Former GM’s Wife Rips Fisher, Titans A New One

Today on “Real Housewives of Norfolk County,” Mass., Sally Reese has a few things to say to the management of the Tennessee Titans. And as you know, there’s nothing better than NFL trash talking from wives. Sally, of course, is the wife of Floyd Reese, who was fired as the Titans’ general manager in 2007.

Floyd Reese is now a senior adviser to the New England Patriots, so you can imagine his delight in his team’s 59-0 win over the Titans on Sunday (slide whistle here as we type Tennessee’s record, 0-6). The husband, however, knows that boasting in such situations can come back to bite you in the keister. But his wife has no such qualms. Sally says that her only regret is that the Patriots didn’t “run it to 100.” Wow.

Interesting that she waited until her husband was flying peacefully over the Atlantic with the Patriots, who are playing in London this week, to call WGFX-FM Radio in Nashville to, um, air a few grievances. It was in response, she said, to comments made about her husband by a WGFX reporter.

“He (Floyd Reese) kept Jeff (Fisher) from getting fired two times. So if he’d let him get fired, he’d still be there. Hello? That’s hindsight.” Reese said. “But you know paybacks — can I say bitch? — payback’s a bitch. Sunday I was hoping they’d run it to 100. And I love Tennessee. All you Tennessee people, my dad’s from Tennessee, but when you get sucker punched, you want to sucker punch back. My husband said it would be very uncool. He said, ‘We have to play them again.’ I said I only hope.”

Belichick is going to be sooo happy to read about this when he picks up his afternoon DAILY MAIL in about an hour. Listen for sounds that remind one of Mr. Slate calling Fred Flintstone into his office.

“He (my husband) won’t like it. My son just called me a little while ago, and had I told him, he would have gotten through to Floyd on the plane. So I didn’t tell him either,” Sally Reese said. “But it’s all good. Oh, and the last thing when the statement was issued, when Floyd issued a statement. Floyd didn’t issue a statement. Underwood made it up. That’s another thing. I don’t know if that’s a lawsuit, but being a vindictive wife, I would have done a lawsuit.”

Among other slights, Sally Reese said that her husband was not even allowed to clean out his office after being released by the Titans after 21 years with the organization. She also said that the Titans could have had Devin Hester in the ‘06 draft if they had listened to her husband; instead they went with Fisher’s choice, LenDale White. It all kind of took WGFX host George Plaster by surprise. (Link includes audio).

“I was stunned by the phone call, and I guess if I could do it all over again, I would have cut the call off about a third of the way through,” Plaster said.

Yeah, I don’t think I would have been brave enough to try that.

Thanks to FOOTBALL NEWS FROM A CHICK for the graphic.