What would be the most Rex Ryan way of celebrating Valentine’s Day with his swinger wife Michelle? How about reportedly going to a romantic dinner wearing his Chicago Blackhawks “Griswold 00” jersey? Power move.
According to spotter @MARYARSENAULT6:
JUST ATE DINNER WITH @sborch7 NEXT TO REX RYAN TURN UP HAPPY VALENTINES DAY YALL
Those boots, too. Money.
There is an explanation for the “Griswold 00” jersey. Back in 2010, ESPN’s Rich Cimini chatted with Rex about his fascination with jerseys.
When New York Jets coach Rex Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a recent New York Mets game, he wore a Nolan Ryan throwback, circa 1969.
At a New York Yankees game, Ryan showed up in a retro Thurman Munson jersey.
In Chicago, at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, he turned heads with a Chicago Blackhawks throwback. Bobby Hull? Stan Mikita? No, it was “Griswold 00,” a replica worn by Chevy Chase’s character in the comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
“I want to be comfortable, and I don’t take myself too seriously,” he says, explaining his fondness for sports jerseys. “I have a true love and a true passion for sports. That’s who I am. I’m more comfortable at a ballgame than I would be at an opera or watching a show. I love watching games.”
God bless Rex Ryan for being the man we all wish we could be on Valentine’s Day.