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Walder: Rex Ryan rants against Baltimore Orioles over season opener

Rex, brothers!

The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens can’t open the season at home because the Orioles play a game on September 5, when the season opener is scheduled to be played, and the two teams share a parking lot. While there was talk of the Orioles potentially moving their game to another time, Ryan proposed something more ridiculous—moving its location—during a rant against the Baltimore baseball team.

“Well who really cares, you’ve got 81 at home, maybe you could have done the right thing and given one up and then played 82 on the road and then 80 at home,” he said. “I really don’t think people are going to care about that game.”

Perhaps Ryan didn’t quite consider how substantial the loss in gate revenue, not to mention the lack of home-field advantage the Orioles would give up, in such a bizarre scenario.

Greg Franklin Posted: April 18, 2013 at 09:12 PM | 40 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. baerga1 Posted: April 19, 2013 at 06:39 AM (#4419010)
Rex should just keep his wife's foot in his mouth.
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 19, 2013 at 07:03 AM (#4419017)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Suck it!
   3. Walt Davis Posted: April 19, 2013 at 07:19 AM (#4419019)
Jimmy, I want you to go down to the blue Ford then cut towards the green Chevy.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: April 19, 2013 at 07:19 AM (#4419020)
Also yet another problem solved by responsible car pooling.
   5. Millon deFloss Posted: April 19, 2013 at 08:49 AM (#4419066)
Rex is just a fat blowhard, like his old man.
   6. Tripon Posted: April 19, 2013 at 09:56 AM (#4419143)
Why can't the Ravens play on a Wed night to start the season like the Giants-Cowboys did last year?
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 19, 2013 at 09:59 AM (#4419148)
so, rex ryan, doofus coach or doofiest coach?
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 09:59 AM (#4419151)
“I really don’t think people are going to care about that game.”


Kinda like Jets games, huh?
   9. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM (#4419152)
Suck a dick, Rex.
   10. Long Time Listener, First Time Caller Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM (#4419153)
Rex is just speaking for the average NFL fan. Which is to say, most NFL fans are like Rex Ryan.

I guess what I'm saying is I hate most NFL fans.
   11. Bob Tufts Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4419195)
Why can't the Ravens play on a Wed night to start the season like the Giants-Cowboys did last year?


This.

The NFL knew the MLB schedule before they decided their schedule. The sheer arrogance of the entire football industrial complex is staggering.
   12. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM (#4419208)
Rex is just speaking for the average NFL fan. Which is to say, most NFL fans are like Rex Ryan.
To be fair, most Ravens fans appear to be pissed off at Goodell for not playing on Wednesday. Probably because there's a Ravens/Orioles crossover, so those people can actually understand the Orioles' point of view.
   13. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM (#4419211)
“Well who really cares, you’ve got 81 at home, maybe you could have done the right thing and given one up and then played 82 on the road and then 80 at home,” he said. “I really don’t think people are going to care about that game.”
The NFL refused to move a Monday Night game to Green Bay instead of Minnesota for a Twins-Tigers one game playoff. They have no moral high ground.
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM (#4419217)
How can they stomp on this tradition of the Super Bowl champion playing a midweek game at home that dates all the way back to 2004? Or the tradition that the Super Bowl champion always opens the season at home, which also dates back to 2004?
   15. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM (#4419227)
Heard Peter King on Dan Patrick this morning. He had a couple of interesting points. Apparently, the ownership groups don't like each other much (based what I have read on here, that's not surprising with Angelos at the helm). He also said he understood where the O's were coming from. They had the collective bargaining stuff (20 straight days) to deal with and that teams on the east coast do have to worry about weather related make-up games and double headers without other stuff thrown in.

King also said that he ran into Kurkijan in Arizona (King was there for NFL meetings) during spring training and he said the discussion never got beyond the upper levels of management. Based on what TImmy told him, he said that Showalter would have been against moving any games because he didn't want his team to be at a competitive imbalance.

