There’s a reason no one has ever heard of “The NFL Pile On”
The national media loves to pile on the New York Jets.
That’s why a new NFL Films show on Amazon Prime called “The NFL Pile On” decided to do just that. But this time, they went a step too far.
It’s one thing to bash the team. It’s another to take a personal shot at their fans.
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Richie is a beloved New York Jets fan. Jets Media has 12.9K subscribers on YouTube, and his videos have their own personal channel on the Jets Discord. He reacted exactly as long-suffering Jets fans everywhere reacted.
And would a fan of any team, even the Patriots in the height of their dynasty, react any differently to the thrilling comeback in a 31-30 victory?
Piling on the Jets is par for the course. After all, they’ve been the laughingstock of the NFL for a decade now, and they’ve always been the butt of jokes.
However, piling on a fan is not cool. Calling him “strange” is just short-sighted. Making fun of his setup? Totally inappropriate. He doesn’t have the budget of NFL Films and their beautiful, messy setup for the show. Really?
Richie reacted with equanimity, tweeting out the video with the ROTFL emoji. I’m sure he didn’t expect this kind of use of his video after NFL Films reached out to ask permission to use it, but he took the barbs in stride.
Meanwhile, the reactions of irate Browns fans to the loss get a pass from this show. If anything, those are funnier and more “pile-on” worthy. (I won’t actually embed the video due to prolonged profanity. NSFW warning.)
Bad job, NFL Films. Perhaps that’s why no Jets fan had ever heard of the show prior to this. Maybe thank Richie for getting you some extra clicks, since you clearly need them.