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Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:32 pm

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Okay, we admit it: of all the news coming out of training camp -- particularly given that the new collective bargaining agreement has finally been ratified -- this ranks somewhere behind the never-ending speculation that Brett Favre will un-retire yet again.

With that out of the way, here goes: have you seen Rex Ryan's new tattoo?

We're not talking about some strategically placed ink hidden behind a shirt sleeve or a sock or -- god forbid -- a thong. Nope, this masterpiece takes up his right leg from knee to ankle.

Sordid details via the Newark Star-Ledger:
Rex Ryan debuted his leg tattoo Monday at Jets training camp. He trudged the practice fields at the Jets training facility in Florham Park as photographers snapped shots of the black ink flowing up his fibula from his ankle bone.

The Jets advertised a contest asking fans to decipher the tattoo's meaning, a brain-burner of a request considering it is difficult to ascertain what the design is exactly.
We'll be honest, our mind went directly to Tina Fey's prayer for her young daughter when we read that the Jets wanted someone to make sense of Ryan's new leg art.

To quote Liz Lemon: "First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie the Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches."

Well, at least Rex didn't go for Winnie the Pooh.

And while Ryan's leg isn't permanently marked up with Chinese characters, the loose translation is pretty close to "truth." According to the New York Post, "believe in yourself" is the meaning of the tribal-style tat.

"You know what's funny? I hear the mid-life crisis and all that type of stuff. It's mid-life, all right," Ryan, 48, said during his Tuesday press conference. Ryan then confirmed with Jets media relations director Bruce Speight that "it's mid-life hieroglyphics" before going into greater detail.

"You see," Ryan said, pointing down to his leg, "you've got the mountains, you've got the waves and the shark tooth down there. You've got it all working."

Bill Belichick must lose sleep knowing that this is the guy who's beaten him three times in five tries since 2009.

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Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:47 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

That tat translates directly to: "I'm getting old and freaking out that my wife is tired of my bluberbutt sucking her toes cause I can't find my willy under my gut.  So I got this tat trying to look young and hip like the guy she is banging."

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:15 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

What It means is that why is a sports website, is wasting time talking about this crap. I'm telling you I think a chimp can write for CBS sports.

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 7:50 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

Loosely translated, "You can swing with my wife if I can look at your wife's hot feet!"

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 6:07 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

What does it mean? It means that if I were a Jets fan, I'd be worried about my fat loudmouth's coach fondness for attracting attention to himself. JUST SHUT UP AND DO YOUR JOB, Rex. The time for yapping is after you win the big trophy, not before.

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:25 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

     I think Rex has a secret desire to coach the Rams.

Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:09 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

Thats a decent tatoo.  Unlike Rex - the loudmouth p.o.s

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 3:28 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

I see we have a Cowboys fan talking about attention whores... interesting how that goes. And the usual batch of Patriots fans that don't like they haven't won a thing that mattered since their 18th win in the 2007 season. Patsie fans ready for yet another one-and-out in the playoffs this year? I wonder how long before mempatfan shows up making yet another prediction of how the Patriots will win the Super Bowl this year, like he did for 43, 44, 45... you get the ponit.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 3:21 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

because he doesnt use his legs for anything beside walking to the car and going to denny's

Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:50 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

Nepatriot02302: Geeeez I spit my liquid refreshment all over the screen reading that interpretation. Well done.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:05 am

Jets coach Rex Ryan gets a tattoo

That tattoo looks alot like the one Mike Tyson has on his face. Probably because it was done by the same tattoo artist.

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