Monday, May 08, 2006

Nooooo!

The Bay Area is the home to one of the most disturbing sports stories in recent history. No matter how much we wish for this story to not be true, it is. The unthinkable is going to happen and the world will be better off if everybody just deals with it and moves on.

Of course, that big story is that Rod “He Hate Me” Smart has signed with the Oakland.

The Hater Nation avoided disaster when the Raiders passed on Matt Leinart in the draft. Not so lucky with Smart. The sports world died a little when one of the greatest players in XFL history signed Oakland. Forget Barry Bonds on the cusp of passing Babe Ruth. This hurts much worse. In fact, there is a conspiracy theory that the Raiders signed Smart in direct retaliation to this website. Who is next, Tommy Maddox?


But don’t worry, Rod.



We could never hate you.

8 comments:

Scott said...

If only Al Davis would hire Vince McMahon as general manager, the circle of life would be complete.

NFL Adam said...

What are you talking about? Vinnie Mac needs to be the new NFL commissioner.

Michael said...

It's either NFL Commish or the heir to the Hef's "dirty old man" throne.

Former NFL Official said...

Funny, the same could be said about Roger Goodell.

Scott said...

Hmmm, maybe you're right. I mean, a football league with Vince McMahon as commissioner? How could it fail?

NFL Adam said...

McMahon and the XFL did not fail. We failed McMahon and the XFL.

All jokes aside, you can see the XFL influence in ESPN's handy-dandy camera angle and the Bills uniform. (So it was not all positive.) The NFL will likely cave to allow Reggie Bush to wear #5 meaning that nicknames on the back of a jersey is not too far off.

Scott said...

I can't see the NFL allowing #5. Then why have the rule at all? Players attach too much meaning to the number they had in college. You're a man now, Reggie. A professional. Time to play by the rules. 30, 40, 43, 45. Those are your choices right now. In a few months, the roster will be trimmed and you'll have your choice of a few more. And any one of them will still sell jerseys.

If the NFL allows Bush to get #5, I will personally spearhead the campaign to allow irrational numbers on jerseys. I want my son to be the first player to wear pi or the square root of two.

NFL Adam said...

It would be a great way to wear a retired number. For instance, some Bears hotshot running back could wear #34 v2