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Rex Ryan tees off on Orioles regarding game he’s not in

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Other than passive-aggressively not sending any players to the Orioles opener, the Ravens have mostly played nice about not being able to open the season at home.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan has no such qualms about ripping his former neighbors.

The one-time Ravens assistant ripped the Orioles for not moving a game so the defending champions could open the season at home. Instead, the Ravens will begin the year at Denver.

Well who really cares, you’ve got 81 at home, maybe you could have done the right thing and given one up and then played 82 on the road and then 80 at home,” Ryan said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I really don’t think people are going to care about that game (between the Orioles and White Sox).

“You have a chance to have the defending world champs open up the season at home where they rightfully should. That’s unfortunate.”

But wait, there’s more.

“Certainly I can understand, if baseball only had a 16-game schedule you might understand it,” Ryan said. “But when they have 162 games, you might just [have the] common courtesy and say, you know what, maybe I’ll play this one on the road or whatever.”

Rex is not fooling us. The Orioles filibuster was simply a way to keep from talking about opening the season against the Buccaneers (and perhaps a certain cornerback).

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81 Responses to “Rex Ryan tees off on Orioles regarding game he’s not in”
  1. grogansheroes says: Apr 18, 2013 9:03 PM

    I guess Ryan will say anything, this being his last year in the spotlight!

  2. nfloracle says: Apr 18, 2013 9:04 PM

    It’s good to see Rex getting his edge back. He’s been wishy-washy far too long now! Keep it coming, Rex, keep it coming.

  3. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 18, 2013 9:05 PM

    Wait a minute… what the…

    Rex is making a lot of sense.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 18, 2013 9:06 PM

    Hahaha! Why should the O’s respect a mickey mouse franchise for? Not only are the Redskins the best team in Maryland, but also the entire country!! Enjoy watching us win Lombardi #4 in great primetime style!!

  5. blacknole08 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:10 PM

    I agree somewhat, but the decision wasn’t the Orioles to make alone. The White Sox and MLB said no.

    Just worry about my Panthers smoking you guys this season.

  6. mec693 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:11 PM

    good for him.. the orioles are sour

  7. sgtsauce says: Apr 18, 2013 9:14 PM

    It wasn’t the Orioles decision, players association wasn’t having it. Rex needs to worry about that train wreck he’s running into the ground up north and shut his pie hole

  8. edawg7l says: Apr 18, 2013 9:14 PM

    As the saying goes…keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool…or open it and remove all doubt. Rex cannot help himself.

  9. revroy78 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:14 PM

    I forgot the part of the MLB charter that says all baseball teams must be willing to change their schedules in case an NFL team wins the Super Bowl. Please, you’re one sport of many. You’re not the second coming of Jesus.

  10. hatesycophants says: Apr 18, 2013 9:15 PM

    Do you guys not know what “passive aggressive” means?

  11. egomaniac247 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:17 PM

    For all his craziness and ridiculousness, he’s 100% right about this.

    I’m glad someone said it.

  12. scoobies05 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:17 PM

    someone needs to tell rex that he has no clue what hes talking about as usual. its not as easy as the orioles saying ok lets move the game. the white sox have to agree as well as mlb and the players union. stick to not knowing what you are talking about as a football coach and leave baseball out of it. go ravens

  13. someoneimportant says: Apr 18, 2013 9:18 PM

    Diversion or not he’s right.

    Is there a city in America with a larger gap between co-inhabiting sports franchises?

    The Orioles are like the Buffalo Bills of baseball — their owner is a blithering wreck and their division is owned by better teams.

  14. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 18, 2013 9:20 PM

    Thank You Rex Ryan. Finally someone says it publicly. Baseball games don’t matter and nobody care, this is football country, Americas real past time

  15. bluepower77 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:20 PM

    ummm, he’s kinda got a point

  16. thesteelers says: Apr 18, 2013 9:22 PM

    We have six rings.

    ha ha hahaha

    We have six rings.

    he he hehehe

    So much better than you’ll ever be.


  17. mdpickles says: Apr 18, 2013 9:22 PM

    The Orioles are doing nothing wrong here. With expanded playoffs in baseball, one game home or away makes a difference now. Nobody cares what Butterball Rex has to say.

