The New York Giants and New York Jets make up the NFL scene in the Big Apple. They also have some of the loudest mouth in the entire country, and when you examine the context of the situation, it certainly makes sense.
Nothing quite says "New York" like a resident—holding a copy of 'The Daily News' in one hand and a hot dog from a street vendor in the other—screaming it at you in a voice that sounds vaguely like a cross between an Italian mafioso and Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm. For as far back as our rich history in our country goes, loud New Yorkers are as distinctly American as apple pie and Elvis Presley.
It's just something in the New Yorker's identity: opinionated, uppity, in your face and often deeply attached to their sports teams. I should know. I was raised by one of the most devoted, and in turn loudest, Mets fans that New York ever had the fortune of getting to know. You can take the man out of New York, but you can't take New York out of the man.
My father's transfer from the city to Los Angeles was smooth enough because the weather was nicer and the living was easier. As far as sports goes, however, his heart still lies in New York, and he represents a bigger picture. In New York, sports can just be a louder experience. From the "Bleacher Creatures" at the Yankees games to Spike Lee at a Knicks game, fans know how to make noise for their teams. With football coming around the bend, it's time to take a look at the eight loudest mouths and most prominent talking figures in the New York football scene.