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So did A.I. find his doughnuts? And who was the urinating mystery woman Santonio Holmes spoke of? Read on to find out and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Now, onto our morning words of wisdom.
Are you as perplexed by who played wide receiver for the Jets Monday night as Terrell Owens? That guy is confused, and he’s hungry for employment. Also, an old frenemy of Mark Sanchez is coming out to throw his support behind No. 6. Betcha can’t guess who it is! Nah, of course you can, it’s in the headline. Click after the jump for the tweets of the morning.
Forbes released a totally arbitrary, yet still plausible list of the 10 most overpaid players in the NFL in 2012. Of course, it’s not an exact science, especially with the way the NFL’s pay structure is set up to avoid such overcompensation as Forbes notes, but it’s a believable bunch. And what would a list reeking of disappointment be without a healthy dose of the New York Jets?
Santonio Holmes, Who Plays For An NFL Team With Two Quarterbacks, Says A Two-Quarterback System Can’t Exist In The NFL
Despite the media bonanza that was Tim Tebow’s arrival in New York City, Mark Sanchez appears to be the Jets’ undisputed starting quarterback heading into the 2012 NFL season. Still, there are logistical questions that arise when a team signs a guy who started most of Denver’s games last year — and won most of those games.
Pro athletes gain a ton of fame and fortune at a young age, so it makes sense they wouldn’t all be humble heroes. And indeed, sometimes they try to exploit that fame… with mixed results. After the jump, nine sports figures whose influence wasn’t quite what they thought it was.
Really, what can you do when you get booed at a Knicks game? Nothing. You are an extremely powerful person who is, all of a sudden, in a position of zero power. It’s a shock to the system, and all you really can do is smile bashfully, take a sip of your beer, and pray that it all ends soon.
So, the Jets lost yesterday. That loss assured the team of not reaching the playoffs. The Jets are really, really not happy about this, and that’s to be expected. But the Jets do things – including anger – bigger and louder than most teams.
Soon after Santonio Holmes agreed upon a big, fat five-year contract with the New York Jets, he tweeted a picture of himself downing a bottle of 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal. Because it’s 2011, that picture then covered the front page of the New York Post.
The average price of said bottle is $500. But since Holmes will make at least $24 million over the next five years, it probably didn’t leave much of a dent in his wallet.
The New York Jets backed up their talk today with a 28-21 upset win over the New England Patriots…and no play spoke louder than Santonio Holmes’ spectacular, barely-staying-inbounds fourth-quarter touchdown catch.
It looked like the New York Jets were about to suffer a devastating loss. Instead, they turned the tables in the game’s final minute and sent the Houston Texans off to their second crushing defeat in a row.