We’re all curious to see where Ricky Williams‘ intelligence takes him next, because he was a guy who played football much more than he was ever a football player. He’s simply a fascinating person, and he provided more evidence of that yesterday during an interview with Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Williams was asked why he was retiring, and his response came in the form of a question when he said “why am I playing? That’s the question. If I could do anything in the world, and it’s do-able, why wouldn’t I do that?” Then when Hyde wondered what we’re all wondering and asked Williams about his plans, the Heisman winner said that a Nobel Prize “would be pretty cool.”
Jake Ballard‘s Super Bowl injury looked very serious because it is very serious. Ballard tore his ACL.
The Internet insists on keeping this Gisele Bundchen story alive, which isn’t remotely surprising, and it likely won’t fade until the end of the week. But at least now we’re seeing a few columns supporting the supermodel, like the one written by Time’s Doug Glanville.
It’s officially Day 3 of the offseason now, a time when we begin to make the painful turn from Super Bowl dissection to silly season prognostication. For the Super Bowl loser, Wes Welker is the most pressing concern with his expiring contract, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn’t far behind.
Noted Boston homer Bill Simmons had no problem finding 15 silver linings in the Patriots’ season.
The odds of Santonio Holmes being in a Jets uniform next fall just increased significantly, because he’s now reportedly guaranteed $7.5 million next season.
And maybe that’s not a bad thing, because when he’s behaving well Holmes can still be a productive receiver. The problem, of course, is that those times of good behavior have been rare. Earlier this week Holmes attempted to start the process of mending his broken bridge with Mark Sanchez, tweeting his quarterback and saying that he’s pumped for the journey towards 2012.
Joe Theismann thinks that the Redskins pursuing Peyton Manning if he becomes available isn’t a good idea or a bad idea. It’s a horrible idea.
Bolt Hype revisits the 2004 draft when the famous/infamous Eli Manning trade was orchestrated, and the Chargers landed Philip Rivers. Ben Roethlisberger was also on the board, and now out of those three quarterbacks, Manning and Roethlisberger have combined for four Super Bowl rings, while Rivers has none.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m incredibly excited for mock draft season. The draft is already being mocked relentlessly in some corners of the football blogosphere, and one mock has the Bengals trading up to take Trent Richardson.
Tony Romo will be Tiger Woods’ playing partner when the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tees off tomorrow, and he’ll be heckled by Woods’ caddie, who’s a long-time Giants fan.
Michael Vick is still the most disliked athlete in sports, according to a poll conducted by Nielson and E-poll Market Research, which shows once again that his dog-fighting conviction will forever resonate with the general public.