|Posted by Jinx Grand on January 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM|
The Jets season is over. The players have cleaned out their lockers and said their goodbyes. However, If I was an outsider and you told me that the Jets had played their last game on Sunday, I would have laughed you off the street. But, it is true.
Instead of the New York radio sports stations discussing the Nets dominant win against the Thunder or the Knicks spectacular win against the San Antonio Spurs, the likes of Michael Kay and Stephen A. Smith are talking about the Jets, six days after their season was officially over.
And, we all know the reasons. The Jets have made arguably as much noise in these past six days as much as the New England Patriots have the entire 2012 season. While they are an absolute embarrassment on the football field, I actually believe that makes them even more of an entertaining topic to discuss.
The latest tangle in the Jets "circus"-like season has been the fact that the New York Jets have broken league rules by not talking to the media. The rules clearly state that the Jets have to have at least one executive available for comment within five days of the season end. Obviously, today is the fifth.
The Jets only public interaction was in a statement released by Woody Johnson when he fired Mike Tannebaum on Monday. The organization also announced that their end-of-the-season press conference would be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am ET; nine days after the season end.
While this may make media members angry and frustrated, I think that the drawn-out date has hidden benefits for the beat reporters covering the conference: The questions they can ask will be unbelievably entertaining.
Deadspin.com published an article yesterday that featured Rex Ryan tanning in the Bahamas…with a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey imprinted on his biceps. Imagine a guy like Manish Mehta of the NYDN asking Rex, "Rex, an image was published last week about you having a tattoo of your wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey…can you confirm that picture?"
Or, how about Rich Cimini of ESPN asking, "Rex, why did you pick last week to go to the Bahamas, especially when you knew that the Jets were breaking league rules by not talking to the media within five days of the season ending?"
Oh, imagine the look on Woody Johnson's face when he has to answer why Tony Sparano is still the Jets OC, why he did not talk to the media within five days, and what his thoughts were about Rex Ryan having a tattoo of his wife wearing a Sanchez jersey.
I am certain that the New York media will be heavily awaiting the Tuesday press conference, and I surely will be doing the same.