Phil Simms generally did a good job as the analyst on the Jets/Steelers game Sunday. He said one thing, though, which made my head spin. He was talking about Jets QB Mark Sanchez and said — I’m paraphrasing — people questioned Sanchez’ toughness because he’s from California but he’s proven to be tough.

Say what? Since when are Californians not as tough as people from other parts of the country?

This is the same mindset that said Bill Walsh’s Niners won with “finesse.” Tell that to Ronnie Lott.

So here’s my question. Is it true that athletes’ from California have questionable toughness?