Rex Ryan was spotted over the weekend wearing a Joe Namath Jersey at a mall in Northern New Jersey during the Jets bye week. He was seen wearing a white Namath #12. A fan tweeted that he saw it and forwarded it to Michael Kay who does a show with both Joe and Rex on a weekly basis.
Michael asked for a picture and a fan sent him this pic:
Rex walking into a Shoe Store Wearing the 12
Rex with an Entourage? Looks like his wife.
Then of course Michael Kay addressed the subject to first Joe on the show and then talked to Rex about Joe’s reaction and apparently Joe put in a zinger about the size of the Jersey. Sounds like Rex was hurt, listen to his reaction.
From ESPN – Joe Namath has ripped Rex Ryan for many things this year.
But, according to a joking Ryan, “nothing has hurt more” than when Broadway Joe cracked on Rex’s weight.
The subject arose after Ryan admitted to wearing a Namath jersey during a trip to the mall over the bye week.
Namath, on his regular spot with Kay, said, “I’m just stunned that the jersey with No. 12 come in that size.”
Ryan laughed off the barb, giving Namath credit for his wit.
Namath has been critical of Ryan all year, saying his team wasn’t prepared for their game at Oakland and claiming Ryan was too nice to his players. “Shoot, hey it doesn’t matter,” Ryan said when asked about wearing the jersey. “I’m still a huge Joe Namath fan.”
He added: “Any fan or any Jets alum is welcome to their opinion. It doesn’t mean I have to like it or agree with it.”
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