Thursday, January 24, 2008

Seymour Butts, Says Nick Hardwick

Seymour Butts, Says Nick Hardwick

Chargers center Nick Hardwick is still talking about Richard Seymour ... and while he might have a point this time, I still wish someone would serve him a nice tall glass of shut the hell up..

Hardwick accused Seymour of head-butting a Chargers assistant coach, and video evidence exists that kinda sorta backs it up. It's from the Patriots pregame intro, and for some reason, Seymour is over at the Chargers bench area, jawing with Marcus McNeil. An assistant coach appears to try to separate them, and then Seymour gets in his face.

Now, I don't think there's anything that qualifies as a head-butt in there. There may have been some light facemask-to-face contact, but I'm guessing that if Richard Seymour really wanted to head-butt that coach, the coach would still be in critical condition right now with a fractured skull.

Still, there's no reason for Seymour to be over there during the introductions ... and there's even less reason for him to get in a coach's face like that.�

But perhaps most importantly, there's no reason for Nick Hardwick to still be talking about any of this. Calm yourself, Hardwick. Stop talking for a while. Accept your loss, and move on ... and if you still feel the need to do something, just show up at Seymour's house and fight the guy. But please, leave the rest of us out of it.

• Seymour Head-Butt Caught on Tape? / Pro Football Talk
• Did Patriots' Richard Seymour Head Butt a Chargers Assistant Coach? / FanHouse

Redskins #21 will be at the Pro Bowl
The NFL deserves a patronizing pat on the head this morning for allowing a little bit of flexibility in their normally unreasonably rigid uniform rules. Redskins Pro Bowlers Chris Cooley and Chris Samuels will be allowed to wear Taylor's #21 at the Pro Bowl on February 10th.

Taylor, of course, was voted posthumously to the Pro Bowl by coaches, players, and fans. It's a nice gesture from Cooley and Samuels to see to it that the #21 will be represented in Honolulu, and I can only hope that they'll represent Taylor with the same dignity, decorum, and class as the people in the beginning of the first video here.

Of course, if you want to honor Sean Taylor in the Pro Bowl, there's always another way of going about it ... you can go out there and decapitate a punter.

• Pro Bowl Redskins to wear jersey No. 21 to honor Sean Taylor / Yahoo! Sports
• Sean Taylor LEVELS a punter / YouTube

Tony Romo's going to need a new excuse
Just for fun this morning, let's take the word of OK! Magazine as pure and undisputable truth (if you're wondering, they also claim that Britney Spears has Herschel Walker disease). OK! says that Tony Romo sat Jessica Simpson down, gently took her hands, and said to her, "Honey, welcome to Dumpsville. Population: You."

The New York Daily news quotes OK! Magazine, who quotes a friend of Jessica, who said:

"Tony is now starting to blame her himself. Before dating Jessica, he was Texas' golden boy. Now he's become a joke."

"He said he thought it was better if they went back to being friends."

"It was the moment he realized it wasn't going to work with Jessica in the long term"

Well, I for one, think it's a shame that they broke up ... at least before they had an opportunity to get a sex tape out there.�

Any notion that it was Jessica Simpon's fault that the Cowboys lost to the Giants is absurd. If the relationship had any effect on his performance (which I doubt), that's still Romo's fault, not hers. And if his head was screwed up by Simpson, it would have been screwed up by any young strumpet with whom he shared bodily fluids ... famous or not, or spectacular jugs or not.�

• Tony Romo punts Jessica Simpson / NY Daily News

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