  18. jimw42 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:26 PM

    and the town clown speaks again

  19. ihatecheese2 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:27 PM

    Let me get this right, Sanchez is you’re #1 QB and the signature play from a train wreck season is ” The butt fumble” and you’ve got your nose in Baltimore’s business? Between toes, tattoos, and that stink he calls a team how does Rex have a job?

  20. tjacks7 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:27 PM

    Welcome to two months ago, Rex.

  21. PAGG STACK says: Apr 18, 2013 9:33 PM

    Good for Rex. Baseball plays 162 friggin games a year, most of them largely meaningless. There’s no reason the Orioles couldn’t be more persuasive with the MLBPA in accommodating the Ravens. Not like the Orioles are going to make the playoffs, let alone win the World Series anyway.

  22. formerbacker3 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:34 PM

    Rex may not be the most well liked coach in the league and certainly says outlandish, dumb things, but he is absolutely right here. Shame on the Orioles. I actually applaud Rex for having the balls to say something that everyone else was thinking… Which finally is something not involving Sanchez, Tebow, or SuperBowls.

  23. tampabay94 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:35 PM

    First time I agree with Rex

  24. sun602 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:37 PM

    you guys want the jets to not have drama, and when they make comments that have nothing to do with their drama, you bring up drama. why doesn’t the media just admit their love affair for the jets.

    personally i think he’s spot on.

  25. blueballz77 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:38 PM

    Rex for once you are correct Sir !

  26. johnnytarr says: Apr 18, 2013 9:45 PM

    I rarely agree with Rex Ryan, but I do on this. I can say I am glad he said something (another rare event).

  27. turkish124 says: Apr 18, 2013 9:48 PM

    I actually agree with him, it seems petty of the Orioles to be that stubborn when they have 80 other opportunities to play at home.

    In the end I guess it doesn’t matter, would have been a nice gesture for a team that just won the Super Bowl.

  28. ravensbob says: Apr 18, 2013 9:55 PM

    Relax Rex. Commissioner Kraft wouldn’t let Baltimore open at home. They embarrassed his NE team badly in champ game.

  29. gbrown23 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:03 PM

    I think he does have a point.

  30. Sideline Mob says: Apr 18, 2013 10:05 PM

    …It would be 83 on the road and 81 at home, Rex. But then again, when you’ll probably only win 5 games this year, you don’t need to know how to count nearly that high.

  31. ncm42 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:13 PM

    If only it had been up to the Orioles….

  32. boondocksaint224 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:13 PM

    Maybe the NFL could have done the right thing and prevented a scheduling conflict in the first place, instead of trying to alter an MLB schedule that’s been set for over six months now. Maybe Rex Ryan should shut up in regards to this situation, which doesn’t have anything to do with him. Maybe whether the defending champions open the season at home or not is completely trivial.

  33. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 18, 2013 10:17 PM

    If I’m in charge of the Orioles then I would tell the Ravens to suck an egg. It doesn’t matter where and when you play your games, there’s no real thing of significant substance at stake. But giving up an advantage to another baseball team so you can have a subjective value is insufficient for me. I’m in the business and current position of winning as many games as possible and providing my best effort to deliver the highest possible odds towards converting a World Series title and to give up the extra home game interferes with that math. Sorry, but my game is FAR more important than your game.

    Rex Ryan’s position on this one is bunk, and the right decision was made given the choices.

  34. ricardorobertasq says: Apr 18, 2013 10:18 PM

    Just so you know; one of the main reasons I visit this site is to see what foolishness is coming out of Jets’ camp now. Hey Rex, it involved TWO major league teams, not just the O’s! And why couldn’t the NFL just have the game on Wed, Fri, Sat or Sunday?

  35. dickjagger says: Apr 18, 2013 10:24 PM

    Wow! I’m actually quite touched that with everything on his plate, Rex actually decides to share his frustration about the Ravens getting flipped by the league (again.) I mean its not like his job his on the line this season which is actually marred by the fact that both his current starting Quarterbacks aren’t very good. Yeah, it don’t look good for the big lug. But the fact that he’s mad about it (seeing how he’ll be gone soon) is cool, cause I’m still ticked about it myself.

