The New York Jets and are one of the more entertaining stories in the NFL right now. Head coach Rex Ryan is singularly funny, scary and a little creepy, but man does he let you know how he feels. And right now, he feels like New York’s new stadium should get the Super Bowl in 2014 (New York is the presumptive favorite for the bid over Miami and Tampa Bay).
“The game should be played here, and it would be a great Super Bowl. I don’t get how it’s not played here. The weather, if your team is not built to play in those conditions, that’s too bad. I’d just as soon play all those games up north.”
Well said, coach Ryan. Other than sports writers, who cares what the weather is like during the Super Bowl? And domes? We don’t need no stinking domes. Football is a man’s game, played in any weather. A New York Super Bowl would be fantastic.
Just don’t tell that to new Jets receiver and guy with chronic “shut up if you know what’s good for you” disease, Santonio Holmes.
Holmes apparently thinks a Super Bowl in New York would be an awful idea.
“I like a Super Bowl where the elements don’t have any factor in the game. I would prefer all Super Bowls somewhere in the South. I don’t want to play anywhere where it’s cold. We play in it enough during the season.”
Just to clarify, Holmes chose to go to Ohio State for college and has been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. Santonio, dude, if anyone should be extolling the virtues of cold-weather football it should be you.
Moreover, with all the off-field antics you’ve racked up over the years, haven’t you learned that you should probably just shut up and not say anything that could possibly offend anyone, let alone your entire fanbase?
I can’t wait to see Holmes slide right into the Chad Johnson/Terrell Owens slot on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this year. Only this time, the guy dropping all the lines that make you shake your head won’t be a former Pro Bowler.