Allen Iverson will officially announce his retirement soon. Dennis Green has been gainfully employed by the NFL Network for more than two years. Jim Mora has scaled back his public profile after several years doing radio and TV commentary.
But their reign atop the rankings of all-time legendary press-conference outbursts is in jeopardy.
Rex Ryan is stalking them.
You liked “We’re talkin’ ‘bout practice”? “The Bears are who we thought they were!” “Playoffs? Playoffs?”
Then you’ll love Rex’s performance after Saturday night’s Jets preseason debacle against the Giants, in which, among other epic failures (good job, good effort, Geno Smith), Ryan sent Mark Sanchez in for the last 11 minutes, only to see Sanchez leave the meaningless exhibition with an injured shoulder.
And savor these Rex pearls of wisdom: “Shoot, we’re competing.’’ “I can say anything I want, that’s the beauty of this country.”
Best of all: “Here, I’ll say it backwards.’’
(H/T to The Big Lead)