You get the feeling Madden must have ben absolutely miserable during the months of January and February of '06, as all his favorite whipping boys (Bettis and Ike Taylor in particular) enjoyed a great deal of success.
He had a heart attack around that time. It aint funny but it is noteworthy. Extra miserable.
I'm not offended by the idea that Bettis is a phoney. I just don't care.
I love JB... I always have and I always will. He played football with a passion, and he was a great represenitive of the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.
I agree. Bettis played his ass off for the team that I love. It's the same reason I still would defend Hines Ward against complaint. The off the field attention-seeking stuff doesn't bother me as I'm a grown man with better things to do. Show up, work hard, don't do anything criminal or otherwise embarassing and you're "my fuckin' guy" (in the exact words of Cowher to Jerome).
Madden was just the editor on that Ric Flair book
You're recalling accurately. Still quite the accomplishment, however, and I refuse to not be impressing by it. A NY Times best-selling book? Who knew that many rasslin' fans could read!??!
My favorite Colin Cowherd line was when he called wrestling fans "a bunch of booger eaters"
I dislike Cowherd for all the reasons Madden dislikes Bettis...except I am not as jealous or obsessive. Everytime I've listened to that Colin cat he's reeked of being a self-promoting, shit-stirring twit.