Jets backup quarterback Greg McElroy did something incredibly stupid recently. He told the truth, and not the happy "we had problems, we'll be back" version NFL teams love to tell this time of year.
He dropped what the kids like to call "the real." How do I know what the kids are saying? Because I live by a university and love to eavesdrop on college student conversations which are basically like a live performance of an all-female, English tele-novella, only more angst-y.
"Do you think he'll propose?"
"I'm going to give you the real. No."
The girl did not take this well, as I predicted.
I felt for random sorority girl because the truth has a way of sucking. It is why so many people lie. What McElroy dropped was an even harsher level of "the real" with his takedown of his Jets, talking of "being around extremely selfish individuals," and "people within our locker room that didn't care whether we won or lost as long as they had good games individually," and "if you go down the r...