Today I was dismayed while watching Morning Joe the dismissive tone they took while discussing Brett Favre’s latest sexual misconduct allegation. The biggest question they had was not did he do it, but why now? Christine Scavo and Shannon O’Toole were massage therapist hired by the New York Jets and they have accused Favre of making unwarranted advances at them, and when they informed the Jets they were told they would never work for them again and to keep their mouths shut. So why would they keep quiet for this long and now file. Simple…now is the time. Favre was NFL royalty and they take care of their superstars. He is now simply a defeated old man who is of no use to the NFL and now he can be thrown to the wolves. Even though Favre might have been the creator of these wolves. These women are workers and workers have a hard time getting their story out when a man is powerful and he has an even more powerful organization standing behind him. At this point we do not know if the allegations are true or not but they deserve to have their day in court and not simply be dismissed as two nobodies trying to make a buck.
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Sal Alosi is a coach on the New York Jets staff. Yesterday Alosi tripped a Miami Dolphin during a game yesterday. Alosi has apologized, “I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to (Dolphins) Coach (Tony) Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to (Jets owner) Woody (Johnson), (GM) Mike (Tannenbaum) and (Jets coach) Rex (Ryan). I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.” So why would he do it? Is this just the typical anything goes mentality that we see in our society? Should he be fired? Tell me what you think.
Don’t hate Ines Sainz because she is beautiful and she is not afraid to flaunt her sexuality, but over the last few days I have seen panels discuss her fashion choices. Sainz was subjected to catcalls and other inappropriate behavior in the New York Jets locker room. This morning on the Today Show Meredith Vieira convened a council of matrons to discuss Sainz. The council concluded they would not want their “daughters to dress like Sainz.” No let them dress like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears. Last night Keith Olbermann voted Sainz as the 3rd Worst Person in the world. He said she has done this kind of “stunt reporting” before. Now let me get this straight. This woman wore tight jeans and a tight shirt into a NFL locker room and by doing this she agreed to be subjected to any kind of nonsense the team wanted to dish out. So they are all out of control. If this is the case we better play the song Bed Room Intruder and substitute a few of the words, Hide the cheerleaders, Hide the female reporters, Hide the secretaries no woman is safe in this environment. The team probably suffered the from the herd effect…one jerk says something they all laugh and it simply continues from there. This is simply crazy. This woman did nothing wrong. If anyone should be blamed it should be the front office. They had plenty of conference room available and they should have used one if they knew that the men on their team are out of control, but one only has to look at the coach Rex Ryan and know why this team is off the chain. He is off the chain too and this kind of childish nonsense reflects throughout the team. He was once a contender for the head coaching job of the Baltimore Ravens, but he was passed over and now we know why.
Over the past few days I have watched the media cover the Ines Sainz story. She is the very attractive women that went into the New York Jets lockeroom to interview the quarterback Mark Sanchez. While visiting she was alledgedly subjected to cat call and inappropriate behavior. Sainz tweeted about the behavior but she did not submit a formal request for investigation but the NFL has instigated an investigation. “Jets owner Johnson said that NFL officials were conducting interviews of those present Saturday and that players would be contacted today. “We take this very, very seriously, as you can imagine, he told ESPN “We want all of our reporters, female or male, to be comfortable wherever they are, on the sideline, in the locker room or at a game. The Association for Women in Sports Media, which encouraged the NFL probe, says it expects to receive an update today, according to its website.”* What I find troubling is the reaction that some in the media have about Sainz. On The View this morning Sherri Sheppard questioned Sainz clothing choices. So a woman needs to wear a burlap sack to be safe from sexual innuendos? “Fanhouse.com columnist Kevin Blackistone said “doesn’t shrink with the fit of jeans or disappear with the height of a hemline. Women in journalism, or any line of work, shouldn’t be subjected to … sexual innuendo for any reason.” So tell me what you think. Was it her fault or is this a case of grown men behaving badly?
Rex Ryan used to be the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. He is now the coach of the NY Jets. HBO is currently profiling the Jets on their Hard Knocks series. On the show Ryan is prominent, vocal and profane, but evidently Ray Lewis has simply heard enough of the trash talk. Last season Reed gave up on his team and predicted they would not make it to the post season, but they proved to be over achievers and this year Ryan has been doing a lot of trash talking and Lewis finally told it like it is. To be a champ you have got to beat one and so far the Jets have not accomplished that feat. It is great to see Lewis a football great step up to the microphone and slap these wanna bees back. Lewis is no saint, but he does have a Super Bowl ring and in this age of reality television, and the over hyping of everything it is refreshing to see someone call out the hype artist, and tell them to take the swagger to the field and off the stage.
Antonio Cromartie, of the New York Jets has alot of children. He has multiple 3 year olds. Appearing on the HBO show Hard Knocks he attempts to remember all of their names. This is truly sad. “When the Jets traded for Cromartie in March, the statistic that jumped off the page about him had nothing to do with tackles, interceptions or touchdowns. It was the fact that he had seven kids in five different states, a brood that was causing Cromartie all sorts of legal problems thanks to his difficulty meeting his child support obligations.” Cromartie probably benefited from the cash from the Jets, but he could also benefit from a box of condoms.