CBS Sports brings us the latest from Gang Green: On Thursday, Mark Sanchez spoke with reporters who may have missed every last word the quarterback had to offer. That's because he was rocking this marvel atop his head, via NFL.com's Kim Jones.
Mark Sanchez meets media. Says he is "thrilled" to compete. "They drafted a QB. Let's compete." twitter.com/KimJonesSports…— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) May 2, 2013
Seeing as how last year's offseason featured a media firestorm over Tim Tebow, it makes sense that this season would feature coverage just as ridiculous.
Having recently bid a fond farewell to Tebow, the Jets are welcoming a new quarterback controversy—and I am not talking about the one involving Geno Smith.
No, this one has to do with Sanchez and his headband. For pertinent discourse, we head over to Twitter:
So many tweets about Mark Sanchez's headband. And here we thought NY sportswriters would have nothing to write about w/ Tebow gone.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) May 2, 2013
Is Mark Sanchez really wearing a string headband at Jets camp right now? What does he think this is, La Liga? Give me a break.— Nick Kostos (@TheKostos) May 2, 2013
Because this is the kind of story that will take us into the Jets' preseason, we simply have to get a closer look at the man who is apparently taking fashion advice from former NBA player Sasha Vujacic.
Here is an alternative angle, via Kimberly Martin of Newsday.
The NY Times' Judy Battista wishes to bring an end to the madness with this tweet.
By way of defending Mark Sanchez's hairdo, I point out that David Beckham has worn a headband and he is uncriticizable fashion-wise.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) May 2, 2013
I beg to differ.
If you are wondering what Sanchez had to offer during his fashion show of a press conference, Kimberly Martin has you covered.
"I’m worried about me playing well, competing my butt off, being the starter, learning this offense, being the best teammate I can be, and other than that,” said Sanchez, “it’s really out of my hands.”
Sanchez said he feels like every season is “make or break,” so the second-round selection of Smith last week or the free-agent signing of veteran David Garrard hasn’t made him nervous.
I certainly believe that he isn't the least bit nervous, because that is the hairstyle of a man with the utmost confidence.
It's another fantastic offseason for the Jets, complete with breaking news that only slightly revolves around actual football.
Never change, fellas.
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