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Ryan wanted to kick Sparano's [butt]

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08:02 AM ET 05.28 | Tony Sparano certainly has his supporters, but Jets coach Rex Ryan didn't start as one of them. Just before midnight on Oct. 12, 2009, [Ryan] shook Sparano's hand, turned to Jets vice president of security Steve Yarnell and expressed his feelings about the Dolphins' then- head coach: "I don't like this dude." Sparano's team had just carved up Ryan's defense for 413 yards. ... Inside the Jets locker room, Ryan was fuming. Sparano, wearing his trademark sunglasses at night, had just beaten Ryan at his own game: Tough, physical, no-nonsense football. "I was pissed," Ryan remembered. "I'm like, 'I'm going to kick that dude's [butt] next time.'" Ryan's respect and appreciation for Sparano grew that night.

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May 28, 2012  08:16 AM ET
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Happy Memorial Day...............God Bless America..............Jets Suck..................

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May 28, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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Thanks to all who have served our country............

And to those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice, as well.

May 28, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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And to those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice, as well.

^This^


Nothing wrong with developing a respect for someone. Ryan better perform this year or the Jets may have hired their next HC.

May 28, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Happy Memorial Day and a heartfelt thanks to all veterans.

May 28, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Hey, what a surprise, a Jets thread!

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May 28, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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^This^Nothing wrong with developing a respect for someone. Ryan better perform this year or the Jets may have hired their next HC.

I wouldn't rule that out... The J-E-T-S might want to think about a GM, too.

May 28, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Morning everyone..............

Mick...

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May 28, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Speaking only for myself as a Vet, You can thank me by putting those 544 thief's and low life's you elected on the unemployment line. Screw the BBQue.

May 28, 2012  11:24 AM ET
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Speaking only for myself as a Vet, You can thank me by putting those 544 thief's and low life's you elected on the unemployment line. Screw the BBQue.

Um Steve, it's 535 -- we don't elect the SCOTUS.

May 28, 2012  11:30 AM ET

If that fight ever happens, have the ambulance close by. Two since they both won't fit in one.

May 28, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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"I was pissed," Ryan remembered. "I'm like, 'I'm going to suck that dude's toes next time.'"fixed

Really, Mick? So much material to work with and you go for the tired, three year old feet joke?

May 28, 2012  12:18 PM ET
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Happy Memorial Day...............God Bless America..............Jets Suck..................

YES......YESSSSSSSS....AND HELL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

May 28, 2012  03:59 PM ET
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I wouldn't rule that out... The J-E-T-S might want to think.

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May 28, 2012  04:02 PM ET
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Really, Mick? So much material to work with and you go for the tired, three year old feet joke?

Do we know if Rex still loves feet ? It has been a long time since he could see his own

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