Nice while it lasted

He awoke in a blurry haze.  The inside of his mouth tasted like burnt kerosene. His body itched in places he didn’t think could itch.  One of his eyelids was stuck, gummy.  His nose was assaulted with a brutal stench; suddenly, he realized he’d come to in a street gutter.  What few clothes he was wearing were both nasty and torn.

“What the hell?”, he muttered to himself.  The last thing he could remember was being the toast of the town.  People calling out his name, raising glasses to toast, applauding… and from that to this?  How…

And then, suddenly, in a burst, it all came flooding back to him.

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22 responses to “Nice while it lasted

  1. Has there ever been a bigger “has been” ?

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  2. Tatum

    Pretty soon he’ll be wearing that trophy around his neck like a medallion so people will remember who he was.

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  3. Prosticutor

    He could’ve been the next Len Bias, but now I expect him fall somewhere between OJ and Marinovich.

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  4. Cojones

    Off subject, but can’t get to Bowl Pool since it says it closed at 3PM yesterday. I thought it was open until the 17th. ?

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  5. Johnny’s looking good.

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  6. OK, I give up. Source of the passage?

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  7. In the biggest disasters of NFL drafts, where will he land. Ahead of Leaf?

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  8. The classic “ME and ME” of some jocks.

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  9. Macallanlover

    He was scummy in college, did anyone think you could put millions in his hands and expect anything different? Guy was a lowlife, never held accountable, then rewarded….that formula will lead exactly where he ended up. Some people you feel sorry for because of unavoidable circumstances, other you look forward to the crash and burn. Tell me again how heavily these NFL geniuses factor character into their draft evaluations?

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  10. Malcolm x

    I think that is the Senator’s original writing. In any event, the picture
    Reminds us of the importance of how fame can destroy you… not about
    Manziel, but how Mr. Jackson and all others can have their head turned
    By money, power or fame. RUN LAMAR! Run from Johnny before you get
    Enmeshed.

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    • Perhaps the Senator is recalling his student days at UGA? I came close to that situation a couple of times myself. If so, nice piece of writing Senator.

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      • The Dawg abides

        Switch out ‘street gutter’ for ‘Russell Hall bathroom floor’, 1989, and it’s eerily familiar. Disturbingly familiar.

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  11. AusDawg85

    In the French Quarter (didn’t we used to visit there often, long ago? Sighhhh.…but I digress) the street names are on plates in the sidewalk at each corner. I’ve been told it’s so at least you know where you are when you experience what the Senator has written above.

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    • Russ

      We passed a guy on the street (literally) at the 82 Sugar Bowl against Pitt. Someone put “Marino” on the guy’s back. Pretty funny then but it turned out the joke was on us. That bastard.

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  12. Hogbody Spradlin

    Lamar Jackson, whose pro career was stillborn . . . sigh.

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