  36. ravenator says: Apr 18, 2013 10:25 PM

    Rex makes total sense. Who would’ve thought.

  37. wojo243 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:26 PM

    For the first time ever Rex Ryan has something smart to say.

  38. ravensrooster94 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:29 PM

    Rex, do use all a favor and mind your own business! It’s not like you don’t have anything to worry about – as in your job.

    When you get fired sometime later this year maybe you can get a groundskeeping job at OPACY

  39. finerdetailz says: Apr 18, 2013 10:37 PM

    Who cares if a team opens at home for their first game. I don’t recall anyone saying crap when the Bucs had to travel to Philadelphia after their Superbowl victory. On top of that the Bucs were never invited to the White House to meet the President. I know things were on high alert at the time but you think someone would have invited them after it cooled down.

  40. lostsoul8888 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:51 PM

    Amen to that! First wise thing to come out of fat boys mouth!

  41. getyourownname says: Apr 18, 2013 10:52 PM

    Funny thing, ever since Rex left Baltimore, the Orioles and Ravens have both been doing better.


  42. pwillisbeast says: Apr 18, 2013 10:59 PM

    “Well who really cares”

    No one, Rex. No one cares about you. Best of luck with that circus you’re running, maybe focus on your own team instead of the Orioles.

  43. peanutele24 says: Apr 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    He does have a valid point .

  44. goldrush36 says: Apr 18, 2013 11:07 PM

    Rex said this? On top of it you see photos from the Yankees saying they stand with Boston. Maybe hell has indeed frozen over

  45. uvmcatamounts says: Apr 18, 2013 11:11 PM

    This made me remember how much I loved Rex when he was the Ravens defensive coordinator.

  46. 69finfan says: Apr 18, 2013 11:22 PM

    How very unusual for Rex to chime in on something that totally doesn’t involve or affect him or his team. Oh, and by the way Rex. I don’t think the Orioles really care what you think.

  47. badintent says: Apr 18, 2013 11:27 PM

    Got love Rexy. He speaks, his feet get rubbed !

  48. jiveturkeygobbler says: Apr 18, 2013 11:35 PM

    Wait a second. Did I just agree with Rex Ryan?

  49. melkipershero says: Apr 19, 2013 12:03 AM

    Rex is right on here. Whoa, did I just say that?

  50. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Apr 19, 2013 12:07 AM

    Thank You Rex!!! 100% Agree!!Orioles will probably be playoff eliminated by that time anyway.

  51. defswitch says: Apr 19, 2013 12:21 AM

    Rex has a point.

  52. worldsgreatest says: Apr 19, 2013 12:25 AM

    Damn straight.

  53. dirk504 says: Apr 19, 2013 12:40 AM

    For once… I agree with Rex.

  54. chuxtah says: Apr 19, 2013 12:41 AM

    Love him or hate him he’s right. At least a double header. Show some respect for your Champion neighbor.

  55. tdubdizzle says: Apr 19, 2013 12:44 AM

    I love Rex Ryan, he always speaks his mind whether hes politically correct or not.He has his OWN opinion, and this time i agree with him completely. The Ravens earned the right to open up at home.

  56. colonelcamp says: Apr 19, 2013 12:50 AM

    He’s actually right…

  57. jdrew506 says: Apr 19, 2013 12:54 AM

    Actually Rex, people will care more about that one baseballgame then they will about any of your 16 games.

  58. ampatsisahypocrite says: Apr 19, 2013 12:57 AM

    Let’s face it, the Ravens are so ashamed of overpaying Flacco, they couldn’t face the fans at home.

  59. lawest111 says: Apr 19, 2013 12:58 AM

    Rex is right and this article was right, until the last paragraph. Really, in this context take a shot at Rex. Come on, you’re better than that.

  60. nghtrder169 says: Apr 19, 2013 1:22 AM

    The stupid Orioles could have simply move the game to an early afternoon one to let the city celebrate a world championship… MLB is just mad that the NFL took over their turf as “America’s Past Time”… Baseball is “Past its Prime”

  61. badscene322 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:13 AM

    Looks like someone paid attention in poli sci.

