Bart Scott Calls Out Jets Fans; Craig Carton Challenges Linebacker To Dodgeball Game
NEW YORK (WFAN) – In case you haven’t heard (or seen) by now, the Jets were viciously ridiculed by fans as they walked back to the locker room at halftime during the Thanksgiving night game against the Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
Profanities were directed toward head coach Rex Ryan, quarterback Mark Sanchez and pretty much every other Jet who walked off the field.
Fans were clearly disappointed and frustrated that the division-rival Patriots were leading 35-3 after halftime, and were likely stunned to see New England score an improbable three touchdowns in a 52-second span.
As Gang Green took the walk of shame, the players and coaches managed to keep their cool, not foolishly interacting with the paying customers and potentially making a major mistake.
But in the aftermath of the embarrassing showing by New York, outspoken linebacker Bart Scott couldn’t help but criticize the fans.
“At the end of the day, if you made it to be able to put an NFL uniform on, then you are one of the best athletes in the world,” Scott told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “The person yelling at you probably was picked last in dodgeball all through high school. So do you care about the opinion of them? No.”
“Those are the ones who feel more entitled,” Scott said. “I would love to go to his job and see what he does and sit in his ear and talk stuff.”
Scott didn’t stop there.
“”They never stop to put themselves in our shoes, to see where we’re coming from and understand what we’re dealing with, and understand what we’re trying to do and what our job really is and how difficult our job is,” Scott told Newsday. “They don’t care. They just call us bums. Like they could ever play or can understand the pressure. They couldn’t make it through my high school practice, so why explain it?”
The 2006 Pro Bowl selection’s words didn’t sit well with WFAN co-host Craig Carton, to say the least. Carton proceeded to issue a challenge to Scott to put his money where his mouth is in a game of dodgeball.
“Enough is enough with Bart Scott,” Carton said on Thursday morning. “Memo to Bart Scott: I will put together a Boomer & Carton Jet fan dodgeball team, and let you bring any group of active NFL players. And if you want to put your money where your mouth is, I will put $50,000 — sponsored by someone other than me, of course — on the table for a best-of-five dodgeball situation.
“I’ll find 11 Jets fans. You can find 11 professional football players, and put your money where your mouth is. I will get a sponsor to put $50,000 up for the charity of your choice. Put up 50 grand and we’ve got ourselves a dodgeball game! You want to play Jets fans in dodgeball? Bring it son, cause we’re ready to go!”
Scott, on the downside of his career, has recorded 40 tackles and one sack in 10 games for the Jets this season.
What do you think, Jets fans? Want to join Craig’s team and take on Scott in a little game of dodgeball? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…