On Saturday, we posted an item regarding the declaration by coach Rex Ryan in his new book that the Jets would have beaten the Packers in Super bowl XLV.
Later in the day, Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon embarked on a series of Twitter messages in response to our post on the subject.
“You gotta be in it to win it,” Hanlon said in his first remarks regarding Ryan’s boast.
Then came this gem: “Tom Coughlin wrote a book, too. It was about a team and [a head coach] that won a Super Bowl.”
There’s more. And it’s all funny. And it adds flavor and spice to a rivalry that has always been sort of a rivalry but that now is really becoming a true rivalry.
They play this year on Christmas Eve, and we’ve got a feeling that Hanlon will greet Rex with a sprig of mistletoe attached to the back side of Hanlon’s pants.