Link: A highly choreographed dance

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Here’s a rather amusing passage from Sports On Earth’s Mike Tanier.  In an article where he answers questions about the upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Tanier writes what the New York Jets press conferences look like to outside reporters.

Let’s lighten the mood. How will the Rex Ryan and John Idzik pressers go?

Idzik and Ryan will be peppered with questions about Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes that we all know the answers to. (Both will be cut.) They will give the usual polite, non-committal answers corporations give to questions that cannot really be answered publically, with Ryan putting his winking little spin on his responses. The New York media will then parse the answers and ask the same questions with different wording in a vain effort to get Idzik or Ryan to slip and say something like “Santonio Holmes is a weenie and we have just emptied the contents of his locker into the team incinerator.” This will go on for two 15-minute stages. Then the New York papers will write things up to make the Jets look like a dysfunctional organization with an out-of-control culture; Ryan and Idzik would have a point if they announced that the feeling was mutual.

When the Jets really do something dysfunctional and out of control, I will be there with my joke book. But the dance between the team and the Big Apple media has gotten ritualized, like a Medieval passion play.

9 comments
psi1
psi1

So many levels of rightness in two little paragraphs :))

mrblint
mrblint

Tanier is pretty funny - miss his predictions in the Times on Sunday mornings. The NY media has painted themselves into a corner... they have made it so almost anything that happens with the jets makes them look like clowns. Idzik is clearly too smart for them - they should pick on someone their own IQ.

jaygo
jaygo

Nice to see that some reporters realize the real circus is the New York media.  In this era, it's not enough to report news that travels at the speed of light before they can print it; they have to make news to get noticed.


Interesting report of news item from Fat Costello that Tommy Tighbutt Coughlin and Sexy Rexy Ryan were hanging out for a while chatting at the airport on the way to Indy.  Media would have you believe these guys can't be in the same room together. 

Vinnie Pedi
Vinnie Pedi

Idzik should do a press conference drunk on his a$$. That would be wildly entertaining.

"Well Mark, umm, hes still on contract, so, hes still a jet pppppssshhhahahaha"

"Who Santanio, Santooniioo, sounds like salami-onio"

Brendan
Brendan

This guy put it perfectly. 

jaym
jaym

F Cimini

F Manish

F Costello

F Cannizzaro 

F Mcmanus




a57se
a57se

Oh Brian! You made my day with this one!

Hahahaha! 

Priceless!


There are some other goodies in that piece.....loved the Pyrite Statue of Blaine Gabbert to describe Bortles!

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaygo  Tanier came from Football Outsiders, I believe, so he's probably more blogger than reporter.

jetlife
jetlife

@jaym  Manish hit rock bottom after the Olbermann beatdown. I think he has gotten better since then fwiw.