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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.



Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery


Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason. 

Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three. 

“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”

The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not. 

Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract. 

Morning Skate: Markov's time with Canadiens likely up


Morning Skate: Markov's time with Canadiens likely up

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while once again shaking my head reading the news headlines this morning. 


*Congrats to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Aaron Portzline, who is another esteemed hockey writer joining up with The Athletic’s Cleveland bureau


*Eric Engels says that the Habs signing Mark Streit to a short term deal means that Andrei Markov’s time in Montreal has come to a close. 


*The writers for the Pittsburgh Penguins have provided what they call “an Intimate Portrait” of Sidney Crosby from his closest boyhood friends. 


*Longtime NHL head coach Bruce Boudreau is trying something a little different out as an owner of a junior hockey team. 


*The Nashville Predators are expecting a decision to come soon on Mike Fisher as to whether or not he’s going to keep on playing in Music City. 


*Sounds like Mika Zibanejad is going to be filling a No. 1 center role for the New York Rangers after signing a big contract with the Blueshirts. 


*For something completely different: Jay Baruchel is looking to revive the Canadian superhero scene after growing up with Captain Canada and Alpha Flight.