My Take On Rex Ryan's Potty Mouth, Tim Tebow's Touchdown, And More

Paul StaggContributor IIAugust 20, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets stands on the field during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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In The News: 

Tony Dungy called out Rex Ryan for the use of F-Bombs, the two have now talked and 'cleared the air'.

In My Opinion: 

Really Coach Dungy?  You thought the Commissioner should get involved because a football coach used a word you don't like?  Are you new to football?

Kudos to Ryan for caring enough about what a respected coach thought to give him a call and have a talk man to man.  More people should just settle this kind of thing out of the public light instead of suggesting the Commissioner get involved.

In The News: 

Brett Favre showed up in Minnesota to join the Vikings.  He's apparently not going to retire.

In My Opinion: 

My opinion hasn't changed much since my post last week.  Favre is under contract, and should have been in camp from day one.  If he couldn't play, he should have been on the PUP list.  He should have been getting treatment from team doctors and therapists and strength coaches, and he should have been appraising the team of his status the entire off season.

Instead, we got another Favre Watch.

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I'm glad he's able to play, and I hope he means it when he says this is his last year.

In The News: 

Tim Tebow scored!

In My Opinion: 

No, not that scored, I think he still wears a chastity bracelet or something, doesn't he?  He scored a meaningless rushing touchdown in a meaningless preseason game.  Oh, and he got hurt on the play, and has missed a couple of practices.  Thus far, I am not impressed, and I think the Broncos will regret the moves they made to sign him.

In The News: 

Brian Cushing's suspension appeal was denied by the NFL

In My Opinion: 

I could go on for an entire column about what I think of the NFL drug testing policy.  I'll just leave it at this:  I think it's a joke.

That said, Cushing apparently was expecting the NFL Commissioner's office IQ to have diminished substantially. 

I've spent 15 years in gyms, around powerlifters, bodybuilders, and strength athletes.  I have been exposed to the performance enhancing drug culture, and while having never used illegal PEDs, I know a little about them.

If HGC shows up on a drug test of an NFL player, he is either under a fertility doctor's care, or he is using anabolic/androgenic steroids.  Period.  The overtraining syndrome is less believable than the 'it was in my protein shake' story.

Here's a little something for you to chew on:  Lots of professional athletes use performance enhancing drugs.  Lots of amateur athletes use performance enhancing drugs.  Lots of gym rats do.  It's really easy to hide it, and if you get caught by the NFL, you have failed an intelligence test, not a drug test.  That's the way it is.

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