Friday, May 6, 2011
Play Like You Mean It
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Passion, laughs, and leadership all characteristics embodied by Jets head honcho Rex Ryan. Ryan's book "Play Like You Mean it" hit bookstores May 3rd with thousands of adoring fans flocking to stores to secure their copy. Ryan, no stranger to media attention, has made appearances on the FOX Business Network, The David Letterman Show and will be holding book signings in the Metro area over the next few weeks promoting the release of his much anticipated book.
Ryan is beloved by Jets fans, but a misunderstood figure by NFL opponents and media critics. "Play Like You Mean It" aims to clear the air on the misnomers about Ryan's leadership style and shed the Jets label as an "Animal House" organization. Ryan chronicles Gang Green's exhilarating 2009 and 2010 seasons, providing fans an inside perspective from the sidelines, inside the locker room and film room to bring the team's past two seasons to life.
True to form, Ryan's book contains a few predictions for the upcoming season along with what he has learned from his father, a legendary coach in his own right, Buddy Ryan. Bold and outspoken, Ryan's confidence and self-assurance trickle down to his players which he touts as an integral component of the Jets success. Rex Ryan professes his love to his players, fellow coaches, father Buddy, brother Rob and for what he calls "the world's most beautiful game." Play Like You Mean It is a can't miss for all football fans and provides a colorful look inside the mind of one of the most polarizing, yet brilliant figures in the sporting world.