Video -- NY Jets Owner Woody Johnson: I'd rather Mitt Romney win -- than the Jets!

Asked by Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" today whether he is rooting harder for the 2012 New York Jets or for a Mitt Romney presidency -- NYJ's owner reached by saying he 'always puts country first' and, therefore, it's more important for the latter.



Schatzker and Ruhle, unable to ask Johnson if he's going to bench the team's defense after a 34-0 thrashing by the 49ers, brought up the ole Tim Tebow 'starting QB' question. (8:00 mark).


Boy that Erik Schatzker, he's one smart sports guy. Santonio Holmes wouldn't have mysteriously put his 'mystery toe toss' right up there with the fake spike if only Tebow was there. And Johnson knows money. That's why his team is talent short and $8MM under the cap.

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19 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I FEEL SORRY FOR ALL THE JETS FANS OUT THERE, YOUR OWNER CARES MORE ABOUT GETTING HIS TAX BREAKS THAN PUTTING A GOOD TEAM ON THE FIELD AND YOU WONDER WHY YOUR ORGANIZATION IS IN SUCH BAD SHAPE.

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  2. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Wow, this guy sucks at picking candidates and quarterbacks.

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  3. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Could this guy be a bigger goofball? OF COURSE everyone is sick of 4 years of disentregrating decisions. Sick of change for the worse. Hoping for an uneducated crew to wake up and not have 4 more years of the same downward spiral.

    Mike Tannebaum doesn't deserve another chance.

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  4. I agree with the guy & I am not rich... not right now anyway. Everybody knows the real American Spirit is finding how far we all can go in life. & Romney clearly wants to help us. I really believe has a pretty good past record. (I would actually not think you are very smart if you said something negative about Romney) Obama is not, or anyone who says Romney didn't clean up the Olympics (speaking of sports) forgot about him doing that.
    Obama seem to be a disturbingly upset. mad Obama seemingly, he is angry with the world & trying to get even; while us average American, want to figure what we all are capable of. What can I reach in life? That is what we all want, not what Obama wants. We want to find ourselves with those new businesses, you know?
    You cannot be mad at the rich people when anyone of us would be in their shoes (without even a blink). Are you guys kidding me? If you are going to vote for Obama, for any reason, but mainly without knowing really why, stay home & don’t, please!!

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  5. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Cris you hit the nail on the head. Could not have said it better my self.

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  6. Anonymous11:34 PM

    Chris - Please watch something other than Fox News. Romney does not want to help us...and his past record??? Outsourcing jobs to China and actually investing in a factory in China?? Now attacking Obama for not being tough enough on China? Good grief....get yourself educated or you should stay away from voting.

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  7. Anonymous1:53 AM

    8MM under the cap? Like it was stated before this guy doesn't care about the team winning. I hate the cowboys and the Yankees but I respect the ownership going out year after year trying to put a winning product on the field. Its tebow time!!!!!!

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  8. Anonymous10:23 AM

    why the jets are not winning and Obama is!

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  9. Anonymous10:36 AM

    heaven for bid if the millionaires and billionaires in this country have to pay a little more taxes!! (the thought of only 2wks at marthas vineyard instead of 3 has to be crushing)i mean let's keep the heat on the teachers , firefighters , policemen and the laborer's , who along with everyone else in the middle class are struggling with esclated cost of living prices..

    do the rich realize in order for this thing to work not everyone can make 250k a year...that a school teacher is more valuable to our society than the centerfielder of the yankees is..

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  10. Anonymous11:13 AM

    As a looooong time Jets fan (and having do deal with the constant ridicule that comes with it), I find it alarming to have an owner that is showing similarities of Donald Sterling (Clippers owner and yes I live in Los Angeles)....
    It's extremely difficult to enjoy (let alone watch) the only team you ever loved, go into this depressed, cancerous season (and we're 2-2). Then to hear the owner mention that his presidential candidate of choice is a guy who obviously doesn't care about the people, this country or anything outside of his OWN personal interests. It AMAZES me how his supporters are so blind (thanks Fox news) that they strongly feel this guy cares about them or that he's even QUALIFIED. I guess that's why Old Woody supports him too. He doesn't care about the "team" also.....

