trueblueintexas

May 22nd, 2013 at 11:49 AM ^

Glad to see another member of the "F" Thomas Wolfe fan club. My freshman year of high school my English teacher hand picked the books we had to do a report on. Everyone else got 100 - 200 page books. I got "Look Homeward Angel". Almost 600 pages of boredom! Yes, I'm still bitter. No, I'm not in counseling! Carrying on with normal adult life now.

icegoalie1

May 21st, 2013 at 10:16 PM ^

Good for CW, but not a big fan of the Raiders.  Too bad someone that is more in line to contend for a championship didn't make an offer.

Zone Left

May 22nd, 2013 at 11:54 AM ^

I grew up during the 49ers dynasty and my family didn't have strong NFL ties, so I've never really been invested in an NFL franchise. When I lived in San Diego, I watched the Chargers, when I was in Texas, I watched the Cowboys (Houston is just the worst place ever). Like just about every kid, I thought Joe Montana and Jerry Rice rocked, so I have some good memories there. On the other hand, the Raiders were always creepy with their zombie owner and fans.

rmic2

May 21st, 2013 at 10:44 PM ^

Huge Raiders fan - was so excited to see him go to Raiders in 98. Was so sad to see him leave Oakland a few years ago. Now over-joyed to see him finish his career in the silver and black. I can wear my Raiders gear with pride - for the first time in years.

Michigan4Life

May 21st, 2013 at 10:49 PM ^

Other than the fact he went to Michigan. He would be a backup safety for the Lions and would come in if Delmas gets hurt. He no longer can play cornerback because of his diminishing speed and athleticism due to his age. He gets away with ton of clutching and holding when he was with Green Bay (GB CB tend to do it a lot but get away with it a ton as well).

Plus the Lions have zero cap space to sign Chuck and he wants a lot of money which is something the Lions don't have. They never really was interested in him anyway.

Password is Taco

May 21st, 2013 at 10:53 PM ^

Was hoping he'd come and shore up the Redskins secondary for a year. Even if he was terrible I'd still own his home and away jerseys. Was at the very least hoping he'd go to a team I liked so I could have a cool random jersey, exactly like the Broncos.

 

Still, hope he dominates and picks off Pryor constantly in practice.

the Glove

May 21st, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

How the hell am I supposed to get his autograph with him on the west coast. Try as I may, I have never been able to get up close to him. I have an old raggedy Michigan hate that I have been wearing for the last 13 years and before I put it in retirement I want his autograph on it.

Yo_Blue

May 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 PM ^

Yo_Wife and I met Charles at a Mott Tailgate in Northville.  The guy was totally on top of things - he gave a ten minute talk about the importance of Mott and the great work they do.  He named and thanked the doctors who were there as well as the four families who hosted the event.  He was passionate about it and impressively, used no note cards.

Charles gave my wife hell about wearing red to the event.  When he found out she was an Ohio grad he rolled his eyes and laughed but congratulated her for having Michigan season tickets and the intelligence to marry a Michigan man.

I thought I was impressed with Charles before the event - he moved many steps up the pedestal following it.

(Sorry about this - I know, cool story bro)

UofM626

May 21st, 2013 at 11:38 PM ^

Charles? Wtf are you thinking when Denver and NY offered you contracts, I'm really pissed off by this seeing as Denver wanted you bad and you went back to the Ghetto to play w those Fucksticks! Really

Perkis-Size Me

May 22nd, 2013 at 1:38 AM ^

He started and played a good chunk of his career there. It makes perfect sense that he'd want to end his career there.

Is Denver a better option as far as being a contender goes? Absolutely. But Woodson has got nothing left to prove. He's already had a long, illustrious career in the NFL. He's won a Super Bowl, and has made a case for himself to potentially be honored in Canton one day. Why not go back and play for a city that loves you and wants you back badly? In my opinion, the man couldn't ask for a better ending to his career.

Blue in Yarmouth

May 22nd, 2013 at 8:15 AM ^

As a guy who doesn't have a ":favorite team" in the NFL and just has favorite players I will cheer for the Raiders for this season. I just hope that when he decides it's time to hang up the shoulder pads and call it a career he decides to return to UM in a coaching capacity. That would be some selling power on the recruiting trail..Superbowl rings, national championship ring, heisman trophy, future hall of famer...Plus I'm sure he could do a hell of a job coaching as well. I can't overstate how much I would love to see that happen.

erald01

May 22nd, 2013 at 10:13 PM ^

I dont get it why??? He played there soo many years and couldnt achieve much, the team still sucks, i was hoping to see him go to NE or even Denver..but raiders?