More proof that the reality of pro sports is more entertaining than anything a movie could ever hope to script--here's Jets LB Bart Scott talking to Michael Kay on ESPN New York this week:
Host: Do you sense a rivalry between the Jets and Giants?
Scott: Not at all. Like I said when I was in Baltimore I could remember with the Redskins you had guys fighting over strippers and all kind of stuff. I don’t sense that here. I think it is a mutual respect. I think the town is big enough for both of us.
Host: Bart you gotta help me out. You guys fought for strippers? What does that mean?
Scott: When you are in a small place like Baltimore and the temperature is relatively cold – hey you compete over the same chicks. That’s a football players favorite spot. Especially young football players. It was always a rivalry. Guys fight about hey that is my girlfriend and that’s my girlfriend, but here? Five million people, maybe more. There is plenty for everybody.
In case you were wondering, if you put two pro football teams in close proximity, and there will be fights over strippers. Unless those teams are in New York City, in which case... Hey, plenty for everybody.
Pro athletes, man.