Title says it all. Woodson should be interviewed within the next 45 minutes or so. I don't have a link so put google to work.
-Edit - To avoid confusion, I have edited Woody to Woodson.
Yep. Rome also predicted Woodson would pick Jay last night as well.
Romney? A little freudian slip there...
there's ways to correct a guy without being a douche yourself. for example, "hey dude, it's actually spelled 'Poochie', not 'Poochy.'"
Wtf? Woody? You know that's a former OSU coach right?
I'm throwing my support behind the fact Woody is a shitty nickname.
Also, according to the BTN Legends episode, it is spelled Poochie. Not Poochy.
Not to pile on (but to totally pile on), Woody is a terrible way to refer to Charles Woodson.
I didn't attend the University of Michigan but my friends that did used to refer to him as Woody back in the day. I do not have a problem dumping the moniker if it is that offensive.
That was not a common nickname for him when he was here. Mention "Woody" to Michigan fans and they'll picture . . . well, you know.
They'll picture what?...
Ugh. Where to begin? Nevermind - its Friday!
Long time lurker. Love the site. This thread brought into lurking retirement.
Quick Woodson story. I was a sophomore in 1997. Traveled to Wisconsin, Penn State and the Rose Bowl. Saw 10 games in person -- was amazing.
Anyway, fast forward to the Spring of 2000. I was a senior. I was at Rick's (every night), and one particular night Charles was in town and also at Rick's. As my time at UM was winding down, I was (drunkenly and probably sappily) looking at my tenure there.
Approached him and said, "Charles, just wanted to thank you for all you did. I was a sophomore in 1997 and you really helped make my college career great." Ridiculous, I know.
He looked right at me and said, "that's what I do."
You sir, have made an excellent first post. It made my entire visit to the site worth something. I mean, arguing over whether a guy's nickname is Poochie, Poochy, or Woody, or on the other hand arguing whether a back-up walk-on kicker at PSU leaving the team is news was not doing it for me.
On a similar note, the first I ever approached a player was at Rick's also. I saw Gabe Watson after a game and I had never seen a guy so wide in my life. For no good reason I walked up to him and put my hand out to shake his, saying "Good game!" Being that he was a NT and I had no idea if he really had a good game because that is not an easy position to judge at a game, I wasn't really sure if my statement was true. He shook my hand, but replied "It was? I thought I played like crap." I didn't know what to say, so I just walked away quickly as it is disconcerting to have a 350 lbs wall disagree with you.
and I was way too afraid to approach him.
No last name needed. Just like with Desmond and Denard. No one else with that first name will ever have as big an impact at U of M.
I will soon send a scathing email to Matt Groening for stealing Mr. Woodson's high school nickname to create characters. That is all.
Whenever I think about Woodson all I think about is
about this until Rome mentioned it, but Charles may have the best trophy case of any football player ever.
Mr. Football Ohio
B1G Freshman of the year
2 time all american
Thorpe, Nagurski, Heisman trophies
NFL rookie of the year
8-time pro bowl
All decade team 2000's
Defensive player of the year
Super Bowl championship
Is it possible to beat this? Maybe if he scored 4 TDs in one game. Though like Bundy, he probably did that in high school. Throw in future HOFer as well.
Obviously I am biased, but when he was drafted and playing against NFL players he was waaaay better than anyone around him. He was just that much better than anyone else. He is as old as Peyton Manning and still playing. Think of how many more hits Woodson has taken in his career as a defender than a he would have had he played QB . It's impressive to say the least. I will say that Charles is fortunate that he is in a great position in GB (they basically let him roam if I am not mistaken) and he gets a lot of opps for INTs and doesn't have to take as many hits, but he is without a doubt one of the greatest football players to have ever played the game.
He doesn't have to take hits, he chooses to take make hits. He has to be one of the best tackling defensive backs I've ever seen play.
To add to what you're saying, how many defensive players could combine his covering, tackling and rushing the passer skills? Not to mention his abilities as a returner or potential use on the offensive side of the ball.
And plus he's soooo dreamy
That would be a pretty cool question to explore in more detail.
The greatest to ever play the game.
Maybe the greatest ever to do anything.
I took my son to Seattle to see a game (this was when both were in the AFC West). Our seats were not so great: in the corner overlooking the endzone; and I was wearing a maize and blue baseball cap designed to look like the winged helmet. During pregame warmups, CW ran by to pick up a ball that had been overthrown, noticed my hat, and gave us a big thumbs up. Class act.
1 with SF, 1 with Dallas. Sanders was still in Atlanta for the other Dallas Super Bowl wins in the nineties.
So if the Packers win it all again this year...
Facetious! Facetious! It's the word of the day.
Facetious! Facetious! It's the word of the day!