  62. parrothdvb says: Apr 19, 2013 4:11 AM

    Rex Ryan is an idiot!!!!

  63. nesuperfan says: Apr 19, 2013 4:45 AM

    For once, I actually agree with Rex Ryan…WOW!

  64. tramonisland says: Apr 19, 2013 5:06 AM

    For the 1st time in my life…. I agree with Rex. Took many years, but we got there.

  65. spideysdog says: Apr 19, 2013 5:27 AM

    never ever ever thought I would say this. I agree with Rex.

  66. dhudge says: Apr 19, 2013 5:36 AM

    I feel the same as Rex, about the Orioles. They and their unaccomodating sept 5th debacle are the main reason it was so difficult to come up with an NFL schedule…period.
    There org should be embarrassed!

  67. honkerdawg says: Apr 19, 2013 5:47 AM

    Why doesn’t this blowhard just worry about his team not making the playoffs AGAIN instead of somebody’s else’s schedule. Thank goodness he won’t be around after the ’13 season

  68. peanutele24 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:36 AM

    Got a valid point there sexy rexy

  69. andylucksneck says: Apr 19, 2013 6:46 AM

    Shut up Rex. The O’s are more exciting than the ravens Hon.


  70. bowltr says: Apr 19, 2013 7:05 AM

    Such an A-hole. Sorry I’m with the O’s on this. Would the Ravens move for them?

  71. reed20fence says: Apr 19, 2013 8:14 AM

    Since he’s coached here and lived on the community for years he, like most Baltimoreans, realizes how big a joke this whole episode is.

    There is ZERO will on the part of the MLB to fix this because they know the Orioles will take the fall publicly.

  72. Keyser Söze says: Apr 19, 2013 8:44 AM

    He’s not wrong. Baseball only matters in October. Everybody knows that…

  73. ravensdominate says: Apr 19, 2013 9:11 AM

    Once again, we get a tough road game out of the way and get extra rest for week 2. The Ravens really don’t care about this. Our parade was epic and better yet we get to open at home and celebrate in front of the Cleveland clowns.

  74. CKL says: Apr 19, 2013 9:23 AM

    I understand that it’s not as simple as the baseball team deciding they can accommodate a schedule change. That said, I think it’s awesome whenever someone shows public disdain for basebore.

  75. hmink96 says: Apr 19, 2013 9:50 AM

    It doesnt matter if you play 162 games. If you can miss the playoffs by only 1 game, aren’t they all important?

  76. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 19, 2013 10:25 AM

    BAL = little sister of Steelers and Orioles

  77. scoobies05 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:33 AM

    as a fan of both teams you all who agree with rex and criticize the orioles are clueless. the orioles arent playing the orioles nor did they make the schedule. why would the white sox ever agree to move a game to help the ravens. this is nothing more than roger reacting to not getting his way. the nfl is TOTALLY at fault on this.

  78. bookofelisha says: Apr 19, 2013 10:56 AM

    wow something i actually agree with coming from rex.. starting to scare me ive already agreed with dez bryant this offseason, now rex..idk what happening in the world!! lol

    ps baseball SUCKKKKS 162 boring games a year unless you go to a game, then its 161 boring games a year..per team

  79. nejerseygirl says: Apr 19, 2013 1:50 PM

    someoneimportant says:
    Apr 18, 2013 9:18 PM
    Diversion or not he’s right.

    Is there a city in America with a larger gap between co-inhabiting sports franchises?

    The Orioles are like the Buffalo Bills of baseball — their owner is a blithering wreck and their division is owned by better teams.

    The Jets are in that same division that’s run by better teams, and they have a coach that just won’t shut his mouth.

    Rex SHOULD be yelling at Goodell for not moving the game to Wednesday.

  80. rcali says: Apr 19, 2013 3:29 PM

    Boy, he’s really letting his last year as a head coach remind every other owner what a big fat mouth he has. Football on Thursday night….I don’t mind it but there are other things going on.

  81. micknangold says: Apr 19, 2013 8:36 PM

    Not fooling you? So he just came right out and said this out of the blue without being prompted? Doubt it.

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