Originally written on Obsessed With Sports  |  Last updated 11/9/14

NEW YORK - APRIL 20: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGES HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY MANIPULATED) Bart Scott of the New York Jets poses for a portrait on April 20, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Bart Scott seems to have a knack for doing great interviews. He really enlightens us in his latest…

“Do you sense a rivalry between the Jets and Giants?”
“Not at all. Like I said when I was in Baltimore I could remember with the Redskins you had guys fighting over strippers and all kind of stuff. I don’t sense that here. I think it is a mutual respect. I think the town is big enough for both of us. I think we were just trying to make a statement that hey we wanted a little bit bigger piece of the spotlight because when I got here my sense was pretty much all Giants type of town. We played in Giants Stadium. We just want to get our piece of the pie. We respect them, but we would definitely love – we look forward to that game. I believe it is the 24th of December for bragging rights and hoping that’s the game that could help us win this division.”

“Bart you gotta help me out. You guys fought for strippers? What does that mean?”
“When you are in a small place like Baltimore and the temperature is relatively cold – hey you compete over the same chicks. That’s a football players favorite spot. Especially young football players. It was always a rivalry. Guys fight about hey that is my girlfriend and that’s my girlfriend, but here? Five million people, maybe more. There is plenty for everybody.”

It’s a numbers game. More strippers is greater than less strippers. It’s no secret that athletes love strippers. Now we have a bit more insight into why. Maybe.

There are about 8 million people living in NYC, not 5 million. That’s not to say that Scott’s estimate is terrible. Using that population estimate of 8 million figure, I’d say there are probably about 5 million strippers in NYC. That must be what Bart meant.

The National Football League is more than just a great game. The NFL is a great national stripper stimulus plan. Take the strippers in small town Green Bay, for example. The Packers single-handedly put a moderate size town on the stripper-map. Otherwise, those women would be forced to find other means.

We can all learn from these men. The NFL players are sure doing their part to simulate the economy. Buy American [strippers].

[via 1050 ESPN New York]

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