Bart Scott is from Parts Unknown


Jets linebacker Bart Scott’s post game interview with ESPN’s Sal Pal is golden. Classic sports rant. A stylistic throwback to Pro Wrestler theater of Hulk Hogan or Ric Flair. From his jet landing intro to his “Can’t Wait” at the end. Hilarious. A damn good game between two division rivals with an exclaimation point of.


Deion Branch is crying foul because he believes the Jets being a “classless team” because of demonstrative celebrations. Branch dropped quite a few passes that may have helped his team stop the party for the Jets. He should worry about being a better class of wide receiver. Revis is right to tell him to shut up. He had a chance to stop it. and didn’t.

The Pats are a team that regularly taunts rival teams and other teams fans after games. (I remember them taunting the Terrell Owens Eagle win flap after the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl). So are the other 32 teams. One game that comes to mind clearly is the harmless and “classless” nonsense after the Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers in San Diego:

“I would never react in that way. I was very upset,” Tomlinson said. “When you go to the middle of our field and start doing the dance Shawne Merriman is known for, that is disrespectful. They showed no class and maybe that comes from the head coach.”

via Pats’ celebration draws ire of Tomlinson, Chargers – NFL – ESPN.

Tomlinson was wrong then and Branch is wrong now. It ain’t a team issue. It’s not from a coach. It’s a player issue. Belichick has done some classless things, but players are adults too. They are responsible for their own behavior. Some players taunt. Some don’t. No coach is sitting around diagramming post game insults. The winner can celebrate how they want. The ire for alleged “classlessness” should be reserved for the name on the back of the Jersey.