Shutdown Corner

  • Jets fans fly 'Cheaters look up' banner over Patriots camp

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner13 hrs ago

    Jets fans fly “Cheaters” banner over @Patriots training camp: http://t.co/0qSPzVepGx pic.twitter.com/wuqnp2aMcY

    Like there wasn't enough going on already at Patriots camp ... a group of Jets fans flew a banner over the first day of New England's camp reading "CHEATERS LOOK UP."

    The stunt was the product of @JetsFanMedia, a crew that previously started a "FireJohnIdzik.com" campaign to oust the Jets' beleaguered general manager. Idzik was bounced right after the end of the 2014 season. The reference, obviously, is to the ongoing deflate-gate/phone-gate saga involving Tom Brady and the Patriots.

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  • William 'Refrigerator' Perry auctioning off Super Bowl XX ring

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner16 hrs ago

    William "Refrigerator" Perry, one of the most famous NFL players of the 1980s, is auctioning off the Super Bowl ring he won after the 1985 season with the Chicago Bears.

    Heritage Auctions is overseeing the auction at this week's National Sports Collectors' Convention at Dallas, and bidding is available online. The starting bid is $16,000, and the auction site has indicated that the ring could fetch as much as $1 million. The ring is estimated at a size 25, the largest Super Bowl ring ever produced by Jostens.

    The Bears decimated the Patriots 46-10 in that Super Bowl, a game in which Perry scored a touchdown. Perry played 10 seasons in the NFL, the vast majority of those with the Bears. He has fallen on harder times of late. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré Syndrome, a disorder involving inflammation of the nerves. He has suffered financial difficulties as well as health problems.

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