All teams should be ripped equally
NY Jets Confidential|November 2020
All teams should be ripped equally
On Sept. 17, sports talk host Alan Hahn, who works for the Jets’ flagship radio station, ESPN NY (98.7 FM), ripped into Jets coach Adam Gase and owner Christopher Johnson.

This was in relation to how Gase’s team played in the opening-day loss to Buffalo, and how Johnson came to his defense during a press briefing, Sept. 16.

There is nothing wrong with a sports talk host going after the Jets’ brass after that first game — and for their entire season, quite frankly. The way this season is going they deserve a lot of criticism.

But there is something wrong with it in this case.

Would Hahn, who does the New York Knicks pre- and post-game shows on MSG Network, blast New York Knicks owner James Dolan, who has had a rough stretch as that team’s owner? No way.

Did, Hahn, who has worked for MSG since 2011, trash Knicks coaches such as Derek Fisher, Jeff Hornacek, Kurt Rambis and David Fizdale — none of whom did a good job — the way he trashed Gase? No way.

This article has nothing to do with the Jets’ brass and the criticism they deserve. Absolutely nothing.

The point here is simple: A New York sports talk host shouldn’t have a double standard on who he will rip and who he won’t rip based on who’s paying him.

If he is doing a sports talk show, everyone should be fair game.

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ESPN’s Rich Cimini is notorious for his zingers aimed at the Jets over the years.

He can be quite pointed in his criticism.


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November 2020