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Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Loves the Jets, Hates Geno Smith

Igor Derysh

Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a big time Jets fan, which makes sense since their season is essentially the football equivalent of a red wedding.

Martin has a LiveJournal in which he recaps all of Gang Green’s games and while he was thrilled the Jets pulled out a shocking upset over the Steelers, he couldn’t help but lament the fact that Geno Smith was still on the team.

“It is certainly more fun to watch the Jets win than to watch them lose, but if they start racking up victories now, all it will do is ruin their chances of getting a real franchise QB in the draft.  So that’s probably just what they will do, watch and see,” Martin wrote.

“For the moment, I will enjoy the win, and wonder what might have happened if Rex had only benched Geno Smith earlier. (I was distressed to see Geno back as second string, and Matt Simms inactive. Simms showed more in his brief appearance last week than Geno has all season),” Martin added. “Gang Green DOES have some good players, if only they could get a quarterback.”

It’s pretty bad when fans are concerned that you’re even on the depth chart, much less playing.

Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez went off for 332 yards and two touchdowns against the Panthers on Monday. Why can’t the Jets ever get a quarterback like that?