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Rex Ryan advised Chris Christie on weight-loss surgery

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Jets coach Rex Ryan has spoken publicly about having lap band surgery, which he says helped him lose more than 100 pounds. Ryan also spoke privately to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie about the procedure.

Christie revealed this week that he had the surgery in February, and he told Brian Williams of NBC News that Ryan was one of the people he consulted before making his decision.

One of Ryan’s most-quoted comments was the colorful and profane way he implored his players to go get a snack. But Christie cites another Ryan quote: “Listen to the band.”

Listening to the band worked for Ryan, and Christie says it’s working for him.

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26 Responses to “Rex Ryan advised Chris Christie on weight-loss surgery”
  1. drgfri says: May 8, 2013 10:45 AM

    Did Rex provide advice on propper foot massage technique or being a jackass too? Why would Cristie want his name associated with Rex and his losing franchise is beyond me!

  2. rboutote says: May 8, 2013 10:46 AM

    You know… There’s these things called diet and exercise… They work too.

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: May 8, 2013 10:47 AM

    Does Chris Christie realize he’s not a mouth breather and therefor has no chance as the 2016 Republican nomination?

  4. logicalvoicesays says: May 8, 2013 10:51 AM

    Hold on let me go ask Cliff Harris and Titus Young some tips on being a good citizen…

  5. shaggytoodle says: May 8, 2013 10:51 AM

    He also advised a couple of his Jets teams would be in the Superbowl, and that Sanchez was a franchise QB.

  6. inyofaceagain says: May 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    Now theres a couple guys you don’t wanna have to go out to dinner with and foot the bill.
    Two guys the NY/NJ area would be much better off without. Sorry for ya

  7. GenXJay says: May 8, 2013 10:55 AM

    Somewhere, Bloomberg is smiling sipping on a 32oz “sugary drink.”

  8. michaeljacksonisback says: May 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    Gov Christie couldn’t stop eating,and the band broke. Epic fail

  9. scoops1 says: May 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    Best NJ Governor since Byrne

  10. buckybadger says: May 8, 2013 11:05 AM

    There are these things called self control, exercise and healthy eating. Who wants a governor who can’t even manage his own health properly.

  11. MichaelWrites says: May 8, 2013 11:07 AM

    Another highly effective way to lose weight is to get a Tebowectomy.

  12. 509seahawks says: May 8, 2013 11:13 AM

    “Listen to the band” and “let me see your feet”

  13. purplepride1978 says: May 8, 2013 11:27 AM

    How about you put the donut down and step on the treadmill… That seems to work well for most individuals.

  14. wnstonchill says: May 8, 2013 11:28 AM

    Now it’s becoming clear….. that’s how Rex is able to keep his job, even though he clearly sucks at it. Gotta love them politicians, always with their hands in every place they don’t belong!

  15. getyourownname says: May 8, 2013 11:28 AM

    As long as he doesn’t seek Rex’s advice on strategy for winning, or what staff personnel he should hire, I’m OK with it.

  16. tsizzlesucks says: May 8, 2013 11:32 AM

    Since Big Chris started sucking up to Osama Obama, Rexy is the only person that’ll hang with him. Or, maybe Ms. Christie has great feet!

  17. beachsidejames says: May 8, 2013 11:51 AM

    I’d like to see these two guys sitting side by side on an airplane. Getting up to use the bathroom from the window seat could be a problem. I don’t know ..maybe they go cargo plane.

  18. Deb says: May 8, 2013 11:56 AM

    On hearing this news about Christie, I immediately wondered whether he’d talked to Ryan about the procedure, given the coach’s well-publicized success. Good for them! Whatever you think of their politics or football teams, getting healthier sets a positive example.

  19. piecesofvinyl says: May 8, 2013 12:03 PM

    people who get the surgery should be embarrassed not proud that they took the lazy way out and one way or another cant keep their mouth closed

  20. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 8, 2013 12:23 PM

    I’m a liberal Californian and I love Christie! He’s kinda polarizing and I like him better as a fat guy. If he runs for prez and wins, it would kinda be like having a cross between John Madden & Tony Soprano in the White House. Win

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 8, 2013 12:51 PM

    This is just way too easy, so I won’t even comment.

  22. wnstonchill says: May 8, 2013 1:40 PM

    How fortunate for Jet’s fans. They get to foot the bill for Governor Chunky’s surgery. It would’ve been cheaper for y’all had you just bought him a cross-trainer or a treadmill and a big sign that read; “Boycott the Bacon”………….

  23. nfloracle says: May 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    All the self-righteous donut heads commenting about exercise and will power obviously don’t have a clue as to how difficult it is for some men and women to lose weight.

    I can’t stand Christie as a politician and I think he has a ridiculous high opinion of himself as the savior of New Jersey as well as post-Obama America, but I still give him credit for trying to get down to a healthier weight.

  24. trevor123698 says: May 8, 2013 3:46 PM

    When will nyyjetsknicks realize that a two party system in an illusion and is in reality a one party system in which all candidates are communist

  25. lrjets says: May 8, 2013 4:19 PM

    Why don’t some of you knock the guy who changes the oil in Rex’s car?
    Or his mailcarrier ?

    Be proud of your humanity!

  26. floriosbigtoe says: May 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    Not sure WHEN their conversation took place but you can be sure it took place over a vat of spaghetti and meatballs.

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