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ROBJETS Icon : (22 March 2015 - 03:49 PM) Also VA beat some good teams. Lost to Duke,beat Maryland and split games with NC and Louisville. Their wins against quality and ranked opponents was higher and better than Nova.
ROBJETS Icon : (22 March 2015 - 03:55 PM) NC State didn't even get one vote to be in the top 25
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JSOTF Icon : (25 March 2015 - 06:02 AM) So, the question is.......Do I invest to go see the Jets vs Fish in England this season????????
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (25 March 2015 - 07:10 AM) I'm considering going
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (25 March 2015 - 07:10 AM) My brother is moving to London next year...so I have a reason to be over there
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (25 March 2015 - 07:10 AM) This August I should say
Smedsthejet Icon : (25 March 2015 - 02:59 PM) You both should do it...I'll buy the first (overpriced) beers as well! Got my ticket back in January
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (25 March 2015 - 03:02 PM) Smeds if I come over I'll be sure to check you out
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JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 03:58 AM) Well, I now live accros the pond and maybe some of us could meet up there?
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 03:59 AM) Smeds, where did you get your tickets?
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 05:56 AM) Az bitches!!!
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:01 AM) I dont know about all that. As bad as we get over sports the Brits get far worse. You might suffer a huge beat down if you say the wrong thing there. Well maybe not being its televised to the U.S.. Security probably be pretty tight.
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:03 AM) Well...... the good thing is I know who to mooch off of now if I go to London.
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:47 AM) hahahaha, it isnt European Football!
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:04 AM) Ive seen a lot of videos. Most countries go psycho over their soccer teams. Ive seen some serious very bloody beat downs. Fans stabbing the players and refs,etc. And they say we are bad in the U.S. not even close to that.
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:06 AM) I think one was in Africa....a fan stormed the field and was knifing everyone in sight after his team lost
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:08 AM) Hell even in mma when the Brits come over they are all cocky as hell. Big time cocky like they are going to easily destroy everyone they face cocky.
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:36 AM) hahahaha
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:36 AM) damn Europeans!
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:37 AM) They havent fucked with a disgruntled, lifelong Jets fan!!!
Smedsthejet Icon : (26 March 2015 - 02:49 PM) Got my tickets from Ticketmaster the day they went on general sale
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 02:33 AM) You guys get Bellator in London? http://www.bellator.com/schedule its on Spike tv free regular cable channel. in the U.S. and the prelims are free on http://www.spike.com/
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 02:37 AM) London is 4 hours ahead of east coast U.S. Bellator prelims are 7pm Friday night U.S. East Coast time and the main card is 9pm So just add 4 hours to that if you can catch either. Im sure you can catch a stream or use a U.S. VPN if you dont have access to Spike.com. You guys might get Bellator on another channel their just like with the UFC.
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 02:47 AM) Anyway only reason I mentioned it was because of your sense of humor. The last Bellator 134 was called the British Invasion. If you watch mma Might want to add this site to your favorites http://www.mmauk.net...y/bellatornews/
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 02:55 AM) There was one of those hour long shows about the upcoming event featuring the fighters the prior week to Bellator 134 and all 4 of the Brits were cocky as hell. Yelling "The British are coming!!!!"
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 02:57 AM) By the way 135 is tonight if you are interested. I used to watch pretty much all the televised mma now I stick with Bellator and UFC only
ROBJETS Icon : (Yesterday, 03:07 AM) that last link is a UK mma site. Only reason i added it. http://www.sherdog.com/ is pretty much the best mma site on the net for everything mma
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Rex Ryan Article "The Mad Scientist"

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:50 AM

ScOWINGS MILLS, Md. - Rex Ryan's players call him The Mad Scientist, a reverential reference to his creative, blitz-oriented defensive scheme, but as he was racing to BWI Airport last Sunday for his interview with the Jets, Ryan was feeling the pressure instead of applying it.

The Ravens' defensive coordinator was late for his meeting with the Jets contingent, which included owner Woody Johnson. It wasn't Ryan's fault - he got held up in an earlier interview with Rams officials - but he still didn't want to taint their first impression of him.

"I was going crazy," Ryan told the Daily News Thursday at the Ravens' headquarters, where he was preparing for the AFC Championship Game Sunday against the Steelers. "I was like, 'I can't believe I'm going to have to show up late.' I remember calling my wife as I'm going, panicking, like, 'Golly, the owner's here. Woody Johnson is here. There's no way he's going to still be there when I get to the interview.'"

Johnson waited. And now the entire organization appears willing to wait for him.

