Friday, February 17, 2006

Cecil Collins in the news

One of the previous owner of #34 was the subject of an interview on a local TV station this evening. "The diesel" is in prison until 2014 for his arrest - while on probation - for breaking into a woman's house and "watching her sleep."

I gotta say, the guy is reasonably well spoken, has an engaing personality, and a winning smile. And he's *almost* believable as the unlucky and unintentional "victim"...until you realize that there is a clear pattern of exposing himself, and, in various ways, assaulting women.

Overall, I've got to wonder if its something in the #34 Dolphins uniform that brings out the unusual characters.

Hmmm, who else wore that number?

Ron Sellers, Jim Braxton, Don Testerman, Nuu Faaola, Tyrone Braxton, Tim Jacobs, and Ron Moore, each of whom lasted a year.

Thurman Thomas wore it for one year. And his only unusual characteristic was losing his helmet. Oh, and beating the Dolphins, of course.

Travis Minor wore it for a year, but wisely changed numbers after that.

And then you had Tony Collins wearing it for a year. There's another guy with an unusual personality. He had a decent career in New England, got cut, came to Miami for a season, and then was out of football for a short time. But, he wound up in the arena league, and then tried to drown himself -alledgedly - by driving his car into a lake.

But, you also had Aaron Craver wearing it for a couple of seasons, and he stayed clean. And Woody Bennett wore it with some success in the 80s. So, I guess its not all bad.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ricky Williams...

We find our old pal Ricky suddenly being courted to endorse a few products:

A massage oil company wants him to pimp their product. His "recent" interest in Yoga and holistic medicine makes this a natural fit.

The Las Vegas tourism board has approached him and asked him to appear in one of those ''what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas'' ads. No word on whether he'll be on the phone with Dave Wannstedt quitting football in the ad.

And finally, and this one is great, the truly fabulous people at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) want him to become a national spokesman after hearing him say he never eats anything ''with a face.'' [editor's note: Dave recently watched Penn & Teller's Bullshit episode about PETA, and he is indeed being sarcastic when he says "truly fabulous"...we suggest you watch this episode in order to see the true humor here]