As you no doubt already know the New York Jets recently suspended strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi indefinitely after he blatantly tripped a Dolphins player during a punt return. The NFL isn’t even through investigating that situation when lightning of negative PR struck the Jets again.
Or maybe it’s not extremely negative PR…depending on uhm, whatever “floats your boat.”
According to ESPN.com, the Jets Head Coach has a severe foot fetish.
In a conference call with Chicago reporters leading up to Sunday’s big game with the Bears, Ryan didn’t deny a Deadspin.com report that shows a number of videos of a woman who looks very much like his wife showing off her feet while a cameraman — who sounds like Ryan — talks to the woman.
Either way, it’s yet another off-the-field distraction for the 2010 New York Jets who are about as unlovable as Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Mujahideen combined. Here are the top reasons why, and none involve foot fetishes.
By Paul M. Banks
6. There have been superior seasons of HBO “Hard Knocks.”
The last time I had to endure large numbers of people discussing an overrated reality series it was the overblown “Jersey Shore” hype. Granted that was earlier this year, but both of these semi-scripted “reality” shows centered around a bunch of cartoon characters from New Jersey. I’m finding myself really despising the Garden State. Bon Jovi and Rutgers suck too by the way.
This show started all the Jets hype, so I took the Tom Brady approach. I hate the Jets, I don’t support the show.
And 2001, Baltimore Ravens was actually the best ever “Hard Knocks.”
I’ve already written way too many words on this topic. For more, go here. But again, this was certainly not the Jets’ finest moment.
4. They talk a big game, but have won NOTHING
Yes, they came out of nowhere to reach the AFC title game last season. And followed that up with a great and productive offseason. However, this franchise has zero Super Bowl wins since 1969, and they have just one overall. They only seem to go anywhere in the playoffs after seasons in which they were like 3-13 or 1-15 the year before. So the Jets do well when they were terrible the previous season and no one takes them seriously. Therefore, let’s quiet all that “Revis Island” and “we’re the Miami Heat of the NFL” noise.
3. The horrible, disgusting people who love them.
Remember, this is the same organization that once hired Jenn Sterger, the woman who defined trying to make a sports media career out of nothing but two body parts, as an in-game stadium host. Yet I still regard that as an astute business decision since Sterger appeals to those who reside in the skimmer of the gene pool.
Watch the cameo Jets fans make in this Daily Show video highlighting the douchiness on display by New York and Philadelphia sports fans.
2. Rex Ryan is simply stealing his bit from Ozzie Guillen
Rex is a great soundbite, and a funny guy, no doubt. But his outspoken arrogance reminds me of a similarly obese and similarly condescending jackass I knew during MBA school at Michigan State. This guy once walked into the room at the end of the semester to brag about the summer internship he obtained, the same one that everyone in that room had applied for. (Something Ryan would do in that situation) Everyone looked depressed so I said to my bloated blowhard classmate, “that may be true, but you still have to go through life shaped like Grimace, the McDonald’s character.”
There was an eerie silence. Then he left.
I did not have to buy a single drink that weekend in East Lansing.
Back to Ryan, yes you like swearing a lot. Yes, it’s funny sometimes, but if you’re going to do that bit for the cameras you’ll never live up to the best. White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen already does that bit louder, cruder, funnier and bolder.
1. Who’s in charge over there? Do they even pretend to care about ethics?
So beyond coaches tripping opponents on the sidelines, sexually harassing a “reporter,” and quite possibly remaining idle while their starting QB allegedly sexually harassed their in-stadium hostess, one of their most important wide receivers, Braylon Edwards, was busted for driving at more than twice the legal limit of BAC! Seriously, who’s running things over there?
And his punishment fell WAY short of the crime.
Is this seriously the NFL’s version of the Delta House? Maybe all of the NYJ should be put on “doubel secret probation?”
Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com
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