Friday, November 17, 2006

"Idiot? No, Not Me"

So about three years ago during an ESPN Sunday Night Football Game Joe Theismann called Keyshawn Johnson an 'idiot' for the whole feud he was having with Bucs Head Coach Jon Gruden. Keyshawn got his chance last weekend to have a word with Mr. Theismann and I think he had every right to.

I think sports commentators should pick their spots when it comes to throwing words around...and in this case I think Joe shouldn't have called Keyshawn anything. Had it been for Keyshawn's idiotic remarks in his book about Wayne Chrebet and flashlights - sure, that was stupid...but the whole mess with the Bucs and Gruden wasn't stupid. I would go as far as to say that both parties were wrong in that split. Former teammates of Keyshawn have even come out since and said that the coach and organization handled it wrong so that is good enough for me.

I'm sure you've read the quote on either or, but I absolutely love it...

"The guy called me an idiot a couple of years ago when I was de-activated in Tampa," Johnson said. "I just told him that's not acceptable. I'm a guy with a degree from the University of Southern California. Idiots don't get degrees. Especially when you don't know what transpired within the organization, I'd just assume you would keep your mouth shut, because the next time that I'm an idiot on national television, I'm not going to be so nice. That was pretty much the conversation."

Way to stand up for yourself Keyshawn - you're not an idiot and you've been a fantastic receiver for a long time - now go be the little flashlight on the Panthers to the star that we call Steve Smith.


At 11/17/2006 1:52 PM, Anonymous jbird said...

He may not be an idiot, but he's definitely a jerk. He was TO before TO. Trivia: Suge Knight banged his wife while they were separated.


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