Jags Should Be Playing in the Super Toilet Bowl


No wonder the Jaguars stink.
Kerry Speckman
One is the loneliest number...
I'm so obsessed with Khan and his soup strainer that I require my cats to regurgitate in the shape of his mustache (and yes, that's Sally Struthers). Speckman
Whoever designed these uniforms needs to go BLACK to the drawing board.
What a load of Mularkey.
They probably have blisters on their thumbs from all of their Tweeting ... which would explain why they can't catch the ball.

Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events on the First Coast and beyond. She's also the 2012 winner of Jacksonville Dancing With the Stars, so she's got that going for her.

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The Super Bowl is today. And if I remember correctly, it's the Whatchamacallits vs. the Who Cares. The reason I don't care is because I'm really not a fan of football — or TV ads (little-known fact: commercials are the reason God invented the fast-forward button on DVR remotes).

I am, however, a fan of the Jaguars, mostly because I love Jacksonville, and I understand their significance to this city—which is why I have analyzed their record-breaking 2-14 season to figure out what went wrong. Knowing very little about the sport, my theories have nothing to do with football and everything to do with nothing.

1. The team's name: The Panthera onca or jaguar, as it is more commonly known, is a solitary animal that lives alone and hunts alone: hence, there is no name for a pack of jaguars. How can you be a team when your namesake doesn't know anything about teamwork? Killer Bees would have been a better choice.

2. Shad Khan and his mustache: Fans, I blame you for this one. If you'd pay a little more attention to supporting the team and players than its dashing billionaire owner and his lip sweater, maybe they'd be inspired to play better. 

3. The uniforms: Even if you don't buy into the theory of dark clothing absorbing more heat than lighter colors, black is associated with mourning and death. Teal, on the other hand, is associated with emotional health and stability

4. Mike Mularkey: I know nothing about his coaching experience or skills, but what do you expect from a guy whose last name means "nonsense"? (Yes, I know the word is spelled "malarkey," but it sounds the same.)

5. Twitter: It's great that so many players are on Twitter connecting with fans, but perhaps they should spend a little more time talking about preparing for upcoming games or commenting on their performance. Instead, most of them spend their time chirping about video games or where they are going to eat (80 percent chance it's at St. Johns Town Center).

In other news, Portable Sanitation & Services, for the record, is the official portable toilet provider of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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I'm not sure I'm really ready for this new big online world of Folio...but I'm 100% sure I'm glad The Specktator is here to make it make sense.

PS: Jag would be super if you could take your business where it's needed. The Town Center has emptied out the businesses of Arlington. Try a nice Arlington restaurant one in a while, huh? Sunday, February 3, 2013|Report this


Every single time she writes something, this lady "gets it" and frankly makes nonsense so darn sensible I am baffled! If I could read her everyday, I think I would be more interested in local stuff - I know I would be more interesting to all those around me. I wish I could sneak her wit into my pocket and then ask her how to respond to all the dumb stuff (people) I see each day. Welcome to Folio! See you hopefully sooner than later! Sunday, February 3, 2013|Report this

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