been put out for Gang Green’s once heralded D. (The Jets being the Jets, now that they have been officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will probably win a few meaningless end-of-season games, just to mess up their draft position).
“Life is meaningless and full of pain.”