Playing the Field: Mitt Romney gets a boost from the sports world and Jay Cutler is a turd

Mitt Romney and John Elway.

Fact: The majority of NFL owners vote Republican.

Fact: The majority of cowboy-boots wearing, leather jacket donning, receding hairline owning, former NFL QBs vote Republican.

So it’s no surprise that on the same day Jets owner Woody Johnson (a pro-elephant name if there ever was one) and Broncos legend John Elway both endorsed Mitt Romney.

It’s funny, today whenever a sports figure speaks out in the slightest about politics, he is immediately ridiculed and told to shut up by the masses. The next day these same people will bark about how much of a shame it is that today’s athlete delivers nothing but canned quotes.

Muhammad Ali, arguably the most popular athlete of all-time, received a ton a flak for his anti-Vietnam stance. But over the course of time, Ali’s “say-anything-anytime-anywhere” approach was celebrated.
So good for Johnson and Elway. It’s obvious that neither are afraid of public backlash. Johnson even went so far as to say that he would rather have a Romney-Ryan victory than a Jets winning season (looking like that’s in serious jeopardy anyway, so who cares?).

Wait a minute … hold up … it all makes sense now. Tim Tebow was shipped from Elway in Denver to Johnson in New York for one reason and one reason only – to get spread the gospel of Mitt Romney in the media capital of the world. It’s now painfully obvious that Tebow is going to go all Ali on us in the days leading up to the election. With that said, we here at PTF look forward to the opportunity to tell him to shut up.

Jay Cutler embarrasses Mike Tice

You kind of always knew Mike Tice was a pushover didn’t you? I mean, a lot of these recycled coaches obviously have low self-esteem after being canned the first and second times.

It’s painfully obvious that the only appropriate action in response to what Bears QB Jay Cutler does here is a haymaker to the jaw. 


NYPD: Suspect dead after two U.S. Marshals, cop…

A suspected sex offender died during a shootout inside a West Village smoke shop that left two U.S. Marshals and an NYPD detective wounded, officials said.


OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…


MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.


De Blasio, Bratton defend city's efforts after Eric…

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified the city's response to the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while in police custody earlier this month.


Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.


Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.


Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…


Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.


Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…


NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.


The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.