December 6, 2006

You can't NOT root for Ladainian Tomlinson

i don't spend too much time criticizing the bad behavior of professional athletes. i never considered them role models, even when i was young. i always had my grandfather for that. as a result, i always find myself pleasantly surprised when a star athlete is actually all of the qualities that you would want to impress upon your children: confident, humble, gracious, kind, and pleasant. i just watched ladainian tomlinson (LT) on leno and was struck (again) by how genuine of a person he seems to be. when you've listened to as many sports radio shows and interviews as i have, picking out the athletes who pretend to be modest and kind (shane battier, shaun alexander, curt schilling, jerry rice, mark mcgwire) from those who are actually humble (elton brand, grant hill, derek jeter) becomes fairly easy. LT is certainly representative of the latter. it's hard to not root for a guy that great. go chargers, i guess...

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At 12/06/2006 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Kingsley said...

HA. I know i wont hear the end of it if they win the super bowl. And can you imagine that stupid disco song playing on the radio every 30 minutes? Yeesh.

 
At 12/06/2006 03:19:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

I am rooting for him to suck and for them to lose. I want my visits to San Diego to be bearable.

 

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