he was dissin\’ my boy\’s cha-cha

decent football this weekend. i mean, from the bits and pieces i caught, the games seemed good. close. the new orleans cinderella story keeps rolling. grossman makes it count when he needs to. indy\’s defense continues to play out of its mind. and (shocking)– schottenheimer\’s chargers lose to a team they were supposed to beat.

let\’s talk about that last game a little bit. ladanian tomlinson had a fantastic game– 123 yards on the ground, 64 in the air, and two touchdowns. but it\’s what he said afterwards that is more interesting. LDT apparently took exception to the celebrations that the patriots were doing after the game ended…

\”I would never react in that way. I was very upset,\” Tomlinson said. \”When you go to the middle of our field and start doing the dance Shawne Merriman is known for, that is disrespectful. They showed no class and maybe that comes from the head coach.\” Merriman, nicknamed \”Lights Out,\” did a spasmodic dance to celebrate each of his NFL-high 17 sacks.

please stop and read that again.

shawne merriman is 6 feet, four inches tall. he weighs 272 pounds. he\’s huge, even probably outside of the steriods. really. tomlinson is pissed because some of the patriots players… were doing merriman\’s dance. the dance he is known for. and it\’s not just a regular dance. it\’s a spasmodic dance. ooooh.

so the league\’s MVP is pissed because some muscle-bound, drug-addled football players on the other team are stealing THE DANCE of one of the muscle-bound, drug addled football players on his team.

quit whining. quit dancing. play football and shut the hell up.







9 responses to “he was dissin\’ my boy\’s cha-cha”

  1. alex Avatar

    Leaving aside the dance part of it, LDT did also make comments in the “you should act like you’ve been there before” area, which I’m all in favor of. It’s not like he (LDT) has some dumb-ass dance that he does with each touchdown. He tosses the ball to the ref, like Barry did.

    And seriously, Eric Allen is freaky. How did he get on TV?

  2. anderswa Avatar

    i fully agree with the idea of acting like you’ve been there before. in fact, that’s a big reason why i hate watching football now; no one can stop themselves from doing some form of bugaloo, even after doing a crappy job.

    even so– merriman should act like he’s been there before as well. not only do you look more professional, you could get hurt.

  3. alex Avatar

    Ahh Bill Gramatica. We were just talking about him last night.
    Relatedly, this video was on Deadspin yesterday. Fantastic stuff.

  4. anderswa Avatar

    i always thought “bill” was an odd first name for a surname like gramatica. sorta like richie valens and his brother bob.

  5. alex Avatar

    I was somehow under the impression that Richie Valens’s brother’s name was Jaromir.

  6. anderswa Avatar

    apologies in advance for the inside joke.

  7. anderswa Avatar

    just checked out that tony allen video. what a jackass.

  8. alex Avatar

    That joke was so far inside that I almost didn’t comprehend what I was looking at. Then I laughed. A lot.

  9. wadE Avatar

    but isn’t it worse to imitate the moron who should act like he’s been there before?

    I actually agree with LDT… the patriots have even less class than Merriman… and that’s sad…

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