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For Rex, Saturday is Judgment Day

Blustery boasts, brags and promises have transformed wild-card into must-win for Ryan

Updated: January 8, 2011, 4:07 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- No New York sports figure has ever handed out guarantees as easily as Rex Ryan, not even Patrick Ewing, who was often mocked for promising ticker-tape parades that happened only in his dreams.

But since we're in Indianapolis, and since Ryan is facing his ultimate hour of reckoning tonight against Peyton Manning's Colts, it's a good time to recall that Ewing did go 2-0 on his promises in this very town.

Before a Friday night Game 6 against the Pacers in 1994, ...

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