// Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan Feet-ured on Metro Cover

Whether Rex Ryan can handle it or not, this “foot fetish” report will not go away. Boston’s free Metro newspaper took a swipe at Rexy, featuring the Jets coach with dozens of bare feet with the title “Why The Pats Will De-Feet The Jets.” The newspaper then goes on to point out spas while Rex […]

The Patriots: A Hornets Nest the Jets Poke at Own Peril

Ever since Monday, we’ve all been subject to what the media calls the “War of Words” between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. But is it really a war if one side attacks and the other side doesn’t respond? Perhaps this should be re-named the “Bay of Pigs Invasion of Words,” or […]

So, IS Tom Brady an A-hole?

Noted etiquette expert and New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie sparked controversy this week when he called New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an “a**hole” for allegedly pointing to the Jets sideline after a touchdown during New England’s 45-3 victory in Week 13. “Everybody’s seen the tape of him pointing and taunting at the sideline […]

Dear Rex Ryan: A Letter About Tom Brady & The Playoffs

You’re right, Rex. Peyton Manning would have been watching your Wildcard playoff game this weekend. Manning is probably a big Colts fan, I doubt he would miss their first playoff game. Oh, is that not what you meant? Right, if Peyton Manning were Tom Brady, who had a bye this week because his team went […]

With Rex Ryan Foot Fetish Report, Deadspin Has Gone Too Far

A “story” broke on deadspin.com on Wednesday. I say “story,” because in my mind, this does not qualify as journalism. It is a series of videos of a man- likely New York Jets coach Rex Ryan- and a woman- likely his wife, Michelle- engaged in a police role-play where the man says the woman has […]

Patriots-Jets “Game” Rewind: Rex Nuts Up, Jets Don’t Show Up

Well then, I guess that settles that. Expecting a knock-down, drag-out fight in the Ward-Gatti tradition, we instead got Tyson-Spinks, except this bout had a predetermined, rigid time structure and no standing eight count. But 45-3? On Tedy Bruschi Night? Not even in Pete Sheppard’s wettest dreams did anyone see this bloodletting coming. You could […]

PATS on the Back: Week 13 vs. New York Jets

“Outcoached.” “Outplayed.” “A total butt whooping.” Yup Rex, that about sums it up. How fun was Monday night’s 45-3 blowout win over the hated Jets? I mean really, with all the hype leading up to that game… the “game of the year,” as ESPN and the NFL was touting it… how flippin’ sweet was that […]

Bill is a Pill, Rex’s in Effect

Exhibit A is short, truculent, crabby and comports himself with the miffed, detached air of someone running late for a colonoscopy. Exhibit B is large, boisterous, expressive, sometimes downright jolly, possessing an everyman wit you could easily see coming from a barber or short-order cook. They are as different and as similar as the Grinch […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]

Vikings’ Childress the Essence of Idiocy on MNF, Jets’ Ryan a Close Second

I started this Tuesday the way I start all Tuesdays here in Istanbul, with a pot of coffee and an archived Monday Night Football game via NFL Game Pass. This week’s matchup featured the Minnesota Vikings at the New York Jets, a much-anticipated showdown between teams that both fell one game shy of the Super […]

Who is Danny Woodhead?

When the Patriots traded veteran running back Laurence Maroney following their Week 1 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, they opened up a very big roster spot. Last week, just before their loss to the New York Jets, they filled that big roster spot, with a very little man. The release of Maroney left many wondering […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Jets, Week 2

And with a thunderous thud, down went the Patriots on Sunday, falling 28-14 to the hated New York Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Jets coach Rex Ryan must have dined like a king after the big win. Taking a 14-10 lead into halftime, the Pats came out completely flat for the final 30 minutes, […]

The Couch Potato Report: NFL, PGA, MLB, VMAs, and More Fun with Acronyms

For weeks, writing this article was a challenge. The summer months brought little in the ways of big sporting events, making it difficult to hype up a lackluster docket of weekend TV each and every Friday. But now… problem solved. The NFL kicks off its 2010 season this weekend, and I for one am here […]

Mark Sanchez Speak Out About Tom Brady

After Tom Brady said he hates the Jets and doesn’t care to watch HBO’s “Hard Knocks” featuring the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez responded that the feeling is definitely not mutual. Brady’s comments that started the whole kerfuffle? “I hate the Jets. I refuse to support that show. I’m sure it’s great TV and I’m […]

Patriots Release Adalius Thomas

The New England Patriots cut linebacker Adalius Thomas on Monday, and for most Patriot’s fans one word sums up his departure: finally. Or maybe one phrase: It’s about [insert expletive] time! Monday’s releasing of Thomas came as little surprise to many, and ended a three-year tenure that can only be described as a marriage from […]