We all know that Rex Ryan lives life just a little on the edge, not to mention on point, as in the point of a bull’s horn.
The New York Jets are confirming this afternoon that Ryan participated in this year’s annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. That iconic event glorified by Hemingway in 1926 and in numerous books, magazines, movies and commercial endeavors ever since now lists the Jets’ fifth-year head coach among its aficionados, not to mention one of its participantes.
Ryan, on vacation with his family, threw his hat into the ring — or more precisely into the Plaza de Toros — with a Sunday run, then he participated with the crowd again this morning in the famous north central Spanish town situated near the border with France and the Bay of Biscay.
People are injured every year in the running and one man was killed in the event in 2009. But we can also report that Ryan came out of this brush with the bull unharmed, and with more than a few stories to pass on to his coaches, his players, the media and the fans once he retakes the Jets podium at training camp in two-plus weeks.
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