Archive for April 27, 2011

Rex Ryan Claims Jets are Superior Football Team in New York…Who Cares?

Posted in Giants, Jets on April 27, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

(USA TODAY) Just like when he speaks in public, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is bold and brash and takes no prisoners in a new book set being published next week. “Play Like You Mean It” is Ryan’s new offering, and he uses it as a platform to reveal his thoughts on many of his own players and rivals, including the New York Giants and New England Patriots. On the crosstown Giants, long seen as the bigger team in New York: “When people ask me what it’s like to share New York with the Giants, my response is always, I am not sharing it with them — they’re sharing it with me,” Ryan said. “I know it’s going to piss off every Giants fan to hear this, but here you go: We are the better team. We are the big brother.” Ryan said the Jets would be better than the Giants for the next decade.

Doesn’t Rex Ryan realize that he lost all credibility last year when he guaranteed the Jets would win the Super Bowl? Sorry bro! No one cares about what you have to say. We know you’re going to guarantee championships even if you don’t have a championship caliber team. We know you’re going to try and stir controversy to get people riled up. But Rex, here’s the thing. Giants fans don’t give a fuck about the Jets. You want to claim you’re the big brother? Go ahead. Giants fans don’t listen to AFC coaches blabber during the offseason. This is just like saying Yankee fans hate the Phillies. In reality, Yankee fans don’t give a flying fuck. Have fun in the National League dude. The Yanks don’t even play the Phillies this year, so unless they meet in the World Series, I don’t care.

Back to Rex: Why does Ryan have the urge to say this about the Giants? I know that his father hated the franchise, but does he really have to sink this low? If you’re a Jets fan, you should feel embarrassed. This is like the JV team claiming they are better than the varsity cause they’ve had a better record the last two years. Maybe if Rex (or any member of the Ryan family) ever wins a Super Bowl, maybe I’ll consider taking him seriously.

New Yankee Stadium vs. Old Yankee Stadium

Posted in Yankees on April 27, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

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I’m officially fed up with the new stadium. It’s unfathomable that the Yankees have on average over 10,000 seats empty each game. You know there is a significant problem when the greatest franchise of all-time has major trouble selling out home games. When are the Steinbrenner’s gonna get it? The economy sucks. No one is going to pay over $500 to watch the Yankees. No one wants to pay $10 for a small cup of beer. Having grown up going to the old Yankee Stadium, it’s hard to get used to the new one. I know that the old Yankees Stadium wasn’t the most beautiful stadium, but the atmosphere during a ballgame was the best in baseball. This season, I’ve watched a handful of the Yankees game live and it’s embarrassing seeing field box seats practically empty. This is the third season in a row of this bullshit. It’s time for a change.

Even during the 2009 World Series, the stadium atmosphere wasn’t the same. Back in the 90’s, the crowd consisted of a bunch blue collar New Yorkers who bled Yankee baseball. Just take a look of the video of Don Mattingly (above) hitting his first posteason home run. The crowd is just absolutely swarming in the upper deck. Now the stadium is littered with Wall Street brokers who probably grabbed company tickets on the way out of the office. All these guys do is arrive in the third inning, go to the steak house in the stadium with a couple of clients, and then leaving during the 7th inning stretch. It’s truly sad that baseball has come to this. Around the league, ticket sales have significantly decreased. The Yankees’ ticket sales are down over 2,000 fans a game since last year. The Steinbrenners must lower ticket prices if they want the true fans to come back to the Stadium. Until then, these fans will continue to watch the games at New York bars instead.  

Will we ever see epic moments like this again?