Dear Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith, Please reach a settlement to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement soon, so that Rex Ryan can get back to coaching. With all of this free time, Coach Ryan has nothing better to do than to promote his Professional Football Writers of America’s Horrigan award. And oh yeah, apparently, this lockout has given him enough time to write a book.
Without HBO’s Hard Knocks cameras to mug into in the Jets’ Florham Park facility, Ryan went into every studio in Manhattan, looking for any open mic. He somehow wandered into the set of the Colbert Report. I say wandered because guests are usually in on the Kayfabe that is the character of Stephen Colbert. During his interview on the May 3, 2011 episode, Rex spent almost all of the six-minute segment laughing at all of Colbert’s jokes. That’s a no-no. Ryan’s laughing caused Colbert to start laughing, which meant he was this close to breaking character. A two-man giggle-fest does not make for good television. For the love of all that’s good, let’s get this NFL labor dispute settled so that Rex Ryan can start worrying about game film on the Dallas Cowboys, and not about his own closeups on Comedy Central.