Thursday, October 26, 2006
Well Someone is an Idiot
Tiki is at the peak of his career right now, leading the NFL in rushing and averaging 5.0 yards per carry. It seems like the more touches he gets, the better chance the Giants have of winning. If he retired today, there is a good chance that he would end up in the Hall of Fame (more coming on this soon). His backup Brandon Jacobs has looked damn good also and is probably ready to step in if necessary next year- although he hasn't shown Tiki-like pass catching ability.
What is with Michael Irvin's suits? They are the most God-awful looking things I've ever seen. How can they let him on TV with those? Does he dress himself or does someone at the network pick that crap out?
Jordan retired the first time as the greatest basketball player ever, as the game's most dominant player at the time, and after hitting a last second shot to win a championship.
What a statement, ya know? He knew how good he was, and he walked away with no doubt about that, and no doubt that he could continue to dominate- if he wanted to.
He partly ruined his reputation in my eyes by coming back and playing until he just couldn't get it done at his level anymore. Too many athletes drag out their careers until the bitter end and don't know what the hell to do with themselves afterwards. And while yes, to those of us working real jobs, that haven't made millions playing a game, playing a game for a living sounds great. It would be great to have that opportunity- there's no way to deny that. But it might not be all its cracked up to me when you're getting older (regardless of how well you continue to perform).
I understand Tiki wanting to go out on top and to consider all the options he has. Let's just hope he has the same success as Jordan did in his (first) last year.