Joe Douglas, certified unit and Brooklyn Nets fan pic.twitter.com/5Hkv2a4gK4
— Jared (@jaregss) June 6, 2021
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas was spotted at the latest Brooklyn Nets game wearing a Bret Hart-Excellence of Execution shirt.
It only makes sense that this New York Jets general manager admires somebody who promotes quotes such as, “The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”
Joe Douglas, a man who has preached and executed the correct football program-building tactics since arriving in Florham Park, NJ in the Summer of 2019, was spotted at the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent NBA playoff game by several fans also in attendance, per Twitter user @jaregss.
Not only did Douglas take the time for a quick snapshot, but he did so while sporting a Bret Hart shirt.
“The excellence of execution” is something the Nets know something about at the moment.
Brooklyn too Game 1 of its second-round playoff matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-107. Whether it’s been Robert Saleh attending the New York Knicks’ only playoff win this season, or Zach Wilson, the beer-chugging Dan Feeney and Jets players checking out New York Islanders’ playoff games, Jets employees attending local sporting events has been the norm as of late.
But Douglas took it to another level with the classic pro wrestling attire.
Hart is a Canadian-born pro wrestler who enjoyed his stay at the top of the WWF (now the WWE) just prior to the Attitude Era in the 1990s. He and Shawn Michaels put forth one of the greatest feuds in wrestling history.
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Although ended poorly for Hart with the Montreal Screwjob, the man won the WWE championship five times and held the belt more days than any other man in the 1990s.
Considering the fact Douglas was born in 1976, his life matches up with Hart’s run in pro wrestling. And considering Douglas’s offensive line-type physique, Jets fans envisioning the man stepping into the squared circle isn’t too much of a stretch.
Douglas vs. The Undertaker? Douglas vs. Mankind? Or perhaps Douglas vs. Vader makes the most sense.
In any event, it appears as though Joe Douglas lived the New Generation Era and Attitude Era as a young football player back in the day, and Bret Hart is a man he remembers well.
Best There Is The Best There Was And The Best There Ever Will Be