Football fans in the New York area have of late been alternately entertained and perhaps disgusted by the antics of New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan. It seems Ryan and his wife may have thought (they neither confirm nor deny it) that it was a good idea to make a video of him admiring her naked feet and questioning her in a way that suggests sexuality and, well, things that I'd rather not think about.

Of course, their private media projects wouldn't normally concern Jets fans or anyone else at all, except that the couple apparently also had the brainwave to put that video on the Internet, where it, in essence, became public domain. Why, you might ask, would a high profile individual like Ryan (who admittedly was only an assistant coach at the time) expose his and his wife's private desires in such a public way? I've struggled with this type of question for years now in terms of similar disclosures that are seen daily on Facebook, MySpace and other social media outlets. For a while I thought that perhaps this generation just doesn't value privacy, but I have come to realize that I was thinking about it the wrong way around.

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