Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some Things in Life Ain't Fair

I don't know if you noticed, but Julian Peterson has a few things going for him.

  • Freaky muscles and stuff
  • Lower body fat than most third world starving people
  • Millions and millions and millions of dollars
  • A game for a job
  • A bikini-laden chick for each day of the week
  • Just the right amount of chest hair
  • The opportunity to beat up on his old team this week
But there is one thing he doesn't have -- His old college number.

This preseason he hoped quite a bit. Since league rules make allowances for swelled training camp rosters, they will tolerate linebackers playing with numbers outside of the normally perscribed range of 50-59 and 90-99. So naturally, Peterson donned his No. 44 jersey while he could, and maybe, just maybe, the league might allow him to keep it, since he is capable of playing nearly every defensive position on the field.

Well, when the regular season started, we all can see what happened. The poor tortured soul had to settle for No. 59. It's true, when I look at the guy play, I say the number doesn't suit him, it's much too plain-Jane. But all the cool ones were taken, and to his credit, he didn't put up a fuss when the hammer came down from the league office.

Enter rookie LB Lance Laury. Click the link for yourself. Julian Peterson doesn't have everything.

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  1. Total bull-poo. The surprising Mr. Laury could have 58, and several in the 90's. I hope J Pete takes it out on his old team. Hell, they're even letting 9ers coach Nolan wear non regulation. I smell east coast conspiracy!

  2. He still wears #44 in Madden 07, so it's all good.

  3. There's an article on the P-I site that says Laury just changed to #50. Sorry to negate the whole point of your post, Blue...

  4. It's OK, I'm used to being the only one that thinks I'm smart.

  5. Its ok Blue, You're not the only one.

    Alba and Josch have vented to me about it on several occassions. : ).

  6. "Just the right amount of chest hair" ...ahhh TMI

  7. Yeah, so I'm jealous. But I got him waaaay beat in the back hair department.