With all that said, I really think that the NFL thought they could force the O's to change the game.
   16. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM (#4419236)
Why can't the Ravens play on a Wed night to start the season like the Giants-Cowboys did last year?

Rosh Hashanah begins on that Wednesday evening this year, which would have led to a lot of Ravens fans missing the game.

Of course Rosh Hashanah also continues through Thursday, and the Ravens never seemed to let the Thursday date bother them. It's hard not to see the Ravens' original position basically amounting to "We're the NFL, and you're not."
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM (#4419237)
Are there still any players left on the Ravens who played in the Super Bowl? Their ownership isn't helping its public image with all their "Nothing personal, just business" decisions this spring.
   18. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:55 AM (#4419238)
I will enjoy every Jet loss just a little bit more next year. Thanks Rex!
   19. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM (#4419239)
I will enjoy every Jet loss just a little bit more next year. Thanks Rex!

I think Rex may be making you a happy man.
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM (#4419242)
I think Rex may be making you a happy man.

I think it's more Sanchez than Ryan. But, it's Ryan's fault for sticking with Sanchez.

In either case, I will enjoy the march towards Rex's inevitable dismissal.
   21. dlf Posted: April 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4419297)
Since this seems like the NLF thread ... I saw the schedule for 2013 this morning and it looks like the Packers have a booger of a year with a metric crap-ton of tough games.
   22. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM (#4419305)
Packers have the sixth toughest schedule Panthers have the toughest, Broncos have the easiest, based on last year's records.
   23. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM (#4419313)
It's hard not to see the Ravens' original position basically amounting to "We're the NFL, and you're not."


I really don't like football. I rarely watch it, don't care about it. I was thinking of switching to DirectTV this week and called them to discuss switching cable providers. I was talking to the guy about what I watched and he asked if I liked sports and I said yes, I watch baseball, hockey and soccer. Well, the guy spent a large portion of the remainder of the conversation telling me how great the free year of NFL Season Ticket was as a benefit. He seemed puzzled when I asked if I could swap that for a free year of the MLB Extra Innings.
   24. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 19, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4419550)
It's fun to see the NFL lose this battle, they don't deserve to win it even if they paid mlb tons of money.
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 19, 2013 at 04:07 PM (#4419639)
Nobody is stopping the Ravens from playing a night game on Sept. 5. Getting to the stadium, parking and tailgating would be considerably more difficult than usual, but if it were really important, they could walk, carpool, take busses or use the light rail. Obviously, it's not worth inconveniencing themselves, just other people.
   26. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 19, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4419689)
Nobody is stopping the Ravens from playing a night game on Sept. 5.


Is that true? I wouldn't be surprised that the city of Baltimore has some sort of rule about the two teams playing at the same time. I think you are asking for major traffic problems and security issues otherwise.
   27. Srul Itza Posted: April 19, 2013 at 04:42 PM (#4419691)
I was always much more of a Giants fan than a Jets fan, but I used to have some affection for the team, based on strong memories of Superbowl III, and the Mets-Jets tie in at Shea.

When they moved out of Queens and into "Giants Stadium," it really bothered me. It was like they lost part of their identity as the underdogs.

Hiring Parcells seemed like a me-too exercise.

And now, Rex Ryan is an absolute embarrassment.

I look forward to his inevitable firing, hopefully mid-season.
   28. SoSH U at work Posted: April 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4419699)
When they moved out of Queens and into "Giants Stadium," it really bothered me. It was like they lost part of their identity as the underdogs.


I had season tickets to the Jets for two seasons. I pretty much stopped rooting for them when they moved across the river. I didn't really think they lost their identity as the underdogs. I thought they embraced and cemented their identity as the Giants' little brother.

   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4419712)

Is that true? I wouldn't be surprised that the city of Baltimore has some sort of rule about the two teams playing at the same time. I think you are asking for major traffic problems and security issues otherwise.


