DONALD TRUMP: He's a fixture at many NFL games including regular appearances at home contests for the New England Patriots. But Trump's invitations to sit alongside owners during games might change. League officials privately tell me many in the sport plan to disassociate themselves from Trump due to his recent spate of birther comments about President Obama. Trump also challenged how Obama got into Harvard.
"We don't need a guy like that being associated with our sport," said one high ranking team official.
Some of this reaction is due to the NFL seeing what happened with Trump and the Indianapolis 500. A Facebook group dedicated to preventing Trump from driving the pace car put pressure on race organizers and only recently Trump announced he was too busy to attend the event. In actuality, Trump was dumped . We'll see if NFL teams stick to this principle once the season begins.
DON SHULA: Great story on him being Dolphins coach during the 1987 strike . Shula was also coach of the Dolphins during labor issues in the early 1970s.
And I can tell you Shula was never a huge Bill Parcells fan.
I'M ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE WHO NEVER GETS TIRED OF REX RYAN.
See you Monday.