buddy ryan

  • 2011 NY Jets: A Bunch of Cheerleaders
    January 9, 2012

    2011 NY Jets: A Bunch of Cheerleaders

    posted by: Robert Orlando | 6 comments | Editorial

    Before the 2011 Jets ride off into the sunset, with their oversized hero Coach Ryan vaulted high on their shoulder — the same coach who will ironically claim to carry the team’s future on his own shoulders —allow me to speak for all of the wounded he has left on the field.

  • This Green Apple Has Fallen Far From Its Tree
    January 4, 2012

    This Green Apple Has Fallen Far From Its Tree

    posted by: abyzmul | 4 comments | Editorial

    Buddy Ryan, by all accounts, was a man of action more than a man of words. This is illustrated best when you look at his military service. At the age of 18, Buddy was given a field promotion to Master Sergeant in the US Army’s 45th Infantry during the height of the Korean War. If stories can be believed, he spent much of that time punching his own soldiers in their peach fuzz-covered faces when their courage faltered and they became a danger to the soldiers with whom they shared foxholes. They were putting Buddy’s men in harm’s way, and he was finding any way he could to get them to keep fighting.