Saturday, 15 January 2011

bickering giants

A few weeks ago, some homemade sex videos featuring Rex Ryan, the larger-than-life Head Coach of the New York Jets, appeared online. In them he talks a lot with his wife about feet. He has asked for privacy.

This week, the dead-pan Wes Welker of the New England Patriots (no love lost between these two teams, who are about to meet in the Play-Offs) gave a press conference. As the NYT reports: In Welker’s 10-minute news conference Thursday, he referred to feet 11 times. It began with the first question, about Tom Brady’s value, to which Welker responded that Brady makes sure everyone is “putting their best foot forward”. When he spoke about young players in the playoffs, he said “You can’t just stick your toe in the water.” He called the Patriots “good little foot soldiers.” Darrelle Revis and Deion Branch both have “great feet.” The last question was about how important communication is when dealing with the Jets’ blitz packages, which naturally elicited a comment from Welker that included the phrase “be on your toes.” Welker even talked about how difficult it was to have his “foot up in the air” when he was injured last season.

Hard not to like that. last night, on Twitter, Nick Mangold of the New York Jets responded on Twitter: Welker's gr8 player. Hes taken advantage of watching film If we dont keep Spy him he cud really open the Gate, which is fighting talk in the world of the Patriots, who tarnished their reputation by filming opposition practice sessions in a scandal called Spygate a few years ago. It's a pretty puny response, but I like the precedent.

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