Thursday, October 23, 2008

Harrison out, maybe forever.

I got the chance to attend a Monday Night Football game this week and had a blast. The view from the upper deck is, well, "all-encompassing" might be the best way to put it. We had a great time, but we might also have seen the last game played by 15-year NFL veteran Rodney Harrison. Here is a link to a piece I wrote on that for Pats Pulpit.

If you love football (or are reluctantly engrossed by it), you know he was archetypal. If that was his last play, to go down in the fight and be carted from the field was probably the only way for it to happen. Like Cool Hand Luke, he would never have stopped on his own.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Useless trivia: Rodney Harrison shared my birthdate.

-PA

Anonymous said...

er, "shares." ("I'm not dead yet!")

-PA

Jim said...

PA: nor is Rodney, though my piece does shovel some dirt on his career.