Rex Ryan Sets Record for Hang Time on ‘Hannity’

As Rex Ryan is out promoting a new book, he’s been making the media rounds, including a recent booking on the FOX News show Hannity.

(Never Seen a Punt With a 7-Minute Hang Time? Here You Go!)

Since most of what we know about the New York Jets coach is his perspective on football and topics relating to the sport, which is already reported around the clock by sports media every day of the year, it figured to be a unique treat to see another side of Ryan on a show where the only topic is politics.

So what did I learn last night during Ryan’s seven minute interview with host Sean Hannity? Political football is a lot like NFL punt team coverage: hang time is everything.

Meanwhile, this is what happens when you outkick  your coverage.


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Braylon Bday Partygoers Suffer Nasty Confection

Friday Braylon Edwards threw a birthday party for himself at the MGM Grand.

Dumbass'

Make that the MGM Grand Detroit.

Braylon Edwards Birthday Cake

Not seen in the party photos: Discovery shooting the premiere episode of Cake Boss Intervention.

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Video: Steelers Fan Tries To Burn Sanchez Effigy

Before the Steelers-Jets game last Sunday, at least one nameless Pittsburgh tailgater* got the bright idea to hang a dummy of Mark Sanchez off a billboard.

Fan tries to burn Mark Sanchez dummy hanging from billboard

And then burn it.
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Sterger Show On Versus ‘Axed’: ‘Anemic Ratings’

John Ourand of SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY and SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL breaks the news today that the Versus TV show Jenn Sterger appears on, The Daily Line, has been canceled.

Jenn Sterger Show On Versus Axed

Ourand via Twitter:

“Versus has axed @jennifersterger’s show “The Daily Line” because of anemic ratings.”

Ah, the irony. Thanks to her reportedly reciprocal texting relationship with Brett Favre, Sterger has had her public profile explode in recent weeks. But that obviously didn’t translate to ratings.

Why? Read more…

Braylon On DWI: ‘Don’t Know If I’m Embarrassed’

Manish Mehta of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reported today that Braylon Edwards apparently didn’t think his arrest for DWI Tuesday morning, “would project the Jets in a negative light.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Today Edwards said of his arrest:

“I don’t understand the black eye that this would put on the organization. Because this isn’t a representation of what this organization is about. .. I don’t see how this could be a black eye for them. More so be a black eye for myself if anything. I’m human. I’m not the first person to make a mistake. It was sad for me (being) in that situation. I don’t know if I would describe it (as) embarrassed.”

Jets Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday in reaction to Edwards’ arrest, “It’s kind of an embarrassing moment for the organization. We are a disciplined football team. I think our football team has learned our lessons. I think Braylon is a good man.

Jets beat reporter Mehta also noted that Edwards, “appeared flippant during his session with the media and admitted that he wouldn’t contest it if the team decided to deactivate him for the game.

Edwards will not start for the Jets on Sunday against Miami but will suit up for the game. Of Edwards being benched but not deactivated for the game, Ryan said,  “That’s a bigger punishment than you think. That’s it for now.

Mehta noted via Twitter that Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis said of Edwards not starting, but still having a chance to play on Sunday, “It really doesn’t make sense.Read more…

Photos: Braylon Edwards Night Before DWI Arrest

Last night after Braylon Edwards attended an event in Manhattan to benefit the charity of teammate Jerricho Cotchery, the New York Jet wide receiver was arrested and charged with DWI after recording a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in the state of New York.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Here’s a montage of photos of Edwards from the event, which reportedly concluded at 9:30pm.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Edwards, who was originally pulled over in his Range Rover by New York police for a window tint violation at 5:15am, was joined by several of his Jets teammates at the event. Read more…

Photo: Braylon Edwards Mugshot After DWI Arrest

Here’s the booking photo of Braylon Edwards after his arrest on suspicion of DWI at 5:15 in Manhattan this morning.

Braylon Edwards Mugshot

(Glassy)

After being pulled over by police for a window tint violation, he reportedly recorded a 0.16 breathalyzer reading - twice New York’s legal limit.

Edwards has officially been charged with two misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while impaired. He was released from a Manhattan court this afternoon and is due back in court November 9.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Click the montage above for additional photos of (a thirsty?) Edwards as he attended a charity event for a Jets teammate last night - hours before his arrest.

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Clinton Portis: Female Reporters ‘Want Somebody’

In the aftermath of charges that female reporter Ines Sainz was harassed by members of the New York Jets organization last Saturday, Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST has this reaction from Redskins running back Clinton Portis on DC radio today:

Ines Sainz Posts Photo Defending Her Manner Of Dress While Cover Jets

“You know man, I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys, and all of the sudden you see a nice woman in the locker room, I think men are gonna tend to turn and look and want to say something to that woman. For the woman, I think they make it so much that you can’t interact and you can’t be involved with athletes, you can’t talk to these guys, you can’t interact with these guys. Read more…

Sainz Defends Manner Of Dress In Covering Jets

Christine Brennan of USA TODAY reports Sunday on the alleged behavior by the New York Jets in their treatment of TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz.

Ines Sainz Posts Photo Defending Her Manner Of Dress While Cover Jets

(Sainz posted the above photo today in response to her alleged harassment)

Brennan has a complete roundup of the situation, which includes a Sunday morning NEW YORK POST report that Jets Coach Rex Ryan on Saturday during a team practice directed assistant coach Dennis Thurman to deliberately conduct a passing drill near Sainz. Sainz was also allegedly harassed in the Jets locker room by team members.

Sainz, who was at the practice to interview Mark Sanchez, wrote of the incident on her Twitter account in Spanish Saturday morning:

“I die of embarrassment! I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look to anywhere!”

The Jets have since released a statement reporting that an investigation is underway into the behavior of Jets coaches and players around Sainz.

Sainz is well-known in sports media circles for dressing in what some might consider a provocative fashion while covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Cup. She took to her Twitter account Sunday to defend herself in that regard. Read more…

Evidence That HBO’s Hard Knocks Is Not Scripted

Last night on HBO’s Hard Knocks, Antonio Cromartie was asked to name his children.

Antonio Cromartie tries to remember his kids

Pull up a chair.
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