Jets Overtake ’86 University Of Miami Squad As Most Hated Sports Team in History

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

by Kevin James Shay
At the risk of putting my foot in my mouth, I will go out on a limb: The New York Jets have just overtaken the 1986 University of Miami football squad as the most hated, loathsome sports team in history.
The evidence starts with the head coach. Before the season, Rex Ryan wrote on the ESPN Tour Bus "Soon To Be Champs" and repeated the braggado several times. He has made an obscene gesture to Miami Dolphins fans and has done nothing to stop his team from engaging in unprofessional trash talk before most games.
Just this week, Ryan had the gall to suggest that his team doesn't "try to bad-mouth an opponent."
Prior to the Patriots game, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called New England quarterback Tom Brady an "a**hole" and said "f**k him" in reference to the quarterback's history of taunting. Brady took the high road in response.
Then there is Jets linebacker Bart Scott, who became likely the first athlete in history to publicly...

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