The Broadway Jets team decides to take the 2021 NY Jets on “The Oregon Trail” as well as recap the weekly happenings on Twitter.
This article is mostly satirical in nature. I mean, come on … it’s NYJ Matt and NYJ Mike. The sky wouldn’t be blue and the grass green if satire wasn’t the name of this specific game.
If you are an alive person who was once a younger person, there is a good chance you’re familiar with the classic computer game Oregon Trail.
If you are an alive person who hasn’t gotten a chance to play this gem of a game, the basic premise is to take five people in 1848 all the way across the country in a wagon, ultimately to arrive at the gold mines in Oregon. There are a plethora of decisions/obstacles along the way, making for a fun and interactive gameplay experience.
New York Jets Twitter disrupters NYJ Matt and NYJ Mike were curious if the current team could make it all the way across the continental U.S. in a wagon in 1848, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and find out. We selected the following players/personnel to embark on this epic journey:
- Robert Saleh
- Woody Johnson
- Zach Wilson
- Mekhi Becton
- Quinnen Williams
What happened next was nothing short of incredible, as the boys did their absolute best to trek across the country.
We started the process in July – just like training camp – and went through the Jets 2021 schedule as we made our way west. I hate when my girlfriend spoils shows and movies, so I’ll avoid hypocritical status by not diving into any more detail.
Just know this: Last year, Matt and I played “The Trail” (that’s what the kids call it) with Becton, Quinnen, Adam Gase, Sam Darnold and Denzel Mims … and it went very poorly. Matt couldn’t figure out how to hunt for food, Darnold found himself bitten by a snake, Quinnen got lost, Becton got ahold of some wild fruit and got sick, and eventually, everybody died – an accurate representation of the 2020 season.
Will the 2021 version be an omen or a good sign for the season to come? Below is the latest episode of the Broadway Jets podcast where you can find out.
The Oregon Trail Video
Broadway Jets Podcast Episode
ICYMI, there has been no shortage of Twitter excitement over the past week or so.
NYJ Matt poked fun at uncredentialled sources on Twitter while using the purest form of satire insinuating that Adam Gase would become the OC at the High School in his hometown
Source: Adam Gase has accepted a job at Lincoln High School to become the teams Offensive Coordinator
Lincoln HS is located in Ypsilanti, MI which is Gase’s hometown #NFL #Jets #Dolphins pic.twitter.com/bqid21fWVZ
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 30, 2021
…to which the High School responded
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL HAS RESPONDED❗️@SplitterNation pic.twitter.com/dzQJPCn6lJ
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) July 1, 2021
The Jets were rightfully nominated for Jeremy Kerley (11) Emmys. One quick glance at their recent docuseries, Flight 2021: An Offseason with the New York Jets makes that abundantly clear.
The Jets' internal content group is nominated for 11 Emmys, the most nominations of any professional sports team in New York 🙌
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 30, 2021
Jets fans debated whether Denzel Mims or Elijah Moore would end up with more career receiving yards.
Denzel Mims has a 357 yard head start
Which cool young #Jets receiver will end up with more career yards? pic.twitter.com/arTHIS48Rg
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) June 29, 2021
Matt also purposefully excluded collegiate basketball player George Fant in his hypothetical Jets starting five to include him as the sixth man.
Build an NBA starting 5 with the current Jets roster:
PG Zach Wilson
SG Ashtyn Davis
SF Denzel Mims
PF Lawrence Cager
C Mekhi Becton#Jets pic.twitter.com/AbHCF9d0W2
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 28, 2021
Rightfully so, Mekhi Becton corrected the intentional mistake and had some fun with this.
Forgot my dawg @GeorgeFant74 at the PF that Hi/Low game would’ve been craaaaaazy 😭😭 https://t.co/dBvJzOk6ZA
— Trending Topic 🤫 (@BigTicket73) June 28, 2021
Check out Geoff Magliocchetti’s article covering the Becton/Fant interaction. No matter the starting lineup, the Jets hypothetical hoops squad can ball.
Former Jet Demaryius Thomas retired, and we were reminded of the hilarious hustle of Deandre Baker.
Happy trails to an easy Jet to root for – Demaryius Thomas
DT was solid in 2019 (incredible hustle from Deandre Baker on this play) #Jets pic.twitter.com/MT0OHkqCgB
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) June 28, 2021
The Jets bolstered their offensive line by signing PFF’s sixth-ranked right tackle in 2020, Morgan Moses.
The #Jets offensive line coming together #AllGasNoBrake pic.twitter.com/oW4hXsYDWq
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) June 26, 2021
The Moses memes came in a hurry once the reported signing hit Jets Twitter.
If the #Jets sign Morgan Moses pic.twitter.com/EgBOcnVFMu
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) June 1, 2021
NY Jets Commenter created this awesome visual of 50% of the Jets’ Michael Carters.
Michael Carter finds room in LaFleur's scheme while rocking all white, per @nyjetscommenter. #Jets 🚨Learn more about Jets X-Factor: https://t.co/d8R22lecMB pic.twitter.com/q3t5K4E1kS
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) June 26, 2021
Matt had some fun with his now-famous three-month-old son.
On a boat with my family and 3 month old son
Out of nowhere we saw a bunch of dolphins off the side of our boat. Everyone started taking pictures and freaking out, but not my son
He looked me dead in the eyes and said “Tua sucks, Jets sweeping them this year”
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 25, 2021
Michael Nania continued to take his reply game to the next level.
Tipped pass by Brian Burns caught by AVT who rumbles for a 10 yard first down
— Michael Nania (@Michael_Nania) June 24, 2021
Elijah Moore reminded me of a former Jet.
Elijah Moore looking eerily similar to Santonio Holmes 👀👀👀 #Jetup @e_moore03 @ToneTime10 pic.twitter.com/U4tPRw3VTQ
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) June 24, 2021
Mark Sanchez sang to some people while stuck in an elevator.
Nothing to see here, just Mark Sanchez stuck in an elevator playing the guitar and freestyling #Jets @Mark_Sanchez pic.twitter.com/8ZigxXfZFN
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 24, 2021
Carl Lawson enjoyed some Broadway Jets content.
CARL REPOSTING MY STUNT ON THESE HOES MEME ❗️#Jets pic.twitter.com/p88psTA765
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 22, 2021
The Jets did a terrific job with their production of Flight 2021.
Thank you to the @nyjets and the entire production crew, that was awesome
Mood: #Jets #Flight2021 pic.twitter.com/uaTVH3U8uu
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 22, 2021
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