Monday, September 18, 2006

T.O. Wanna Be?

I can't help myself. I know I've tried to stay away from the "bad-guy" stories in sports, but this one caught my attention. The Detroit Lions' Roy Williams guaranteed that they would beat the Chicago Bears this past week. They came up just a bit short - they lost 34-7. Mitch Albom, a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press asked Williams about his celebration after his first catch of the game, which came with the Lions already down 10-0.
"I celebrate first downs all the time. I'm not gonna stop that. I'm an exciting player. If I do something exciting, I'm gonna show my actions."

Albom responded, "But you were losing, 10-0."

"What does that mean? ... That means nothing to me. The score means nothing," Williams told Albom.

Um, "What does that mean?" Let me tell you what that means, Roy. That means you were losing. And at the end of the game, when that big lighted board showed "Chicago 34, Detroit 7"? that meant you lost. If the score means nothing to you, why would you guarantee a win?

Albom went on to ask Williams if he regretted making the guarantee.

"No, because everyone believes what I said," he told Albom.
Um, okay. Whatever.


Zach Kapfer said...

Don't forget about the most important letters in team. The M and E.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Always love the attitude! Or not. I do, however, like Mitch Albom - he must have some pretty funny thoughts running through his head sometimes when he has "conversations" like this! And since we're discussing football, I am still waiting on a particular phone call. Might as well use this forum to see what's up with that. How did the Redskins do in their last game? Hmmm...just wondering....