Rex Ryan’s Mistake Leads To Mark Sanchez’s Injured Shoulder

Rex Ryan's Mistake Leads To Mark Sanchez's Injured ShoulderIn the annals of New York Jets misery, there are many chapters. The Dan Marino fake spike. The losing. The losing. And did I mention the losing? Plus, more recently, there was the butt fumble. Now, there is a new chapter: Rex Ryan’s sheer, unadulterated, blazing, magnanimous, dumbfounding, putrid, sheer moment of lunacy.

‘Meaningless game’

Mark Sanchez came into a meaningless game with 11 minutes to go. Geno Sanchez—sorry, Geno Smith—had tossed three interceptions and inexplicably stepped out of the end zone for a safety. Clearly, Sanchez had won the job. It was his. Geno Sanchez—sorry, Geno Smith—had pooped the bed. He was done as a potential starter.

What does Ryan do? He plays Sanchez against third-stringers when he doesn’t have to. He shouldn’t have. Sanchez, in typical Jets fashion, got obliterated, and he had to leave the game with an injured shoulder.


‘Isn’t ready for the NFL’

It doesn’t matter if Sanchez recovers or isn’t seriously injured (he was getting his shoulder examined after the game). The decision itself is almost a firing offense. Smith clearly demonstrated he isn’t ready for the NFL. He’s a rookie; that’s expected.

So Ryan sent his starting quarterback into a game that means nothing, knowing that Geno Sanchez can’t play a lick and that Greg McElroy is the only other option if Sanchez misses time.

Well, when do you think will the New York Jets’ losing streak end? And what sensational blunder will Rex Ryan commit next?

Source: Mike Freeman | Bleacher Report

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Royals Fan Reads Book To Cope With Team’s Loss

It’s been fascinating to watch the many ways that people in Kansas City are dealing with the Royals losing their first 10 games at home, a domestic debut that our pal Sam Mellinger says hasn’t been seen in baseball since 1913.

“Royals Book Guy,” (pictured above) created one of the world’s most expensive library seats (a $240 Crown Club ticket) by cracking open a novel during Monday night’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. (The screencap of him engrossed in a presumably better fantasy world zoomed around the Internet and earned him the ultimate sign of Internet traction — a parody Twitter account.)


The Royals headed out on a three-city, nine-game road trip on Tuesday night, but any thoughts of it being a renewing experience were doused with a 4-3 loss at Cleveland. The defeat ran their losing streak to 12 games. As Joe Posnanski notes, five of the 20 12-game losing streaks since the strike have sadly belonged to the Royals.

Fans might be well advised to bring a stack of magazines that need catching up on — that’s because a pair of series against the Yankees and Red Sox will be waiting when the Royals finally return home.

Would you even think about reading a novel on site if your favorite team had a losing streak? Share with us your ways of coping with a bad game!

Source: Yahoo News

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