Winning a Super Bowl can allow a NFL head coach a little bit of candor in his public statements. Winning two super bowls allows a coach a ton.
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took full advantage of that yesterday when he couldn’t resist taking a jab at the “cross-town” rival New York Jets and their recent player acquisitions (ie: Tebowmania in NYC). Here’s what Coughlin had to say about the Jets recent acquisitions:
“You know who won the Super Bowl, you know who the world champions are,” he said. “Whether we’re on the front page every day or not, it’s not that important. New Yorkers know.”
Ouch, little bit of a burn there or what? The best part about that statement is that it pretty much rings true. The Giants go about their business, generally not making too many crazy headlines (minus Brandon Jacobs i guess) and they just go and win two Super Bowls in five years. The loudest Giants in the media are ex-Giants Tiki Barber and Michael Strahan.
Meanwhile, over in Jets country, you’ve got Rex Ryan flapping his gums every other week, talking about winning Super Bowls like he is a fat and sober Joe Namith, showcasing the entire team on HBO’s Hard Knocks, making free agent signing splashes that, all combined together…gets them essentially nowhere. Nowhere, that is, if you consider your season to be a bust if a Super Bowl ring was not won.
Anyway, it is nice to see Coughlin finally give up a little of the “hard ass” persona in his interviews with the media. Generally this is a guy who can make Bill Belichick look like charming. Maybe he’s finally getting soft in his golden years?
Father Time All-world wideout Terrell Owens took a break from his busy VH1 filming schedule to run routes and do drills in shorts for the cameras of the NFL Network yesterday. This would be more impressive but for the fact that absolutely anyone can do this themselves in their spare time, too.
The free-agent receiver is unsigned after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and having surgery in early April. He participated in some drills and caught passes Tuesday in the workout that was televised on ESPN and the NFL Network. He did not run the 40-yard dash.
Well, why would anyone want to see a soon-to-be 38-year-old receiver run anyway? He looks terrific with his shirt off; and that right there is why Vernon Gholston is living in a gated community. To be fair, Owens had 72 receptions and 983 receiving yards last season with the Cincinnati Bengals before having off season knee surgery; which rarely depletes the speed of aging athletes.
Owens said he wasn’t deterred by the fact that no scouts were in attendance and said his workout “speaks for itself.”
“I only need one team,” Owens told the NFL Network. “I only need one chance.”
Owens said he felt good after the workout and that overall, “I probably feel better than I did before when I got hurt.”
Phew! For a second there I thought he was going to tell us how difficult it has been for him to rehabilitate his gimpy knee. Well, since Hue Jackson is in a giving mood, and channeling the ghost of Al Davis; why not sign TO?
Nick Mangold of the New York Jets has made a habit of interrupting Mark Sanchez’ sideline interviews this preseason and this week he made sure to do it again. As far as photobombs go, this one is pretty impressive.
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Planned Parenthood nightmare and Maury Povich guest-finalist Antonio Cromartie’s day job is as a member of the New York Jets, a lofty team of hungry veterans and hungrier hippos coaches.
March 9, 1776 philosopher Adam Smith published his seminal work on classic economic theory entitled “Wealth of Nations,” which went on to influence our nation’s very first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, in turn, is largely responsible for our entire economy, including the bundling of the states’ debts in order to issue bonds to create investors out of our young nation’s citizens in order to fund the growth of our military to protect our nation.
It’s now increasingly likely that Cromartie has not only read this classic American work, but that he has taken its timeless lessons to heart. For you see, dear reader, Cromartie prefers to leverage his abilities against all bidders and invite all NFL owners to compete for his services, maximizing his value as a laborer.
“I’m not giving anybody a hometown discount,” Cromartie said during an interview with Sirius XM Radio. “I’m definitely going to see what the organization says and also let them know I want to go out and test the market and see where my value is.”
We’ve been critical of athletes who have encouraged socialism on this website in the past. But this is America, and we are all free to have differing views, even if they are wrong, and dangerous to our country. So if you disagree, perhaps you and your Communist friends (cough) Herschel Walker (cough) would like to go hit a Fidel Castro rally while me and my capitalist friends go make it rain in the club (throw change until we’ve kicked out).
Sal Paolantonio hits gold with this post game interview of Bart Scott after the Patriots lost to the Jets last night. Apparently Bart Scott felt a little disrespected by people. Something about people not giving their defense credit even though it is the #3 ranked defense in the league. I dunno, maybe people didn’t give them any credit because the last time they played the Patriots, they had 45 points hung on them. Just a thought. Anyway, Scott and his D stepped up to the plate this week and he wanted everyone…EVERYONE to know about it.
After his NFL career is done, he really should think about starting up a WWE career with the amazing amount of machismo bull-shit he is able to conjure up in what you are about to watch. Its awesome.