First impressions count. And the Jets new head coach Adam Gase made quite an interesting one on Monday at his first press conference.
Let’s just put it this way…..
It was the most impressive performance of “crazy eyes” since Uzo Aduba graced our screens in Orange Is The New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. In doing so he became a meme faster than any other coach in NFL history. The kicker here is that he doesn’t even know what a meme is!!! In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, he stated..
“Alright, so, I’ll just let you know: I don’t have Twitter,” Gase continued. “I don’t have Instagram. I don’t look at the internet. I don’t really watch TV. I watch movies. That’s it.”
Of course the man who struck internet gold and became an instant meme wouldn’t know what one is. (If I could insert the facepalm emoji here I would) [Editor’s Note: We gotchu — 🤦♀️]
I really don’t know where to begin with all of this. There are just so many directions to head in. In less than an hour he became a bigger joke than the NEW YORK JETS. That my friends is quite an accomplishment. I’m sure Jets fans that were watching were like “Yup. This feels about right. We would hire this guy.” Their collective sigh and subsequent eye-roll could be felt all across the tri-state area.
Frankly none of us can ever un-see that. To be honest I’m not entirely sure that I don’t want to un-see it. As much as the internet can cause a major headache for us on occasions it can also be the greatest gift. So we have taken to it to find some of Gases’ most striking dopplegangers.
Here we go……
My first shout-out has to go to fellow Turf contributor Chris Plonka who compared Adam Gase to Steve Buscemi in Big Daddy. I’d go as far as to say Steve Buscemi in general. We’re not wrong.
Second one that came to mind was clearly Judge Doom from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” For me this one was all about the intensity level of the crazy eyes.
Or maybe they just strapped him into this contraption from A Clockwork Orange before he walked into the room…..
Your guess is a good as mine really. That may have been one of the strangest things the sports world has recently witnessed but for the Jets and their fans it’s pretty much par for the course.
Last but not least
His eyes have their own Twitter account. Yes I have followed it already. If you want to as well here it is
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