The Rob Ryan era in New Orleans is over. After a report that Ryan was fired on Monday afternoon was shot down by Saints coach Sean Payton, the two sides parted ways later on that evening. It was an emotional moment for many people on Twitter who found Ryan endearing – sure, he isn’t the defensive mind that his father or brother are, but he was always a ton of fun to watch for his big personality and unique look.
Naturally, because a person who is liked by a lot of people got fired, the Internet decided to come together and make a bunch of jokes about it. There is only one place to start – with the person who made a crying Michael Jordan meme out of Ryan. Here it is:
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to some more original stuff. First, we’ll turn to the grieving Twitter account of Fox Sports 1 host and professed fan of Ryan, Katie Nolan, who took the news really hard.
Next, we’ll hop over to HBO’s Bill Simmons, who decided to pour one out for the end of one of fantasy football’s biggest guarantees – starting a quarterback against Ryan’s defenses.