Matt's Take:



I have my fair share of ink, and I typically don't judge someone's tattoos, but when the story broke that Rex Ryan had some impressive ink that depicted his wife wearing only a Mark Sanchez jersey, I cried stupid.



Just in case you missed what I wrote, Rex has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey! Really, Rex?



Out of all of the Jets quarterbacks you could have chosen to permanently paint on your skin you chose Mark Sanchez?



With names like Namath, Esiason, Reich, Testaverde, Favre and Pennington to choose from, I can't believe Rexy went Sanchez style.



Heck, Tim Tebow would have been a better choice.



Picture Rex's wife in a Tebow jersey down on her knee "Tebowing." How cool would that be?



Like I said, I don't care what you tattoo on your skin, to be honest. Tattoos are personal and hold a special place in the heart of the person that is brave enough to get poked by a razor-sharp needle over and over again.



But, in today's society, tattoos are still considered taboo by many. Trust me, I still get my fair share of awkward stares when I'm wearing a short-sleeve shirt and my very modest tattoo is visible.



I'm with Andrew on this one, its 2013 and that fact that tattoos are still "offensive" boggles my mind.



So, I say kudos to Rex for getting his wife's likeness plastered on his arm.



Based on Rex's larger-than-life personality, I'm pretty sure he doesn't care one way or the other what we think about his ink, and that's the way it should be.



 



Andrew’s take:



You know what I haven’t heard yet? “He lost a bet.”



It seems that every journalist has comfortably secured each of their heads into their respective butts. Because any perceptive person, in 2013, knows a “lost bet” tattoo when they see one.



If you are an NFL head coach, and you have a tattoo of your wife in a sexual position, wearing the jersey of your starting quarterback, then you lost a bet. End of discussion.



Rex Ryan made a bet with someone, lost and owned it; like a man.



Of course, all of the fossil analysts prefaced the topic with, “Now, I would never get a tattoo.”



Grow up, boys. Like I said, it’s 2013. And you still feel that you must declare your stance on tattoos?



That’s like describing your preference for “manscaping,” just in case someone is worried about your judgment. Both characteristics are personal, and hold absolutely no weight on an individual’s ability to appropriately approach a professional environment.



You know what? Both of the Double Take columnists have tattoos. And, unless you know us personally, there’s been no indication of whether or not there’s ink in our skin, until now.



And don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you’re lame if you don’t have tattoos. Again, it’s personal and irrelevant.



I actually like Ryan more because of his stupid tattoo. He’s got a sense of humor. And, before this, we thought we knew the extent to which Ryan didn’t give a crap about our opinions. Now we know how much we underestimated him.



This just makes me really excited for the day when baby boomers will be too old to intrude within the lives of innocent Americans. On that day, an NFL head coach will be able to stand on the sidelines, with full sleeves and then come home to his husband.