Mark Sanchez got hit hard in the third quarter against the Raiders Sunday and ended up with a busted nose. Though it hasn’t been confirmed that he has a broken nose, the animation above provides all the confirmation one should need. Sanchez went to the sidelines saying his nose was killing him and had it adjusted by the trainers. If he were a real tough guy, he would have gone Steve Nash. After getting his nose busted, Sanchez played the rest of the game with a visor:
Sanchez was certainly aware he would be taking a lot of heat for recently appearing on the cover of GQ and making himself available for a Tom Brady-like spread. While his photo shoot was not nearly as bad as Kobe Bryant’s white hot fashion photos, there are certainly plenty of shots that open the Sanchize up to some heckling. Rodgers weighed in on the matter Wednesday morning during an interview from ESPN Milwaukee that Pro Football Talk shared with us.
“Look at this,” Rodgers said. “That’s embarrassing. Page 94 of the GQ thing here. That’s terrible.
“It’s just not really my style (to do something like that),” Rodgers said. “I like my anonymity, I like my privacy. I like being able to be the quarterback during the week and, in the offseason, just be able to do what I want to do and not have to be in the public eye.”
Rex Ryan isn’t happy unless he is ruffling feathers. As we told you before, it is almost embarrassing how much he wants the league to hate his Jets. As for his own guys, Rex is known as a player’s coach. He rarely singles anyone out and most players love playing under him. That is one of the reasons it was so surprising to see Ryan call out Mark Sanchez last season and say he was open to benching him.
Sanchez’s recent interview with GQ Magazine gives us an idea of how much that situation truly pissed him off. When asked about Ryan giving Mark Brunell extra reps in practice late last season, Sanchez responded: “I wanted to fight him. I was really mad.”
The Jets quarterback then outlined what happened during practice when he pushed Brunell out of the way because Ryan hadn’t informed him he would be giving the backup quarterback some extra work. It may help explain why he wiped a booger on Brunell while standing on the sidelines.
“I was like, ‘(Rex) can come tell me,’” Sanchez says. “And (offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer) is like, ‘Come on, man. Don’t do that.’”
The recent news of actress Hayden Panettiere breaking up with heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko has been accompanied by some Dirty Sanchez speculation. No, I’m talking about Mark Sanchez and Hayden now dating. In typical athlete/celebrity couple fashion, Sanchez denied the rumors in an interview with NFL.com. It’s possible the Jets quarterback is also concerned about getting his face pounded by Klitschko, but in any event we’re happy to see he’s moved on from 17-year-old millionaires to wealthy women who are actually old enough to be granted access to a night club in America.
Rumor Fix via Terez Owens was able to capture a few photos of Panettiere and Sanchez hanging out, albeit at an In-N-Out Burger in Southern California. As far as we know there was no sign of Tim Lincecum, so the Giants hurler must have been between meals at the time. Of course, there’s always the possibility that the two are just good friends. Doubt it. For all of the pictures of Mark Sanchez with Hayden Panettiere check out Rumor Fix.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has spent the week in Las Vegas doing some nice charity work with the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. He threw passes to Palms Casino owner and Sacramento Kings enemy George Maloof while putting on a clinic. He also showed off his cooking chops in the Palms Steakhouse kitchen, acting as a chef:
That picture has nothing to do with anything, but I thought it was too funny to pass up. Thanks to The Jets Stream for the image.
So last week sports site Deadspin trumpeted a big story they had ready to run on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez Tuesday. Given their recent run of news cycle changing stories on the Jets (Brett Favre’s sexting scandal, Rex Ryan’s foot fetish), there was good reason to believe they had something big. Their story turned out to be a dud, as I wrote on twitter (follow LBS!). All they did was pass along a personal story from a 17-year-old girl who had hooked up with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. There were no legal implications as the age limit for consensual sex in New York and New Jersey is 17. The only area you can question Sanchez is his decision to be with a 17-year-old girl which, for a 24-year-old superstar like him who has dated girls like this, I do question.
Anyway, since we’ve discovered that the story is absolutely useless aside from the good joke or two that Sanchez likes ‘em young, there is something that we can take out of it. The New York Post, which conceivably could have crossed ethical lines by identifying the girl, reports that the 17-year-old is Eliza Kruger, the daughter of Chip Kruger.
The elder Kruger is “a partner in the Stamford, Conn., financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners, who court records show received a $48 million bonus, severance and a deferred-compensation package when he left the firm Greenwich Capital in 2000.”
So what does all this mean? Sanchez, who probably will earn around $35 million or so from his current contract with the Jets, may be marrying for money. Yes, if he blows through his financial fortune or gets hurt, sticking with Kruger will be an insurance policy for him!
Marrying for money, you sly dog Sanchez, you.
The question is, will this be Mark Sanchez’s only pick of the game? He better hope so with his team struggling to score points against Pittsburgh. And that easily had to be a microcosm of Mark Brunell’s time with the Jets; he’s been the human equivalent of a hanky. Best part was when the video cut off, it was clear Brunell was asking if Sanchez had wiped a booger on him. Yes, Mark, he did.