The Rex Ryan Diaries: How I like it


The Rex Ryan Diaries: How I like it

By Adam Hart

Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011

Dear Diary,

The chicken has come home to roost. And it smells expletive delicious.

I got a player twitting or whatever it is, someone else calling Tom Brady a expletive and another leaking game plans. Good. They're finally approaching my level.

The media'll cry about it all, say we're stoking the fire. Found out that last one from that expletive Michael Kay:

"He said to me off the air, he said, 'We know exactly what we did wrong.' He said, 'And if we ever play them again, I'm telling you that we're going to win.' He said, 'Because what we should have been done sic was funneling them in toward the middle of the field and we weren't doing that.'"

He said this, he said that. I say, "See ya!"

Like, doesn't anybody get it? I don't give two expletive what my guys say. I'm not over here criticizing Michael Kay for pronouncing the 'd' in ARod's last name like a 'j'? So maybe take care of that first, expletive, then think about blasting our style.

It's not just him, though. All these media expletive keep asking if I'm mad, if I'll punish my players. For what?! They're doing what they want; why should I expletive with that? It's all part of what I've been teaching them since training camp: my guys can do whatever they want, whenever they want -- touchdowns, interceptions, Super Bowls, meeting new lady friends.

Like, when I want a expletive snack, I get a expletive snack. When Revis wants an interception, he makes an interception. When Cromartie wants to call Tom Brady an expletive, he calls him an expletive.

Only one resisting right now is Nacho. When Nacho wants to throw a touchdown pass, Nacho throws a expletive pick. What the expletive, man? He's softer than my wife's beautiful feet . . . Ah, not even thinking about those little piggies can cheer me up. Nacho's a bust. A BUST!

. . . Sorry to get all angry there, Diary, but the media's really harshing my mellow.

Mmm... marshmallow.



Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions


Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen


Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.