From all indications, the Jets are mad about the Mad Scientist, the odds-on favorite for their head-coaching job. If the Ravens' improbable playoff run ends in Pittsburgh, Ryan could be named next week as Eric Mangini's replacement. By rule, the Jets can't make an offer until the Ravens' season is over.

"It was great," Ryan said of his five-hour sitdown with the Jets, which took place in an airport conference room.

If Ryan lands the job, it will be the culmination of a lifelong dream. The son of coaching legend Buddy Ryan, a defensive mastermind who popularized the intimidating, pressure-based "46 Defense," Rex grew up in football. He served as a ball boy with the Vikings and Bears (two of his dad's former teams), doodled plays in his notebook during high school English classes and leaped into the coaching profession as soon he graduated from college.

"It's like any father-son deal; I inherited my father's business," said Ryan, whose twin brother, Rob, is the Browns' newly hired defensive coordinator under Mangini. "That gave me a leg up on most people. I'm 46 years old, and I've been coaching football or learning about football almost all of my life."

Ryan, in the words of former Ravens coach Brian Billick, is "just a ball coach." In other words, he isn't one of those slicked-back, smooth talkers from the corporate coaching factory.

Much like his father, Ryan isn't shy about speaking his mind. When a reporter mentioned how the Ravens struggled last week against the Titans' Chris Johnson, who rushed for 72 yards in the first half before leaving with a sprained ankle, Ryan fired back.

"I read all the experts say we would've given up 150 yards, but, remember, he never finished the game for some reason," he said, smiling. "Whatever that reason is, they can cry all they want. Who cares? We're here. We're still playing, and they can watch us."

The always-guarded Mangini never displayed that kind of bravado. The Ravens love that about Ryan, who is so respected among the players that he earned a spot on the defense's new T-shirts. They are charcoal-gray with "Organized Chaos" emblazoned across the front - a reference to Ryan's unpredictable but often lethal game plans. On the back, there's a list of every player's nickname. The last nickname on the list: The Mad Scientist.

"Every week in our meeting, it's like, 'Who are we going to be this week, Mad Scientist?'" said former Giants cornerback Frank Walker, reaching into his locker and unfurling one of the new T-shirts. "It's like he creates us."

In four seasons under Ryan, the Ravens' unit has finished no lower than sixth in total defense. He has been blessed with exceptional performers - 11 Pro Bowl selections since 2005 - but the players credit his football acumen and passion for the game as big reasons for the sustained success.

Billick recognized that passion some 13 years ago at a football clinic in Toronto, where Ryan addressed about 10 coaches. Billick, who had seen Ryan speak to large groups, was amazed he was able to radiate the same enthusiasm to a tiny group.

"Whether it was two coaches or 2,000, his energy, knowledge and enthusiasm for the game were evident," Billick said in a phone interview. Billick never forgot that day. A few years later, in 1999, he hired Ryan to be his defensive line coach.

Ryan wasn't forced into coaching. In fact, his father wanted him and Rob to pursue careers in the food-service industry. Finally, Buddy relented. A few days before the twins graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State, Buddy bought an easel, rented a hotel room near their campus and gave them a two-day, crash course on the "46" defense. It was like hearing Einstein explain the Theory of Relativity.

"I knew Rex always wanted to coach," Buddy said in a phone interview. "He loved the game, even when he was a ball boy. Most of the ball boys were out there playing (around), but Rex was all business. He was watching great coaches coach."

Now the Ravens realize Ryan could be moving on. "He's definitely tradition-oriented and can step in anywhere right now and lead a franchise," safety Ed Reed said.

They're happy for him. But they'll miss the madness
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

Love it.
Sal Paolantonio commenting on the difference in the Ryan and Mangini atmospheres in the building:
"It's like going from Alcatraz to Dorney Park."

It is better to destroy than create what is meaningless, so the picture will not be finished.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:43 PM

Mike Leach is the mad scientist.

Cool article though.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:29 PM

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"I read all the experts say we would've given up 150 yards, but, remember, he never finished the game for some reason," he said, smiling. "Whatever that reason is, they can cry all they want. Who cares? We're here. We're still playing, and they can watch us."


I love this guy!


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In four seasons under Ryan, the Ravens' unit has finished no lower than sixth in total defense. He has been blessed with exceptional performers - 11 Pro Bowl selections since 2005 - but the players credit his football acumen and passion for the game as big reasons for the sustained success.


Now I realize he has good talent on that team, no question about it but I hear this kind of thing all the time about Rex. Yes their personnel is good but Rex is a beast!
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