Apparently when you lose ninety pounds like Rex Ryan did, your whole set of values is reversed. In Adam Sandler's new movie, "That's My Boy" Rex Ryan plays a diehard, or as us New Englanders would say, a "wicked" Pats fan. Ryan's character has a giant poster of Tom Brady in his office, so this could be the start of some trouble in paradise with Gesel over there. Chris Mannix spoke to the Jet's coach earlier today about his big screen debut.
When Mannix asked Rex if he was open to the idea of playing a Patriots fan on screen, the Jets coached replied, "I was open to it, there was no doubt." Ryan described the experience of working with Adam Sandler as very enjoyable. But here comes the moment of controversy. In the film Rex has a Bill Bilichick bobblehead doll on his deck and he refers to it as "The Genius". When Mannix asked if Ryan had kept the Tom Brady poster, he replied with no comment, but mentioned that the bobblehead doll of Coach Belichick may have been destroyed. As usual, before the season has even started the Jets coach is already taking cheap shots. Just because Rex has lost ninety pounds, does not mean that whatever is left of him cannot do some damage to a bobblehead.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.
Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape.
OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.
The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.
Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent.