Thoughts from the Futon

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Everything that is Good

I absolutely love LaDainian Tomlinson. Not only is he amazing to watch; not only did he graduate from TCU; not only did he grow up close to Waco, TX (a nostalgic place for me); he's all that is good in the NFL. I know, I know, everybody has pointed out already how when he scores a touchdown he simply hands the ball the the referee and is on his way.

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That's not the only thing that impresses me about this guy. In a recent quote about his record 28 touchdowns this season he described the celebration afterward. I couldn't find the exact quote anywhere, but here's the gist of it. After the touchdown he gathered the entire offensive unit in the endzone to celebrate. This celebration wasn't anything gaudy or flamboyant either. They lifted LT over their heads and he gave each of them a congratulatory head slap. After the game when he was asked about it LT said that he called all of the people over to celebrate what they had done. I don't know if you caught that. He called them over to celebrate what they had done. Not what he had done, what they had done. This blew my mind. Most people that you come across in the NFL whine and cry because they don't receive enough touches in the game, or because they had a call go against them. They even complain because of what another teammate isn't doing. LT had the perfect opportunity to absorb every bit of spotlight that there was to absorb and he called everyone over for the party. Go LT...i love you


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