Sometimes, you can’t make this stuff up.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan, no stranger to interesting news stories, can add another notch to his belt now. He participated in the famed “Running of the Bulls” event in Pamplona, Spain. The New York Daily News said that he was vacationing with his family in Spain and that at least one of his sons competed with him.
A team official confirmed that Ryan, age 50, competed not just once, but twice.
“Rex ran on Sunday and Monday, and was uninjured after running both races,” the official said in a statement released by the team.
And just in case you don’t believe me, here’s a video of Sexy Rexy clumsily trying to climb a fence at the event:
At the event, no one was killed and as many as six were injured. Ryan was not amongst the injured, as he escaped the event unscathed. Since 1924, 15 people have been killed. The last death at the event was a 27-year old man from spain who was gored in the back and neck.
The New York Post included a “tale of the tape” like chart of Rex vs Bulls in their article about the coach’s run.
Rex Ryan, who underwent lap band surgery in 2010, once weighed 348 pounds. Needless to say that he would not have been able to do something like this before losing all that weight. Cross another thing off your bucket list, Rex. Now you can move on to “win a superbowl” and “stop my team from being a joke”. He is expected to be back in the US by July 25th when the Jets report to training camp in Cortland, New York.
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