Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Jets coach Rex Ryan wants apology from Dolphins RB Reggie Bush
|10.25.12 at 8:02 am ET|
THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
World Series: Tigers at Giants, 8 p.m. (Fox; WEEI-AM)
NFL: Buccaneers at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network; WEEI-FM)
College football: Clemson at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: Clippers at Nuggets, 10 p.m. (TNT)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Rex Ryan and the Jets have moved on from the Patriots to their next controversy. Two days after getting defensive in the face of questions about his team’s conservative play-calling in Sunday’s loss in Foxboro, Ryan said he wants an apology from Dolphins running back Reggie Bush for comments Bush made earlier in the season.
Bush, who left the teams’ last meeting early with a bruised left knee, had accused the Jets of trying to hurt him under orders from Ryan. When New York cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending left knee injury, Bush said it was an example of “what goes around comes around.”
Ryan insisted that his comment about putting “hot sauce” on Bush was misinterpreted.
“I apologized for my comments, and I expect him to do the same,” Ryan said Wednesday. “I never was saying we were going to try to injure Reggie Bush. That’s not even close.
“He’s going to get our attention. I’m sorry, but he’s the type of player that’s going to warrant a lot of attention and we’re going to give it to him. … That was what I meant by my comments. If it was taken differently, out of context or whatever, I apologize for that. Trust me, we know when he’s in the game.
“He is still going to get our attention, but his things about Revis and all that kind of stuff … look, I understand that he got hurt in the game, and that’s bad for football. We never want to hurt a player. I respect him as a player. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. I never want to see that.”
Responded Bush: “I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that at all. But it is what it is. Like I said, the great thing about divisional games is you get to play them twice.”
Meanwhile, Jets safety LaRon Landry, who was in on the hit that injured Bush, said he thinks he’s in Bush’s head.
“He will remember that hit,” Landry said. “Every time he sees me, he’ll remember the hit if I’m in the box or coming downhill, he will remember that hit.”
♦ It’s been a tough year for former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, whose failed video game company went bankrupt and had its possessions auctioned off this week. After the public was allowed to tour the former Rhode Island home of 38 Studios and saw the elliptical workout machine and private shower in Schilling’s old office and the $700 chairs the employees were given, NBC 10 sportscaster Bill Rappleye tweeted at Schilling, asking why he “cut no corners,” adding: “Why don’t you explain on the record?”
Responded Schilling: “No one cares quite honestly, just shut the hell up.”
Rappleye wasn’t done, tweeting: “A million Rhode Islanders care Nice shower in your office btw. The locker room downstairs wasn’t good enough for you?”
Answered Schiiling: “Do you really ‘work’ in the media? No idea who you are.
Rappleye got the last word with: “Do you know or care about anybody in Rhode Island? Treating the state’s taxpayers as little people not worthy of apology.”
♦ A sports radio show host in Ohio was fired on Wednesday for his tweet about ESPN commentator and former University of Michigan star Desmond Howard. Scott Torgeson, former co-host of “The Common Man & The Torg” on the flagship station for Ohio State sports, was suspended on Oct. 17 after tweeting that he wished Howard would “get fired or die” so that he could watch ESPN’s “College Football Gameday” again. Despite making a public apology for his “lapse of judgment” and closing his Twitter account, Torgerson lost his job.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Oct. 25, 1986, the Red Sox lost a heartbreaking Game 6 of the World Series to the Mets, surrendering three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Sox had taken a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th on a home run by Dave Henderson and an RBI single by Marty Barrett off which Mets reliever who would later pitch for the Sox?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re just going to let Ray keep talking. It’s easier.” – Celtics coach Doc Rivers, on the latest comments from Heat guard Ray Allen about his time in Boston
STAT OF THE DAY: 3 – Home runs hit Wednesday night by Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval in his team’s 8-3 victory over the Tigers, making him just the fourth player ever to hit three homers in a World Series game (joining Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols)
‘NET RESULTS: Clippers star Blake Griffin appears to be in midseason form, spinning 360 degrees after being fouled and hitting a shot over Pau Gasol in Wednesday’s preseason win over the Lakers.
Here’s an impressive field hockey goal by the University of Richmond’s Rebecca Barry.
Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov nails a behind-the-back shot at a tournament in Switzerland.
Timberwolves center Kevin Love has his head shaved in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and his barber is Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
The football team at Florida’s Westminster Academy pulls off an impressive trick play. The player lined up at quarterback is the the running back, and he takes the snap and throws a backward bounce pass to the quarterback, who is lined up at wide receiver. The QB then throws a touchdown pass to a wide-open receiver down the field.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Rick Aguilera
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Chris Norman turns 62 Thursday.
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