Rex Ryan Braved Crowds and Terrifying Beasts for Spain's Running of the Bulls

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 8, 2013

Photo Credit: Ben Patton Instagram
Photo Credit: Ben Patton Instagram

A very svelte Rex Ryan recently surfaced amid the happy and possibly insane throngs of people who prepared to run from enraged bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Busted Coverage spotted an Instagram posting from Ben Patton, who previously appeared on the NBC show Ready For Love

Poor Ryan is melting into nothingness and looking even skinnier than he did last year. 

It seems his new diet also includes a new fitness regimen of running away from angry animals through the streets of Spain during the San Fermin festival. 

Unfortunately, there are no action photos of the Jets head coach running from a bunch of bulls, nor any account of how being scared for your life might affect your 40-yard dash time. 

Thankfully, there is a wealth of images floating around the Internet, showing fans who flocked to the crowded streets just to get a chance to see a bull and flee. 

Here are just a few from The Washington Post, showing off the beautiful mania that took place this year. 

As you can see, frustration wasn't relegated to bulls, because here is a fairly annoyed cow debating the finer details with a police officer. 

Seeing the images, I once again offer what I do every year around this time: better you than me. The vibrant images and stunning videos that will no doubt surface are enough for me to appreciate the remarkable run between man and beast. 

I will leave the running to those far braver than I am, which now includes the Jets' Ryan. 

The Associated Press reports there were just four injuries on the first day of the running. It also reported that nobody was gored—so hurray for that. 

If you were on the fence about whether to attend next year, I would like to point to this section of the article: "The bulls used in the centuries-old fiesta can weigh up to at 1,380 pounds and have killed 15 people since record-keeping began in 1924."

As it turns out, you can appreciate other people running from bulls rather well from this side of a computer screen. 

Now, someone get Ryan something to eat, because Coach looks like he is starving. 

 

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