Posted by Will Brinson
Of all the insanity that's gone down this week, one thing truly stands out in a comical way: during the hot pursuit of Nnamdi Asomugha, Rex Ryan had noted Jets fan Adam Sandler ring up the free-agent cornerback and try to sell him on joining New York.
That's according to Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network (via Rich Eisen) and, um, I guess it didn't work?
I respect the move, because busting out celebrities is always a good way to woo people into doing something. But as Clark Judge and I discussed earlier on Friday, Nnamdi's a high-brow-type fella who liked the idea of coming to New York because it was a cultural apex.
Not because Sandler is a fan of the Jets. And, is Adam Sandler really the most famous Jets fan that Ryan could call on?
Or is Nnamdi like a huge fan of all the B-list movies he's been firing out lately? Or did Sandler ring him up and bust out some old-school humor by offering to give him "a dollar twenty-five, sir"?
We may never know. (Although it stands to reason that Rex will probably tell us at some point, actually.)
But it does seem safe to say that Nnamdi flipped a classic Sandler line -- "the price is wrong ..." -- on the actor.
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