Look, I’m a NY sports fan. I am high on the Yankees and Giants, but as far as the NY Jets go I cannot get on the hype wagon. Same goes for the Mets, but I digress. Here’s one more reason why the NY Giants have proven to be a class A organization from soup to nuts, while the Jets are just plain nuts.
CBS Sports replays showed Jets head strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi stick his knee out and lean toward the field to trip Miami Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll, who was running down the sideline to cover a punt with 3:11 left in the third quarter Sunday.
Carroll crumpled to the turf with a knee injury. Dolphins trainers tended to him on the field during the commercial break. He limped off the field under his own power and eventually returned to the game. The Dolphins won 10-6.
“They’re cheaters,” Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder said. “They do what they do. They cheat. They talk junk. But we beat the hell out of them today.
“I wish they’d tripped me. I’d have broken that old man’s leg. I didn’t see anything. He stuck his leg out and tripped him? He should be ashamed of himself. A grown man from the coaching staff? That’s high character.”
Obviously, nothing more needs to be said to communicate how ridiculous this is. It speaks for itself. The Jets can go ahead and make all the NY headlines they want to and brag about how they’re all the talk in NY these days… they can have it. The tripping, the losing, the gaffes, the obnoxiousness… boy am I ever glad to be a Giants fan.
Earlier this week I was asked if I was ok with the Jets making all the headlines these days… this is a perfect example as to why I’m perfectly fine with the situation in NY. The Giants can go right on ahead winning ball games quietly as underdogs — all the while exhibiting completely professional behavior. The Jets on the other hand can feel free to turn up the volume, the classless behavior, get all the attention they crave and be the outspoken favorites to win the Superbowl if they want to. As it stands though, and it’s gut check time, the Jets organization is barely above the gutter right now.
Check yourselves before you wreck yourselves NY Jets… or needlessly injure a Miami Dolphins player for that matter.
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