When Nnamdi Asomugha chose the Eagles over the Jets, the folks at the New York Daily News took it personally.
The back page headline in today’s paper reads, “Nnamdi to N.Y.: Drop Dead! Sticks it to Jets and Giants by signing with Eagles.”
Today’s headline is a callback to what may be the most famous headline in the paper’s history, a front page shot at President Gerald Ford saying, “Ford to City: Drop Dead.”
CNBC’s Darren Rovell calls the headline unfair, noting that Asomugha didn’t actually tell New York to drop dead (and neither did Ford). But the Daily News thought it made for an attention-grabbing headline. It certainly is that.