Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One in town...one isn't

It seems Peyton showed up in Terre Haute. Does anyone want to bet about the odds he tries to play in the preseason game on August 24 (first game at the dome)? Don't be shocked if it happens. (thanks Sarah for the link)

I haven't really commented on the Quinn Pitcock situation (he's absent from camp) mostly because really, he's still just a kid. A lot of 23-24 year old kids who are faced with tough, demanding work situations decide that they just aren't up for it. Social science has said in recent years that 'adolescence' has been prolonged and now lasts into the mid to late 20s for most people. That essentially means that the emotional difference between most people in their mid 20s is about the same as a 15-16 year old. Honestly, it's surprising that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. I hope he can get his head clear and make the best choice for him and his family.
UPDATE: Yes, Bob's right, he's officially retired. Unless he calls up the team in two months, unretires, demands his release and sets of a media firestorm. Wait, who are we talking about again?

Demond Sanders: He's about to turn 25 in September and has already played a season in the league. He's not a kid in my book. You know why this doesn't happen more often? Because you'd have to be crazy to throw away a career in the NFL just because you are having so much fun getting high and living in mom's basement. No offense, JC. As always, I'm sure there's a lot more to the story.

Links:
USA Today Bloggers have named Harrison the #1 Receiver to watch this year. Sounds about right.

LA Jags! LA Jags!



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah we have no way of knowing what is going on with him. He could have some serious emotional problems or something. If it was minor, I doubt it would keep him from showing up to camp. I just hope he overcomes it, because he looked like a good player.

BD

jc said...

I'm a homeowner homie.

The only thing I use ma's basement for is dogfighting.

Bob M. said...

Count me among the bummed about Pitcock as a player, a person who seems to be in trouble/turmoil, and a player with a great name. I was looking forward to chanting his name to my TV for a decade or so.

Hard to remember that it's a really demanding job and it's not just the physical stuff--not everybody who is big strong fast and agile is mentally/emotionally cut out for it. And sometimes short/slow guys, like Wayne Chrebet and Doug Flutie have an excess of the mental/emotional stuff to make up for the lack of physical attributes.

Demond, fantastic 3-word jab in your post.

Bob M. said...

Crap, JC, that's almost as funny. (mainly because I know... or hope I know... you're joking).

jc said...

Yo Zac:

I'm watching round the horn on DVR and guess who's hot for Manny, per the Newark Star Ledger?

Guess.

zac said...

I am gonna guess Omar Minaya and the Mets?

zac said...

Or the 101st Airborne

Bob M. said...

It looks official: Pitcock retires!

As Samuel Jackson might say, shiiiiiiit. Our DL is suddenly less fresh in the middle late in games.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcsouth/0-2-113/Colts-second-year-DT-Pitcock-retires.html

BD said...

UNBELIEVABLE. What a waste of talent, and not to mention a 3rd round pick. This is something he is going to regret one day. What a bummer.

Bob M. said...

As of today, Pitcock would be eligible for HoF induction the same year as Favre. I sure hope Brett doesn't screw up Quinn's plans, or as DZ says, he'll have to unretire.....