Friday, March 25, 2011
SAND MAN COMETH: SPORTS FIGURES WHO FELL ASLEEP AT WHEEL
Don't you just feel safer in the friendly skies after hearing about the
air traffic controller who was asleep when two planes were on
approach to a Washington D.C airport? After an investigation, that
guy was suspended. Here's a list sports figures who also had
trouble staying awake.
5. TACO BELL TROUBLE. In October of 2010, two players
on the Baylor football team fell asleep in the drive-thru lane of
a Taco Bell. It was 2am and apparently, not even the thought
of the Chalupas could keep them awake. Police arrived on the
scene and when they looked through the window, they not only
saw Willie Jefferson and Josh Gordon drooling on each other,
but two bags of marijuana besides them. Uh-oh. Can you say,
4. TONY LaRUSSA AND LA SIESTA. During spring training
two years ago, The manager of the St. Louis Cardinals had more
alcohol than he could handle. While driving home, LaRussa came
to a stop light and it was clearly past his bed time. Cops arrived
on the scene to find LaRussa snoring behind the wheel. Google
it. The video is classic. Can't make it up.
3. JUNIOR SEAU. Junior said nighty-nighty on his way to his
place in San Diego. The future hall of fame linebacker was
driving along the coast and went down a 30-foot cliff.
Miraculously, Seau did not suffer any serious injuries as a
result of the crash. He didn't get distracted by the surf or
sights along the beach. Seau fell asleep.
2. TIM WELSH. Less than a month after being named head
basketball coach at Hofstra University, signing a contract that
would pay him $600,000 a year, which buys a heck of a lot of
beer, Welsh was found stopped at a traffic light in Long Island
with his foot on the brake. He was also sleeping like a baby.
Must have been listening to Steve "the smooze" Summers on
WFAN. Welsh was arrested for DUI and fired before ever
coaching a basketball game. SNY did hire him to be an analyst
for their college basketball show, but I'm sure they didn't pay
him anywhere close to 600k. Is it me, or has SNY become a
great landing spot for those with drug and alcohol problems.
Welsh, Keith Hernandez, Daryl Strawberry, and Ray Lucas.
That makes for one heckuva party.
1. KNIGHT TIME COMES EARLY FOR THE GENERAL.
While making a guest appearance on the Mike Francessa show
on WFAN, Bob Knight, the hall of fame and volatile basketball
coach turned tv analyst FELL ASLEEP! Trouble for Knight, the
interview was simulcast on the YES Network and everybody
could see him with his eyes closed, sleeping in his chair. He must've
been dreaming about wrapping his hands around that kid's throat
in practice. Which time? I don't know, pick one. Francessa said
"we must be having technical problems and he can't hear us." No,
Mike, he couldn't hear you because he was taking his nap before
going to Shoney's for the early-bird special.