Bart Scott says Ravens, Redskins used to fight over strippers

Things are heating up in New York.

The Giants have overcome a slew of key injuries to take a strong hold of the NFC East with a 6-2 record. The Jets appear to be back on course now that they had a convincing victory on the road at upstart Buffalo.

And some thing a rivalry is brewing in the city between the football powers, something that surely Jets coach Rex Ryan would love to stir.

Jets linebacker Bart Scott made a visit on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050 in New York, and the host brought up that very topic. In advance, a tip of the cap to for the transcription.

Is there a rivalry brewing between the teams that share MetLife Stadium?

“Not at all,” Scott said. “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.”

Whoa! When you were the Ravens you fought for what with who?

“When you are in a small place like Baltimore and the temperature is relatively cold – hey you compete over the same chicks,” Scott said. “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.”

That’s reassuring. To listen to audio of the interview, check it out right here.

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