Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, while making yet another guarantee that his side would win the next Super Bowl, compared himself to baseball great Babe Ruth, the New York Daily News reported Monday.
According to legend, Ruth pointed to the center-field bleachers during his at-bat in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series and on the next pitch hit a home run to exactly that point for the New York Yankees.
Ryan said he was doing the same thing by predicting the Super Bowl win.
“It’s like he had the courage to do that. I think I’ve got the courage,” Ryan said.
“Now granted, I can’t hit anywhere close to Babe Ruth and I’m not as good a coach as Babe Ruth was a player, but I still feel the same way.
“I still feel like [we will win], why wouldn’t I say it? It’s easier for me to say it because I have people with me.
“Babe Ruth had to walk up there by himself. But if everything was up to me and that we were going to win [if] I’d hit one out, I believe myself I’m going to hit it out.
“More importantly, I believe in everybody — our players, our coaches, the fan base we have established here, everybody in the organization.”
Ryan said at the start of the 2009 playoffs that the Jets should be the favorites for the title, but his team fell in the AFC title game. Then in 2010 he predicted from the start that the Jets would win the Super Bowl, but they again lost in the AFC title game.
“How am I crying wolf?” Ryan added. “We built a perennial winner. Now we’ve just got to find a way to get it done. All I want is to win two more games.”
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