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Seahawks punter’s complaint: Orioles had better menu options on Delta flight (pic)


Even though he should have been feeling pretty good following a successful trip to East to beat the Washington Redskins on Monday night, Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan felt the need to bemoan the difference in menu offerings afforded he, his teammates and Seahawks coaches and staff and the menu provided to the Baltimore Orioles by Delta.

Ryan took to Twitter to provide a side-by-side comparison of the menus presented to both the Seahawks and Orioles. Somehow he inferred in his comparing and contrasting that the Seahawks were not being treated as well as the Orioles as it related to the quality of dining options provided.

Delta will indeed rue the day the airline offended the delicate culinary sensibilities of an NFL punter! Go ahead, Delta. Begin ruing!

But in all seriousness, though, Ryan has a point. The Orioles were provided a “Pan-Seared Beef Filet with Béarnaise Sauce” while the Seahawks merely were offered a “Grilled Beef Filet with Bourbon Sauce.” To borrow an aviation-related term from another era regarding a similarly tragic in-flight disaster, “Oh, the humanity!!!”

Upon closer inspection of the respective menus, it does appear that the Orioles may have had a few more– perhaps even a couple better — options, but when you get down to brass tacks, these are both menus befitting a first-class flight, food that peons in coach would never dare dream of receiving.

And here’s another thing that may have caused a slight difference in menu options. The Seahawks were departing D.C. very late for their return flight to Seattle, perhaps even in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. While it’s unclear exactly when the Orioles took their flight, it probably was during a more conventional time of the day.

Also, how did he get a hold of the Orioles menu? Was it stuffed in his seat pocket or something?

So Ryan should quit his whining — although he probably was only trying to be funny — and enjoy the quasi-gourmet grub. It beats the heck out of a bag of peanuts.