Since the football team is off for the first day of school, I’d like to draw your attention to the NFL’s newest resident crazy person, Russell Wilson. The league is full of ’em, but this is a different kind of crazy.
It started simply, and it had nothing to do with anything on the football field. During a speech at church, Russell disclosed an epiphany he received one afternoon with his beautiful girlfriend, Ciara.
“I’ll never forget: She was on tour, she was traveling, and I was looking at her in the mirror. I was sitting in the dressing room, and she was getting ready to go, about 15 minutes before she went on stage. And she was sitting there, and God spoke to me and said, ‘I need you to lead her.’ And I was like, ‘Really? Right now?'”
Even though Ciara is a certified smoke-show, I understand Wilson’s choice to be abstinent. There are plenty of people who do the same because of their religion or lifestyle choice. I’m sure it isn’t an easy decision, ESPECIALLY with someone as beautiful as Ciara, but nonetheless, good for you Russell.
It wasn’t his first conversation with God. Wilson is one of the greatest young QBs in the game, but he’s probably best remembered for a fatal mistake that cost his Seahawks back-to-back Super Bowls. His interception at the goal line will be one of the most talked about NFL plays ever (why didn’t they just hand it to Lynch? WHY??!?!?), but Russell doesn’t see it as a disappointment.
“The play happens, and they pick the ball off. And I take three steps,” Wilson said (via NESN.com). “And on the third step God says to me, ‘I’m using you … I want to see how you respond. But most importantly, I want them to see how you respond.'”
I don’t care if that was what actually happened, but are you really gonna blame a career-defining mistake on The Lord Almighty? Fans love a guy that goes to church, but he’s starting to take things a little too far. In a Rolling Stone cover story, he took things too far.
In the game prior to that dismal play in Super Bowl XLIX, Russell took a nasty hit from Clay Matthews, likely causing a concussion. There is no greater danger in the game of football than concussions. CTE isn’t a myth. The progressive disease that develops from multiple hits to the head is the primary reason Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide.
How did Russell treat the concussion in time for the Super Bowl? He drank plenty of “Recovery Water,” a product he personally invests in.
“I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine,” Wilson said. “It was the water.”
He admits in the Rolling Stone story that there is no scientific evidence to support his theory, but also claims it helped a teammate get over a knee injury. I think that hit to the head might have something to do with his reasoning.
I’m pretty sure this is where Russell discovered his “Recovery Water.”
Russell is a nice guy and the face of a franchise that I enjoy, but since that final interception he’s had one of the weirdest offseason I can ever remember. Hopefully it won’t hurt him when he takes the field this Fall, but Geez Louise, he’s gotta cut this stuff out.
You know who won’t be picking Wilson in a fantasy football draft tonight? THIS guy.