Pete Carroll once worked for a season with the Jets as an assistant and in the introductory press conference he let it slip that he is happy to be back in New York. One New Jersey politician reminded him he’s not in New York.
“Coach, I just want to say something. I’m Rich Boggiano with the city council,” he said, via Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger. “You said you’re glad to be back in New York, I just want to remind you, you’re in New Jersey.”
Carroll jumped in at those point, apologizing with a “My bad.”
“Even when you’re at the Jets, you know we were the New York Jets but we were playing in New Jersey so that’s always been an issue,” Carroll said. “I understand. I appreciate it. Sorry it came out that way.”-ProFootballTalk.com
Boggiano is a first year city council member and I guess he took advantage of the old cliché that all press is good press. I am writing about him so I guess it is working.