Here are some random quick hits for June 1st with my quick thoughts on each topic.
Nick Mangold should reconsider going to the Oplmics and see his sister compete.
Darrelle Revis should take my advise about his contract, and Bart Scott… Well, he put out another gem quote, this time talking about the Virgin romance of Tim Tebow and Lolo Jones.
Hit 1: Mangold Says No
Jets coach Rex Ryan was shocked to hear center Nick Mangold declined his offer to skip some of training camp to watch his sister compete in the Olympics.
Mangold said this week Ryan offered him time off from camp to travel to London, where his sister, Holley, will represent the United States in weightlifting, but Mangold said it was more important to remain with the team.
JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Holley Mangold of the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team carries Stars and Stripes and hopes and dreams.
Say no to Matchmaking and go see Your Sister ;)
Rex Ryan~ “I don’t think he realized this is an amazing thing. It really is,” said Ryan, who said he will try to convince Mangold to go. “How many people are good enough to go to the Olympics and compete against the world’s best, represent our country? … I know how important the season is, this game is, our football team is, but there’s other things that are equally as important, maybe more important in the big picture.”
I love Nick’s dedication to the team, but NICK this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you are getting a free pass! You voiced your opinion, and now the coach voiced his. Please go! Don’t regret this and cheer on your sister in the Olympics!!
I can’t [guarantee reporting on time],” Revis said. “I don’t know. I don’t know if I am or if I’m not.”
Darrelle Revis talks to reporters after the York York Jets offseason practice. Florham Park, NJ 5/31/12 (John Munson/The Star-Ledger)
Revis got testy at times with the media for repeatedly asking him about the potential for another holdout, even as he was steadfast in refusing to close the door on that prospect.
“Here we go with the contract questions,” he said, angrily confronting one reporter for daring to make a follow-up query. “I’m here, and I’ll be playing.” – Read More
So here we go again. Darrelle can avoid all this by saying what he said the first time this year when the media asked him about his contract. I’m here, and I’m COOL with my contract. Keep saying that and there is no story. The moment you said “I don’t know if I am or if I’m not” opened the door again.
Then getting peeved at the media put more fuel on the fire so now this story is getting hot once again. Refuse to blow on the embers, and say you are COOL.
Hit 3: Go Play the Wii
How does the lyrics go in that song from the 80′s? “We don’t have to take our clothes off, to have a good time, oh no”.