Walter Mencken 2:37 p.m., March 1
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Athletes Hot-Doggin' It
All over California, there's big news.
The San Francisco Bay Bridge had a chunk fall off causing a closure.
In LA, a shooting at a synagogue. A man opened fire and shot two people as they arrived to worship this morning.
But what is it I'm going to blog about?
You guessed it. All the way over to the east coast, where rookie Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was shown eating a hot dog on the sidelines of their game last weekend.
He apologized, saying he had an upset stomach and needed to eat something.
Now, I'm no doctor. I'm assuming though, that eating a hot dog with mustard, would be like having a pain in your eye and using a dash of salt sprinkled into the retina.
He ended up donating 500 hot dogs and hamburgers to a soup kitchen, so that's nice.
And he'll probably do an endorsment for Oscar Meyer in the future.
I still think that's not as bad as Charger Phillip Rivers yelling at people in the crowd. Or Charles Barkley, and all the antics he pulled (although, when he dove for a ball into the crowd, and ate a persons popcorn as he sat on his lap...that was kinda cute).
I'm just amazed that these athletes have no clue what acceptable behavior is when all the cameras and scrutiny is on 'em.
Larry Johnson got into trouble for something every athlete seems to be getting into trouble for. Tweeting. No, not during the game, surprisingly enough. But afterwards, and talking about his coach never having played the sport. He also talked about how his dad is a much better coach (but obviously, not better at raising a son who knows right from wrong).
Johnson also used some gay slurs a few times, and the team has suspended him.
Even former football players are getting into the act. Bob Griese, the former Dolphin QB, was working a race. Not sure why, but he was.
People were looking for a driver. I believe someone from Spain. He has a Latino sounding last name, and Griese thought it would be funny to say "He's probably out eating a taco."
Not funny. Just as it wasn't funny when that idiot golfer (I forget who), made comments about what Tiger Woods would pick for dinner the following year.
I'd also like to point out that, if there's ever a person in the NFL that sounds like he'd be eating tacos, it would be Mark Sanchez. And it was a hot dog he was eating on the sidelines.
I'm wondering what these athletes do if they want something other than Gatorade to wash it down with. I mean, really...can't a homie get a Dr. Pepper up in this place?!
I'll end with this:
Take all the meat (or whatever that stuff is), out of your hot dog this weekend. That way you'll have a happy, hollow weenie.