I know it has been a difficult couple of days for MMA fans and New York football columnists, whose delicate sensibilities were offended by Rex Ryan's use of an indelicate gesture Saturday.

Stay strong, people. Big, bad Rex will punished, including a probable fine. Maybe he will react the same way to the NFL that he did to that heckler in Miami.

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Which would be hilarious.

Me? I'm moving on to newspaper duties for the rest of the day.

Enjoy Jim Nantz and Nick Swisher in guest roles on "How I Met Your Mother" Monday night.

(This is my third post in a row that mentions Jim Nantz. Not sure what that means.)

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