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Chris Rock rips Jets: 'Even Bill Cosby is happy he's not Geno Smith'

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Actor/director Chris Rock, left, and co-producer Kanye West attend the premiere of "Top Five" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. (Evan Agostini | Invision | AP)

Dom Cosentino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com By Dom Cosentino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM, updated December 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Comedian Chris Rock is making the media rounds these days to promote his new film, Top Five, and in an appearance Tuesday on "The Rich Eisen Show," he owned up to being fan of both the Jets and the Cowboys, which probably violates several state laws, somewhere.

"I grew up loving Tony Dorsett and America's Team, and all that," said Rock, who grew up in Brooklyn. "But I'm in New York, so who do I go see? I go see the Jets."

In his own inimitable way, Rock sounded every bit like a disaffected Jets fan.

"The Jets, these last two years have been sad," Rock said. "Even Bill Cosby is happy he's not Geno Smith."

Cosby, the legendary comedian, has lately been accused of drugging and raping several women. Smith, the Jets' quarterback, has turned the ball over in a bunch of football games. Let's agree to leave Rock's comment where he set them down.

"It's pretty bad, man," said Rock, who has a directing, writing, and acting credit for Top Five. "It is pretty bad. JaMarcus Russell [the infamous Raiders draft bust of a quarterback] is going, 'What's he thinking?' The guy was wide open! That's what JaMarcus Russell would say."

Rock wasn't done explaining his Cowboys/Jets fandom.

"When you're a Jet fan, you need an alternate every year," he said. "Your'e, like, OK, we're going to actually have a football season for about four games. Then it's kind of over, then it's nice to find another team to follow."

The Cowboys may be good this year, but they've won just one playoff game in the last 19 years.

"At least they get to December," Rock said. "The Jets, the season's over by Halloween the last couple of years. You're, like, OK, this is over.

"I don't understand them. I don't understand them. I love [head coach Rex Ryan]," he said, no doubt a reference to Ryan's massive personality. "I love Rex. If I owned a Home Depot, I would hire Rex Ryan to run it. We would turn a tremendous profit."

Eisen then set Rock up perfectly for a joke about Ryan by asking if he would let Ryan run the entire Home Depot.

"Well, not the offensive part of it," Rock said.

Rock goes on to rip into the Jets for bringing in Michael Vick to back up Smith at quarterback. You can listen to the whole thing below. Rock's Jets commentary begins around the four-minute mark and runs until the eighth minute.


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