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Aaron Rodgers: Mark Sanchez GQ Photo Shoot is ‘Embarrassing’

Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl MVP.  Mark Sanchez is not.  What that means to me is that if Rodgers makes fun of Sanchez, Sanchez deserves to be made fun of — for now at least.

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.”

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Mark Sanchez on Being Benched by Rex Ryan: ‘I Wanted to Fight Him’

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.’”

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Mark Sanchez Dating Hayden Panettiere?

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.

Mark Sanchez Acts as Chef in Las Vegas

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.

Mark Sanchez and 17-Year-Old Girl Eliza Kruger: He’s Smarter than we Think

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.

Mark Sanchez Wipes Booger on Mark Brunell (Video)

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.

Mark Sanchez Supposedly Breaks Up with ‘Girlfriend’ Lindsay McCormick

With Monday night’s big matchup coming up between the Jets and Patriots, what better time than now to update you on the dating status of quarterback Mark Sanchez. The New York city heartthrob had been linked to reporter Lindsay McCormick, but they were said to be “just friends.” Sanchez also made fans swoon by recently saying the Jets are his girlfriend.

Both nuggets of info still didn’t stop Hollywood Life from reporting that Sanchez dumped girlfriend McCormick recently. Either their report is flat out wrong, or Sanchez and McCormick weren’t telling the truth to the press. Either scenario is entirely plausible, but HL is talking like the two were an item:

“They weren’t just dating, they were a couple. Mark told Lindsay he wasn’t seeing anyone else and she believed him. They were friends for years before they started dating, so she was shocked when he dumped her over the phone.”

I don’t know how much of this I believe, but let’s just say not much. The happenings of Mark Sanchez’s love life (outside of his girlfriend the Jets) matter little to me. However I’m not the one who matters here — we do this for the thousands of ladies who are interested in his status. And to those of you who were curious, if you do meet up with him, he probably is a single man … when he’s not watching game film.