Jets' sage Cromartie speaks

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Jets' sage Cromartie speaks

By Adam Hart
CSNNE.com

Act like you've been there before.

It's the call of celebration-hating fans and talking heads alike, seeking to quell creativity in the wake of a touchdown, home run or church service.

Doing the Dougie at the altar? How crude.

This type of naysaying is contagious, a readily-available salvo for the most unoriginal of critics. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has caught the bug.

Aside from using nasty language to describe Tom Brady, Cromartie echoed Rex Ryan's charges that the Patriots quarterback pointed at the Jets' sideline after tossing a touchdown in a 45-3 trampling of Gang Green. It's impolite to point.

"Be professional," whined Cromartie on Wednesday. "He's been there before, he knows how to score touchdowns. Act like it and go back to the sideline."

Exactly. And Cromartie knows from experience. He is, after all, the father of nine children by eight women, sprinkled across six of our glorious states.

"After the third kid it's not really cause for celebration. Don't get me wrong; I still went about my business. Just didn't see the need to celebrate or even acknowledge them," Cromartie didn't actually say.

But you can imagine what it'd be like if he did, right? Eh, eh?

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.