As the sports world braces for this weekend's rubber match between the Patriots and Jets in the NFL Playoffs, it's only natural that local papers would step up their game to hype it with proper absurdity. It's the most cartoonish rivalry we've seen in years, so something like this morning's New York Post insert just feels appropriate.
Don't like it? Worried about what it means for the future of journalism? ... Of humanity? Well, it's too late. This has already happened. The apocalypse is here and whether you like it or not, the New York Post just photoshopped Joe Namath to look like Yoda.
Besides, it's nothing compared to what a Boston outlet did with Rex Ryan. After the jump...
Via Newseum.org comes the cover of the Boston Metro weekend section:
It's too late. This has already happened. And whatever happens on Sunday, you will not be able to erase the memory of a smiling Rex Ryan surrounded by hundreds of feet. Welcome to the post-apocalyptic United States, where your worst nightmare is... An awesome newspaper cover!