Harmless comments from Rex
Florham Park, N.J. — The National Football League is doing everything it can in order to keep the game safe. Changing rules and taking some excitement from the sport is one thing, but are people being serious with the comments Rex Ryan made earlier in the week. C’mon Man! (Chris Carter voice)
On Wednesday, the coach was talking about the Dallas Cowboys fans who are expected to show up for the game Sunday night in the new MetLife Stadium, Ryan said, “I don’t know why they’d be here. They’re coming into our stadium. It’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff, I would think.” (joking)
It is understandable why some people might be a bit peeved about this, but it has gone way too far. The reason for all the higly unnecessary commotion is because of the fan fights that occur almost every season in all sports and the one that is fresh on everyone’s mind is the preseason game between the San Fransico 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in San Fransico just a few weeks ago. Which resulted in 70 ejections, 12 arrests, two parking-lot shootings and one restroom beating that left a man unconscious.
Some people are looking at these comments by coach Ryan as a warning to Cowboys fans by trying to scare them. It is being taken completely out of context. This is who Rex Ryan is. Everyone should know by now that he is a loud mouth coach that pumps up his team and their fans to get ready to play on Sunday. He has been the same being since his days as a defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. It might have flew under the radar simply for the fact that he was only a coordinator and did not want to step all over the shoes of the head coach but he has not changed and most likely never will. That’s Rex.
I know my opinion doesn’t matter and some people do not want to here it but listen up. Here’s an idea for sporting events that might just turn things around when it comes to fan violence. Instead of people harping on coaches and players who are simply trying to boost the morale of the team and their fans, how about we take alcohol out of the stadiums. Fans who know how to handle themselves will suffer but if the NFL was really concerned about fan safety, they would make a move, but the money is simply too good to turn down. Most might disagree with this idea but let’s give it a shot just for a season and see what happens. It can’t hurt.
The game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets will occur on Sunday night in the new MetLife Stadium and I’m pretty sure coach Ryan’s comments will not be a factor. Instead, it will be a day of remembrance and sorrow capped off by an American sport that fans come see to take their minds off reality.