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Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Posted on: November 1, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Namath makes with the funny in Ryan's direction. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It doesn't take much effort to find fans and players of other teams who loathe the Jets. This is what happens to successful franchises, particularly ones who have a head coach that loves the sound of his own voice, usually when there's a microphone nearby. But even former Jets have taken a critical eye to the franchise, and perhaps none more outspoken than Joe Namath.

He called out the team after their loss to the Raiders earlier this season, and suggested that maybe Ryan hasn't done such a good job of preparing the Jets to play. Ryan, of course, had a response.

"I'm not gonna change who I am because Joe Namath said something," he said a few weeks ago. "Joe Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we'll have him as a backup quarterback. He doesn't know our team. He's on the outside. … he's not in these meetings. I think if he was he'd be shocked at the preparation.”

Well, the gloves -- and the shirts -- are off. During the Jets' bye week, Rex made a trip to the mall (!) and he donned a No. 12 Jets jersey for the occasion.

Namath, who wore No. 12 during his playing days, appeared on ESPN's 1050 with Michael Kay and quipped: "I'm just stunned that the jersey with No. 12 come in that size."

At least we think it was a joke. Maybe Namath was serious. Either way, according to ESPN New York, Ryan joked that "nothing has hurt more" than Namath's crack about Ryan's man boobs and waistline.

"Hey it doesn't matter," Ryan said when asked about wearing the jersey. "I'm still a huge Joe Namath fan." He then added: "Any fan or any Jets alum is welcome to their opinion. It doesn’t mean I have to like it or agree with it."

If Ryan's taking requests, for his next trick we'd like to see him squeeze into a Sam Bradford jersey.

We'd pay to see Ryan try on Bradford's No. 8. (US PRESSWIRE)

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Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Is this really Top Headlines news ? WOW.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

What you all seem to overlook is the fact that Rex Ryan is fat and Namath is/was an alcoholic. At least Namath won a Super Bowl.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Rex Ryan should wear an AA hat for his next press conference, but I doubt Namath would be smart enough figure it out.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

This comes from someone, telling Suzy Kolber, "I wanna KISS you". Made a comercial wearing Women`s stockings. And people are supposed to take that drunking fool serious?? Yea, Right.



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Rex should make a foot video with Suzy Kolber.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Initially, I was a fan and supporter of Rex.  But, at this point, I think Namath is on to something.  I think Rex cares more about getting Rex in the papers than he does preparing his team.  There is an awful lot of talent on the Jets team, but you would not always know it by watching the team play.  There seems to be something about those Ryan's and attention. 



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Broadway Joe should look in a mirror and tone it down just a little bit.  Nothing easier than Ryan making a few drunk jokes at Namath's expense, glad to see that Rex is taking the high road, at least for now. 



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Joe Namath makes fat joke at Rex Ryan's expense

Surprised that Rex is handling it well, what with Namath unable to stay out of the papers...


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