Now that the Jets season is over
with, Head Coach Rex Ryan has some extra time to take in a different type of violence then he is usually accustomed to - Mixed Marital Arts.
While at an event called Strikeforce in Miami on Saturday, Rex Ryan allegedly had an encounter with a few Dolphins fans while in the arena. The Miami Herald reports that it went a little something like this...
"As he walked by, my friends said, 'Dolphins rule, Jets suck! " (The guy who snapped the picture above said in an e-mail.) "He (Ryan) turned around and said, 'Go f--k yourself!' There were others screaming things at him, which is why he flicked everybody off. That's when I snapped the pic."
How sweet is that? This will undoubtedly add morel fuel to the "I hate Rex Ryan because he doesn't give a flying fuck bandwagon" reserved by the fans of teams that lost to the Jets and the overall hating public.
Ryan has since given his cookie cutter apology...
"It was stupid and inappropriate,"Ryan said in a statement released by the Jets. "I wouldn’t accept that type of behavior from one of the coaches or players and it’s unacceptable from me. I apologize to the Jets organization, the National Football League and NFL fans everywhere."
Although stupid and inappropriate, it is also candid and unfettered. This is why Jets fans are enamored with this guy. He says and does what he pleases and you have to respect that...at least as he keeps on winning and improving the team.
Here is a Video of Rex
getting interviewed at halftime or whatever they call it in MMA. He has some more choice words and a bold 2010 season prediction as well.
Head Nod to Armando Salguero at the Miami Herald