It wouldn't be quite at the same time - the O's would play in the afternoon, Ravens at night. Kansas City has done this - Royals afternoon game, Chiefs next door at night. But KC has a ton more parking than Baltimore does.

Any other stadiums back to back like that where it would be an issue? Philly has kinda the same setup as KC I think, two stadiums but tons of parking.
   30. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 19, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4419731)
It wouldn't be quite at the same time - the O's would play in the afternoon, Ravens at night.


No that's the issue, the Orioles are playing a night game that day. They can't do it as an afternoon game because both the opponent is traveling the night before so they can't play a day game after a night game or some such thing.
   31. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 19, 2013 at 05:41 PM (#4419755)
The NFL can go scratch.
   32. Long Time Listener, First Time Caller Posted: April 19, 2013 at 06:58 PM (#4419800)
To be fair, most Ravens fans appear to be pissed off at Goodell for not playing on Wednesday. Probably because there's a Ravens/Orioles crossover, so those people can actually understand the Orioles' point of view.


Is that after the decision had been made not to move the O's game? I have a suspicion while the decision was still up in the air they were probably doing the whole "NFL IS NFL AND MLB IS MLB SO NFL SHOULD WIN" thing. But maybe not! This is Baltimore, gentlemen: the scheduling gods will not save you
   33. Walt Davis Posted: April 19, 2013 at 07:33 PM (#4419838)
Did the Ravens forget to pay off Clay Davis or did Angelos remember to pay off Clay Davis?
   34. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: April 19, 2013 at 08:25 PM (#4419918)
Packers have the sixth toughest schedule

And the Lions, who crashed and effing burned to a 4-12 record last year, have the second-toughest schedule. The hell? Looks like another long season in Detroit...
   35. SoSH U at work Posted: April 19, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4419937)
And the Lions, who crashed and effing burned to a 4-12 record last year, have the second-toughest schedule. The hell?


That's entirely because the Lions have the misfortune of having to play a very good Green Bay team, while the Packers get blessed with two games agaisnt the lowly Lions.

   36. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4420096)
I was always much more of a Giants fan than a Jets fan, but I used to have some affection for the team, based on strong memories of Superbowl III, and the Mets-Jets tie in at Shea.

When they moved out of Queens and into "Giants Stadium," it really bothered me. It was like they lost part of their identity as the underdogs.

Hiring Parcells seemed like a me-too exercise.

And now, Rex Ryan is an absolute embarrassment.

I look forward to his inevitable firing, hopefully mid-season.


Yeah, I was never anti-Jet (despite being more of a Giants fan) until they hired Ryan. He's a gigantic ass. Both figuratively and literally.
   37. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: April 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4420153)
Philly has kinda the same setup as KC I think, two stadiums but tons of parking.


Three actually.
   38. billyshears Posted: April 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM (#4420178)
You know, for a guy who has made the conference championship game in 50% of his seasons as coach, people give Ryan a lot of crap. He's just talking out of his ass, like he always does, and I would bet he's having a bit of fun. Don't take it so seriously.
   39. bigglou115 Posted: April 20, 2013 at 01:37 AM (#4420197)
Is that after the decision had been made not to move the O's game? I have a suspicion while the decision was still up in the air they were probably doing the whole "NFL IS NFL AND MLB IS MLB SO NFL SHOULD WIN" thing. But maybe not! This is Baltimore, gentlemen: the scheduling gods will not save you


Its after. When this first came up I was so entertained by the collective delusion of the NFL fans that I followed the situation very closely. Even arguments that purported to be thoughtful weren't. My favorite was a guy who was saying the NFL would never move the game because of TV contracts. While he obviously never considered that the game would be moved to a home game, when someone pointed out the contractual obligations of the MLB he couldn't come up with anything more than the NFL's contracts were more important.
   40. GregQ Posted: April 20, 2013 at 09:17 AM (#4420237)
There have been a number of football columnists that have simply said that all Goodell has to do is drop his hammer and baseball will budge. This is a good example http://tinyurl.com/ce3zvwy

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