Monday, April 21, 2008

Howie Long is Model for NFL Dads

Howie Long is not a media whore.

The dude gets it. His son, Virginia defensive end Chris Long, is on the verge of being a top-five pick in this weekend’s draft. Yet the Hall of Fame defensive tackle is taking a backseat to his son, letting him soak up his moment. He is letting his son drink in the accolades and be his own man.

As he dog damn should. Even Chris' famous mother, Teri Hatcher, is keeping a low profile heading into the draft.

And do you know who this is killing?

America's soccer mom, Archie Manning, who likely spends his nights drunk-dialing Howie and giving him an earful.

You can hear Archie's annoying twang on the other end of the receiver, “Howie what the hell are you doing? You should be stealing your son’s spotlight like all former NFL fathers do. Make up some bull (expletive) feud with St. Louis and demand that they don’t draft him. Become the story on draft day, not your boy. You know that’s what I would have done.”

Maybe Howie is content with his great playing career, movie star fame and great gig on FOX. But I would just like to believe that Howie just isn't a spot-light hogging douche nozzle like Archie.

14 comments:

NFL Adam said...

BTW, I know. But don't say anything because somebody is going to fall for it.

Mr. Goodell said...

How dare you speak ill of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. And his dad. You have really crossed a line this time. I'm pissed.

Cali Tejano said...

Word.

Now will Chris be drafted by the Raiders on Saturday?

Bain said...

Nobody is falling for it. Honestly, you should know by now that things that seemed clever after the fifth Bartles & James with Alison Moyet blaring in the headphones just never seem to cut the mustard the next morning.

George Horton said...

Hey Adam, be sure to catch the CSF games this week.

Ira said...

"things that seemed clever after the fifth Bartles & James"

Hey douche, there are only four Bartles & James. You can't drink five!

NFL Adam said...

Normally I would agree with you Bain, but I had somebody who works in sports looking at IMDB yesterday to see if it was true. So yeah, people do still believe it.

And sorry Cali, he's not falling to the Raiders. If Miami takes Jake Long, St. Louis FC takes Chris.

André Sonny Real said...

Hi, my name's André, I'm brazilian.
I have a blog of the 'blogger' and I wanted blogfriends to participate of my blog the 'Fruta que o Partiu'.
Thank´s for atention

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Diane said...

I can't read Portugese, but Andre's post sounds dirty . . .

Stocky said...

Archie sucks, Howie is still cool.

Bain said...

I speak Portugese.

In English, "Fruta que o Partiu" translates to "Fart Tank Party."

NFL Adam said...

Howie never actually seemed like a Raider.

Fletch said...

[insert Fire Down Below joke here]

Mr. Goodell said...

I own all of Howie's movies on DVD. Don't laugh, it's not funny.