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Abundance Of NFL Jets PSLs Flood Secondary Ticket Market
Published January 8, 2013
SMILE FOR THE CAMERAS: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes perhaps Jets execs “running the organization don’t realize how much of a celebrity their coach is,” and this is probably “common throughout the NFL.” The whole “stereotype of coaches locking themselves in their office for weeks at a time doesn't present the entire picture.” Coaches like Rex Ryan are “millionaire celebrities.” The coaches “get the most face time on NFL telecasts,” and this is “no small thing considering the amount of eyeballs trained on the NFL” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/8). SportsNet N.Y.’s Brandon Tierney said he was not confident Jets Owner Woody Johnson would hire a good GM to replace Mike Tannenbaum because there is such a “circus” surrounding the team. Tierney: “Woody Johnson is a great businessman in terms of making money. ... I look at him as the point man for an abundance of mistakes that were made that led to the unnecessary decline of a team that was on the brink -- in theory -- of a championship” (“The Wheelhouse,” SportsNet N.Y., 1/7).