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  11. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I have a new-found respect for the Jets owner. I would always put country first. So some of you idiots that think the rich don't pay enough taxes, just what percentage do you think they should pay? They already pay 65%. Do you think 75% is enough. and while you're at it, remember Romney gave $3Million to charities. Obama? $3,000. WOW. What a countryman. And I know you haven't heard about it yet because escrow hasn't closed, but what about Obama's $35MILLION new estate in Hawaii. Since he was a guy of the people and didn't have the millions everyone else has where the heck did HE get the money? Huh? don't make it being President! Oh yeah, he hasn't been in the White House enough. Out playing too much golf and Mooch taking those million dollar vacations on the country dole. Maybe he saved it from his drug dealing days....... I'm proud of this owner.

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  12. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Sad state of affairs in NY the owner does't care the couch does't know offencive football and they have no talent in the skilled positions. Reves get the hell out while you can NY deserves better. what a shame for a ounce proud franchise.

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  13. Anonymous1:55 PM

    For those idiots who think romney cares about you, you are dumb and stupid. If you're poorhe wants to make sure you stay poor. How do you know how much President Obama has given to charities. You don't. So keep your blinders on and your ears plugged against the truth. I can guarantee romney wont reach in his pocket and give you a penny but I bet Obama will. Obama has done that before for people. What romney done for you lately. Nothing and he will continue to do nothing. The jets owner is a loser and his team will continue to lose. No good leadership. romney is not good for our country and you're not good for your team

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  14. Anonymous9:21 PM

    That Woody.Always ready to throw his money behind losing propositions.He's the owner the Jets deserve.

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  15. Anonymous1:23 AM

    I am not a Mormon but have been exposed to them. To say a Mormon does not care about people down and out is speaking from ignorance. Romney is a devout Mormon and practices it. Romney would be the first to reach in his pocket, that is how he was socialized. Tell me about Obama's socialization that matches that. Different story there. People - Don't repeat political ads as your statements of knowledge of fact, it's embarrassing to us all.

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  16. Anonymous2:34 AM

    Racists will always cut their own throat just to see people they hate not succeed. They will also take others down with them in the ignorant process. All his season ticket holders should give up their slots since he doesn't care. Followers of these idiots suffer more but act as though they don't care as long as they think the people they hate are unhappy. What morons.

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  17. Anonymous9:21 AM

    I was wandering when I would hear the word racist. 95% of Blacks voted for obame just because he is 1/2 black. Now that is racist. Mitt is a good man, and obame not so much. Just listen to all the lies he tells, thinking everybody is so stupid, they will believe him. Please vote for America, vote Romney

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  18. Anonymous12:19 PM

    It's amazing how we've gone from the Jets, to Romney and now racism. The previous person believes that since Romney is a "mormon" that means he's a caring person willing to give. NOTHING that has spewed from his mouth sounds like a giving caring person. However your opinion and your choice is such.
    As long as blacks have been voting we've been voting for what we thought was the best candidate for the job. Not because of a person's race (keep in mind, allllllllll the previous candidates have been white). Now that a man is 1/2 black we're considered racist? That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while. I vote for whom I believe is the most "qualified" to run the country (and the when I mean the country I mean a voice for the people). It has NOTHING to do with the fact that he's black. However, since that's where you've taken it, how many Romney supporters will vote for Romney because he's white and TIRED of seeing a black president (the only one this country has ever had)?
    The president has helped the economy by saving GM, destroyed the #1 terrorist (which is something that was on the agenda of our previous administration but couldn't or wouldn't do) and is trying to establish healthcare for EVERYONE. NOT just those that can afford it but everyone who needs it. We can go back and forth on what the candidates have done for the people but I REALLY don't think that's something Romney or his flock would like to do. With that said, Obama is what I call a president who is speaking for the people, not just 47% of americans that Romney claimed not to care about (and many of his supports fall in that 47% but don't care and will vote for him because he looks like them. Not because of his qualifications)....
    It's not about race, it's about the candidate who wants what's best for AMERICANS. Not just those who are in the same tax bracket as himself. Stop fooling yourself and educate yourself. It's not about the color of your skin but the content of your character....

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  19. Anonymous11:18 PM

    Of course Old Woody would like Romney to win, most Wealthy selfish Morons would.

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